"It's a tradition that dates back to the 1930s and it's designed to give all children in Finland, no matter what background they're from, an equal start in life. The maternity package - a gift from the government - is available to all expectant mothers. It contains bodysuits, a sleeping bag, outdoor gear, bathing products for the baby, as well as nappies, bedding and a small mattress."

Why Finnish babies sleep in boxes

"Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes" BBC News Article, June 2013 Mother and daughters look at a pack from 1947

"For 75 years, Finlands expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. Its like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the worlds lowest infant mortality rates."  It even includes cloth diapers and a baby book, and no pacifiers to interfere with breastfeeding.

Why Finnish babies sleep in boxes

"Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes" - history of a kit given to all Finnish mothers (Possible ideas for baby shower basics?

Why Finnish Babies Don’t Sleep in Cribs | Reader's Digest-For expectant parents in Finland, their “bundle of joy” isn’t just the baby. Since 1938, new mothers and fathers have received a cardboard box, often used as the baby’s first crib, filled with a small mattress, blankets, infant clothes, outerwear, toiletries, and more.The Finnish government supplies the boxes, saying the gift encourages good parenting habits and aims to give all children an equal start.

Why Finnish Babies Don’t Sleep in Cribs

Pack from 1953 from article entitled "Why Finnish Babies Sleep In Cardboard Boxes" "For 75 years, Finland's expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It's like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world's lowest infant mortality rates."

Why Finnish babies sleep in boxes

Why Finnish Babies Sleep in Cardboard Boxes For 75 years, Finland’s expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It’s like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a.

The Finnish government has gifted Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with a Finnish baby box, a box of baby goodies that the country's social service agency Kela delivers to expectant mothers in Finland.

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For 75 years, Finlands expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. Its like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed.

Why Finnish Babies Sleep In Cardboard Boxes

For 75 years, Finland's expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It's like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used a.

Finnish baby box: Unique gift for British royal couple - CSMonitor.com

Finnish baby box: Unique gift for British royal couple

Finnish baby box: Unique gift for British royal couple - CSMonitor.com

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Finnish babies sleep in government-issued boxes as bassinets ∕∕ it makes perfect sense as a baby only needs it for a few months!


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