Welcome to the Delaware Thrives blog!

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 – Spreading The Message

April 26, 2019

Our fight has just begun! When we work towards health equity, we are working towards giving everyone the opportunity to live his or her healthiest life. Not all Individuals live in fair conditions.  We are getting closer, but we still have some gaps to close, mostly with families with low incomes and families of color.[…..]

HOME VISITING: Safe Environment, Bright Futures

April 24, 2019

Babies absorb what they see and hear around them. From an early age, babies can sense the feelings or moods of their parent. When you argue, your baby can feel the stress. What happens in the home can have an effect on a child’s development. Negative reactions like sadness or anger can cause your baby[…..]

HELP ME GROW: Finding Fun in Food

April 23, 2019

Every moment is a teaching moment. You can help your child grow by creating learning moments. Talking is teaching. The words you say or the songs you sing help. It might seem like a small task — yet, your words matter. The words you say to your baby are helping them develop their own language[…..]

SAFE SLEEP: Soothing a Fussy Baby

April 23, 2019

You and your baby have built a routine. However right now, your baby is fussy. Their happiness starts with you. When it is time for a nap, you should know what to do to keep them safe. You can help them sleep safely. You can create a safe sleeping environment by following simple safe sleep[…..]