smitten. the better baby box

safe sleep is simple with the smitten baby box

We’re here to take the guesswork out of safe sleep. Other sleep options, like cribs, just aren’t built for modern family life. No one wants to drag a pack n play around the house while working, attending to older kids, or doing chores.

With Smitten, your baby’s bed is always where you need it. 

Smitten Baby Box Highlights:

  • Safe. Designed by one of the country’s leading infant safety experts, it meets all pediatric guidelines for safe sleep.
  • Easy to use. The Smitten weighs just 2lbs but can carry 100lbs, so you can move it around your home with ease.
  • Simple assembly. It takes families an average of 2 minutes to put their baby box together.
  • Sleep for 6 months. Play for years. Infants can sleep in the baby box for up to 6 months. Then, convert your Smitten baby box into a toy chest, laundry basket, or imagination station.
  • Sustainable. Made from recycled corrugate, just pop it in the recycling bin when you’re done.
  • Ethically made. Our baby boxes are made in the USA by manufacturing partners who treat their workers well.

how baby boxes help

Introduced in Finland in the early 1900’s, baby bassinet boxes became a part of a concerted effort to reduce infant mortality. Since then, Finland’s infant mortality rate has decreased from 65 infant deaths per 10,000 to just 3 infant deaths per 10,000. Similar sleep box programs have been implemented in other countries with equal success.

the smitten baby box difference

Our baby boxes were designed by leading public health, safety, and product-development experts at two leading Michigan universities.

  • Designed by child safety experts
  • Made in the USA
  • Aligns with your baby’s development
  • BPA and phthalate-free handles protect little fingers
  • Water repellant sealant makes easy to clean up
  • Recyclable

why safe sleep matters

Sleep-related infant deaths are the most common cause of post-neonatal infant mortality. In 2013, approximately 3,434 infants died unexpectedly. And, nearly half of these deaths were attributed to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). ‘Unknown’ and ‘accidental suffocation or strangulation in bed’ contributes to the remaining causes. Fortunately, health care provider opinions can strongly influence how parents place their infant to sleep.

Currently, there are several research studies underway in the US and Canada. These studies are examining sleep box use as part of hospital distribution programs. Pip & Grow welcomes partnerships that will further advance the science behind infant sleep boxes.

The American Academy of Pediatrics

Read the latest on what the American Academy of Pediatrics says about Safe Infant Sleeping Environments.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Learn about data trends on Sudden Unexpected Sleep Death in the U.S. from the Centers for Disease Control.

Department of Health and Human Services

Learn what a safe sleep environment looks like according to the Department of Health and Human Services.


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2. CDC, NCHS, Compressed Mortality File, cause of death is determined using the following ICD-9 Codes: SIDS (798.0), unknown cause (799.9) and ASSB (E913.0). For 2000-2013, cause of death is determined using the following ICD-10 codes: SIDS (R95), unknown cause (R99) and ASSB (W75).
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