Finland’s baby boxes: how this year’s compares to first one in 1938 March 17, 2018 Ara Catchatoorian Politics The Finnish state is continuing a long and proud tradition of offering special baby boxes to all new mothers.
Since 1938 all expecting parents in Finland* have received a baby box to prepare for the arrival of their baby. A starter kit with 48 items for new parents The Finnish Baby Box is a complete package including all the products truly needed to start a life with a baby.
In 1938, Finland started offering low-income mothers a “maternity package,” a box filled with fabric to sew baby clothes, blankets and cloth diapers which doubled as a small crib for the baby’s first few weeks of life. Today, every Finnish mother, regardless of income, gets a baby box. When Finland introduced its baby boxes, the infant mortality rate was …
The Finnish government extended the baby box program to all mothers in 1949. Prior to the box program, 65 out of 1,000 babies died within the first year of birth. Today, Finland’s infant mortality rate is 2.52 deaths per 1,000 births.
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Finnish-style baby boxes to be given to mothers to help reduce risk of cot death with helping Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates. is used as the child’s first
The tradition dates back to 1938. In the 1930s, Finland was a poor country and infant mortality was high, but the figures improved rapidly in the decades that followed. The contents of the Baby Box have changed a good deal …
Jul 07, 2016 · And the simple setup is believed to be one reason that Finland now has one of the in the first year of a baby’s life. in Finland died in their first year. The boxes were a low-cost way