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Safe sleep program expands in U.S.Cardboard boxes certainly aren't new technology. The idea for baby boxes started in Finland in the 1930s, and is tied to a sharp drop in sudden infant deaths, according to Dr. Kathryn McCans, a pediatrician who chairs New Jersey's Child Fatality and Near Fatality Review Board.The boxes provide a clutter-free sleep space that has been shown to reduce accidental and unexpected deaths, she said.McCans says the complimentary items like diapers and onesies are nice, but the more important objective behind the boxes is bringing down infant deaths and grounding parents on safe sleep practices: Place babies on their backs to sleep; don't use bumpers in cribs; keep stuffed animals and blankets out of infants' sleep spaces; avoid sleeping in the same bed as infants.To get the boxes, prospective moms can register through babyboxuniversity.com,
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