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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: The nutrients your kid needs

January 31, 2018

When you have a child, the most important thing is making sure they grow up as healthy as possible. Managing a balanced diet for your little one can be difficult. A great way to plan out meals and healthy habits is by thinking about what nutrients, vitamins and minerals they need. Here are just a[…..]

HOME VISITING: Preparing for your new baby

January 29, 2018

Getting ready to welcome a new baby is very exciting! You are preparing to get to know your little one. When it comes to preparation, there is a lot to think about. All the information you read can get overwhelming. That’s why a home visitor can be a great help. Home visiting is a free[…..]

SAFE SLEEP: Substance abuse and your baby’s safety

January 26, 2018

You may think drugs are something you will never struggle with, but addiction has no boundaries. According to the CDC, opioid addiction is on the rise. Opioids are often given as a prescription pain killer, but they are very addictive, especially when taken for long periods of time.  Long-term treatment with opioids may increase the[…..]

DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENING: Fun activities that won’t break the bank

January 25, 2018

Finding new activities to try with your child is a great way to encourage their development! If you are tight on money however, especially after the holidays, it can be tough. So, what’s the best way to keep your kids excited about new activities? Here are a few great options that will keep you within[…..]

HEALTH EQUITY: Provide health equity opportunities for your baby

January 20, 2018

Considering having a baby? Give your little one a fair chance at health equity! Health equity means that everyone has an equal opportunity at living their healthiest life. Every parent wants their child to live a happy and healthy life. That is why it is important to ask yourself whether your living situation is healthy[…..]