Rhode Island Resource Directory

A Guide to Services Associated with RI 2-1-1

Baby Furniture

Code: BM-3000.2000-100

Programs that pay for or provide new or secondhand cribs, bassinets, strollers and other furniture that has been designed for infants/babies. Also included are Baby Box programs that provide sturdy cardboard boxes in which newborns can safely sleep during the first months of life. The boxes come with a firm mattress, a waterproof cover and a fitted sheet, and may include necessities like diapers, wipes, breast cream, breast pads, a onesie and an activity cart. The goal of the project is to reduce the incidence of infant mortality and possibly Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) (also know as Sudden, Unexplained Infant Death – SUID) as occurred in Finland where the boxes were originally introduced.

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