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Ideas for Playing with Baby

| babies, baby, parenting

Babies are constantly growing and learning new skills. This can make it tricky to come up with new ways to play and engage with them. Playing and engaging with babies is not only fun, but it is also good for their development. Babies learn a lot from copying the things that their loved ones do.…

When Should I Introduce Solid Foods?

| baby, baby safety, food

As your baby grows, they will slowly switch from only eating breastmilk or formula to eating some solid foods. This switch will happen over a few months. At first, introducing solids to your baby is about teaching them to chew and swallow. Eventually, babies start to gain nutritional benefit from the new foods. The American…

An Introduction to Baby Wearing

| baby, baby safety, parenting

Baby wearing is the practice of carrying a baby with a wrap or device that leaves your arms and hands free. Parents find baby wearing has many benefits for their child and themselves when done safely. Keep reading if you want to learn more!    Benefits of Baby Wearing  Soothes and comforts the baby  Allows…

Take Advantage of Summer Produce

| assistance, Detroit, eating healthy, food, healthy eating, healthy food, nutrition, resources

The summer is a great time to take advantage of fresh fruits and veggies. Fruits and veggies are a good source of vitamins and minerals that you need to keep you and your baby healthy. They can also be quite refreshing in the heat of summer. It can be tricky to find fresh fruit and…

What foods can help with morning sickness?

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There are many foods and drinks that can be used to combat morning sickness or pregnancy nausea. To keep you and your baby healthy, it is important that you continue to eat nutritious foods and drink liquids. However, sometimes during pregnancy, it can be difficult to enjoy food and drinks. Pregnancy heightens your senses. This…

Sleeping Safely: Create a Safe Sleep Environment for Your Baby

Welcoming a new member into the family is exciting! As parents, making sure your baby is safe is a top priority. One important part of infant care is creating a safe sleep environment. Safe sleep practices reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related accidents.     Always place your baby…

Community Health Workers Adapt to Support Moms, Babies, and Families Virtually During COVID-19 Pandemic

From left to right: Felicia, Linda, and Nada, WIN Network: Detroit Community Health Workers   Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing guidelines, we have all been using technology more than ever to connect with one another. At WIN Network: Detroit, we are adapting our enhanced model of Group Prenatal Care (GPC) to a…

Group Prenatal Care Reunion May 2019

It’s our favorite time of year, group prenatal care reunion time, where our moms, families, and babies come back together for food, games, photos, and fun!   Building lasting relationships is a huge priority at WIN Network: Detroit, and one way we do this is through our group prenatal care reunions. Once our babies are…

CHW Spotlight: Linda Reyes

Linda Reyes is a Community Health Worker (CHW) with WIN Network: Detroit, a lifelong Detroiter, mother, and grandmother. As a Community Health Worker, Linda helps women who are pregnant navigate their emotional, physical, and social needs. She guides women to the resources they need for themselves and their growing families, and works with a Certified Nurse Midwife…

You Can’t Address Infant Mortality Disparities Without Addressing Racism

Experiencing racial discrimination causes stress hormones to be released in the body, and these hormones make a mother more likely to go into labor too early.

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