Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes. For 75 years, Finland’s expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It’s like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. Mothers have a choice between taking the box, or a cash grant, currently set at 140 euros, but 95% opt for the box as it’s worth much more. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates.