Little Routines, Gillian Stewart

Finnish-Style Baby Boxes
Gillian Stewart, Thursday, August 03, 2017

Finland has one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world. Could this be because every parent is issued with a baby box and mattress for their baby to sleep in, along with a selection of baby products?

Some NHS trusts have been issuing parents with similar boxes.

A BBC news article raises concerns as to whether these boxes actually do reduce SIDS.

SIDS, sudden infant death syndrome, is linked to the position that babies are put to sleep along with a list of other safety issues.

The article is an interesting read if you have been issued with one of these boxes or if you are concerned about the safety of your baby whilst asleep.

However, please do not stay awake at night worrying. Before your baby settles to sleep, go through the safety check list to reassure yourself and then trust your little one.