What is a cord ring?

A cord ring is a baby and environmentally friendly alternative to the plastic cord clamp. Instructions for use can be found in the packaging and in the product description. Your midwife can also assist you if she has experience working with it.

When will my box or products be shipped?

Boxes and products ordered on working days before 8 pm are shipped within 1 or 2 working days. In a hurry? Email or call us!

Will the Dalalou Natural Birth Box be compensated by my insurance?

The health insurer (VVAA) reimburses the package up to 35 euros. This insurance is for healthcare professionals. We are making every effort to raise awareness among other insurance companies about the importance of sustainable boxes! You can also help if you’d like: contact your insurance company to inquire whether the natural birth boxes can be reimbursed. The greater the demand, the higher the likelihood of future reimbursement!

What happened to the Nalini Natural Birth Boxes?

We set up Nalini in 2016 with love and said goodbye to it again in June 2018. It was time for a new phase in which everyone optimally deployed their own expertise.

Where can I donate my birth box (from the insurance) or the remaining products?

It’s common for women to prefer using a natural birth box and wish to donate the plastic box provided by their health insurance. You can donate your items to Stichting BabyHope, which has various collection points for projects in Africa, or to Puurfoundation, which supports a project in The Gambia.

Moreover, many women in the Netherlands have little or no money for a birth box. You can bring your products to Kraambank in Groningen or Heerenveen, or to the Birth collective in Amsterdam, where they are used for women with a small budget. Alternatively, you can donate them to the Holistic Practice of Elke Steinhilder, who also creates boxes from leftover items to offer to parents with a small budget. The choice is yours! Even if you have items left over from your (natural) birth box, you can send them here.

If the boxes are sold out on the website, are there any other places where birth boxes are still available?

The Dalalou Birth Boxes are also sold through various outlets including Ekoplaza, Mensenkind, Vita Nova Breastfeeding Center, Mommies and Miracles, Carrying Capacity in Utrecht, Mums and More, Shaney Doula, and Midwives in Brussels. You can view the full list of points of sale here.