Baby Box scheme launched in Leeds to reduce infant deaths

Hospitals in Leeds are starting to give out free Baby Boxes as part of a programme in a bid to reduce the number of infant deaths across the county.

The Baby Box Co. provides the kit, which doubles as an infant sleeping space and contains useful information and products for families.

The aim of the programme is to encourage early engagement with maternity services and access to care for all pregnant women.

In order to receive a free Baby Box, expecting parents will need to complete the Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust syllabus on.

Upon completion, they will receive a certificate that can be redeemed for their free Baby Box.