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Finnish baby boxes

(12 Posts)
39up Thu 27-Oct-16 15:27:44

Has anyone bought one of these boxes, based off the Finnish government issued boxes? I've seen a few online and they look like quite good value but I don't know if the quality of the goods is really decent and whether the box really works instead of a Moses basket.

Does anyone have any advice?

EllieM22 Thu 27-Oct-16 15:37:17

Placemarking as I want to know the same! Got a crib for our room but want something for downstairs naps

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 27-Oct-16 15:40:02

Are you Scottish? If so if baby is born in 2017, you'll get given one.

Leirope Thu 27-Oct-16 15:41:07

We bought one for DS from the Finnish Baby Box Co and thought it was great. The clothes are good quality and come in lots of different sizes, so you have something new to look forward to every couple of months or so. It's not as portable as a Moses basket, so we have the box in the living room and a side crib in the bedroom. It doesn't have everything you need so you'll still need to get extras but it's a good starting point. DS is almost too big for it now at 4.5 months, but that's because he's a giant and it should last until 6 months.

LemonBreeland Thu 27-Oct-16 15:41:09

I didn't realise you could buy them. The Scottish Government are going to bring them in. I think it is next year. It's such a great idea.

Leirope Thu 27-Oct-16 15:48:41

Here's a pic of everything you get, plus one of DS about a month ago having a wee nap plus wearing one of the babygros. Forgot to mention that they tailor the contents for summer/ winter babies too.

39up Thu 27-Oct-16 15:48:53

I am Scottish! I didn't know I was going to get one. Baby is due Feb 2017.

PetraStrorm Thu 27-Oct-16 15:50:36

I have family in Finland and they loved their baby boxes (most recent baby was born in 2015). Really good quality stuff.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 27-Oct-16 15:56:40

I am Scottish! I didn't know I was going to get one. Baby is due Feb 2017.

Oops, I just double checked sad Orkney and Clackmannanshire will get from Jan 1st 2017, everywhere else Summer 2017. You might need to cross your legs...

39up Thu 27-Oct-16 16:05:52

Maybe I'll buy one instead...wink

39up Thu 27-Oct-16 16:10:51

Leirope - that looks adorable! So cute!

Mummymulb16 Sat 29-Oct-16 17:21:10

How much are they and where can I buy it from?

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