British Baby Box is set to lead a British Standard initiative following concerns raised by the Lullaby Trust.
We are now working with the cot death charity to create a set of safety benchmarks for baby boxes in light of the fact that nursery furniture regulations currently apply to just traditional cots, cribs and bassinets.
Our business is one of the only companies worldwide to meet the highest safety standards possible here in the UK, including a specific British safety standard for mattresses.
But we agree with the Lullaby Trust that a specific standard for baby boxes is required to reassure parents.
Yesterday, the Lullaby Trust urged health and social care professionals who distribute the boxes, as well as parents who are considering using or purchasing a baby box, to ensure the box and mattress comply with British and European Standards.
There is a specific standard for mattresses – which we meet – but there is not one for baby boxes and this is something we want to push for. In fact, we plan to be at the forefront of developing this with experts.
We are mothers first and businesswomen second and commitment to safety has always been our primary concern.
That is why our baby boxes comply with all existing British and European trading standard regulations and safety credentials, unlike many of our competitors.
Baby boxes can be used as a bed and have been given to new parents by some NHS trusts including Ipswich and Colchester.
Francine Bates, chief executive of The Lullaby Trust, confirmed that the charity will be joining British Baby Box in calling for a standard to be developed for baby boxes through the British Standards Institute.
The British Baby Box company will be including the Lullaby Trust’s new guidelines for sleeping a baby in a box.
If you have any queries, do not hesitate to contact us for more information on our safety credentials.