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FREE Baby Box for new parents - full of helpful advice and supplies @ Babyboxuniversity

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Posted 2nd Sep 2018
I found this great offer for all new parents who need some advice and some essential supplies such as a few free nappies and a nicely decorated box to lay your baby down in.
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Got one of these was perfect too put the baby in when we moved house.
In Scotland every baby gets one from the government already.
holeymoley1802/09/2018 15:24

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But this free baby box has nothing to do with the fact Scotland get them for free. This is a private company
walsall12302/09/2018 14:50

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It’s a private company who get paid to include products in the box for advertising.
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Got one of these was perfect too put the baby in when we moved house.
Seems this is only in England according to their FAQs.
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In Scotland every baby gets one from the government already.
Need to watch 17 short videos and then get quizzes right. I could do with a box ad my little one doesn't like her moses basket, prefers a bed or her pushchair
You have to pay postage fee. I’ve just received mine. There was only two small samples of a sachet of cream but there’s a mattress and a small muslin blanket.
I got one of these recently. There was no where to collect it near me, so I had to pay around $7 for delivery. It came with a mattress and sheet, so it's not bad for a safe second option to put a baby in, but not free in all areas.
Omg do these come with babies???
I collected mine for free from our local doctors. They are good for free
walsall12302/09/2018 14:50

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It’s a private company who get paid to include products in the box for advertising.
I got one of these a few weeks ago, it's gone to the mother-in-laws ready for when we go and stay with the baby. I had to pay for postage, doesn't come with much but it's a good size box with mattress and sheet
holeymoley1802/09/2018 15:24

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But this free baby box has nothing to do with the fact Scotland get them for free. This is a private company
elliott3163 h, 42 m ago

Got one of these was perfect too put the baby in when we moved house.


This is why I love this site.
cabbagekitten3 h, 17 m ago

Omg do these come with babies???



You need to have a stork stopping by at your chimney first.
If you disregard all of the controversy over the UK political system, this box is still a great place to let your baby sleep that is safe and is aimed at reducing the liklihood of SIDS. And it provided parents with useful information that can really save lives! But I guess that because it isn't a cheap chocolate bar, the majority of the people on here simply criticise and hijack the post...
Thanks just watched the videos and completed the quiz. Have to pick up my box from a local community center
StephenMatthews02/09/2018 15:15

It’s a private company who get paid to include products in the box for a …It’s a private company who get paid to include products in the box for advertising.


Do they force you to give out your contact details for future spamming, a la Bounty et al?
greendayadam39 m ago

If you disregard all of the controversy over the UK political system, this …If you disregard all of the controversy over the UK political system, this box is still a great place to let your baby sleep that is safe and is aimed at reducing the liklihood of SIDS. And it provided parents with useful information that can really save lives! But I guess that because it isn't a cheap chocolate bar, the majority of the people on here simply criticise and hijack the post...


Yes, not got a huge knowledge of children myself and hopefully not for a while; but remember reading that many countries who use these have very low SIDS. Hope everyone who can takes advantage of this.
engladesh4 h, 15 m ago

Need to watch 17 short videos and then get quizzes right. I could do with …Need to watch 17 short videos and then get quizzes right. I could do with a box ad my little one doesn't like her moses basket, prefers a bed or her pushchair



If your little one prefers the box over the expensive bed or basket you bought for them, you might have a cat
lf1983lf38 m ago

Do they force you to give out your contact details for future spamming, a …Do they force you to give out your contact details for future spamming, a la Bounty et al?


I haven’t had anything from them.
We had one for our little one (hes 18months now) Fantastic for safe sleeping for the little one. No clutter or mess just a safe place for baby to rest. Really recommend it to those with/expecting babies. Also as they get to big for it they like to climb around in it and have loads of fun
timtamd02/09/2018 17:12

But this free baby box has nothing to do with the fact Scotland get them …But this free baby box has nothing to do with the fact Scotland get them for free. This is a private company


Their not “free” cost taxpayer £150 per box for about £40 worth of goods and private companies have always given freebies to new mums in the hope they will buy their products
belturnbull5 m ago

Their not “free” cost taxpayer £150 per box for about £40 worth of goods an …Their not “free” cost taxpayer £150 per box for about £40 worth of goods and private companies have always given freebies to new mums in the hope they will buy their products


Show me the proof they cost £150. It’s some corrugated cardboard and a tiny mattress.
A simple google search will prove it and it looks like it’s £160 per £8,000,000 per year, and your reply is my exact point!
Does it come with a lid
Stv00002/09/2018 20:54

Does it come with a lid


With some holes for air
There are no studies or evidence that these baby boxes reduce sids when compared with sleeping in a purpose built cot. I believe they originate from finland after worldwar 2, they were introduced in an effort to reduce infant mortality. I believe infant mortality dropped after the introduction but this was at a time when people were sleeping with their babies in their own beds and the poor often couldn't afford clothes for their babies etc. They are a nice thing as they come with lots of freebies but before you let your baby sleep in one do some research.
7.95$ delivery fee -_-

Their UK office is 16 minutes drive from my house!

