The Baby Box originated in Finland many years ago as a free resource for new parents. In October 2016 The Baby Box program became available to all expectant parents in Alberta.
The Baby Box itself provides a safe place for all babies to sleep, regardless of socioeconomic status. Include in The Baby Box is also a variety of products like diapers, resources, items for mom and more. The best thing about The Baby Box is that it is 100% free.
Originally the program was set to end on Oct 1st of this year, however, this amazing program has been extended indefinitely.
How to sign up for The Baby Box
Sign up for Baby Box University
Go to http://www.babyboxuniversity.com to create an account.
Read through the series of required modules
Going through the series of educational material will take you about 10 minutes. Once you are finished the certificate will be emailed to you. Make sure you bring it with you when you pick up your Baby Box or take a screen shot.
Pick up your Baby Box
See which of the distribution centers are closest to you through The Baby Box online map. There are several locations Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove, Morinville and more.
The Baby Box program has been a great resource for parents in Edmonton and it is awesome that this program has been extended and that there are more and more locations becoming pick-up locations. If you know of someone expecting, make sure you let them know about this program!
If you live outside of Alberta, there are other provinces that have started to offer The Baby Box as well. Now sure if it’s available where you live, follow The Baby Box Canada Facebook page.