History of the baby box

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It’s a Finnish tradition that dates back to the 1930s.

réduction mortalité infantile 

Every new mother, regardless of background or income, gets a baby box from the government. The box contains a stash of supplies - bibs, bodysuits, nappies, a sleeping bag, outdoor gear, bathing products - as well as a small mattress. Putting the mattress in the bottom of the box creates the baby's first bed.

It has been credited with helping Finland achieve one of the world's lowest infant mortality rates.

Today, the baby box is still available free of charge to all pregnant women in Finland. Since 2010, many countries decided to launch their own babybox in United States, in England, Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland etc.