This BBC article published a month ago got a lot of hype. Yeah. Well you can see why. Scandinavian babies sleep in cardboard boxes! What’s going on there?
“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.”
Now… that’s Scandinavia for you.
The contents of the box:
- Mattress, mattress cover, undersheet, duvet cover, blanket, sleeping bag/quilt
- Box itself doubles as a crib
- Snowsuit, hat, insulated mittens and booties
- Light hooded suit and knitted overalls
- Socks and mittens, knitted hat and balaclava
- Bodysuits, romper suits and leggings in unisex colours and patterns
- Hooded bath towel, nail scissors, hairbrush, toothbrush, bath thermometer, nappy cream, wash cloth
- Cloth nappy set and muslin squares
- Picture book and teething toy
- Bra pads, condoms
And is this the best PR story ever: William and Catherine get Finnish baby box?
Oh Finland how I love you.