The tradition is credited for decreasing Finland’s infant mortality rate.
A Scandinavian baby trend, that involves expectant mothers being given a ’starter kit’ baby box, is being piloted in the UK.
About 600 women who give birth at the London hospital will be given one of the boxes.
Since the 1930s, the Finnish government has given mums-to-be a box before they give birth, which contains clothes, sheets, handbooks and toys.
The box also has a mattress at the bottom, so it can be used as a baby’s cot.
The tradition is credited with helping to decrease Finland’s infant mortality rate.
The country had 65 deaths per 1,000 children born in 1938. This reduced to three deaths per 1,000 births in 2013, according to the World Bank data.
Publicity in the UK surrounding the Finnish baby boxes spiralled when the government sent one of their boxes to the Duchess of Cambridge when she was pregnant with Prince George.
credit sb with/for sth：動詞片語，將…歸功於（某人）。例句：Lestrade is often credited of solving the case.（破案常歸功於雷斯垂德。）
pilot：動詞，試驗。例句：A pilot study is a small-scale preliminary study that is helpful in the process of designing and executing a large-scale research project.（前導研究是小規模的初步研究，有助於推動大型研究計畫的設計及執行。）
spiral：動詞，（費用、價格等）急遽成長，急速上升。例句：Spiralling costs have squeezed profits.（成本遽增，利潤於是被壓縮。）