When my fourth…and last (definitely the last!) baby was born 9 months ago I dreaded the thoughts of preparing all the equipment needed for a newborn baby. I literally left it until the last week or so to pack my bag and get some clothes. Very unlike me as I like to be organised but I was just so wiped from the pregnancy and minding 3 other kids. The excitement just isn’t the same as the first baby…or second…poor 3rd and 4th kids don’t get as much enthusiasm. 😛
Anyway, I was lucky to get a moses basket and some clothes second hand. If it wasn’t for that I’d have been super unprepared and the poor 4th baby sleeping naked in a drawer! 😉
This brings me onto TheBabyBox.com a new Irish company selling Baby Boxes. This is originally a Finnish tradition where new parents are given a Baby Box by hospitals/ government, totally free as far as I know.
Inside there is a mattress, a mattress sheet, some baby clothes, nappies, muslin cloths, mittens, nappy cream and more so you have pretty much everything you would need for a newborn baby. No need to even buy a moses basket as the box is the crib for the baby to sleep in! Since being introduced in Finland in the 1930’s it has helped them achieve one of the world’s lowest mortality rates – that’s pretty amazing!
When babies outgrow the box as a place to sleep you can reuse it as a memory box for their hospital bracelet, first outfit, school things and more.
What I really love is that TheBabyBox.com has partnered with UNICEF Worldwide. For every Baby Box sold 10 vaccination kits will be distributed to third world countries. Each Vaccination Kit contains 3 Vaccines – one for Measles, one for Polio and one for Tetanus. The kits will ensure that 10 children are protected against these potentially fatal diseases.
To win your very own Baby Box for yourself, your partner or a friend all you have to do is leave a comment below telling me who you want to win it for!
IMPORTANT: Winner must be able to collect from a location in Dublin or alternatively, the winner can pay for delivery themselves.
Winner will be announced and contacted Tuesday 11th July 2017.
Good luck! Yaz x