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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.

18-month Milestones

June 3, 2014

  As hard it is to believe, your baby is not a baby anymore. At 18-months, your child is officially a toddler! Congratulations on this milestone and get  ready to keep up with your toddler. Their high energy and language development is going to keep you busy. This is an exciting time for you and[…..]

12-Month Development Milestones

May 12, 2014

Congratulations and happy first birthday to your baby! You have probably noticed some major changes in your baby over the past few months.  Their communication skills are quickly developing and they are even starting to form their first words. It may be hard to believe, but every day your baby is becoming more aware of[…..]

9-Month Development Milestones

April 21, 2014

Can you believe that your baby is only three short months away from their first birthday? The nine-month mark is an exciting time for your baby as they begin to crawl, stand up and form their first words.  While some of the nine-month developmental milestones will build off of the skills that your baby acquired[…..]

6-Month Development Milestones

April 15, 2014

Is your baby starting to grab everything in sight? Are they starting to flail their arms to get your attention? These are just two signs that your baby is starting to hit their 6-month developmental milestones! While no two children develop, grow and learn the same way, there are specific cognitive, social, emotional, language, communication[…..]