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Why do some babies in Finland sleep in cardboard boxes?

We also love the super cute pics

Where do you put your baby to sleep? In a moses basket? Cot? Or box?

If you live in Finland, it’s the latter.

Baby in a box

Yes… you read that latter right.

So how does it work?

According to the BBC, each and every baby in the country are given a present by the government just before they are born.  

And this tradition has been running for 75 years.

The boxes are full of useful baby bits including snowsuits, hats and mittens and a thermometer as well as towels and other things that a newborn would need.

It also comes with a small mattress and bedding, making it a prime option for babies’ first beds and as some suggest, the reason why Finland has one of the world's lowest infant mortality rates.

However, the jury’s still out on this.

There's lots of reasons why this story makes such an interesting read, but we love, love, love the super-cute pics.

Head on over to the Beeb’s site for some more cute images! 

Why do some babies in Finland sleep in cardboard boxes?