Text4baby is a free text messaging service that promotes maternal and child health by sending informational text messages programmed to the due date or the baby's birth date throughout the pregnancy and up to the baby's first birthday.
The messages on prenatal care include labor signs and symptoms, prenatal care, urgent alerts, developmental milestones, immunizations, nutrition, birth defect prevention, safe sleep, safety and more. Text4baby also features an app that provides fun health and safety tips. You are also able to put in reminder notifications for your or your baby's health care provider appointments.
It is easy to sign up:
“Safe Sleep Sweep"© mobile application ('app'); is a free bilingual low-literacy health education game that engages users in a game that has them rescue infants from unsafe sleep environments while teaching players safe sleep safety practices such as placing the infant on their back to sleep and other SUID prevention techniques. Thanks to collaboration with Cribs for Kids and Halo Innovations, it incorporates incentives for completing the game. The app is not only a social media message, but a powerful marketing and learning tool for anyone who wishes to spread the safe sleep message. It is downloadable from the Google Play store and the Apple store.
Download SIDS and Shaken Baby Syndrome Information Acknowledgement Form
PDF Format; MS Word Format - English; MS Word Format - Spanish;
In 2006, the Nebraska Legislature passed a law requiring hospitals, birthing centers and other medical facilities to present a video and reading materials to new parents that discuss the dangers of shaking a baby and sudden infant death syndrome. View Nebraska Revised Statute 71-2103, information for parents of newborn child and requirements, at: http://nebraskalegislature.gov/laws/statutes.php?statute=71-2103
Brochures and video are available in English and Spanish.
The law requires that video and reading materials be approved by the Department of Health and Human Services. Contact DHHS at Jackie.email@example.com for review of any material not provided by Department of Health and Human Services and for a list of approved materials.
Criteria for Sudden Infant Death Educational Materials include:
DHHS Video: ABC of Safe Sleep
DHHS ABCs of Safe Sleep Brochure: in English and Spanish
National Institute of Health (NIH): Safe to Sleep Campaign Video National Institute of Health (NIH) Safe Sleep for Your Baby: Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Other Sleep-Related Causes of Infant Death.