A film poster depicting a baby sleeping in a cardboard box.

Goodnight – A box full of dreams

A box full of dreams

Maternity package

For the first months of their lives, most Finns sleep in a cardboard box donated by the government. Each pregnant mother or adoptive mother living in Finland receives a maternity package. The package contains products needed in taking care of a child, such as clothes, personal care items, towels, sheets and a blanket – a total of 56 items in 2020! About 95% of first-time mothers choose the maternity package although they could also opt for an equivalent amount in cash.