Our big family, our consistent and constant supporters, allow us to take you on an explorative journey of One Baby Box to show you what makes it so special.
One Baby Box is a concept based on an 80 years old Finnish model that believes in an equal start of life for all babies; a model that has gone on to spread to over 80 different countries around the world. Our project took inspiration from this successful model and reshaped it to fit the Egyptian demographic, in terms of needs and challenges.
One Baby Box contains everything new or expectant parents could possibly need for the first 6 months of the tumultuous journey of introducing their precious babies to the world. 46 essential items that were carefully handpicked, designed, and included in the box to ensure families have all the support they need to provide their newborns with healthy, happy and equitable “babyhood”s, all while upholding the three key principles of safety, elegance and comfort.
The box itself has at least 3 uses:
1. The box can be used as a sturdy storage container for children’s toys and belongings as they grow up
2. The box is also designed to serve as the baby’s first bed! Newborns only need a cozy enclosed space to sleep in for the first 6 months of their lives. With its own custom made mattress and bed cover, this sleeping space reduces the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) by protecting the baby from the risks of accidental asphyxia that could result from sharing a bed with parents. This actually accounts for 80% of all sudden and unexpected deaths among infants.
3. The box itself constitutes a painting canvas as it’s covered with doodles that could be colored in and painted over by the baby’s siblings and family members in a fun activity celebrating the family’s newest addition!
One Baby Box also includes a nursing cover and a breast pump as well as bottles and ziplock bags to store the breast milk in. The stored breast milk can be kept in the fridge for up to 24 hours or in the freezer for up to 6 months. You will also find a special brush in the box to wash milk bottles before boiling them for safety. We have also included a feeding bib to protect babies’ clothes from any accidental spills.
One Baby Box has also got everything from diaper changing, clothing, bathing and hygiene covered! The contents of the box include a changing mat, rash cream, essential bath-time items and various clothing articles suitable for all seasons.
We also consider the mental and physical development of babies a priority. As such, we have provided a set of tools, such as a wooden baby gym, to entertain babies and promote their growth and development.
Last but not least, One Baby Box includes a “memory book” which we consider a specially designed gift for families, to document their newborns’ every milestone. They can write, paint, and paste pictures on any of the book’s pages to commemorate special moments and tell a story.
One Baby Box acts as an “Equitable Childhood Starter Kit"and with your continuous support and endorsement, we will be able to provide +100 One baby Boxes for newborns in marginalized areas from all over Egypt with the start of life they deserve, regardless of their families’ socioeconomic backgrounds or geographic locations.