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Monday, June 17, 2013

Babies Sleeping in Cardboard Boxes--Normal in Finland

From Updated News:

For 75 years, Finland’s expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It’s like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates.

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.

The maternity package – a gift from the government – is available to all expectant mothers.

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Finland's policy makers have a great idea here. The box is policy maker's way of setting expectant mothets up for success with regard to raising their infant babies

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Lawyer | Jun 21, 2013 10:00:25 PM

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