december 2017

Marqevia Johnson uses a Pack ‘N Play portable crib for her 2-month-old son, Cody, to sleep in, but often puts him down for naps in what is essentially a cardboard box.

She likes the box bed because it’s small and simple and easy to carry.

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december 2017

This year, 12 infants in the city died while sleeping -- a frightening increase compared with 7 deaths in 2016.

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may 2017

"I've been in maternal and child health advocacy for at least the last 6 years after the death of my daughter because I never wanted another family to go through that traumatic experience," said Roberts, the founder & CEO of Touching Young Lives, Inc.

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november 2017

It's a lightweight box designed to keep babies well-positioned for safe sleep, as a means of preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. 

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august 2017

“I want to show that anybody, at any economic level can use this baby box,” she says. “My mission has always been to prevent others from experiencing the same pain that I did.” Shantell Roberts

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april 2017

The project aims to encourage safe sleep for infants and is a spinoff of a baby box concept seen in Finland. About 40,000 boxes are given out each year and the program is believed to be one of the contributing factors to Finland's low infant mortality rates.

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