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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.

QT 30: The importance of quality time with your child

July 27, 2017

There is a lot you can do to make sure your child gets a healthy start on life. It’s all about starting early. The first 1,000 days of a child’s life are a period of super-fast changes in their bodies, brains and emotions. A child’s growth in a short period of time is amazing. Even[…..]

SAFE SLEEP: Getting your baby’s crib ready

July 22, 2017

When you’re expecting there’s a long list of things to do. One of the exciting things to get ready for is setting up your baby’s crib! It’s important that your baby has a safe space to sleep in. Make sure you do your research in getting the right crib and setting up the room properly.[…..]

HOME VISITING: Breastfeeding to Solid Foods

July 18, 2017

There are so many firsts when it comes to having a baby! First time changing a diaper, first time breastfeeding, first smile. Eventually, it will be the first time for your baby to eat solid foods. Your baby will start to show signs that they are ready to eat solid foods.  Usually your baby will[…..]

HELP ME GROW: Summer Sun Safety

July 15, 2017

Summer is an exciting time for families! Adventures in the park. Playgrounds. A walk around the block. You and your little ones will spend a lot more time outdoors. No matter the type of quality time activity, being safe in the sun and staying healthy is important!  While a little vitamin D is good for[…..]

HEALTH EQUITY: Food Access

July 7, 2017

We all know that eating the right kinds of food helps maintain a healthy weight. It helps improve our mental health, makes us feel good, and gives us energy. Where we work, live, and play explains why some individuals are healthier than others. These conditions, known as the social determinants of health, address why some[…..]