New Jersey to Offer Baby Boxes for New Parents

The program will distribute baby boxes filled with diapers and other newborn necessities to all new parents in New Jersey who complete a free online parenting education course.
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and that is take a look at this image. See the baby in the box. Oh, the baby. Yes, could every new parent in the country soon have one of these boxes? It's called very simply the baby box. And it is in New Jersey, first Tate to provide them for free to new parents and, Dr. Besser, these boxes are designed for serious issue, sids. They are. I love this project and I'm from New Jersey, very proud of new Jersey for taking this on. Oh, wow, here it is. Sids is a big issue, 3500 babies die from it every year and a lot could be prevented if you do the right thing. Take a look. It has a lot of things in there. And a baby. And a baby. Cardboard, though. It's cardboard but, you know, it comes with sids prevention. It has all the things you need to know about. A firm mattress with a tight fitted sheet. The things that are in here are things that help with sids prevention. In order to get one of these boxes, you have to take a 15-minute online course that talks to you about the things you need to do. One is you want your baby to be put down in bed on their back every time. Poor baby. I'm sorry, baby, in a setting where the mattress is tight. Where there's no bumpers, no stuffed animals. Oh, sorry. Sorry about that. That's a doll. It's got information there about breast-feeding which cuts your rate of sids by 50%. Information on stopping smoking which reduces your rate. It has a pacifier, giving your baby a pacifier reduces risk. It makes it so that every family -- portable. Can put it next to your bed so they're next to you. Apologies baby annabelcher. Baby annabelcher is doing fine. This took off and was a huge success in Finland. Do you see that translating here. They have a high rate of sids and the rates came down and also have universal prenatal care so it's not clear. I think this could end up being cool. I think it's cool. I'd love to have one of these when my kids were little. We can't tell but you just had a baby not long ago. Congratulations. That was a year ago. As a new mother how do you feel. The most important part that online course parents have to complete to get the box. The education is so important. Like you just said pacifiers reduce sids. I didn't know that. I thought they keep your kid quiet. That's why I used them. It's a mute button. That helps a lot. You know, the products are cool. But I think as a new parent you tend to get overwhelmed with products and I remember my doctor saying all you need is a blanket and a boob. Just like relax, that's all you need -- Some things don't change, by the way. You know, I thought the pacifier was for the same reason too.

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