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An Equal Start at Life: Here's Why Finland's Babies Sleep in Cardboard Boxes

Liz Dwyer

Forget the fancy $500 crib. Since the 1930's, Finland’s given every expectant mother a box for their baby. "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." Even better: the box, which started out as a kit for low-income families, is now seen by Finnish society as a great equalizer.

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