For the last 75 years, Finnish mothers have been given a box by the Finnish state; a starter kit with necessities ranging from clothes to toys to help care for their newborn. Today Finland enjoys the lowest infant mortality rate in the world, in part thanks to the maternity kit.
When BBC News Magazine wrote about the Finnish baby box in June 2013, people from all over the world expressed interest in buying a Finnish maternity box. Unfortunately, the official Finnish maternity package is only available to mothers in Finland. Moreover, the products are specifically designed and produced for the Finnish maternity package by local companies, and many cannot be bought separately.
This beautiful baby box has been curated by three Finnish dads who wanted to share the joy and practicality enjoyed by all Finns when they add new bundles of joy to their families. It is filled with quality clothes for summer and winter, bibs, toys, bottles, bedding and the box itself can double as babies first bed.
This box includes:
8 pairs of pants
2 sleep sacks
a pair of tights, 4 pairs of socks and a pair of mittens
2x muslin cloths
a hooded towel
burp and drool bib
mattress, mattress cover & bottom sheet
duvet inner and cover
baby sleeping bag/play mat
baby bottle and personal care items like baby’s first tooth brush
cardboard box = bassinet, keepsake storage
All the clothing sizes range from newborn to 12 months.