Using the Child-Info Tool: Overview
The Custody X Change child-info tool lets you store information about your children to access from anywhere.
You might use the tool to keep tabs on school information, clothing sizes, medical data, shopping lists and more.
Here's how to use the tool. Begin by clicking the "child info" tab.
Sharing information with the other parent
Entering your children's information into Custody X Change means you won't have to contact the other parent every time there's a change. Once you link accounts, your co-parent gets alerted whenever you update an item in the child-info tool.
To add or remove children — or to update their names and birth dates — click the "edit" link at the bottom of your child-info home page (next to the "children" section).
The child-info tool comes preloaded with 11 forms per child. Each form covers a topic, such as activities or friends/contacts. You have the flexibility to add, remove or rename forms.
Adding, deleting or reordering fields
Within a form, you'll see multiple fields for entering data (e.g., "activity," "coach," "phone"). To adjust these, click "add, delete or reorder fields" at the bottom of the form's screen.
You'll be taken to a list of the fields for that topic.
To add a field, click the plus button. Type in a title for the new field, and choose how much space the information will need: half a line, a full line or multiple lines.
To delete a field, click the red trash can to its right.
To reorder fields, click to the left of the field you wish to move. Then drag and drop it to a new position in the list.
The field at the top of the list will be used as the title, if it's a form that allows for multiple entries.
When you're done making changes, hit "save."
You can attach files to each form in the child-info tool. For example, you might want to upload a class schedule to the "school information" form or scanned images to "IDs."
Each attachment can be no larger than 25MB, so photos and documents usually work better than videos.
Head to the form you want to add attachments to. Scroll to the bottom, hit "attach files" and select the items you want to upload from your computer or mobile device. When you're done, click "save."
When you return to that form, you'll see previews of any images you attached. For other files (like PDFs), you'll see download links.
To find an item you've entered into the child-info tool, type a keyword or phrase into the search bar at the top of your screen.
Searching on the child-info homepage searches the entire tool. Searching when you're in a form (e.g., the school information form) searches that one only.
To stop viewing results and get back to your original view, delete the search phrase.