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All babies in Scotland to get free Finnish style baby boxes from 1st January 2017

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(via BBC News) Scotland's first baby boxes are being delivered to mothers-to-be by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. All newborn children in Scotland will receive the boxes by the summer following a t… Read More
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[mod] 9m, 5d agoPosted 9 months, 5 days ago
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(via BBC News)

Scotland's first baby boxes are being delivered to mothers-to-be by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

All newborn children in Scotland will receive the boxes by the summer following a three-month pilot in Clackmannanshire and Orkney.

The boxes include clothing, bedding and toys and are based on a project that has been running in Finland since 1938 to give all children an equal start.

The Scottish government scheme will cost an estimated £6m per year.
The boxes contain about 40 different items including a play mat, a changing mat, a digital thermometer, a fleece jacket, several babygrows, a hooded bath towel, a reusable nappy and liners, a baby book and an organic sponge.

The box also contains cot sheets, a mattress and a blanket, making it suitable for a baby to sleep in.

It comes with a poem specially written by Scotland's Makar, Jackie Kay, called Welcome Wee One.

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So Nicola Sturgeon has announced from 1st January next year, all babies born in Scotland will get a free baby box like the one's currently given out in Finland "as a symbol of belief in a level playing field for all children".

It will be in targeted pilot area's from 1st January but rolled out across the whole of Scotland from next summer.

She is also launching a competition in conjuction with the Victoria and Albert museum of design in Dundee for the design of the new box.

People are already speculating as to would should be included in the box with some people suggesting a Sophie giraffe toy, a woolly hat and a tunnocks tea cake!

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/scotland-baby-boxes-nicola-sturgeon-speech-live-snp-conference-a7363256.html
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emribena
shauneco
Who will be paying for them?.
The Scottish government but I guess companies will give them freebies as a form of advertising

So the English, Irish and Welsh will be left out again. Seems fair.
8 Likes
shauneco
emribena
shauneco
Who will be paying for them?.
The Scottish government but I guess companies will give them freebies as a form of advertising
So the English, Irish and Welsh will be left out again. Seems fair.
What difference would that make to you ? You're on mars !!!
8 Likes
Box contents.

Baby bottle X 2

4 cans of Tennants.
6 Likes
Who will be paying for them?.

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6 Likes #1
Who will be paying for them?.
[mod][Deal Hunter] 1 Like #2
shauneco
Who will be paying for them?.
The Scottish government but I guess companies will give them freebies as a form of advertising
8 Likes #3
emribena
shauneco
Who will be paying for them?.
The Scottish government but I guess companies will give them freebies as a form of advertising

So the English, Irish and Welsh will be left out again. Seems fair.
8 Likes #4
shauneco
emribena
shauneco
Who will be paying for them?.
The Scottish government but I guess companies will give them freebies as a form of advertising
So the English, Irish and Welsh will be left out again. Seems fair.
What difference would that make to you ? You're on mars !!!
3 Likes #5
would love to see sturgeons reaction if we just had something for the English.
#6
Lovely touch, Scandinavian socialism that produces high earnings, high taxes but high quality public services. Good on Nicola to push towards this style of government.
3 Likes #7
shauneco
emribena
shauneco
Who will be paying for them?.
The Scottish government but I guess companies will give them freebies as a form of advertising
So the English, Irish and Welsh will be left out again. Seems fair.
We just spent it on Trident, which is arguably more useful for folks in the south closer to the English Channel.

Edited By: splender on Oct 17, 2016 18:24
2 Likes #8
Brilliant idea imo, giving a baby a decent start in life is priceless and will help many parents.
2 Likes #9
Told you Finland was the best country in the world :)
1 Like #10
I think it's an excellent idea . This being Scotland , I hope they put a tube of toothpaste in there
#11
moneysavingkitten
Told you Finland was the best country in the world :)
Plus Sweden, Norway and Danmark, and then Canada..then down under , Australia and NZ also good.
4 Likes #12
shadey12
would love to see sturgeons reaction if we just had something for the English.

Fat chance, We can't even celebrate St Georges day.!.
2 Likes #13
So yet again the English will pay for a Scots giveaway gimmick - Well done Mr Barnett . Roll on the next Independence referendum . Hopefully they'll vote for independence next time and cease to be a drain on our already meagre resources .
1 Like #14
psychobitchfromhell
shauneco
emribena
shauneco
Who will be paying for them?.
The Scottish government but I guess companies will give them freebies as a form of advertising
So the English, Irish and Welsh will be left out again. Seems fair.
What difference would that make to you ? You're on mars !!!