I'll call them and see what they say.
Edited by: "Giwin" 2nd Sep 2018
Link to products I'm guessing it's the first box as it's the cheapest that we'll receive
I love this idea. My friend had one. I think they're fab
belturnbull02/09/2018 20:37

A simple google search will prove it and it looks like it’s £160 per £8 …A simple google search will prove it and it looks like it’s £160 per £8,000,000 per year, and your reply is my exact point!


Where?

Baby Box Co is a privately funded company. It generates money through deals with large companies to promote their products and charity initiatives with them. The boxes are nowhere near comparable to Scotland's or Finland's but these are free and privately funded. The freebies aren't amazing (there's some cream, nappies, wipes and some other stuff), but many cannot afford a safe space to sleep so it is a great idea.

Source: I volunteered with a place that gave them out
25 videos later and a quiz completed and I need to pay about $8 postage or drive over 45 mins to collect...not very free for a cardboard box... I'll grab a used banana box next time I'm at the supermarket!
Instead if getting one by one of samples as freebies, it's collated in a basket.
Quite handy for the needed to start parenting..
timtamd15 h, 11 m ago

But this free baby box has nothing to do with the fact Scotland get them …But this free baby box has nothing to do with the fact Scotland get them for free. This is a private company


Yes they went rather off topic there, guess that's why it was deleted. Or maybe it was deleted after they realised that prescription charges are inelastic and may actually cost the NHS more on the long term from noncompliance as people don't take their meds to save cash and that it's only really tax payers who pay as over 60s, kids, jobseekers and so on get free prescriptions.

And car park fees discourage visitors and are charged to staff who then pay to work, if they can even find a space once they've paid. And leads to congestion on local roads as people try and find free parking.

And the fact that we all used to get free further and higher education back in the day... And even free grants!

Oops I went off topic too.
cabbagekitten2nd Sep 2018

Omg do these come with babies???


No you have to put in the hard work and fill it yourself.
Will this be ok for Guinea pigs, I see the walls are already decorated which is a bonus
I use mine as a toy box now. Useful but heavy if you are collecting yourself from a centre. Some centre’s hand it out once presented with certificates. It is quite good to fit a big baby and comes with a mattress and sheet and a Muslin that’s it. Few vouchers
Sharpharp52 m ago

Will this be ok for Guinea pigs, I see the walls are already decorated …Will this be ok for Guinea pigs, I see the walls are already decorated which is a bonus


They do tend to chew things, so cardboard may not be the best solution
timtamd18 h, 7 m ago

But this free baby box has nothing to do with the fact Scotland get them …But this free baby box has nothing to do with the fact Scotland get them for free. This is a private company



belturnbull9 h, 54 m ago

Maybe you should actually read my comment first as I was clearly referring …Maybe you should actually read my comment first as I was clearly referring to the scot government one which people claim is “free” and is actually a monumental waste of taxpayers money, which would be better spent on actual nurses/midwives. By the way absolutely no problem with private companies giving them out.


How dare the Scottish government spend money trying to reduce infant mortality whilst I personally don't have any children. Also, I am never ill so it is ridiculous that I have to pay to fund the NHS. All my tax should be put into worthwhile projects that benefit me directly, such as invading foreign countries nautical nuclear novelty toys and providing massive tax breaks for the banking sector. As it turns out however, Scotland does spent its money on extra midwives and nurses and has been mitigating the disastrous UK decision to slash student nurses bursaries in an attempt to ensure we sustain the numbers when a brexit we never voted for cripples the NHS.

By the way, Scotland has only been 'subsidised' by the tax payer for the last 4 years. The 40 prior years, they provided the subsidies so perhaps you can check your daily mail faux outrage at the door and learn not to just read the first result on Google. Also, your government can afford to provide all these 'free hand outs', it's just that they chose not to and instead subsidise the banking sector since if history has taught us anything , it is that gambling is the perfect measure to base your economy on. London, the South East and Scotland (prior to 2014) have been the only profitable 'regions' in the UK for decades and as such get a disproportionate amount of funding to encourage this growth. Rest assured, the second Barnsley discovers oil, it will be privelage to the dubious attentions of her magesties government plc.
belturnbull9 h, 55 m ago

Maybe you should actually read my comment first as I was clearly referring …Maybe you should actually read my comment first as I was clearly referring to the scot government one which people claim is “free” and is actually a monumental waste of taxpayers money, which would be better spent on actual nurses/midwives. By the way absolutely no problem with private companies giving them out.


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