Lake Country Doulas is now proudly distributing FREE baby boxes to our local community!
The tradition of baby boxes began in Finland 75 years ago. Their initiative started in attempts to lower the infant mortality rate in their country. Finland now has one of the lowest rates in the world! A fantastic organization called The Baby Box Co. has brought the same concept to North America! Now thousands of families in the US and Canada have received these boxes in preparation for their upcoming new addition to their family. The boxes themselves include a mattress and are a safe sleeping surface for a newborn. The box will also include free products a family with a newborn will need such as diapers, wipes, baby care products, onesies, etc. Have a look around their website for more information.
To claim your box you just have to follow three easy steps!
1. Visit www.babyboxuniversity.com and register on their website.
2. Watch the short educational videos provided for the Ontario, Canada Syllabus. Once you have watched them all you will be provided with a Certificate of Completion. You can screenshot or print this certificate.
3. Contact us by filling out the form below to let us know you would like to pick up your baby box! We will arrange pickup or drop off with you. We are located in Orillia. We also have a pick-up location in Barrie. Any expectant family in Ontario who has completed the Ontario Syllabus and has received a certificate is eligible to pick up a baby box from us, regardless of your location!
To be eligible for a baby box from The Baby Box Co. you must be currently expecting a baby or have a baby who is less than 3 months old. Please refer to www.babyboxco.com and www.babyboxuniversity.com for any questions about the boxes or their eligibility requirements.