Happy Third Birthday, Text4Baby!

partner button_300x250When Text4Baby first came on the scene, I was very excited. Here was a service that offered moms, for free, information about their infants and motherhood which would come straight to their phones. No signing into email or having to go to a website, just sign up for the service and BAM. Valuable information about your baby comes right to your phone. What’s really cool is that Text4Baby includes information about Postpartum Depression as well!

They turn three this month and I am thrilled to wish them a Happy Third Birthday! Text4Baby has grown quite a bit from a small service to a network of over 900 partners.

Here are a few wonderful facts about Text4Baby:

  • Text4baby is a free service that delivers three text messages a week to pregnant women and moms with children up to 1 year old. The text messages are timed to the mother’s due date or the age of her child.
  • A recent study by GW found that moms who used text4baby were “nearly three times more likely to believe that they were prepared to be new mothers”
  • A study by UC San Diego found that 63.1% of women reported that text4baby helped them remember an appointment or immunization that they or their child needed; 75.4% reported that text4baby messages informed them of medical warning signs they did not know; 71.3% reported talking to their doctor about a topic that they read on a text4baby message.
  • Text4baby is a collaboration of 900 partners. A comprehensive list can be found here.
  • 95% of women who use text4baby would refer the service to a friend

I haven’t used Text4Baby as when they began, my youngest was just a little over two years old so I was out of the target audience range.

As the founder of #PPDChat (which also turns 3 this year, incidentally – in May!), I am all for any technology which helps provide solid information and support to moms. Text4Baby does just that!

I hope you’ll join me in wishing an amazing service a Happy Birthday. May Text4Baby continue to grow and make a difference in the lives of mothers & babies!

I did not receive any compensation for this post. @Text4Baby approached me about writing a post and I happily accepted because I believe in what they do for new parents.


Getting a new cell phone! :-)

Palm Centro I just have to brag – I’m getting a new cell phone! (see picture)    I wanted to get a new Treo but even with my available upgrade credit, it would add an additional $350 to our cell bill. So not worth it and I really don’t want to wait until Christmas to make the switch. I needed a PDA phone last week. The phone I have now is ok but I really need to make the jump to a PDA keeping in consideration how busy I’m getting and how much I need to keep track of and be able to access in a flash.

So the phone I’m getting is the new Palm Centro, once we can figure out how to actually order it from our cell carrier’s website. I tried several times night but was unable to get the transaction to go through. Even my husband, the computer genius, was unable to get it to go through. Hopefully we’ll be able to get it to work soon or I suppose we’ll just have to call them. And we all know we’d just rather not deal with customer service unless we have to!