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New Jersey has been distributing baby boxes — cardboard containers that double as cribs or bassinets — to new parents since January. Maisha Watson is currently living in a motel outside Atlantic City, N.J., with her infant son, Solomon Murphy. With no room for a crib, Solomon sleeps in the baby box. Rebecca Davis/NPR hide caption

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As Popularity Of Baby Boxes Grows, Skeptics Say More Testing Is Needed

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Babies get less sleep at night and sleep for shorter stretches when they sleep in their parents' room after 4 months old, a new study finds. Daniela Jovanovska-Hristovska/Getty Images hide caption

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Keyshla Rivera smiles at her newborn son Jesus as registered nurse Christine Weick demonstrates a baby box before her discharge from Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia in 2016. All mothers who deliver at the hospital receive a box, which functions as a bassinet, in an effort to reduce unsafe sleep practices. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Twins Ryan and Nell Stimpert lie in their baby boxes at home in Cleveland. The cardboard boxes are safe and portable places for the babies to sleep. Maddie McGarvey for NPR hide caption

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This happens, pediatricians acknowledge. So they're offering advice on how to reduce the risk of bed sharing with infants, which includes removing loose bedding that could lead to suffocation. PhotoAlto/Anne-Sophie Bost/Getty Images hide caption

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New advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that newborns sleep in their parents' rooms for at least the first 6 months to avoid SIDS. Emma Kim/Getty Images/Cultura RF hide caption

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For Parents, New Newborn Sleep Advice Turns Babies Into Roommates

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Newborn baby is shown sleeping on a bed. A new report says it's much safer for a baby to sleep alone on a crib with no pillows or blankets. Purestock/Getty Images/Purestock hide caption

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Babies usually get their first swaddle in the hospital. Blaine Harrington III/Corbis Documentary/Getty Images hide caption

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Does Swaddling A Baby Really Boost Risk Of SIDS?

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