LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Are you an expecting parent or new parent? Have you heard about Baby Boxes?
The Baby Box Co., inspired by a Finnish tradition, is an innovative, integrated program equipping parents with education and resources to give their babies a safe start in life. Baby Boxes can be used as a safe sleep space for a baby's first five to six months of life.
In May, New Jersey became the first state where expectant parents can get a free Baby Box for their newborn. The Baby Box program has partnered with the Little Falls Public Library to distribute boxes for infants to sleep. The program is open to all expecting or new parents.
In order to receive a free Baby Box, an expecting or new parent will need to take following steps:
1. Register at babyboxuniversity.com, where you will be able to access free health education about SIDS. Be sure to include your correct contact information, including mailing address.
2. Watch the 10 to 15 minute educational video and take a short quiz. Afterwards, you will receive a certificate of completion and be able to pick-up your Baby Box at the library.
3. Bring your certificate to the library and collect your Baby Box.
The boxes, which are made from a durable cardboard, contains diapers, wipes, and other goodies that are worth about $150. They are designed to help new parents make good choices during the critical first months of their child's development. An infant CPR kit provided by the American Heart Association will also be included.
The library is located at 8 Warren St. For more information, call the library at 973-256-2784.