The Baby Box is inspired by a Finnish tradition, is an innovative, integrated program equipping parents with education and resources to give their babies a safe start in life. Baby Boxes can be used as a safe sleep space for a baby's first five to six months of life.
Why Baby Boxes Help Prevent Infant Deaths?
Each year, approximately 3,500 children under the age of one die from Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUID) in the United States. Though many cases have no obvious cause, accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed accounted for 25 percent of cases in 2014. Originally a Finnish tradition, the cardboard boxes have been proven to be highly effective for reducing SUIDs—Finland has one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world. The boxes can be used until children are about six months old, or can pull themselves up.
New parents can purchase a basic baby box for about $70. This particular box includes bedding, a tote bag, educational materials, and a gift card toward a future baby box. The most expensive baby box retails for $225, and also includes a toy, clothing, an educational book, a pack of diapers, and health materials like a thermometer.
Learn more about the Baby Box here: https://www.babyboxco.com