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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.

HOME VISITING: HOW DOES MY FAMILY BENEFIT FROM THIS PROGRAM?

July 25, 2016

Pregnancy comes with challenges, barriers, stressful situations, and a lifetime of happiness. Pregnant families that are involved with home visiting treasure the supportive nature of the program. Trained home visitors are there 24/7 for families who are enrolled in the program.  So, what happens when you join this free program? Specially trained home visitors offer[…..]

SAFE SLEEP: A SIMPLE SWITCH SAVES LIVES

July 25, 2016

Parenting is challenging. The books say one thing, your friends say another. It is a constant struggle to find the ultimate guide to childcare. But, one thing is certain. Parents want nothing more than to keep their little one safe. Lower the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by following the rules of safe[…..]

HELP ME GROW: What are ACES and How Can We Help Children Impacted by Them?

July 18, 2016

    ACES is short for the term Adverse Childhood Experiences. ACES are events that a child experiences that have a negative impact on his or her life. ACES include abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction. A growing child will struggle if he or she grows up in a negative environment. Children are at more risk[…..]

Developmental milestones most babies reach at 2 months.

DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENING: MILESTONES TO LOOK FORWARD TO WHEN YOUR BABY IS 2 MONTHS OLD

July 11, 2016

  A child’s growth does not only include their physical appearance; it incorporates your kiddo’s social, language, and mental skills too.  Milestones are the new accomplishments that a child has at every age. Do you have a newborn? Most babies reach the following milestones at two months old! Begins to smile at people Can briefly calm[…..]

QT30 ACTIVITY: FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS!

July 4, 2016

The best part of your day is the time you spend with your child. Spend at least thirty minutes doing quality time activities with the child in your life. Quality time supports your child’s growth and boosts his or her development. Quality time with a child exercises the mind, creates an avenue for learning, and[…..]