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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: All babies cry. Get to know your baby and how to soothe him/her

June 24, 2017

All babies cry. They cry when they’re hungry. They cry when they’re scared. They cry when they’re tired and they cry when they want to be held.  Crying is one of the few ways your baby can tell you what he or she is feeling. If they cry a lot it doesn’t mean you are[…..]

HEALTH EQUITY: Why should you care about Health Equity?

June 20, 2017

Why should you care about health equity? Well, for starters, health equity affects everyone! It means that everyone has a fair chance to be as healthy as they can be. It means breaking down barriers that “personal” factors like safety, housing, income, race and sex can create. Maintaining health equity means making sure everyone has[…..]

QT 30: Summer Splash: Water Fun

June 15, 2017

It’s time to take the fun outdoors!  Slather your baby in sunscreen, strap on a hat, and dress them up in light colored clothing. This summer, take advantage of the warm weather and spend quality time outside. Quality time, like outdoor play, contributes to healthy growth! Here are three easy outdoor activities to help your[…..]

SAFE SLEEP: Dads on Nap-time Duty

June 9, 2017

Dads – parenting will not be easy but your involvement is extremely important! One of the best things you can do as a father is follow the safe sleep rules. No, this is not just any other house rule. These rules are important to follow. These rules are simple steps to lower the risk of[…..]