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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: Just a phase? How to know if your child’s behavior is normal for their age

November 27, 2017

New parents often find themselves asking, “is this normal?” or “should my child still be doing this at this age?” These are not only common, but great questions that parents should be seeking answers to! It means you’re invested in your child’s development and want to make sure he or she is on the right[…..]

QT30: Fall Quality Time Activities

November 23, 2017

Fall is the perfect season to spend quality time with your little one outdoors! The weather is mild and there are endless activities for you to share with your child. While the upcoming winter season can highlight several engaging indoor activities, why not take advantage of the outdoors during this beautiful transition period? Here are[…..]

SAFE SLEEP: Facts about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

November 21, 2017

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden and often unexplained death of a baby younger than 1 year of age. Close to 3,700 babies died from SIDS in 2015 making it the leading cause of death for babies. SIDS can affect any baby at any time, even ones that seem healthy. There are ways[…..]

HOME VISITING: Being a better parent

November 18, 2017

Whether you’re expecting or you have a newborn, being a parent is extremely rewarding! We are living in a modern era, so we are fortunate enough to see all kinds of parents. There are couples, single moms or dads and everything in between. One thing that is for sure is that parenting can be challenging.[…..]

HEALTH EQUITY: Creating a health community

November 15, 2017

Every individual should have the opportunity to live in a community that provides safe places to walk and play. Daily walks in a park or bike rides around the block can improve the health of the individual and the health of a community. A walk on a guided path can instantly improve your health and[…..]