Have you heard of The Baby Box Co? They have incredibly brought a 75 year old Baby Box tradition from Finland to expectant parents around the world and they will be shipping direct from the UK to British customers from mid-May – making free UK shipping a reality!
But if you haven’t heard of Baby Boxes you will be wondering what I’m talking about. The Baby Box is a stress free way to prepare for a new arrival. It provides a safe sleeping environment for babies and can be purchased as a standalone box or filled to the brim with essentials for any new baby. This can include clothing, mittens, organic teethers, organic wash & burp cloths, bath Supplies, board books and even a membership to Baby Box University.
For added peace of mind you can be assured that the Baby Box Co Baby Boxes are the only internationally safe certified baby boxes in the world. Their patented model meets all relevant ASTM, CPSCP, JPMA, Health Canada and EN standards, and they have passed rigorous inspection – with all materials from the ink on the exterior of the boxes to the glue used in their production are all non-toxic and environmentally safe. Their mattresses are firm foam pads which have been independently certified as non-toxic and safe by CertiPUR laboratories and they have no PBDE flame retardants, no prohibited phthalates, no ozone depleters (CFCs), no mercury, lead or heavy metals and no formaldehyde.
The Baby Box Co. is launching the first institutional UK Baby Box program at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital the first week of June this year. Dr. Karen Joash is overseeing the initiative and will be using the Baby Box University platform to provide important parenting education material to Baby Box recipients. Baby Box University was developed in conjunction with leading medical experts and includes short form videos, articles, an ‘ask an expert’ feature, e-books and more. All video content is already available in English, French and Spanish and the integral Safe Sleep e-book is also available in Italian, German, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, and Hindi and translation of all Baby Box University video content into additional languages is already underway.
If you have a Baby Box from The Baby Box Co. and you share a picture of your little one practicing safe sleep in their Baby Box by using one of the hashtags #babyboxco #babyboxuk or #mybabybox on social media then The Baby Box Co will send you a free gift too.
I have loved the Finnish Baby Box concept and have always felt that it would be a great initiative to have in the UK. The Baby Box Co has taken that great tradition and made it accessible worldwide and knowing that soon the UK will have free delivery shows that Baby Boxes could soon be as commonplace as moses baskets across the UK.
Each Baby Box is portable, takes up less space and is more affordable than a standard crib and I know that if we had more children it would definitely be an option for us – especially when filled with baby essentials! A Baby Box would make a fantastic gift for expectant parents and I am sure they will soon be popular gifts for baby showers across the country.
To celebrate The Baby Box Company’s introduction to the UK I am giving away one of their fantastic Nature Boxes to one lucky reader. To be in with a chance of winning just complete one or more entries on the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!
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