Kela held a design competition to choose three new patterns that will be featured on maternity package boxes over the next few years. But how to decide which of the three winning patterns would grace the 2018 edition of the box? It was time call on five seasoned experts, Nooa, Ebba, Alvar, Benny and Magdaleena, who chose their favourite.
Baby in the Box exhibition provides a historical overview
What exactly was the kiertokori? Why did the 1962 edition of the maternity package contain a mattress pad made of oxidised cellulose? What print pattern was used on the lightweight padded overall included in the 2011 edition? The Baby in the Box exhibition provides answers to these and many other questions.Read more
The 2017 version of the maternity package contains 8 body suits, 6 pairs of leggings, 3 hats and a large number of other clothes and accessories. All in all, it contains 53 products. The content of the maternity package is developed annually based on customer response. Deliveries of the 2018 version of the maternity package will begin once stocks of the 2017 version have run out. Usually, distribution of a new version will begin in late winter.
See all the products here: www.kela.fi/web/en/maternity-package-2017.
The maternity package around the world
The maternity package receives attention also globally. The positive attention has had concrete effects – Scotland for instance has introduced its own version of the maternity package, Scotland’s baby box. Perhaps Finland will lead the way in this respect.