The number of babies in Bexar County, Texas who do not live long enough to celebrate their first birthday is higher than the national average, which points to the significance behind ‘Baby Boxes’ as a crucial educational platform that teaches parents how to provide a safe sleep environment. Dr. Sanjie Garza-Cox, MEDNAX-affiliated neonatologist at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas and president of Baby Education for South Texas (B.E.S.T.), says “these boxes are very important to remind parents what a safe sleeping environment is, and it’s a great model for us to remember – we expect them to have simply the flat mattress with a sheet and just a wearable blanket around the baby.”

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