Frequent question: Why do Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes?

What do babies in Finland sleep in?

Finnish babies are frequently in the headlines, either because they sleep in cardboard boxes, or because they are taken out to sleep in freezing temperatures.

Why are baby boxes not safe?

Some of the boxes come with lids and are potentially flammable. If a box is placed on a floor, the infant is exposed to low-level drafts, pets and young siblings. If placed at a height, the box may fall. There’s also no data on the durability of the box, especially if it becomes wet or dirty, the study authors added.

How long can babies sleep in a box?

Baby Boxes can be used as a safe sleep space for a baby’s first five to six months of life.

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