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Company offers free baby boxes to Wisconsin parents

It provides a safe sleeping space for infants.
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Posted at 11:05 AM, Jan 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-30 13:03:24-05

MADISON, Wis. - The Baby Box Co. launched a statewide program on Tuesday to give away free baby boxes.

WISC-TV reports that the company hopes to help curb infant death rates and provide infants with a healthy start to life. 

In Wisconsin, about 1 in every 200 infants born die each year, with African American babies dying at three times that rate. Unsafe sleeping environments play a large role in these early deaths.

Wisconsin is the eighth state to offer families free boxes through the California-based company. 

The baby box provides a small, safe space for infants to sleep outside of their parents' bed. Having a baby sleep in a full-sized bed runs the risk of choking and suffocation from soft surfaces like pillows and blankets. 

In order to get a free baby box, register with the Baby Box University program online, watch the Wisconsin course and take a short quiz.