Have you heard of the Finnish concept of using a Baby Box as your newborn’s first bed? I had recently read an article about this and found the whole thing incredibly interesting. Studies have shown that putting a baby to sleep in a Baby Box can help reduce the causes associated with SIDS. When we were asked to try out the British Baby Box, I jumped at the chance of putting this concept to the test.
We’ve been using the Baby Box for the last few weeks and are absolutely in love. The standard box comes with a mattress and a fitted sheet. There is however also the option of upgrading the box to include blankets, bibs, sleep suits and much more. The Baby Box is extremely versatile and effectively so much more than just a box for baby to sleep in. Here is what we like about it the most:
- the box is extremely sturdy and well put together (we’ve been carrying it about a bit – from room to room and also in the garden – it still looks as good as when we received the box)
- the mattress and sheet are of very good quality
- when baby gets too big for the box it can be used as a storage box
- the simple design (grey stars on a white background) is very appealing
During the amazing sunny days we had recently, we took the box out in the garden a lot. Not only is our daughter very comfortable and content just lying in the box playing, but it also protects her. We have quite a few ants in the grass and I was never happy to just put her on a blanket – the box solves this problem perfectly.
With the Baby Box we were also kindly sent a Baby Annabell. Zapf is a brand we’ve been using for ages. Our older daughter has quite a few dolls created by Zapf and loves every single one of them dearly.
Baby Annabell Newborn is the smallest and most lightweight doll in the Baby Annabell range and especially designed for babies and young children. This is such a perfect first doll for our baby girl. The body is soft and can be washed and the PVC face is easily wiped clean. Our baby girl particularly loves the rattle that is included in the doll’s body.