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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 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!

    independent.co.uk/new…tml

    62 Comments

    Who will be paying for them?.

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    shauneco

    Who will be paying for them?.


    The Scottish government but I guess companies will give them freebies as a form of advertising

    emribena

    The Scottish government but I guess companies will give them freebies as … 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.

    shauneco

    So the English, Irish and Welsh will be left out again. Seems fair.


    What difference would that make to you ? You're on mars !!!

    would love to see sturgeons reaction if we just had something for the English.

    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.

    shauneco

    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" 17th Oct 2016

    Brilliant idea imo, giving a baby a decent start in life is priceless and will help many parents.

    Told you Finland was the best country in the world

    I think it's an excellent idea . This being Scotland , I hope they put a tube of toothpaste in there

    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.

    shadey12

    would love to see sturgeons reaction if we just had something for the … would love to see sturgeons reaction if we just had something for the English.



    Fat chance, We can't even celebrate St Georges day.!.

    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 .

    psychobitchfromhell

    What difference would that make to you ? You're on mars !!!



    Fair enough ;).

    Put a footy in there and maybe in 18 years Scotland will qualify for a tournament

    Box contents.

    Baby bottle X 2

    4 cans of Tennants.

    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)

    Mark2111

    Box contents.Baby bottle X 24 cans of Tennants.



    Tennants for the east, Buckfast for the west...

    GAVINLEWISHUKD

    Scotland is like a woman. Very pretty to look at but has no idea about … 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?

    shadey12

    would love to see sturgeons reaction if we just had something for the … 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

    Mark2111

    Box contents.Baby bottle X 24 cans of Tennants.



    Tennants Super
    Ironbru
    Whisky
    Edited by: "YouDontWantToKnow" 17th Oct 2016

    splender

    Lovely touch, Scandinavian socialism that produces high earnings, high … 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.

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    YouDontWantToKnow

    Tennants SuperIronbruWhisky



    ​Irn Bru...

    Aiden1512

    Brilliant idea imo, giving a baby a decent start in life is priceless and … 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

    Baby Boxes Ideal for babies to sleep in when Sturgeon bankrupts the country ad they sleep in doorways er sorry English doorways!

    Graham1979

    Baby Boxes Ideal for babies to sleep in when Sturgeon bankrupts the … 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!

    moneysavingkitten

    Told you Finland was the best country in the world




    Of course it is! Home of the Moomins!!

    GAVINLEWISHUKD

    Scotland is like a woman. Very pretty to look at but has no idea about … 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.

    eset12345

    you obviously haven't seen the ginger haired built like a brick outhouse … 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.

    emribena

    The Scottish government but I guess companies will give them freebies as … 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.

    Some more "witty" racists on this thread I see.

    hooray henry

    Some more "witty" racists on this thread I see.




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    A can of special brew, a celtic scarf and a guide to shouting at lamposts.

    hooray henry

    Some more "witty" racists on this thread I see.



    Xenophobes, not racists.

    Seems like a decent idea anyway. Good on her.

    Is a Tunnocks Tea Cake appropriate for an infant?

    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.

    Some books would be good.

    Roald Dahl, Dr Seuss and "How to ask for money in 25 Languages apart from English".

    shauneco

    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.

    Mark2111

    Box contents.Baby bottle X 24 cans of Tennants.

    Mark2111

    Box contents.Baby bottle X 24 cans of Tennants.




    If only you could spell your xenophobic drivel.

    hooray henry

    Some more "witty" racists on this thread I see.


    What "race" are people from Scotland then?
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