What is a Sleepy Baby Box?

1. The baby box concept was first introduced by the Finland government in 1938 as a measure to reduce infant deaths.  

2. The Sleepy Baby Box is a safe, secure, sleeping space for your baby from birth through 6-8 months of age. 

3. The Sleepy Baby Box comes with a toxin free, firm, foam mattress pad that reduces the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. 

4. The Sleepy Baby Box has full side walls which prevents the baby from becoming wedged in the railing. 

5. The Sleepy Baby Box has two side handles which makes it a portable sleeping space that is great for trips to the park, camping trips, vacations, or grandparent’s house.  

6. The Sleepy Baby Box is a great gift for new babies or expecting parents or grandparents. 

7. The Sleepy Baby Box comes with a secure lid which transforms the baby box into a memory box or storage box. 

8. Sleepy Baby Boxes are made in the USA are the most affordable baby boxes in the world. 

9. Every Sleepy Baby Box comes with foam mattress pad, 100% cotton fitted sheet, water resistant mattress cover, and a Safe Sleep Handbook for parents.

10. Every Sleepy Baby Box comes with a FREE membership to Medela's Breastfeeding University.

Adult beds increase SIDS risks

Bed sharing and Co-sleeping

It is important to be aware that adult beds were not designed to assure infants safety!  Whether breast feeding or bottle feeding babies should always sleep alongside the mother on a separate surface rather than in the bed.

When you sleep close enough to your baby that you can see, hear, touch or smell each other, it’s called co-sleeping. Bed-sharing is a kind of co-sleeping. It’s when babies and parents sleep together in the same bed. Some studies show that bed-sharing is the most common cause of death in babies, especially babies younger than 3 months old. Room-sharing is another kind of co-sleeping. It means your baby sleeps in her own bassinet or crib placed close to your bed in the same room.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (also called AAP) recommends room-sharing without bed-sharing. Room-sharing may lower your baby’s risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of death. SIDS is the unexplained death of a baby younger than 1 year old. Bed-sharing may put your baby at risk for SIDS and other dangers, like suffocation (not being able to breathe). 

Using a Sleepy Baby Box removes the difficult choice to cosleep /bed share with your infant. Just put it next to your bed and sleep soundly knowing that there is no chance of suffocating your baby.

Putting a baby to sleep on their back lowers SIDS risks!

Although there is no 100% way to prevent SIDS, there is a lot you can do lower your baby’s risk. A 0-12 month baby’s risk of SIDS is much higher any time he sleeps on his side or stomach. (A baby placed on his side can roll over on his stomach.) These positions put your baby’s face in the mattress or sleeping area, which can smother him.

Every time you put your baby in his baby box or crib to sleep -- for naps, at night, or any time -- lay him down on his back. Tell anyone who takes care of your baby how essential it is to lay your sleeping baby on his back each time. That includes grandparents, babysitters and childcare providers. When a baby who usually sleeps on his back is suddenly laid on his stomach to sleep, the risk of SIDS is much higher.

If you’re worried your baby might choke while sleeping on his back, don't be. Choking is very rare, and healthy babies tend to swallow or cough up fluids automatically. If you’re concerned, ask your pediatrician about elevating the head of your baby's bed.

Once your baby can roll over both ways, which usually happens around 6 months, he may not want to stay on his back. It’s fine to let him choose his own sleep position once he knows how to roll over.

Adopted from: http://www.webmd.com/parenting/baby/sleep-naps-12/sids-prevention