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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.

SAFE SLEEP: THE REALITY OF BABY BLANKETS, COMFORTERS, AND PILLOWS

January 11, 2016

Winter is here! Do you know how to keep your baby warm AND safe? It may be surprising that baby blankets, comforters, and pillows should NEVER be in a baby’s crib. A baby’s crib should always be empty and babies should never get too hot. Babies are at higher risk for SIDS if they are covered[…..]

HOME VISITING: HELPING FAMILIES BECOME FINANCIALLY INDEPENDENT

January 4, 2016

Home Visiting, there is evidence it works. Programs like Nurse Family Partnership, Parents as Teachers, Healthy Families American (known in Delaware as Smart Start), and Early Head Start have proven to have many positive outcomes. Home visitors inform, support, and encourage parents to be the best they can be. The importance of birth spacing, the[…..]