Baby Boxes: Reducing Infant Mortality Rates

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United Way distributed Baby Boxes to Baby’s Best Chance Pregnancy Outreach and the North Peace Pregnancy Care Centre in Fort St John today.

For over 75 years, Finland’s expectant mothers have been given a box by the government. It’s like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed, and it has helped Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates.

One of the most common ways babies die is by accidental suffocation — being smothered by sleeping too close to parents, pillows, soft toys or blankets. The idea behind the boxes is to remove all those objects and promote safe sleep — cheaply — for all moms.

By distributing Baby Boxes from The Baby Box Company, United Way helps provide a safe sleeping environment and support to parents to give them the resources needed to provide a safe, healthy and equitable start in life.

You can also go online to get your FREE baby box here:

2017-05-10T20:20:41-07:00May 10th, 2017|All That Kids Can Be, Healthy People, Healthy Communities|