SIDS has been a devastating issue that many have been working towards lowering the number of incidents for years now.
The Baby Box Co. has an amazing product and they have partnered with many health organizations in Ohio.
Ohio is ranked 43rd for the most significant infant mortality rates in the country. Ohio's mortality rate rose from 6.8 per 1,000 live births in 2014 to 7.2 per 1,000 live births in 2015. The Ohio Department of Health found in their study that black infants are three times as likely to die from SIDS than white infants.
The Baby Box Co. is out to decrease these numbers with a program called Baby Box University. Parents will complete online parenting classes and then receive the free Baby Box.
They have partnered with Cincinnati Health Department, Richland County Health Department, University Hospitals (UH) MacDonald Women's and Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospitals, Muskingham Valley Health Centers and Babies Need Boxes, as well as other organizations in Ohio.
The two biggest reasons found to cause SIDS is premature birth and unsafe sleeping areas. With the Baby Box, they can improve the devastating numbers by giving parents a safe space for their child.
The boxes are made from durable cardboard and are intended to be used as the baby's bed for the first few months.
This is such an incredible idea! With this integration into the health system and being able to educate more parents about how to safely care for their child, hopefully we can see a significant reduction in the number of SIDS cases.