As Popularity Of Baby Boxes Grows, Skeptics Say More Testing Is Needed
When Maisha Watson heard about baby boxes, her first reaction was: "Why would I want to put my baby in a box?"
She was talking with Marcia Virgil — "Miss Marcia" to her clients — a family support worker with the Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative.
True, it's a cardboard box, Miss Marcia told her. But it's also a safe place for a baby to sleep: It comes with a firm mattress and a snug sheet, in line with American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations meant to protect against sleep-related deaths, including sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS.