3 Dec 2013

Babies should sleep in a cardboard box

I realise that the title of this post might make you think "Sorry, what!?" but bear with me. This post is based on an amazing article I read the other day. You can read it here. It was a look into "The baby box". This is a gift that the Finnish government give to their pregnant citizens, it contains clothes, bathing products, nappies and bedding. There is a small mattress in the bottom of the box, so once you take everything else out, it is baby's first crib!

The box contents!
Finnish infant mortality rates are among the lowest in the world. Therefore it stands to reason that a cardboard box such as the one in the photo above, is the safest place for a newborn baby!

I would love to know what you think about this. Would you use a box like the one above for your newborn? If you have a spare 10 minutes I urge you to read the whole article, it really is fascinating! Its a tradition that has been going for 70 years!

Bye for now,
Hayley x

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