2016/11/19

THE MATERNITY PACKAGE

Here in Finland, we pregnant women, get to choose whether we want our maternity
benefit as a money or if we want it as a package.
So basically, we get to choose between a huge package of baby stuff or 140€ of
money. Well, a common sense tells you to take a package including around 50 different
products for the benefit for you and your baby.
I chose the package, but there are a few families per year who wants money instead of
the package.


So what does this world famous package include this year?

- 9 bodysuits, 50-74cm
- 3 romper suits, 50-74cm
- 6 leggings, 50-74cm
- 1 stretch suit, 62-68cm
- 1 wool-mix suit, 68-74cm
- 1 light quilted suit, 68-74cm
- 2 caps
- 2 pair of socks
- 1 pair of mittens
- 1 pair of tights
- 4 gauze cloths
- 1 set of reusable nappies, trousers and 2 absorbing pads
- 1 bath towel
- 1 undersheet
- 1 duvet cover
- 1 blanket
- 1 sleeping bag/quilt
- 1 snowsuit
- 1 pair of insulated bootees
- 1 pair of insulated mittens

- talcum powder
- thermometer
- drooling bib
- feeding bib
- mattress
- mattress cover
- soft toy
- toothbrush
- hairbrush
- nail scissors
- bath thermometer
- nipple cream
- book titled "Kukkuluuruu"
- condoms
- sanitary towels
- bra pads
- the box (can be used as a crib)


I have to admit, there are few products in the package that I'm not going to wear my
baby in. I mean, those yellow leggings? I can't stand yellow. Otherwise, I think this
package is wonderful this year. There's a bunch of baby boy shades in it, which is kind
of umm.. Well, convenient if you're having a boy but yeah, I can't see why this wouldn't
be suitable for girls too.





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38 comments:

  1. Mun mielestä ihanuuksia tossa äitiyspakkauksessa on tuo jääkarhu-unipussi sekä tuo aivan ihana beige haalari! Keltainenkin menee mulla paremmin kuin toi ruskea, jota en voi sietää :D Aion ehdottomasti itsekin ottaa äitiyspakkauksen sitten kun sen mahdollisuuden saan :-) Mulle ei väreillä niinkään oo väliä, en koe etten vois pukea tyttöä tai poikaa tiettyihin väreihin. Kiva kun on vähän kaikkiä värejä! x Dora Marie // doramarien.blogspot.com

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    1. toi unipussi on kyllä niin täydellinen! tykkään ihan sikana :D
      En mäkään koe etten vois pukea tyttöä tai poikaa tiettyihin väreihin, mutta yleensähän nuo tuon väriset mielletään enemmän pojille :D ei tosin, kyllä ne tytöllekin sopii :)

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  2. The famous maternity package that has got the whole world talking :) Its been in the newspapers a lot lately in the UK. I think its a fantastic system and obviously worth so much more than the cash option. I cant wait to see a picture of your baby dressed in some of those super cute outfits :)

    xo Karoliina | www.karoliinakazi.com

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    1. Haha, I believe that it should be a thing overseas too :D That's a pretty damn good package for the ones having a baby :)

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  3. I've been hearing about this all over from people and can't believe that this isn't a thing here in the UK and other places, surely it should be it seems like a great idea. I love everything in it (well maybe not the yellow leggings lol) but it seems very geared towards baby boys :\ can't wait to see your little one in some of these cute outfits =^.^=

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    1. It should be a thing all over the world haha :-)

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  4. Wow! :) You got a whole lot of stuff with in your box!!! I'm sure you can put to good use the other stuff you don't like by selling them or donating to moms/babies in need :)

    KatrinaJeanCarter.wordpress.com

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    1. Hahah propably going to donate those yellow leggings :D not going to ask money for those because I got them free :-)

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  5. This is so cool, I never knew about this.

    http://ohduckydarling.com

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    1. Haha :-) it's one of those few things I actually like in this country :-)

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  6. omg thats amazing i've never seen anything like this before!! it's so helpful and such amazing thing for you's to be able to get. Can't wait to see your little one rocking some of these adorable outfits though.. except the yellow tights ahaha

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  7. Lucky you, you have this benefit! These are neat stuff -- it even have a storybook! Everything in one package!

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    1. Hahah yeah, it's planned to have everything in one package :-)

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  8. This is so awesome- all the basics and all super cute!! Wish we had the same here in the states

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    1. I wouldn't be holding my breath waiting for that :D I hope you'll get one some day though :-)

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  9. Wow this is awesome :D... Love it and i would totally recommend this to my friends :)

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    1. Haha, hope you'll be able to have one in your country :-)

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  10. I love the maternity package, it's such a fab thing that the mothers in Finland are given this. I remember a few years back the maternity box was all over the news because it's such a unique thing in the world. This year's box looks the bomb. Love it.
    Katja xxx
    www.katnapped.com

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    1. Yeah, it is :D That's one of the few things I actually like in this country :D

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  11. Great idea, I've never heard about the maternity package, but it reminds me to the "closet" idea of fashion minimalists :-) This means you need some pieces easy to combine. For me this means dress black, need less.
    The maternity package sounds like a similar system for mothers. Inspiring!

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    1. Hahah, this package is more for the baby that's on board, but there's a couple of things for mothers too :D

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  12. Wauw that's a lot of items you've got!

    Enjoy them and enjoy your pragnancy dear.
    Much love ,

    Tina

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  13. amazing stuff if you ask me, def a good recommend for any expecting mum out there. good read.

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    1. Hahah, thank you for your lovely comment :)

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  14. This package is a bargain! I mean, no way you could buy all this for the amount of money they give if you don't want the money. But I can imagine if you get a lot of stuff at baby showering and from family you could take the money and buy a lot of diapers or baby food. I mean, whatever you need if you already have the most things that are in the package.
    BS, xx | https://queenbsdiary.wordpress.com/

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    1. That's true :) After a few babies the money is something you'd get the most out of :) Especially if you saved these from before :)

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  15. Finland is definitely a wonderful place to live! That is so great that your government is taking care of pregnant women, the maternity package proves it!

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    1. Hahah :-) Yeah, maternity package & paid maternity leave :) !

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  16. Wow! I had no idea about such a package. I would definitely choose the package as well. It's huge. How nice that you received this. Must be nice to unpack!

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    1. Haha yeah, it was so much fun :)

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  17. What a generous idea. Another good reason to live in Finland lol! I was already thinking fast; "Package of Money?" BUT your listing of whats in the package would make the descision easier. Its a great bargain,

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  18. Aww this is so amazing, and a lot of those items are so cute, and definitely helps you save!

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  19. Finland is such a developed country! I didn't hear about new mommies getting a maternity package before. The things inside are so cute! It's such a nice gesture and I think you did a great thing taking the pack and not the money. With a new baby, who has time to go shopping?

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    1. Hahah, it's not only for the new mommies, it's for all mommies :D

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