Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes
For 75 years, Finland’s expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. 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.
It’s a tradition that dates back to the 1930s and it’s designed to give all children in Finland, no matter what background they’re from, an equal start in life.
The maternity package - a gift from the government - is available to all expectant mothers.
It contains bodysuits, a sleeping bag, outdoor gear, bathing products for the baby, as well as nappies, bedding and a small mattress.
With the mattress in the bottom, the box becomes a baby’s first bed. Many children, from all social backgrounds, have their first naps within the safety of the box’s four cardboard walls.
Mothers have a choice between taking the box, or a cash grant, currently set at 140 euros, but 95% opt for the box as it’s worth much more.
The tradition dates back to 1938. To begin with, the scheme was only available to families on low incomes, but that changed in 1949.
Socialism at work.
I would rather my tax money pay for this than drone missiles.
THIS 18 YEAR OLD RAPED MY 14 YEAR OLD FRIEND. HE IS ATTENDING PENN STATE. PLEASE PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS AND TELL ANYONE YOU KNOW THAT GOES TO PENN STATE TO STAY SAFE
ATTENTION EVERYONE IN THE LA AREA!!
My cousin, TALLON, was reported MISSING today. He is an AUTISTIC BLACK TEEN AND IS COMPLETEY NON-VERBAL. HE DOES NOT RESPOND TO HIS NAME. This young man went out for his daily bike ride, unattended, and did not come back. Tonight, HE IS IN LA BY HIMSELF. He is 6’0, 200lbs, and was last seen wearing a white t shirt and khaki shorts. PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST!!
Redditor AL0311 posted this picture of his friend dressed up as Ray Rice on Sunday, writing, “My friend came to the party as Ray Rice.”
“Ladies were falling for my friends Ray Rice costume,” he wrote in a second post today.
This is fucking disgusting. What part of a woman being KNOCKED OUT UNCONSCIOUS is funny/appropriate for Halloween? Stop.
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Come on its a fucking costume
Except it’s not a fucking costume. It’s a piece of shit guy dressing as another piece of shit guy. Do you think it’s okay that Ray Rice knocked out his wife in an elevator then dragged her out of the elevator unconscious? Do you think it’s okay that the only reason the NFL took it seriously was because they were forced to once the elevator video was leaked? Do you think it’s okay that her privacy was completely invaded and now there is a video of her GETTING DRAGGED OUT OF AN ELEVATOR UNCONSCIOUS BY HER HUSBAND? No. It’s fucking gross. Absolutely disgusting. There is nothing funny or even remotely okay about making a joke out of something like this.
As a survivor of a pretty nasty abusive relationship (it was bad,) I just want to say: Come on, it’s a fucking costume.
And as a survivor of multiple very abusive relationships, I can tell you that although it may not affect you and you may think it’s a fucking costume, I’ll tell you that my reaction to it is a lot different. It does affect me and I don’t think it’s just a fucking costume. I’m sure Janay Palmer doesn’t think it’s a costume either. It’s very disrespectful.
I found the costume choice a bit funny, but not as funny as admitting you’ve been in multiple abusive relationships. It’s just my opinion, but I feel like one abusive relationship should be enough. Maybe there are some other underlying issues that cause your emotional response to this persons decision.
I don’t understand. Is your response was supposed to be clever? Because it wasn’t. However instead of having empathy for another person’s pain, you decided to post this bullshit on my post instead of just scrolling by. I suppose it’s fair to guess that you’ve never been in an abusive relationship? I’m glad you’ve never had to deal with such an issue. And that you obviously know how to handle an abusive relationship you’ve never been in? You’re absolutely correct this caused an emotional response. My multiple abusive relationships also includes family members. That did completely horrible and unspeakable things to me and are no longer a part of my life. I’m very fortunate that I got away from them and the men who also abused me. You know zero about my situation so you can take your sense of humor and shove it all the way up your ass. That’s just my opinion.
If you rape someone, it doesn’t matter that you’re only 16.
If you rape someone, it doesn’t matter that you cry like a child in court.
If you rape someone, it doesn’t matter that you had a promising future.
if you rape someone, it doesn’t matter that your life is destroyed.
If you rape someone, it should haunt you for the rest of your life.
You raped someone.
You deserve every ounce of justice we can place upon you in court of law.
Robert Downey Jr is my fave
this is really selfish but
why can’t mental illness be like any other kind of sickness where you go to hospital and your loved ones come and give you flowers and tell you that they love you and hold your hand and make sure you get better
why doesn’t that happen instead of awkward silences and embarrassing tears and messy bedsheets and a bunch of other stuff no one actually talks about
w h y
I can’t find a single selfish thing in that.
Did you know these are the same dancers from the Chimney scene in Mary Poppins!?!
Still defining epic, after all these years.
Only one of them is the same but two others were in “West Side Story” together.
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