Portable Parent: baby advice texted to your cell


“Calling” all moms and dads with cell phones! We discovered a new free service  from the US National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition. The service text4baby texts health maintenance tidbits three times a week to your phone during pregnancy and during your baby’s first year of life. 

Text BABY or BEBE (to receive messages in Spanish) to 511411, and you will receive three texts a week. This is an example text for expecting parents: “Your baby will be here soon, & it’s time to get a car seat. The hospital won’t let you leave by car or taxi without one.”  

Since most cell carriers participate, even people in the United States without a text plan can get messages for free. If you have a text limit per month, text4baby won’t take away from that limit.  Look at www.text4baby.org for more information. 

Gotta <333 a service like this. 

Julie Kardos, MD and Naline Lai, MD
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