Baby Box is a simple concept which has been in existence for more than 75 years. It all started in Finland where expectant mothers were given a Baby Box by the state that serves as a starter kit for their new baby. It contains clothes, blankets, and other newborn necessities, and the Baby Box itself – which is lined with a mattress is used as the child’s first bed. It is believed that these Baby Boxes have helped Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates.
Baby Box Queenstown Lakes sees the potential of this great concept and wishes to take it a step further – to utilise the Baby Box to provide a vital connection to our place, our people and services available when a newborn joins a family.
We are the Baby Box Charitable Trust and it is our intention that every newborn in the Queenstown Lakes District receives a Baby Box to welcome them to our community.