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Are Baby Boxes The Answer To Ending SIDS?

Edit: Shenzhen Jiechuang Display Product Co.,Limited    Date: Jul 11, 2016

The Baby Box doesn't target at particular part group of society. It's about starting the parenting journey on an even level playing field and not excluding anyone,' Ms Lucas said. 

It's not just about the box - each of them contain a firm foam mattress and baby goods inside such as a sleeping sack, onesies, teethers, bath supplies, and organic wash and burp clothes.

'Everything that we put into the box has a purpose, we done a lot of research behind our products to help facilitate the need for the need of the community,' she said. 

Ms Lucas said she has had an overwhelmingly positive response from parents who have the box, which are available online starting from AUD$99.

She has even used the box herself while pregnant with her now one-year-old son Tobias saying they really utilised the box and the products included.

Ms Lucas added that other parents have used the box as playpen, keepsake or a toy box. 

The box is a way to to get mums involved with the medical services available in society such as pre-natal services,' she added.

The company also has a charitable component that donate boxes to not-for-profit organisations helping vulnerable families who need help welcoming a new born in Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia.

There is also an educational component with the comes with the box called Baby Box University which is an online community that can help address many questions new parents have.

Jill Green the general manager of research, advocacy and change of SIDS and Kids said since starting their Safe Sleeping Campaign in 1991, there has been an 80 per cent reduction in SIDS (sudden infancy death syndrome).

Ms Green said that no formal research has been done on the baby boxes. 

'What we (SIDS and Kids) believe is that parents should make the based for them when buying any baby product,' she said. 

She added that parents need to think about whether the product they want to buy meets with Australian and New Zealand standards, and if it can withstand different climates around the country.

Ms Green said: 'For parents they need to make an informed choice and look at things economically.'

'But with all products they need to decide is it safe for their baby and to talk to their health professionals,' she added.

Australia's last recorded statistic for infant mortality rate which was in 2012 and found 3.3 infant deaths per 1,000 live births according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.  

The UK has some of highest rates of infant mortality in Europe, ranking 22nd out of 50 European countries, with 4.19 deaths per 1,000 births.   

Dr Karen Joash, the consultant obstetrician at Imperial College Healthcare Trust, who is leading the London baby box trial, said: 'For too many years the UK has fallen behind its European counterparts when it comes to reducing infant mortality. 

'These boxes and the education resources that sit alongside them have been proven to help reduce the infant mortality rate in Finland.

'We hope these results could be replicated in the UK.

Jennifer Clary, CEO of The Baby Box Co, which is supplying the baby boxes for free said: 'We are delighted to provide the baby boxes to the Trust for UK parents and look forward to the results of the trial.'  

The introduction of baby boxes in Finland in the 1930s is thought to have contributed to the reduction in the infant mortality rate in the country.

Initially the boxes were only given to low income mothers - before the scheme was expanded to include all families. 

The rate fell from 65 infant deaths per 1,000 births in 1938 to 2.26 per 1,000 births in 2015. 

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