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Reading mothers given boxes for newborn babies to sleep in

Baby boxes have been given to new mothers in Reading for the first time.

It follows the example of Finland, where for 75 years every pregnant mother has been given a cardboard box which can be used as a bed for her baby.

Finland has one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world - two deaths per 1,000 live births, compared with a global rate of 32 in 1,000, according to the UN.