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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.

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[…..]

Call 2-1-1 for Help Me Grow

December 4, 2013

Delaware 2-1-1 was created to give you access to information on health and social services and community resources through an easy-to-remember phone number. When youCall 2-1-1 for Help Me Grow, you’ll be able to speak confidentially to a Help Me Grow Call Specialist who can help assess your situation and direct you to the people[…..]

Safe Sleep: Safe Cribs

November 7, 2013

In addition to following the Safe Sleep guidelines, you should make sure that you have a crib, bassinet or pack and play that meets current safety standards. Outdated or unapproved cribs can create a dangerous environment for a baby. Only purchase a crib that has been approved by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Then, follow[…..]

Help Me Grow: The Roots of Help Me Grow

October 9, 2013

Help Me Grow originated in Hartford, Connecticut in 1998 and became a statewide program in 2002 due to its efficiency. Since the program’s founding, it has spread nationwide to 18 affiliate states. Help Me Grow was founded on the assumption that children who were at risk for developmental and behavioral problems were escaping early detection.[…..]