REVIEW: The Ultimate Baby Box

This is an absolutely fantastic gift for any new mum. It really does contain everything a new born baby needs. I can really imagine the overwhelming joy that will come from receiving this box when expecting a baby and it is simply wonderful to unpack – so exciting. It all comes in the lovely box shown below, which can be used as baby’s first bed, with the mattress and sheet that are included. Even if you already have a cot, the box would be ideal for use at a grandparent’s house, or for a few days away. It will also make a super toy box and the design is perfect for a boy or a girl – as are all the contents of the box.

      

Open the box, and this is what you will discover:

1 x Baby Box ; 1 x Mattress ; 1 x Machine Washable Breathable Mattress Cover ; 1 x 100% Cotton Fitted Sheet ; 2 x 100% Cotton Extra Large Muslin Swaddles (120cm x 120cm); 1 x Soft Toy ; 3 x 100% Cotton Baby Vests ; 2 x 100% Cotton Baby Sleep Suit ; 2 x 100% Cotton Hat ; 2 x 100% Cotton Bib ; 1 x 100% Cotton Luxury Blanket ; 1 x Baby Health & Grooming Kit ; 1 x 100% Cotton Luxury Bath Robe ; 1 x 100% Cotton Hooded Towel ; 1 x Burt’s Bees Baby Shampoo; ;  x Burt’s Bees Baby Lotion; 1 x Burt’s Bees Nourishing Baby Oil; 1 x Burt’s Bees Diaper Ointment; 1 x Burt’s Bees Butter Milk Soap; 1 x Changing Pad; 2x Soothers ; 1 x Pack of Nappies ; 1 x Jar of Nappy Cream ; 1 x Pack of Water Wipes ; 1 x Bag of Cotton Squares.

The health and grooming kits contains toothbrush, nail clippers, hairbrush, comb, nail files, nail scissors, digital thermometer and a nasal aspirator.

      

All the items are top quality, with many well-known manufacturers featuring on the list. It’s a really well thought-out selection, which addresses all those initial needs. There’s nothing unnecessary; nothing here just for the sake of filling the box but everything is useful. It’s the little touches which make this so special, such as the lovely embroidery on the hooded bath robe. Everything is unisex, which is great.

      

Where did the baby box originate? “In the 1930s, the infant mortality rate in Finland was one of the highest in Europe. In 1938, the Finnish Government implemented a series of initiatives to address the crisis. The cornerstone of this plan was the Finnish Maternity Package, commonly referred to as “The Baby Box”. The Baby Box was designed as a package of essential items required for the first 9 months of a child’s life – everything a child and their guardians would need to give them the best possible start. The Box itself was also designed to be the baby’s first crib, with a firm mattress, sturdy design and matching bed clothes. The simple, effective design of the box coupled with its firm mattress helps promote safe sleeping as recommended by the American Academy of Paediatrics, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and others.  For almost 80 years, millions of Finnish Babies have taken their first naps within the safety of The Baby Box’s four walls. The programme is still going strong today and Finland’s Infant Mortality rate is now the 5th-lowest in the world.”

      

Buy a Baby Box and you are also helping those less fortunate.  “Here at thebabybox.com, our goal is to promote safe sleeping for all infants and to bring the wonderful tradition of The Baby Box to families all around the World. We believe that all babies should be given an equal start in life regardless of where they are born. That is why we have partnered with UNICEF to distribute 10 Vaccination Kits to new-born children in the developing World for every Baby Box sold. Each of these kits contains 3 Vaccines – One for Polio, one for Tetanus and one for Measles. These vaccines ensure that children are protected against these three very dangerous and potentially fatal diseases.”

Visit The Baby Box for more information and to see their fantastic range of other products they provide.

Look out for our November giveaways as The Baby Box have very generously offered one of their Ultimate Baby Boxes which can be won by entering through the Parents in Touch website.

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