COLUMBUS DISPATCH: Can gift sleeping boxes reduce Ohio baby deaths?

March 8, 2017

COLUMBUS DISPATCH: Can gift sleeping boxes reduce Ohio baby deaths?

JoAnne Viviano

March 8, 2017

A Los Angeles company is working with hospitals and health departments in Ohio to give away cardboard box beds for every newborn in the state this year in an effort to reduce the high infant-mortality rate.

Supporters say these beds — inspired by boxes provided to every newborn in Finland for decades — can be used during an infant’s first months to reduce the risk of sleep-related deaths.

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