For decades, the government of Finland, which has one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates, has given expectant mothers a cardboard box, which is filled with baby supplies and can double as a baby bed.

Now American hospitals and public health groups have taken notice and begun to supply free baby boxes to parents with the goal of reducing sleep-related infant deaths.

So, is this a good thing? Or is it not as hot as it’s all cracked up to be? Read and find out!

Read this article by Rachel Rabkin Peachman for the New York Times