WHAT IS THE BOX:

 

Berkshire Baby Box will provide expectant moms with a Bed Box, manufactured by The Baby Box Company (www.babyboxco.com).  The Bed Box serves primarily as a safe, comfortable place, similar to a bassinet, for infants up to 8 months old.

 

The Baby Box Company assures that their boxes have passed rigorous inspection: all materials from the ink on the exterior of the boxes to the glue used in their production are non-toxic and environmentally safe.

The Boxes conform with the recommendation for safe sleep standards put forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics. 

 

The mattresses provided by The Baby Box Company are firm foam pads which have been independently certified as non-toxic and safe by CertiPUR laboratories. Specifically, CertiPUR certifies that they adhere to the following:

 

- No PBDE flame retardants

- No prohibited phthalates

- No ozone depleters (CFCs)

- No mercury, lead or heavy metals

- No formaldehyde

 

Each Baby Box includes a firm mattress and fitted sheet.  Experts recommend using a safety-approved Baby Box or crib, covered by a fitted sheet.

 

Most parents use their Baby Box as a safe spot for baby to sleep at night, typically keeping it right next to their bed.

 

Parents also use the Baby Box as a place for baby to relax or nap during the day; and might keep the Baby Box in the kitchen or living room while they are going about their daily routine.  Baby can rest safely while mom and dad are cooking, folding laundry, taking care of other kids, and so on.

 

Once the baby has outgrown the box, it can be re-purposed as a toy box or storage container.

WHAT’S IN THE BOX:

 

The Baby Box Company (www.babyboxco.com) box includes the firm mattress, mattress cover, fitted sheet, and access to their online education program about pregnancy and parenting. 

 

To maximize the benefit of the Berkshire Baby Box, expectant moms receive their Boxes after participating in a parenting workshop.   These workshops, presented by local agencies throughout the county, focus on safe sleeping techniques, infant care and how to get the most out of the contents of the Box.

 

Every item we provide in the Box has been curated and each has a specific value.  For example, we include 2 baby board books in every Box, and the many facets of the value of reading to pre-verbal infants are introduced in these workshops, along with encouragement and support for how to begin the ritual of reading with newborns.  

 

Each Berkshire Baby Box will also include a List of Local Resources, Infant First Aid pamphlet, Breast-feeding Guide and some or all of the following, depending on funding:

 

Each Berkshire Baby Box will also include a List of Local Resources, Infant First Aid pamphlet, Breast-feeding Guide and some or all of the following, depending on funding:

 

Basic Layette:

Halo Sleep Sack

Cap

Bib

Burp Cloth

Extra Fitted Sheet

Baby Supplies:

2 Baby Books 

Baby Body Wash

Washcloth

Diapers

Baby Wipes

Diaper Rash Ointment

Washable breast pads

Maternity Sanitary Pads

Condoms

Donated by the KIWANIS:

One box of Outlet Plug Covers

One Safety Bath (Water Temperature Gauge) Rubber Ducky

 

17 Piece Deluxe Baby Healthcare & Grooming Kit:

nasal aspirator, digital thermometer with case,

soft-tip medicine dispenser, comfort tip medicine spoon with cap,

brush, comb, scissors, nail clipper, fingertip toothbrush, and emery boards

 

Includes a baby care wellness and safety guide

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WHAT’S IN THE BOX:

 

The Baby Box Company (www.babyboxco.com) box includes the firm mattress, mattress cover, fitted sheet, and access to their online education program about pregnancy and parenting. 

 

To maximize the benefit of the Berkshire Baby Box, expectant moms receive their Boxes after participating in a parenting workshop.   These workshops, presented by local agencies throughout the county, focus on safe sleeping techniques, infant care and how to get the most out of the contents of the Box.

 

Every item we provide in the Box has been curated and each has a specific value.  For example, we include 2 baby board books in every Box, and the many facets of the value of reading to pre-verbal infants are introduced in these workshops, along with encouragement and support for how to begin the ritual of reading with newborns.  

 

Each Berkshire Baby Box will also include a List of Local Resources, Infant First Aid pamphlet, Breast-feeding Guide and some or all of the following, depending on funding:

 

Each Berkshire Baby Box will also include a List of Local Resources, Infant First Aid pamphlet, Breast-feeding Guide and some or all of the following, depending on funding:

 

Basic Layette:

Halo Sleep Sack

Cap

Bib

Burp Cloth

Extra Fitted Sheet

Baby Supplies:

2 Baby Books 

Baby Body Wash

Washcloth

Diapers

Baby Wipes

Diaper Rash Ointment

Washable breast pads

Maternity Sanitary Pads

Condoms

Donated by the KIWANIS:

One box of Outlet Plug Covers

One Safety Bath (Water Temperature Gauge) Rubber Ducky

 

17 Piece Deluxe Baby Healthcare & Grooming Kit:

nasal aspirator, digital thermometer with case,

soft-tip medicine dispenser, comfort tip medicine spoon with cap,

brush, comb, scissors, nail clipper, fingertip toothbrush, and emery boards

 

Includes a baby care wellness and safety guide

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WHAT’S IN THE BOX:

 

The Baby Box Company (www.babyboxco.com) box includes the firm mattress, mattress cover, fitted sheet, and access to their online education program about pregnancy and parenting. 

 

To maximize the benefit of the Berkshire Baby Box, expectant moms receive their Boxes after participating in a parenting workshop.   These workshops, presented by local agencies throughout the county, focus on safe sleeping techniques, infant care and how to get the most out of the contents of the Box.

 

Every item we provide in the Box has been curated and each has a specific value.  For example, we include 2 baby board books in every Box, and the many facets of the value of reading to pre-verbal infants are introduced in these workshops, along with encouragement and support for how to begin the ritual of reading with newborns.  

 

Each Berkshire Baby Box will also include a List of Local Resources, Infant First Aid pamphlet, Breast-feeding Guide and some or all of the following, depending on funding:

 

Each Berkshire Baby Box will also include a List of Local Resources, Infant First Aid pamphlet, Breast-feeding Guide and some or all of the following, depending on funding:

 

Basic Layette:

Halo Sleep Sack

Cap

Bib

Burp Cloth

Extra Fitted Sheet

Baby Supplies:

2 Baby Books 

Baby Body Wash

Washcloth

Diapers

Baby Wipes

Diaper Rash Ointment

Washable Breast Pads

Maternity Sanitary Pads

Condoms

Donated by the KIWANIS:

One box of Outlet Plug Covers

One Safety Bath (Water Temperature Gauge) Rubber Ducky

 

17 Piece Deluxe Baby Healthcare & Grooming Kit:

Nasal aspirator, digital thermometer with case,

soft-tip medicine dispenser, comfort tip medicine spoon with cap,

brush, comb, scissors, nail clipper, fingertip toothbrush, and emery boards

 

Includes a baby care wellness and safety guide​.

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Berkshire Baby Box is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides a safe sleeping space for newborns, essential items, and an educational component which connects parents to local resources and community support.

ATTEND A BABY BOX WORKSHOP

There are many Baby Box workshops scheduled throughout the county, where you will meet other expectant moms and local health practitioners.  These workshops will help prepare you for parenthood, introduce you to programs and resources available to new moms and families, and can help you avoid the feeling of isolation that often comes with having a new baby. CALL to find out when their next workshop will be held, and to let them know when you would like to attend.