What is a Baby Box?

A Baby Box is a specially designed large box that becomes the baby's first bed - we buy these from British Baby Box Company and they come with a brand new mattress, sheet and blanket and has passed all the relevant safety checks so it is suitable for a baby to sleep in.

The Baby Boxes given by Alternatives will then be stuffed full of other essential items for the first few months of a baby's life - such as sleep suits, vests, cardigans, bibs, blankets, towels, nappies, toiletries and a teddy.

The Baby Box takes up less space than a cot or a crib, and together with a brand new mattress, offers possibly the best place for a new born baby to sleep.

The Box and the items inside will save a great deal of money in the first few months of a baby's life and ensure that all babies have the essential items they need.

Who can apply for a Baby Box?

Alternatives would love to give a Baby Box as a gift to any mum-to-be who is 32+ weeks pregnant and meets at least one of the following criteria:

  • Claiming Benefits

  • Homeless/Living in Temporary Accommodation

  • A Refugee or Asylum Seeker

  • Under 16 years of age

In order to claim your FREE BABY BOX worth over £70, please print off and complete the referral form and submit to Alternatives Head Office

Could you Sponsor a Baby Box?

Each Baby Box costs the charity approximately £70. If you would like to sponsor a Baby Box or donate money towards a Baby Box we would love to hear from you. You might also like to fundraise for a Baby Box, if you require any information or leaflets for fundraising please do contact us on 01923 232179.

Donations towards Baby Boxes can be made by:

  • Cheques made payable to Alternatives Watford and posted to our Head Office at 15 Clarendon Road, Watford, WD17 1JR (Please write Baby Box on the reverse of the cheque)

  • By bank transfer: Account Number: 65488913 Sort Code: 08-92-99

Every penny donated towards the cost of a Baby Box is greatly appreciated and will make a big difference to a new born baby and their parent(s).

Thank you!

If you have any queries or questions regarding the Baby Boxes please contact Angela Such (Manager)

Tel:   01923 232179   Email: angela@alternativeswatford.co.uk

This project is supported by Watford Community Housing.