Are Finnish baby boxes safe?
There’s no proof the baby boxes reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), as some believe. And they may pose a number of other risks, the researchers said. The boxes originated in Finland. They come with a mattress that fits into the bottom of the box.
Do baby boxes really save lives?
But there is a danger that parents might view the boxes as a safe sleep space that will help reduce the risk of SIDS. … As far as we can see, there is no evidence to support a belief that the box can be used as a safe space to reduce infant death.
How much do baby boxes cost?
Baby boxes are padded, climate-controlled boxes where people can leave newborns safely and anonymously at hospitals or firehouse. The boxes cost between $10,000 and $15,000, hospital officials said.