Baby Box Safety and Use
Babies Need Boxes sources its Baby Boxes from The Baby Box Co
., the only internationally certified provider of safe sleep Baby Boxes. The Baby Box Co. has strict safety standards; the effectiveness of their quality control protocols has been proven effective by the consistent safe use of Baby Boxes by families. Baby Boxes by The Baby Box Co. are currently the only infant sleep space on the market to not have a single injury or fatality report on record. Please visit their website for more additional information about safety and usage
Baby Box University
Babies Need Boxes is also a proud partner of Baby Box University
, an education platform and comprehensive online community for parents. While Baby Boxes offer an economical, sustainable, and safe sleeping environment for infants, there is no substitute for parenting education and thoughtful community engagement. Babies Need Boxes is excited to contribute educational content and community learning tools through Baby Box University. Further, Babies Need Boxes ensures that all parents receiving a Baby Box through its programs are aware of and engaged with this valuable, free resource.
The Baby Box Tradition
One of the most compelling aspects of the Baby Box is its rich Finnish tradition. Maternity grants and packages (aka the Baby Box and infant care supplies) were first made available in 1937 to Finland’s low income mothers to combat the nation’s rising infant mortality rate. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the program, it was expanded as a universal government initiative shortly thereafter. Over the past 75+ years these maternity packages have been used in conjunction with a comprehensive education and healthcare program to lower Finland’s infant mortality rate to one of the lowest in the world.
Today, even though mothers in Finland can opt for a cash benefit instead of the maternity package, the vast majority still choose to receive the Baby Box. Finland awards approximately 50,000 maternity packages annually, and each year Kela’s research department follows up on user experiences much as Babies Need Boxes does with its parents through Baby Box University. Notably, both Kela’s Baby Box and Baby Boxes from The Baby Box Co. are gender neutral with an emphasis on quality childcare essentials.