Yes, we all know that bringing a baby home for the first time is a joyous occasion. But with all honesty, however, it’s also a time of adjustment, restless nights, and stress. While many are now practicing safety when caring for their little ones — there’s still a fine line where new parents find themselves unaware of SIDS or also known as Sudden Infant Death. In many cases, the situation is preventable, especially when it’s related to safe sleeping. That’s where the baby box comes in!
It’s more than just a box – it’s a global movement to give every baby a safe, healthy and fair start in life.
So what exactly is a Baby Box? It’s just like the name is implying – a cardboard box that acts as a bassinet in place of an expensive crib. My husband’s initial reaction was typical (and what I expect most parents would say), “why would I want to put my baby in a box?”. As absurd as it might seem, it offers babies a safe place to sleep plus a whole lot more! Every baby box comes stuffed with an infant mattress/bed (meeting bassinet safety standards), along with essential infant care products, such as diapers, wipes, onesies, and samples.
As of January 2017, New Jersey became the very first U.S. state to launch a “baby box” program for all new and expecting mothers to lower infant mortality rates. Read on to learn more about the box and how you can avail one for yourself or even for a loved one to help prepare for their upcoming baby. Even if you’re not from New Jersey, you can still get a box and have free access to over thousands of educational videos provided by medical experts to learn more about safe sleeping, nutrition, health, and so much more.
Time to get ready for parenthood with Baby Box!
- Join Baby Box here » babyboxuniversity.com
- Complete the online education by watching videos (10-15 minutes)
- Get your FREE Baby Box!
That is amazing! I’m always excited when I see new ways of helping make sure our little ones stay healthy and safe.!
Infants are the most vulnerable, so proper care is important to keep them healthy and strong. It’s good to hear that the program is now in the US.
I love the idea of the Baby Box! Other countries have babies that always sleep in a box like this. Thanks for sharing this cute box with us.
what a great box of healthy and safe baby products! I would have loved this when my little ones were babies… I’ll be sure to let people know about this who are expecting soon ; )
This is so awesome! I’ve heard about the baby box from other countries and it sounds so safe for children. I love that they include other essentials.
This is such a great idea! I’m sure any mom would love a box filled with goodies for their newborn!
This is a cool idea especially for parents who don’t have a ton of money to buy an expensive crib or bassinet. I’m thankful that I was able to get the things for my children but the baby box would still have been nice. It takes up less space and it is portable too.
I LOVE the idea of a baby box!! I am glad these are being made available for more people!!
I’ve read about these before (a practice in a different country or something), and I think that it is such a clever concept. This will definitely protect more newborns lives.
That is awesome! Less stress for the parents, for sure knowing that they have all the info to keep their baby safe and healthy.
I Love love love this! I think it is so helpful for new parents and a great way to help new moms keep their babies safe! It is such an awesome program!
I am loving this!!! Perfect to keep little ones safe and healthy. Thank you for sharing.
How fantastic and so important in making sure every baby gets the best start to life.
I am over my baby days. However this is such a great idea for my new mom friends/family. They often call, text, email, etc… about what’s normal or what’s going on with their little ones.