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The World’s Greatest Babies in Miami Dade
Edition 3 April 14, 2020. The truth is that your child will probably remember little, if anything, about COVID-19 and this extra time at home. But the moments you carve out during the day to connect and cuddle, are just what they need right now. The everyday stories, songs and routines you share are exactly the right stuff to help them feel safe, secure and loved. So relax, take a deep breath and remember: You are enough.”
Edition 4 April 28, 2020. The parents of the world’s greatest babies seek the best ways for their babies to grow up to be healthy, happy and successful. This edition of our newsletter features tips on feeding babies, safe sleep practices, ways to encourage your 2 year old toddlers to explore and develop, and upcoming fatherhood events.
How can I continue to ensure that my children get the best possible start in life in these challenging times? Should my baby wear a mask? How can I go back to work with no child care?
Edition 6 May 26, 2020. How can I stay calm particularly during my pregnancy? Do I still need to take my children for their regular vaccines? In addition, this edition provides information on childproofing your house and a discussion of why it is so important to complete the census. No matter what, we are here for you.
Edition 7 June 16, 2020. They come from all walks of life and wear chef’s uniforms, baseball caps, board shorts and ties. This issue is dedicated to all of the brave and loving Dads (and uncles and grandfathers) in our community. Happy Father’s Day! Often misunderstood, the vast majority of fathers surveyed want to be more involved in their children’s lives. Read on to learn more about how Dads feel and about father involvement.
Edition 8, July 7 2020. Each child matters and deserves every opportunity for success! This edition discusses exercise and healthy pregnancies, ways to keep newborn babies safe, and stimulating activities for toddlers during the summer months. It also discusses ways to nurture young children during the COVID pandemic, as well as racism and young children. These are important discussions in these times.
In this issue: ways to improve babies’ vision, coping with a crying baby during the COVID pandemic, summer fun activities, and important parent resources:
Head Start/Early Head Start, The Children’s Trust Parent Club and Women Infants and Children (WIC) and housing assistance.
This edition, provides tips for a healthy pregnancy, ways to create a reader from birth, tips for grandparents caring for their grandchildren, a summer science water activity, and exciting new parent resources. Enjoy!
Edition 11, September 8 2020. This issue contains information on ways to engage in positive childhood experiences with your child, hurricane preparedness tips for expecting moms and dads; ways to keep your children safe around water; opportunities to advocate for your child, family and community; a fascinating science activity for toddlers; and, free, helpful resources for parents.
Edition 12, September 24 2020. This issue contains special tips for expecting moms and dads on healthy pregnancy and child birth; how to prepare for a baby; early childhood and the importance of early interactions; the differences and similarities between COVID 19 and the flu; important voter information; and, free resources to support parents.
Edition 13, October 12 2020. This issue contains special tips on books for toddlers, healthy sleep for your child, your baby’s medical routine during the pandemic, safety precautions, breastfeeding, father involvement, voting for kids, a science experiment for toddlers, and free resources to support parents.
Edition 14, November 11, 2020. This issue contains information on early feelings; music and related activities such as singing and dancing for early brain development; tips for managing stress and anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic; fun ways to involve toddlers in household chores while teaching them; critical information on immunizations; a science experiment for toddlers; and, free resources to support parents.
Edition 15, December 2nd, 2020. Besides our popular sections on new ways to make reading with your child more rewarding, keep your family healthy, a fun science experiment for toddlers, and parent resources, we know that a lot of parents are at their breaking points right now. Yet we know that parents need and want to be the best possible role models for children. That’s why we’re dedicating much of this edition to supporting you, especially through these stressful and anxious times. Take care of yourselves, as parents. And remember, this isn’t forever. It’s just right now.
Edition 16, January 7th, 2021. This edition contains information on preeclampsia during pregnancy, best toys for babies and toddlers, why you can’t spoil a baby, caring for your toddler (1-2 years old), a fun science experiment for toddlers, and helpful resources for parents.
Edition 17, February 9th, 2021. Happy Valentine’s day and month! Although this month is perhaps best known for giving roses, chocolates, promises, teddy bears, hugs, kisses and more, we’re dedicating this issue to teaching young children about the simplest forms of love – kindness, friendship, community and giving.
Edition 18, March 16th, 2021. This month finally brings a time for celebration as last week Congress passed the COVID relief package with 5 things that help babies and families, including funding to save thousands of child care centers on the brink of closure, and help families afford child care. The relief package also provides funding for cash assistance, housing assistance, food, health care (including mental health) and more.
Edition 19, April 15th, 2021. April is National Month of Hope as well as Child Abuse Prevention Month. This provides an opportunity to help give families hope and strengthen them, which in turn helps prevent child abuse and neglect. Consider ways to use #NationalHopeMonth to share your words of wisdom, kindness and hope on social media.
Edition 20, May 2021. We hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day! And, celebrating and supporting mothers involves more than just one day. We want to share lasting information for moms to support their mental well being, especially now since May is also Mental Health Awareness Month which has been observed in the U.S. since 1949.
Edition 21, June, 2021. Welcome to summer and to the month dedicated to fathers, uncles and grandfathers. The actions of a father speak volumes to his children. There’s a connection strong enough to last a lifetime. When a father stays involved, his entire family benefits. And Dads, remember that you’re not alone out there. We’ve got some really helpful resources to answer your questions about fatherhood and guide you on this amazing journey you’re on every day. We got you! Happy Father’s Day each and every day!
Click on the logos below to go to each organization’s websites to find ways they can provide resources for you and your family: