The Baby Box is made from special, durable cardboard and come with a firm mattress, waterproof cover and a cotton sheet. It will be available to every mother who gives birth at City Hospital, in Winson Green.
Read More Birmingham doctor: There is strong evidence from Finland, where the Baby Box originates, that the box may prevent some of these deaths.
The infant mortality rate in Finland was recorded as 2. Pictured new mother Alisha Edwards, 17, with her three-week old son Logan Edmunds at the launch of a new Baby Box initiative for all new moms to get a baby box which helps cut down the rates of infant death.
Once they have viewed all footage, they will then be given a certificate and can receive their box, which will also contain other goodies. Around 5, babies are born each year at City Hospital, and come from the Sandwell and West Birmingham area.
Grieving mum-to-be Katie Webb, from Tividale, said the box may have saved the life of her newborn Lola-Mae Burke, who died 17 days after she was born in March this year.
Lola-Mae Burke, who died aged 17 days. Her mum Katie Webb has welcomed the Baby Box scheme which aims to reduce cot death.
The Baby Box is very, very close to my heart. I am expecting my baby son in March next year, so anything that will help me keep him safe is good.
Charity bosses say they have 'watched with concern' as such products have recently gained in popularity. However, you can significantly reduce the chance of SIDS occurring by following safer sleep advice. Do not share a bed with your baby if you or your partner has been drinking, is a smoker, has been taking drugs or is extremely tired or if your baby was premature or of low birth weight, as these babies are at a higher risk of SIDS.
She watched me tidying the room, and had a good feed before I changed her nappy and we had a cuddle. I put her down to sleep and sang her a nursery rhyme. She snuggled down and went to sleep. The rest of it is very hazy. All I know is I lost my baby girl, and I want her back. My birthday was in August, and I remember thinking, there is nothing in the world I want for my birthday, all I want is to have her warm in my arms.
Read More Hospital trust is appealing for volunteers to help with a pamper day Elaine said: They simply tap in the code onto the website to access a series of educational short videos, which have been created by our clinicians. Once they have watched them, they are given a certificate to print off and they are then ready to have their box. Like us on Facebook.
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