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Finnish Baby box

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Ruralninja Thu 06-Jun-13 22:18:59

I read this story www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22751415 the other day and thought, it would be so wonderful to be able to buy one of these boxes! I'm usually a bit of a google queen but I couldn't find anything out there. Does anyone know if you can buy them and if so, where? So gorgeous!

Mamab33 Thu 06-Jun-13 22:25:53

Really interesting...sorry no idea where to buy one. Ebay?

PilchardsonToast Thu 06-Jun-13 22:31:37

Apparently the kit can be bought by non Finnish mothers for 274 euro plus shipping

PilchardsonToast Thu 06-Jun-13 22:32:52

yle.fi/uutiset/finnish_baby_box_to_get_stylish_redesign/5465072
My first attempt at a link!!

alienbanana Thu 06-Jun-13 22:37:12

Pilchards - I couldnt see it on the link,where would you buy one?

alienbanana Fri 07-Jun-13 08:47:17

I emailed them and I've had a reply this morning

"Thank you for your interest to our maternity package. Since the maternity package is offered solely under the Finnish social security system, Kela is unable to sell it to foreign customers"

Shame. Never mind!

Ruralninja Sun 09-Jun-13 09:21:24

Sorry it's taken me ages t say thank you for the reply - I didn't think anyone had answered. Really kind of you to look into pilchards and alien it was worth a try!

PilchardsonToast Sun 09-Jun-13 20:49:13

how dissappointing!! sad

stillwaters76 Mon 10-Jun-13 15:10:37

Every single item in that box is gorgeous! Shame we don't get one envy

RobotElephant Mon 10-Jun-13 16:38:11

I want one <pout>

I wonder what similar stuff can be found on ebay?

BestStart Wed 03-Jul-13 21:54:58

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sunflowered Wed 03-Jul-13 22:39:47

Hi best start,
my husband is obsessed with the finnish baby box. I keep trying to talk to him about practical things like moses baskets but he's insisting on a cardboard box... It would definitely be something we'd look at buying as long as the contents are practical and overall it's good value. We're expecting our first so starting completely from scratch.
Good luck getting your idea off the ground.

artmadewithlove Fri 05-Jul-13 09:41:04

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Finnish-Baby-Box-TRENDING-/290941691132?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item43bd79e4fc smile

NooMyx Fri 05-Jul-13 10:39:12

It also means all babies end up wearing the same clothes and everyone has the same stuff. Not that it matters much, I suppose, but it is a little boring. I'm just trying to find bad sides in this really, hehe - I'm an expat Finn and won't get a box. envy

Then again I do think people make a silly amount of fuss about this sometimes. Someone even suggested I move to live with my parents for a while just to be entitled for it. Somehow I doubt the box is worth losing my residential status and all the other hassle...

TarkaTheOtter Fri 05-Jul-13 15:07:31

Wow, that ebay one is just a (small) collection of Finnish baby stuff in a box for nearly 400 dollars + 250 dollars postage and customs. For that money I could go to Finland for a weekend and buy the things myself.

oleszynska Tue 09-Jul-13 08:04:09

Hi, would you buy just box with the mattress or did you want the whole package?

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JennyBlueWren Fri 29-Aug-14 18:05:04

Would love one too. Did find an American site that sells their own version of them.

FinnMom Thu 04-Sep-14 12:36:36

Even though the baby boxes are offered solely to Finns, you can actually buy one.
Everyone gets the box (or an amount of money if they choose to) and i.e. in cases mother has two babies with only a year or so between the births, those moms do not need the box and they are happy to sell unopened/new boxes.
You can buy one here https://www.facebook.com/pages/%C3%84itiyspakkaus-tarvitsevalle-Finnish-Maternity-Packages-Market/277208365742386?fref=t

Honeyhive1 Tue 23-Sep-14 16:54:55

Hi as a Doula i am looking at offering my parents to be a box that has the baby essentials in. Which products would you all like to see ?

Thanks
Hannah

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Sleepyhoglet Tue 21-Oct-14 18:34:57

Sassy bloom boxes look fun too

TurquoiseDress Tue 21-Oct-14 23:51:24

I'm sure I read that Kate Middleton got sent of these boxes as a gift while she was pregnant with George!

Lucky thing, not that she needs anymore freebies I'm sure.

LostBoysMammy Thu 22-Jan-15 11:36:39

I've been looking too, so if anyone finds a link, I'd like to know too. Thank you

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