New to motherhood and uncertain of what products are truly essential for your little one? The Baby Box Co. has made sure to cover a few must haves for those first weeks with your new addition.
What is The Baby Box Co.?
It’s a company inspired by the 75 year old Finnish tradition of providing expectant mothers a box of necessary items — a “starter kit” for the new mom. Research has shown that once the boxes were introduced in Finland, infant mortality rates plummeted and the country is now considered one of the very best in the world in which to be a mother. The Baby Box Co. has taken the concept of this starter kit and brought it to the United States in a very unique and exciting way.
To introduce these boxes we’ve put together a list of the five most helpful products to have on-hand as a first-time mom. Plus, we wanted to give you a chance to nominate a new mother that you might know to win a box of her very own! Read on for details.
These are lightweight blankets that are multi-purposeful and extra soft. In addition to swaddling, they can be used to block sunlight while in a stroller and also used as a nursing cover if out in public.
Becoming sick is something that we all wish would never happen to a baby, but it is crucial to be prepared and know how to monitor the signs when it does. A thermometer and a nasal aspirator should be two of the first things that go in any baby healthcare kit.
Babies cannot control their arm movements, which means they often end up scratching their faces with tiny, razor-sharp nails. Mittens are an easy way to protect a baby’s delicate skin and sweet face.
Once you’ve been spit up on, you’ll never burp your baby again without a burp cloth in place. These are a necessity to have on hand for all sorts of quick clean-ups and unexpected messes.
A Safe Place
Determination to carry your baby around everywhere can only last so long without developing serious back pain. It isn’t safe to leave your baby unattended on a couch or a bed, and walking all the way to the nursery every time you need to do something isn’t realistic. Here’s where a bouncer or one of The Baby Boxes can come in handy to keep your bundle of joy in sight but out of arm.
Do you know of a new mom who could benefit from a Baby Box Co. delivery? Nominate her below with your reason why and we’ll pick a winner on this coming Mother’s Day, Sunday May 11th!
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