How Awesome is Finland?

I recently learned that for the past 75 years the government in Finland has given every new mom a box full of goodies to get them started. It doesn't matter what economic background you come from, all Finnish mothers are offered the box or the option of taking 140 Euros (95% choose the box). How cool right? Here is a list of what is included (photo above too). Definitely making me wish I was Finnish!

  • 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


  1. A colleague of mine at work was just talking about this today! Why doesn't the US do this?

    1. I know, right?! What a great idea.

  2. wow! that's crazy! envy! hahaha