Using Your eWIC Card

Your

eWIC Card

The eWIC card is a safe and convenient way to use your WIC benefits.

You will use your eWIC card to purchase WIC-approved foods at authorized WIC grocery stores.

The Food Benefits for every WIC participant will be put into a family account on one eWIC card. Generally, the benefits are loaded on the card once per month. Each month, your family’s food benefits will be automatically deposited into your WIC account.

Every time you purchase a WIC-approved food, that item will be deducted from your benefit account. Buy what you need. You do not have to buy all your foods at one time.

Save your eWIC card! Your next benefits will be purchased with the same card monthly.

Take care of your eWIC card

Always

  • Keep your card safe and clean.
  • Keep your card away from items such as magnets, cell phones, TVs, and microwaves.

Do Not

  • Write your PIN on your card.
  • Keep your PIN in your purse or wallet.
  • Give your PIN to anyone that you do not want to use your card.
  • Bend your card.
  • Place your card in direct sunlight, such as on a car’s dashboard.

Shopping

for Your WIC Foods

Check your account balance before shopping. There are 2 ways you can do this.

  1. If there is an eWIC Point of Sale (POS) machine at the store, you can slide your card and enter your PIN to get your balance.
  2. Contact eWIC customer service at:
Save your eWIC card! Your next benefits will be purchased with the same card monthly.
Take care of your eWIC card

Always

  • Keep your card safe and clean.
  • Keep your card away from items such as magnets, cell phones, TVs, and microwaves.

Do Not

  • Write your PIN on your card.
  • Keep your PIN in your purse or wallet.
  • Give your PIN to anyone that you do not want to use your card.
  • Bend your card.
  • Place your card in direct sunlight, such as on a car’s dashboard.

Your

eWIC Card

The eWIC card is a safe and convenient way to use your WIC benefits.

You will use your eWIC card to purchase WIC-approved foods at authorized WIC grocery stores.

The Food Benefits for every WIC participant will be put into a family account on one eWIC card. Each month, your family’s food benefits will be automatically deposited into your WIC account.

Every time you purchase a WIC-approved food, that item will be deducted from your benefit account. Buy what you need. You do not have to buy all your foods at one time.

 

Shopping

for Your WIC Foods

Check your account balance before shopping. There are 2 ways you can do this.
  1. If there is an eWIC Point of Sale (POS) machine at the store, you can slide your card and enter your PIN to get your balance.
  2. Contact eWIC customer service at:

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Check out

eWIC

Questions & Answers

This is a four-digit secret number that you will use with your eWIC card to access your food benefits.

When choosing a PIN, choose four numbers that are easy for you to remember but hard for someone else to figure out (for example, your child’s or parent’s birthday). DO NOT use the same number, like 1111, or a sequence of numbers, like 1234, for your PIN.

DO NOT give your PIN to anyone other than your designated authorized users. If someone knows your PIN and uses your card to get your food benefits without your permission, those benefits will not be replaced.

DO NOT try to guess your PIN. If the correct PIN is not entered on the fourth consecutive try, your PIN will be locked. This is done as a protection from someone guessing your PIN and getting your food benefits. You will have to wait until after 12:00 midnight for your account to unlock to try again.
If someone who should not have your PIN learns it, immediately call Customer Service at 1-877-289-8208 or got to www.ebtedge.com and change your PIN.
Call your local WIC clinic:
New Castle County: 302-283-7540
Kent and Sussex Counties: 302-424-7220 
Call your local WIC clinic:
New Castle County: 302-283-7540
Kent and Sussex Counties: 302-424-7220
Benefits will be in your food account at 12:00 midnight on the beginning date and will expire at 12:00 midnight on the ending date.
The receipt from every purchase shows the balance, so the easiest way to know your account balance is to keep your receipt. If you don’t have your last receipt, get your balance from Customer Service at 1-877-289-8208 or go to www.ebtedge.com. You should always check the amount of approved foods remaining before you shop.
Call your local WIC clinic:
New Castle County: 302-283-7540
Kent and Sussex Counties: 302-424-7220

Feeding a 10-12 Month Old

Breast milk is the most important source of nutrition for your baby, even after you start offering solid foods.

Feeding a 8-9 Month Old

Feed solids with a spoon. Never put cereal in a bottle.

Feeding a 6-7 Month Old

Feed solids with a spoon and from a bowl, never from a bottle.

Tips

Breast milk and formula feeding:

Around 2-3 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months of age, babies may experience a growth spurt when they feed more often.

As they grow babies can hold more milk, so feedings may become further apart and take less time.

To prevent choking, always hold your baby when feeding. Never prop up a bottle to feed.

Start offering whole milk when your baby is one year old.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months and that breastfeeding continue for at least 12 months and beyond.

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Feeding solid foods:

Wait to offer solid foods until your baby:

To prevent choking, always hold your baby when feeding. Never prop up a bottle to feed.

Try one new food at a time. Wait 5 days before trying another new food to watch for allergies. Food allergies may include wheezing, rash, or diarrhea.

Introduce peanut butter around 6 months. Spread a small, thin smear of peanut butter or nut butter thinly on a cracker.  Watch your baby for any reaction for the next 2 hours.

Babies under one year should NOT have honey or foods that can cause choking like nuts or whole grapes.

All babies are different. Talk with WIC or your baby’s healthcare provider about your baby’s needs.

Feeding Cues

Feeding a 4-5 Month Old

Before teeth come in, wipe gums with a soft, clean wash cloth after each feeding, especially before bed.

Feeding a 0-3 Month Old

Newborns have tiny tummies and need to be fed often. In the first few weeks, you may need to wake your baby to feed if they sleep longer than 4 hours.

Growth Spurts

Many babies are fussy during a growth spurt and will want to nurse longer and more often. This is called cluster feeding. This is your baby’s way of helping you increase your milk supply so that you can keep up with their needs. Remember, the more your baby nurses, the more milk your body makes.

Growth spurts can happen at any time, and every baby is different.

They often happen at these ages:

2 to 3 Weeks

6 Weeks

3 Months

6 Months

What foods can I get?