A new-born boy was placed into a babybox in Blansko, South Moravia on
Saturday evening. The baby is the 200th infant in the Czech Republic to be
abandoned in this manner.
The babybox system was introduced in 2005 by founder Ludvík Hess. There are now 76 such facilities monitored by doctors across the country.
Officials at Mělník hospital say a healthy new-born boy was left in their
baby-box on Wednesday evening. According to the founder of the Czech
baby-box system, the boy was in good condition and was given the name
Since the system was introduced in 2005, altogether 188 children unwanted by their parents have been saved through baby-boxes. There are currently 76 such facilities, monitored by doctors, across the Czech Republic,
Baby-boxes in the Czech Republic have saved 180 infants since they were
first installed in 2005, the ctk news agency reports citing Statim, the
association that manages them.
This year alone twelve baby girls and six baby boys were left in boxes installed in different parts of the country. 76 such boxes are currently in operation.
Although critics oppose them on the argument that they make it too easy for parents to abandon children, their advocates emphasize the fact that they save babies from being abandoned where they have nil or very low chances of survival.
A new born girl was placed in a baby box at a clinic in Strakonice in South
Bohemia on Wednesday night. The founder of the Czech baby box system,
Ludvík Hess, said her condition was stable.
Since the system was introduced a number of years ago, 159 children, unwanted by their parents, have been saved through baby boxes. There are currently 71 such facilities found across the Czech Republic.
The police have charged with murder the mother of a baby boy who died one day after being left in a babybox in Plzeň. Doctors said the infant had sustained injuries that could not have occurred during childbirth. Investigators say the mother, who is 30, hid her pregnancy and attempted to kill the baby as soon as he was born. However, her own mother caught her in the act and brought the child to the babybox. Another baby boy was placed in the same babybox on Sunday morning and was reported to be the possible twin of the one who died.
Two new-born babies were left in a babybox in a health clinic in Plzeň within hours of each other on Sunday morning. Officials at the hospital said the baby boys may be twins. One was reported to be well while the second is in a critical condition. They are the fourth and fifth infants placed in the babybox in Plzeň this year and bring the number nationally to 10. Babyboxes are intended as a safe way for parents to give up unwanted children; once a child has been placed inside an alarm rings and they are attended to by medics.
A newborn boy was placed in a baby box in Opava on Thursday at around 10 PM. According to the founders of the monitoring system, Ludvík Hess, the boy is in a good condition. One hundred and twenty newborns have been given up at babyboxes since the network was established: 71 girls and 49 boys. There are a total of 64 babyboxes in different locations around the Czech Republic.
A baby boy became the sixth newborn in 2015 to be left in one of the country's babyboxes. The newborn was left at the monitored facility in Havlíčkův Brod on Friday evening. The boy is in good health and had been given the name Zdeněk, the founder of the system Ludvík Hess revealed. One hundred and eighteen newborns have been given up at babyboxes since the system was introduced: 47 boys and 71 girls. The system acts as a safety valve to ensure that children can be left - unharmed - when mothers feel they have nowhere else to turn.
A newborn boy was placed in a babybox in Vyškov in Moravia on Monday evening at around six p.m. The founder of the Czech baby box network, Ludvík Hess, said the child’s condition was stable. The baby, who was given the name Dominik, was the fourth child this year to be abandoned in this manner. There are currently a total of 63 baby boxes in the Czech Republic, and in the past nine years, 70 girls and 46 boys were left in them.
A new-born girl was placed in a baby-box in Prague on Friday morning at around 9 a.m., making her the 112th child to be left in a baby-box since the network was established in the country in 2005. Doctors said the baby was in a good condition. An abandoned new-born boy was found at the same place just a week ago. There are a total of 63 baby-boxes in different locations around the Czech Republic; 68 girls and 44 boys have been left in them in the last nine years.