A simple cardboard box can help keep your baby safe | Editorial

A simple cardboard box, unadorned and free of blankets, pillows and stuffed animals, could save the lives of countless infants. But too few parents apparently are getting the message.

New Jersey lawmakers want the Department of Children and Families to better publicize an initiative that distributes free “baby boxes” to prevent crib death among the state’s newborns.

Legislation passed by the Assembly last week would require that the department post a link to an educational program that distributes the boxes, and would also ensure that new parents have access to information about safe-sleeping techniques.

While acknowledging that researchers do not know the exact …read more

Source: NJ.com Mercer

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