Where to buy: The Baby Box Co
The Baby Box Co. recently announced its Australian launch, bringing the 75-year-old life-saving tradition of Finnish Baby Boxes, to Australian parents. Credited with helping Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates, Baby Boxes are a starter kit for baby’s first year of life.
A perfect gift for mums-to-be or even a purchase for new parents, the Baby Box includes clothing, blankets, nappies, bath products and other newborn necessities and the box itself has a mattress, which provides a safe sleeping environment for infants up to eight months.
With its built in mattress, Baby Boxes are an important tool for new parents to practice safe sleep, as opposed to babies sleeping in their parents’ bed or in cots with blankets, which puts them at 40 times greater risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)
Features and Benefits
- Strong and sturdy box
- Cute outer design
- Perfect sizing for newborn to the slightly older infant
- Environmentally friendly
- Safe and free from chemicals and toxins
- Great gift idea
- Practical items included
So your baby doesn’t sleep in a box? Mine does now!
Who would have thought that placing your baby in a box to sleep would be an ok thing to do? Well, the Finnish have been doing it for YEARS!
I received the Joey Box for my newborn, which includes the following:
- Bed box
- Waterproof cover
- Muslin wraps
- Wash Cloths
- Burp Cloths
- Teether – organic wooden
- Membership to the Baby Box University
All the basics new parents will need to ensure a safe sleeping space for their precious newborn.
I was able to place our baby monitor pads underneath the mattress in the box and it works just perfectly, as it would in a traditional cot or bassinet.
The box is light enough to be portable. It was so easy to take along to family members homes so that baby had the same safe, secure and comforting place to sleep as they do at home.
The muslin swaddles are amazing and a really good size, so they will last until baby is quite a fair bit older.
I’ve had many people question my stability at letting my baby sleep in a box, but when showing them the statistics from Finland, and what they have been doing for years, they are all themselves eager to find out more.
The Baby Boxes provided, either as a set or individually are very reasonably priced, so if you wanted to get one as a gift for new parents to be, I would definitely start here!
I’m heading back now to purchase some extras!