New Jersey gives out free baby boxes in move to lower infant mortality rates
- New Jersey will give baby boxes to new parents
- The box is filled with baby essentials and serves as a safe sleeping space
(CNN)Babies born in New Jersey this year will go home with a sturdy, safe box to sleep in and additional newborn essentials — all for free. On Thursday, the Garden State became the first in the US to launch a universal baby box program in an attempt to reduce infant mortality rates.