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That the Family Friendly Coalition has partnered with CCRR to be distributors of Baby Boxes? Contact CCRR at 250-785-5701 for more information

THE BABY BOX

The Baby Box Co., inspired by a Finnish tradition, is an innovative, integrated program equipping parents with education and resources to give their babies a safe start in life. Baby Boxes can be used as a safe sleep space for a baby's first five to six months of life.

Our Baby Boxes, made from durable cardboard, are proactively certified to meet all applicable tenets of the safety standards for bassinets set by the Consumer Product Safety Commision (CPSC), ASTM International (a global standards organization), as well as Health Canada and European Union (EN) Standard regulations. The Baby Box Co. further champions infant safety by emphasizing natural, predominantly organic products which includes none of the following: PBDE flame retardants, ozone depleters (CFCs), formaldehyde, prohibited phthalates, mercury, lead or heavy metals. The mattresses are firm foam pads which have been independently certified as non-toxic and safe by CertiPUR-US laboratories.

THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION

While parents love our Baby Boxes filled with premium products, the boxes aren’t “magic” on their own. We believe it is the education and close communication with local healthcare providers through Baby Box University which is at the center our program.

We partner with hospitals, government agencies and nonprofit organizations across the globe to distribute free Baby Boxes and customize our online education by working with regional doctors and educators to craft community-centric courses.

One of our main goals is educating parents on safe sleep practices in an effort to help reduce SIDS. We believe the education component of our initiative is equally, if not more, important as providing physical resources to improve overall child health care outcomes.

Baby Box University offers video content, guides and tutorials such as brain development activities, breastfeeding resources, early father engagement tips and much more, to empower parents with broader knowledge on how to best care for their infants.

HOW TO GET A BOX

Find out where we currently have active free baby box programs. In order to get a free box, you’ll have to complete your community’s online course at Baby Box University first. And if our Baby Boxes aren’t available for free near you yet, you can always purchase one. Even if there isn’t an active free box program in your area and you buy a box, you can still access the educational content on Baby Box University for free.

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Family Friendly Coalition

The Family Friendly Coalition is an Early Childhood Development Initiative dedicated to providing all children with a good start in life. It helps ensure that children ages 0-6 develop the emotional, social, cognitiive and physical skills they need as they enter school. Our committee is a community based partnership made up of Not for Profits, that meet once a month. Our vision is connect families to their neighbourhood, so they can build relationships and create a network in which will support their children. We are funded by Success by 6 and Children First Initiatives.

Fort St John

Welcome to Family Friendly Fort St John. The purpose of this website is to connect your family to the neighbourhood and make you feel welcome. The Spotlight section highlights upcoming events around town. The Directory lists local Service Providers if you're looking for a service/program. The Calendar gives you a breakdown of the week so you can plan activities for your family at a glance! The Training Calendar is a resource for upcoming workshops/training.