Baby Box

Expectant parents in Ohio can take an online course through Baby Box University ( to earn a Baby Box, a durable cardboard box that can be used as a baby’s bed for the first months of life. The box also includes baby care products such as diapers, baby wipes, breastfeeding items, onesies, and more.

The goal of this free program is to lower infant mortality rates in Ohio by providing a safe sleeping arrangement.

To receive your FREE Baby Box:

  • Go to and register, making sure to include correct contact information, including mailing address.
  • Watch the 10-15 minute Ohio syllabus at which teaches prenatal health, breastfeeding, safe sleep practices and newborn care. You will receive a certificate of completion and select local pick-up or direct delivery of your Baby Box.
  • For direct delivery, a Baby Box will ship to the provided address. If local pick-up is selected, the Baby Box will be sent to the nearest participating distribution partner (