THE BABY BOX PROGRAMME
The Baby Box programme has launched at North Middlesex Univeristy Hospital on 6th September 2016. This is a new exciting collaboration with The Baby Box Co. which means that every family who has their baby at North Middlesex Hospital will be amongst the first in the country to receive a Finnish-style Baby Box for their newborn to sleep in.
WHAT IS A BABY BOX?
A Baby Box is a specially designed, durable cardboard box,complete with mattress and waterproof cover, which can beused as an alternative to a crib or Moses Basket for your baby’s first six months of life.
HOW TO USE A BABY BOX?
Most parents use the box as a safe sleeping space for their baby
placed next to their bed, on a level surface, overnight. It is portable and can also be used as a place for baby to nap during the day wherever you are. The lid should never be placed over the box when the baby is inside. As baby outgrows the box it can be used to store toys, precious keepsakes or even as a place for your little one to play!
THE BABY BOX UNIVERSITY
Baby Box University is a comprehensive online maternal and childcare education system accessible via the internet or a dedicated smartphone app. All women will be given access to the portal via a personal membership number. Once you have created your account
you will be able to access videos covering a range of pregnancy, birth and postnatal topics at your own convenience, including some just for fathers and younger mums. The videos feature our own staff and are available in 18 languages.
You are advised to contact your midwife or doctor should you have concerns or wish to discuss any of the topics in more detail.
All women will be asked to watch a 10-15 minute collection of videos
covering key health topics upon login. You can do this at any stage of your pregnancy and once it is completed you will receive a certificate allowing collection of your baby box and free baby starter pack when you give birth.
Please download our Baby Box information leaflet.
Please note: You will receive one Baby Box per child born. Boxes should be taken care of as we do not offer replacements.