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Just read about an interesting custom in Finland .I think it's a really good idea:To give all children in Finland, no matter what background they're from, an equal start in life, the country has celebrated a decades-long tradition of receiving a maternity box by the government. Contents of the box include everything from a "light hooded suit and knitted overalls," to bra pads, condoms and, of course, bedding that includes a mattress. The mattress is located at the bottom of the box, which mums then turn into a crib for a brief period of time.

Read More: https://www.grunge.com/12604/weird-customs-traditions-around-world/

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MelissaLee1963
a week ago
What do you think of this?
telmel
telmela week ago

Excellent idea M, but i think the condoms are a bit of an underhand way of trying to tell them to restrain themselves and not overpopulate

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
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a week ago

Yes .I was wondering a little about that bit as well but overall quite a nice gesture I think.

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telmel
telmela week ago

MelissaLee1963 Yes but i can't see the uk adopting this , the box would be empty with an IOU in it

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
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a week ago

telmel Wot no baby Image

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telmel
telmela week ago

MelissaLee1963 LOL M , i like it

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heatherduthie
heatherduthiea week ago

we have had these in Scotland for a few years now. All expecting mums get one before they give birth.

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
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a week ago

Great .They treat you well up there it seems.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraiga week ago

We have had these in Scotland for a few years now. I got one just before my son was born. We used everything in the box and my son slept in the box until he grew out of it and then the mattress was put in the dogs bed!

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heatherduthie
heatherduthiea week ago

MrsCraig my daughter used her one too and the things she already had she gave to friends who didn’t have much so nothing went to waste. It seems we are TREATED well UP HERE Mrs craig 😳😳😳

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MrsCraig
MrsCraiga week ago

heatherduthie I still have the thermometer and the giraffe comforter and when my son had grown out of the other items I passed them on for free. Our son loved his baby box, was sad when he grew out of it.

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heatherduthie
heatherduthiea week ago

MrsCraig my grandson didn’t get one he is 4 but when the box came for his sister he claimed the giraffe comforter and he still has it in his bed yet. He loves it 😀

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
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a week ago

MrsCraig so glad that they do these.Must be especially helpful for abandoned mothers.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraiga week ago

heatherduthie they were introduced just before I got pregnant with my son, who will be 3 soon, so your grandson must have just missed out. Aww that's really sweet 😊

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MrsCraig
MrsCraiga week ago

MelissaLee1963 it's brilliant for all expectant mums, as there will be things inside it that you wouldn't necessarily think to get, plus it means you can put money towards other items that are needed

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heatherduthie
heatherduthiea week ago

MrsCraig yes that’s right. They came out just after my grandson was born. I was surprised at how much things were in them. They are definitely a great gift to get especially for mums who don’t have much money. Baby items are so expensive and some people don’t have family to help out

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Jasmine111
Jasmine111a week ago

heatherduthie You’re all so lucky 😍💐

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MrsCraig
MrsCraiga week ago

heatherduthie it is insane how expensive some baby items are! I was surprised at how much was in them too. It is brilliant for mums who don't have much money or have family or friends who can hand down items. We were so grateful for our baby box.

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Chelsea0121
Chelsea0121a week ago

This is a brilliant idea, wish others countries did this or something similar.

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
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a week ago

Great idea isn't it C?

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