On March 29, 2017, Alabama became the third state in the nation to launch the Baby Box safe sleep program. The Department of Human Resources is the lead agency offering a Baby Box to all expecting and new parents in the state.
The goal of the Baby Box program is to provide parents the education and resources needed to ensure a safe sleep environment for their infant.
There are two options for claiming a baby box:
1. Expectant mothers and families with children up to 3 months old can go online to www.babyboxco.com to complete the 11 minute educational course, a short quiz and purchase a baby box.
2. Contact your local DHR office for assistance with safe sleep education, services and to pick up a free baby box. It is still encouraged that expectant mothers and families with children up to 3 months go online to www.babyboxco.com to complete the 11 minute educational course and a short quiz to learn more about safe sleep.
For more information contact Allison Foster at the Department of Human Resources at Allison.Foster@dhr.alabama.gov 334-353-4825.