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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.

HEALTH EQUITY: The effects of bullying

December 22, 2017

Bullying is never acceptable, especially when children are involved. Kids often get bullied in school, on sports teams or at other social gatherings. The reason some kids are bullied is often because of their lack of health equity. Bullies might target other kids based on their social status, parents’ income, housing, appearance or other things[…..]

SAFE SLEEP: Traveling for the holidays? Make sure your baby has a safe place to sleep

December 13, 2017

  The holiday season is upon us. This means you might be traveling to visit family or friends. Sometimes these trips include sleeping over. If you have a baby in tow it’s important to make sure they have a safe environment to sleep in. There are times where a grandparent’s house or friend’s apartment might[…..]

QT30: Cook up some fun in your kitchen with these QT30 activities!

December 7, 2017

Every time you talk, play, or engage with your child, they are growing. Even little things count. Just 30 minutes each day is like magic, when the time you spend is quality time. Participating in daily activities with your children can help strengthen family bonds and can help build a lifetime of well-being for your[…..]

HOME VISITING: Scheduling well-baby visits

December 3, 2017

The first two years of your baby’s life are important. Keep your baby happy and healthy by going to well-baby visits. A well-baby visit lets you know how your baby is growing and developing. These visits will happen every 2-3 months. A Home Visitor can help you schedule and prepare for these important visits. If[…..]