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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.

HELP ME GROW: ADHD awareness month

October 29, 2017

Learning that your child has ADHD, or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, can seem scary. As long as you have the right resources, there is no doubt that your child can live a healthy life with ADHD. So, what is it? According to Kids Health, ADHD is a behavioral disorder that affects at least 10% of school-age[…..]

SAFE SLEEP: Bedtime routine

October 23, 2017

When your baby is crying at night, figuring out what is wrong is the only thing you want to do as a parent. Help your baby feel more comfortable by creating a bedtime routine. As an infant, your baby will need a lot of sleep. Their sleep schedule might be unpredictable — sleeping short hours[…..]

QT30: Fall decorations

October 19, 2017

Make the month of October all about Halloween themed decorations! Focus family quality time on creating crafts and decorations for the occasion. Quality time is a way for parent and child to bond. It presents great teachable moments and helps children express themselves. Start sharing laughs and creating memories with these simple Halloween themed activities![…..]

HEALTH EQUITY: Location. Location. Location. Is your zip code hazardous to your health?

October 17, 2017

Zip codes matter. It may be no fault of your own, but where you live has a lot to do with your health. People who live in one zip code can have a poorer quality of life than people in the zip code right next door! Find out how your neighborhood could be affecting the[…..]

HOME VISITING: Caring for a newborn

October 13, 2017

Whether you are a new mom, dad, grandparent, or friend, holding and caring for a newborn can be nerve-racking! They are small, sensitive and fragile. It might be frightening at first, but the bond between you and the baby is far more precious. Here are some tips to make you feel more comfortable while holding[…..]