Why Do Finnish Babies Sleep in Cardboard Boxes?
Since the 1930s, when the infant mortality rate in Finland was sky high, the Finnish government has been issuing maternity boxes to all of their pregnant citizens. These Finnish Baby Boxes include a traditional, stylish baby box (the designs change from year to year) – which is essentially a cardboard box with a mattress, filled with all of a mother’s newborn needs, from diapers to baby clothes to toys to books to burp clothes to swaddling clothes.
Finnish baby boxes have decreased infant mortality so much that Finland now has one of the lowest rates of infant deaths in the entire world. In fact, they are rated #4 in lowest infant mortality, whereas the United States is ranked at #145.
Preggie Baby Boutique is excited to bring you Finnish Baby Boxes, created by the Baby Box Company. We believes these Finnish Baby Boxes make unique baby shower gifts, and they are truly special. So adorable and sweet, what mom-to-be doesn’t want a starter kit with all her baby’s basic needs met? The Everything but the Stork Finnish Baby Box will meet her baby’s needs and much more!