ParentLine is a new confidential text messaging service providing parents and carers of 0-5 year olds in Dorset to seek advice from our Health Visiting team about their child’s health and development via text message.

Parents and carers can seek advice about a range of issues such as breastfeeding, bottle feeding, weaning, sleep, toileting, minor illness, behaviour, parenting and more.

ParentLine will run 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding weekends and bank holidays) with a ParentLine Practitioner responding to messages within one working day. If a text is sent outside these hours the parent/carer will receive an automated message with advice on where to get help if they require it urgently. This new messaging service is being provided in addition to the current Health Visiting service offer.

Text 07312 277162 for confidential advice and support from a member of the Health Visiting team

ParentLine is not an emergency service, for urgent medical attention contact your GP, 111 or 999.