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Please note that that as of April 1, 2019, the MFRC will not be able to issue anymore baby boxes due to changes at the Baby Box Company.

We expect a new program to launch in late-April.

Welcoming Your Baby Package

Expectant parents at CFB Esquimalt can receive this free “Welcoming Your Baby” package from the Military Family Resource Centre.

Designed to promote safe sleeping, each baby package comes with a gender-neutral sleep sack. You will also receive samples of diapers, wipes, nursing pads and other freebies. The MFRC also includes resources with the package such as a developmental toy, details on programs and activities, tips on parenting in the military lifestyle, an emergency family plan, magnets for important resources, and information on breastfeeding and safe sleeping habits.

Sign Up Online

There are just a few quick steps.

  1. Sign up for an account at Baby Box University.
  2. Answer a few preliminary questions.
  3. Select “British Columbia” from the BabyBox University Syllabuses.
  4. Spend 15-20 minutes on the “Intro to Parenthood 101” course.
  5. After a short quiz, you will receive a certificate of completion.
  6. Print the certificate or take a screenshot of the certificate.
  7. To receive your package, drop by the MFRC at the Colwood Pacific Activity Centre or Signal Hill with your certificate and military ID or military family ID card.

Note: there will computers and printers at each MFRC location for you to complete the course on-site and print your certificate. 

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