New Parents Get Baby Boxes To Encourage Safe Sleep : Shots – Health News : NPR

The baby boxes that Finland gives to all new mothers are legendary. Now states in the U.S. are experimenting with them as a way to encourage safe sleep practices and reduce SIDS.

Finland has provided them to all new mothers for decades. Now Ohio, New Jersey and Alabama are experimenting with them as a way to encourage practices and reduce SIDS. Designed as safe sleep spaces, they come with a firm foam mattress and tight-fitting sheet, breastfeeding accessories, a onesie, diapers and wipes.

“The whole premise is that people like free things.”

Source: New Parents Get Baby Boxes To Encourage Safe Sleep : Shots – Health News : NPR

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