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How safe is the

Baby Box

How safe is the Baby Box content?

We know it’s very important that parents feel reassured about the Baby Box and its contents. That’s why we have worked with British Safety Standards to ensure the box meets all safety requirements including testing of construction, specification, load and stability. The Scottish Baby Box is marked with the European Standard on Cribs and Cradles for Domestic use BS EN 1130 accreditation, making it the first non-commercial box in the world to achieve this accreditation. All safety instructions and labelling can be found inside the box.

Safety is everything and we will ensure that Scotland’s Baby Box complies with any new standards that are developed and introduced specifically for baby boxes.

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The testing process

The testing extended to the individual components that make up the box. Both the cardboard and the ink used were tested separately and the accreditation certificates can be found on the links below. Securing accreditation is always the responsibility of manufacturers and the Scottish Government has only included items in the Baby Box that have the relevant safety certificates.

Your baby's safety

There’s nothing more important that the health and safety of your baby and that’s why we’ve made sure it meets all available standards. Specific elements of the design including the height of the sides of the box were set in order to meet the standards required to achieve the BSEN1130 safety accreditation. The Baby Box, and its associated bedding, is intended to offer a safe sleeping place when used in accordance with other safe sleeping practices.

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