Originally Posted by BlackUnicorn
Wow, reading that makes me happy that we have 9 months of maternity leave and another nine to be shared, and our constitution protects every parent's right to government-subsidized childcare on demand
I just read about the "baby boxes" of clothing, diapers, and various other useful things that the Finnish government sends to every expectant mother: Finland's Baby Boxes for Expectant Mothers: A Nation's Gift
Of course the population of Finland is 5.4 million, as compared to the US's 307 million, so it's easier to imagine this happening in a smaller country. Still, I wonder if it could work here, in some fashion.