Family Resources



Text4baby is the only free mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health through text messaging. Women who text BABY to 511411 receive three free text messages a week, timed to their due date or their baby’s first birthday.

Text4baby makes it easy to get important health and safety information. The service sends personalized information directly to you, at the exact time you need it.

Text Message Content:

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  • Nutrition Information
  • Safe Sleep Tips
  • Baby’s Developmental Tracker
  • Signs & Symptoms of Labor
  • Breastfeeding Advice
  • Car Seat Safety
  • Well-Baby Visit & Appointment Reminders
  • Information on Health Insurance
  • Urgent Health Alerts
  • Resource Hotlines

Text4baby is completely free thanks to the Wireless Foundation and all major wireless carriers. Even if you don’t have a texting plan, have limited texts per month, pay-as-you-go or pre-paid cell phones Text4Baby is free for you as long as you have service with one of the carriers listed below.

Assurance Wireless Cellcom n-Telos U.S. Cellular®
AT&T Cincinnati Bell Nex-Tech Wireless Verizon Wireless
Bluegrass Cellular Cricket Sprint Virgin Mobile U.S.A
Boost Mobile Metro PCS T-Mobile® *Current List as of 6/30/16

There’s also a Text4Baby App! As a companion to the text messages you can get more health and safety tips and access fun interactive features by downloading the app from iTunes or Google Play app stores.

Just in Time Parenting

Just in Time Parenting

Extension Just in Time Parenting brings high quality, research based information to families at the time it can be most useful and make the biggest difference in their lives. Their vision is to reach all parents – starting before your child’s birth continuing through adolescence – with key information that can help your family thrive and support your children as they grow up healthy and ready for success.


In partnership with eXtension, Just in Time Parenting offers you direct access to; aged-paced newsletter that can be downloaded and printed, fact sheets, frequently asked questions, information from experts across the country, and upcoming local Extension programs.

Visit the links to the right to access all the resources listed above, webinars for parents and so much more!


Choosing Quality Child Care


Finding the right child care for your family is important. Studies have shown that children who receive quality child care will be better prepared for school, progress further in school and will begin to develop healthy habits for life.

IdahoSTARS is the leading expert and referral source for quality child care in Idaho. Visit the links to the right to learn more about “Look, Check, Ask”, which questions to use when evaluating child care and the best rating systems to use when visiting a child care facility.

The National Association for the Education of Young Children

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a leading expert, nationwide, for quality child care. NAEYC works to promote high-quality learning for all young children. Their vision is that all young children thrive and learn in a society dedicated to ensuring they reach their full potential. Visit the links to the right to learn more about NAEYC and what to look for in an early childhood program.

Find quality child care that is suited to you and your child’s needs.

Additional Resources

Checkout the additional services below offered by Public Health!

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Public Health - Idaho North Central District
215 10th Street
Lewiston, ID 83501

Phone: (208) 799-3100
Fax: (208) 799-0349

Idaho Careline: 211

EPI ISSUES: 1-800-632-8000
For medical emergencies dial: 911.


All information is general in nature and is not intended to be used as a substitute for appropriate professional advice.

For more information please call (208) 799-3100 or Idaho Careline: 211.

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