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Center for Disabilities Studies
University of Delaware
461 Wyoming Road
Newark DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-6974
TDD: 302-831-4689

Text 4 Baby

A child’s growth is more than just physical. Children grow, develop, and learn throughout their lives, starting at birth. A child’s development can be followed by how they play, learn, speak, and behave.

Text4Baby is an educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB) that provides pregnant  women and new moms with information they need to take care of their health and give their babies the best possible start in life. Women  who sign up for the service by texting BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411 will receive free SMS text messages each week, timed to their  due date or baby’s date of birth. Text messages are on a variety of health topics including developmental milestones, immunizations,  nutrition, oral health as well as toll-free numbers for health services.

To learn more about this program and to register, visit

For more information on this project in Delaware, visit HDWD’s Text4Baby Website or contact Karen Zalewski at  (302) 831-6839 or