Experts Skeptical About Much-Hyped Baby Boxes Promising To Reduce SIDS
The California-based Baby Box Co.'s product is untested and unregulated, they say.
Baby Boxes Are All The Buzz, But Are They Bunk?
If all goes to plan, more than 300,000 infants in the United States will sleep in cardboard boxes before year’s end. That’s according to a Los Angeles-based business called Baby Box Co., which is working with health organizations nationwide to give away thousands of boxes for parents to use as baby beds. It’s part of an educational model aimed at reducing sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, in the United States. But that idea doesn’t rest well with prominent doctors, researchers and organizations focused on SIDS, who characterize the boxes as untested and unregulated for infants. (Hafner, 3/30)