Fair enough ;).
2 Likes #15
Put a footy in there and maybe in 18 years Scotland will qualify for a tournament :p
8 Likes #16
Box contents.

Baby bottle X 2

4 cans of Tennants.
2 Likes #17
Scotland is like a woman. Very pretty to look at but has no idea about money and spends it like it's going out of fashion! X)
1 Like #18
Mark2111
Box contents.
Baby bottle X 2
4 cans of Tennants.

Tennants for the east, Buckfast for the west...
3 Likes #19
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Scotland is like a woman. Very pretty to look at but has no idea about money and spends it like it's going out of fashion! X)

Bitter and twisted? :|
#20
shadey12
would love to see sturgeons reaction if we just had something for the English.
You do - it's called Scotland - and this is her reaction.
banned 1 Like #21
Mark2111
Box contents.
Baby bottle X 2
4 cans of Tennants.

Tennants Super
Ironbru
Whisky

Edited By: YouDontWantToKnow on Oct 17, 2016 20:08
1 Like #22
splender
Lovely touch, Scandinavian socialism that produces high earnings, high taxes but high quality public services. Good on Nicola to push towards this style of government.
Let's face it, just another move aimed at increasing her vote.

https://images.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.pandawhale.com%2Fpost-17733-clever-girl-gif-imgur-giraffe-bfvE.gif&f=1
3 Likes #23
YouDontWantToKnow
Mark2111
Box contents.
Baby bottle X 2
4 cans of Tennants.

Tennants Super
Ironbru
Whisky


Irn Bru...
1 Like #24
Aiden1512
Brilliant idea imo, giving a baby a decent start in life is priceless and will help many parents.

Who shouldnt be having children if they cant afford to provide for them..........

Meanwhile at the same time Scotland becomes the income tax and council tax capital of the UK to pay for nonsense like this
#25
Baby Boxes Ideal for babies to sleep in when Sturgeon bankrupts the country ad they sleep in doorways er sorry English doorways!
1 Like #26
Graham1979
Baby Boxes Ideal for babies to sleep in when Sturgeon bankrupts the country ad they sleep in doorways er sorry English doorways!

We can build a wall!
2 Likes #27
moneysavingkitten
Told you Finland was the best country in the world :)


Of course it is! Home of the Moomins!! :D
#28
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Scotland is like a woman. Very pretty to look at but has no idea about money and spends it like it's going out of fashion! X)

you obviously haven't seen the ginger haired built like a brick outhouse Scottish women.
#29
eset12345
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Scotland is like a woman. Very pretty to look at but has no idea about money and spends it like it's going out of fashion! X)
you obviously haven't seen the ginger haired built like a brick outhouse Scottish women.

It was a generalisation that women are prettier than men. :)
#30
emribena
shauneco
Who will be paying for them?.
The Scottish government but I guess companies will give them freebies as a form of advertising
Governments don't have any money. They raise it from the taxpayer and spend it on their behalf ie they take it at gunpoint and **** it down the drain of their political choice.
1 Like #31
Some more "witty" racists on this thread I see.
#32
hooray henry
Some more "witty" racists on this thread I see.


http://i63.tinypic.com/10h60bd.gif
#33
A can of special brew, a celtic scarf and a guide to shouting at lamposts.
#34
hooray henry
Some more "witty" racists on this thread I see.

Xenophobes, not racists.

Seems like a decent idea anyway. Good on her.
#35
Is a Tunnocks Tea Cake appropriate for an infant?
#36
moneysavingkitten
Told you Finland was the best country in the world :)

Fabulous place but not without its issues, Two of its major industries have taken a major hit due to disruptive technology, it has an ageing population, declining GDP for the last 4 years. Alarmingly high suicide rates, high levels of domestic violence, alcoholism and mental health issues such as seasonal affective disorder are rife, due to long dark and cold winters.

Overall the pro's outweigh the con's but it aint no socialist poster boy.
#37
Some books would be good.

Roald Dahl, Dr Seuss and "How to ask for money in 25 Languages apart from English".
1 Like #38
shauneco
emribena
shauneco
Who will be paying for them?.
The Scottish government but I guess companies will give them freebies as a form of advertising
So the English, Irish and Welsh will be left out again. Seems fair.
It is when it's a devolved issue - i.e. none of your business.
2 Likes #39
YouDontWantToKnow
Mark2111
Box contents.
Baby bottle X 2
4 cans of Tennants.
Tennants Super
Ironbru
Whisky

Mark2111
Box contents.

Baby bottle X 2

4 cans of Tennants.
If only you could spell your xenophobic drivel.
#40
hooray henry
Some more "witty" racists on this thread I see.
What "race" are people from Scotland then?

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