Hmm, I understand welfare programs are necessary sometimes. I think a government program that assisted low income families expecting a baby would be a good idea. But I do not agree with sending everybody a box. As some of the other (dissenting) commenters have pointed out, this boxes must be paid for through tax dollars. So everybody who pays taxes is forced to help buy baby items (as taxes are not optional). In most cases, parents can provide the necessities for their babies themselves... and I think they should. Those who need or want to economize can buy used items (except for the car seat and crib), look for sales, buy in multi- packs/ sets, choose less expensive brands, shop at discount stores, etc.
Finland's Baby Boxes for Expectant Mothers: A Nation's Gift
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