It’s not just because babies look adorable sleeping in the cardboard containers (although they do). Turns out, the boxes are an effective way to reduce the risk of infant death due to sleep-related causes, such as SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome).
How long can a baby sleep in a baby box?
Baby Boxes can be used as a safe sleep space for a baby’s first five to six months of life.
Can baby sleep in baby box overnight?
It is not possible for baby boxes to fully comply with safety standards, as current British and EU safety standards for nursery furniture only exist for traditional cots cribs and bassinets and there is currently no specific standard for the use of a cardboard box as a sleeping place for an infant.
Are baby boxes safe?
CPSC Statement – Cardboard boxes for babies are currently not subject to any mandatory safety standards. These products do not meet the federal definition of a crib, bassinet, play yard, or handheld carrier.
Are baby boxes safer than cribs?
The American Academy of Pediatrics also has concerns about the growing popularity of baby boxes. There is no evidence they prevent infant deaths, and “the boxes are not required to meet safety rules like cribs, bassinets, play yards and infant carriers,” the AAP notes.
Do baby boxes reduce infant mortality?
Part of the Lullaby Trust’s advice to parents says: “Be aware that there is no direct evidence that the use of a baby box will reduce SIDS or lower infant mortality (despite use in some countries like Finland).”
When will my baby box arrive?
When you’re about 20 to 24 weeks pregnant, your midwife will fill in a Baby Box registration card with you at your regular antenatal appointment. You will receive your Baby Box about 4 weeks before your baby’s due date.