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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.

WHY DRINKING AND PREGNANCY DON’T MIX

March 28, 2016

  There have been many questions surrounding the risks of drinking during pregnancy. What amount of alcohol is safe for pregnant women? When is it safest for pregnant women to drink?  The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released new data on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. The report provides evidence that there is NO SAFE AMOUNT[…..]

HELP ME GROW: ONE CALL CONNECTS ALL (VIDEO)

March 21, 2016

  Your child reaches new heights at every age. Physically, children grow taller. Kids move, learn, think, problem-solve, communicate, and show new emotions at every age too. The new abilities that your child has at every age are called milestones.   Most babies at 2 months old can hold their head up. You may start[…..]

QT 30: ACTIVITIES THAT GIVE YOUR CHILD A HEAD START ON THEIR EDUCATION

March 16, 2016

The Delaware Department of Education set early learning foundations for child development. The following activities will help support your child’s education, before they start school. Take advantage of these free quality time ideas. Remember, you should incorporate at least 30 minutes of quality time into you and your child’s schedule every day.   Rolling Ball[…..]