The specially designed Baby Box comes complete with a brand new mattress and sheet. We will then stuff the boxes full of good quality second hand clothes, blankets, nappies, wipes, bibs, towels, toiletries, booties, bibs and a teddy.
The Baby Box becomes the baby's first bed and the contents are all essential items for the first few months of a baby's life.
We will buy the Baby Boxes from a British company who use ethically sourced material. www.britishbabybox.com
We will give the Baby Boxes free of charge to mums-to-be in Hertfordshire who are 32+ weeks pregnant and able to meet at least one of the following critera:
- Claiming benefits
- Homeless or living in temporary accomodation
- Refugee & Asylum Seeker
- U16yrs old
The Baby Box idea originated in Finland in 1938 and has greatly contributed towards the reduction in the infant mortality there. Similar schemes run in different countries but we are the first charity in England to launch this scheme.
We are a registered charity serving our community as a Pregnancy Crisis & Support Centre offering life-changing emotional and practical support to anyone facing a pregnancy-related challenge, for example unplanned pregnancy, miscarriage, postnatal depression.
We offer free counselling to support people emotionally and the Baby Boxes will support people practically. We have a Mother & Baby Charity Shop which is where we will receive donations of good quallity second hand items to fill the Baby Box with.
Our website has full details of our charity and of the scheme