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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.

DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENING: Three Year Developmental Milestones

November 28, 2016

Where has time gone? Your child is now three years old! At this age, your child should be talking, walking, responding, and playing. They have sprouted from a tiny infant into a talkative toddler. At three years old, your child should reach certain milestones that measure healthy growth and development. Important milestone areas to evaluate[…..]

SAFE SLEEP: Setting Up Your Baby’s Crib

November 22, 2016

As a new parent, you may be extremely excited to design a space in your home for your new son or daughter. Stuffed animals, tiny pacifiers, soft blankets (to get you through the summer and winter) and other baby products consume a corner in the room. You may want the area to be comfortable and[…..]

QT-30: How to Spend Quality Time AND Get Your Work Done

November 17, 2016

Spend at least 30 minutes with your child a day. Easy to say, but sometimes hard to do. The list of “To-Dos” never end. There is always a repeated cycle of laundry folding, dish cleaning, or other household chores to complete. Let’s face it— time is precious when you are a parent. Well, did you[…..]

HOME VISITING: Get Baby Ready – Tips for a happy & healthy pregnancy

November 6, 2016

Are you expecting a little one? If yes, you might want to familiarize yourself with the Home Visiting program. It’s a free service that ensures a happy, healthy life transition by sending a home visitor to your home (or public space of choice) weekly or biweekly. The goal of these meetings are to help prepare[…..]

HELP ME GROW: 2-1-1 Help Me Grow Gets You on the Right Track

November 2, 2016

Being a parent can be one of the most rewarding and most challenging experiences. Whether by chance, or by choice, you’ve been placed in this role and it’s not uncommon to ask yourself, “am I ready for this?” It’s important to recognize that your child’s early years are vital and can shape their entire future.[…..]