Safety & Integrity.... We buy the Baby Boxes from British Baby Box where the products comply with all British trading standard regulations and safety credentials. The Boxes do not contain any videos or persuasive promotions and are simply filled lovingly with blankets, clothes, vests, nappies and other things a mum-to-be might need for her newborn baby. The gifting of these baby boxes has been approved by Hertfordshire County Council.
Listen to our BBC Three Counties radio interview about our Baby Box project here....
What is a Baby Box?
A Baby Box is a specially designed large box that becomes the baby's first bed - it comes 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 Watford 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 Watford 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 Watford
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 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).
If you have any queries or questions regarding the Baby Boxes please contact Angela Such (Manager)
Tel: 01923 232179 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This project is supported by the Rosa Woman to Woman Fund.