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The blog is a forum for sharing news, opinions and best practices related to maternal and infant health, early child development, healthy families and healthy communities in Delaware.

QT30: CREATE A LIFETIME OF WELL-BEING FOR KIDS IN 30 MINUTES A DAY

September 28, 2015

The first five years of a child’s life have a huge impact on their future success and well-being. Children’s experiences during their first years help shape their life later on.  What your children learn during their first years depends on what you teach them.  You are your child’s first teacher. Teach the kids in your[…..]

Home Visiting: Every Mom and Mom to Be Should Understand Birth Spacing

September 14, 2015

Birth spacing is when a woman gives her body enough time to recover between pregnancies. A mother’s body needs to rest after pregnancy. Moms should wait at least 18 months after one baby is born before getting pregnant again. Sometimes mothers get pregnant too soon after giving birth. This makes it difficult for babies to[…..]

Balancing Parenthood, Education, and Safe Sleep

September 7, 2015

Are you a parent heading back to school? Make it a priority to always practice safe sleep with your baby in between classes, homework, and everyday life as a parent. There are plenty of ways to be sure your baby sleeps safe during naptime and every sleep! Know the Four Rules of Safe Sleep. The[…..]