Finland is the place to raise a family! The country is dedicated to making itself a family-friendly environment. The fact that Finland has the lowest infant mortality rate is no coincidence. And this claim can be supported by the innumerable parents-to-be who eagerly await their Baby Box.
The Baby Box is a box with all essential items for welcoming the newest member to the family which includes a blanket, mattress, clothes, and other necessary items. The Baby Box is the brainchild of Kela, an institution for social security in Finland. They have been sending new parents a starter kit for the last 75 years.
These products range from anything to everything. On top of that, the box also functions as a padded cage. All the items, the bedding, the mattress, books, toys, and personal care items have a touch of IKEA’s design.
The Baby Box items, according to Kela, are chosen keeping in mind the health and well-being of the mother and child. Alternatively, they could get about 170 euros. And in a generous approach, the Finnish government also extends its policy to non-citizens in Finland.
The government also goes out of its way to make certain that the new parents find the ambiance they require. All new parents are eligible for various grants and allowances that help them juggle between parenting and work life.
Finland has many things to offer as a safe country. It has the least organized crime system, sound banks, amazing economical and judicial systems, and so on. These things more than anything else matter when you are looking for a friendly community.
While America may frown at such a frivolous gesture, the fact remains that at the end of the day it is the small things that matter the most. This box is a gesture of humanity.
Finland is a country that is not financially richest perhaps. However, Finland is a country that intends to spend all of it on its people. The Baby Box is the first gift a baby gets from the Finnish Government. It shows the care put into that one box. Despite encountering all levels of social issues, the people of Finland come out for their cause and for a better future.
The citizens of Finland are grateful. Finland’s government considers nurturing the people a part of their job description. It has the true spirit of democracy- people first and people foremost.
IMAGE CREDIT: Youtube\ Kelakanava