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The first maternity packages of the 2022 edition will be delivered to the customers this week. Usually the last packages of the previous year’s edition are not delivered until much later in the spring. The updated letter of congratulation includes hints and tips on how to dress the baby and how to extend the lifecycle of the products.

Clothes included in the maternity packages.

The first maternity packages of the 2022 edition will be delivered to the customers this week. The date of the switchover to the new edition varies slightly from year to year because it depends on the number of applications for maternity grant that come in. This year the edition of the maternity package changes earlier in the year than usual, and the reason for this is increasing birth rates.

Of those who apply for a maternity grant, two out of three choose the maternity package and one out of three the cash payment of EUR 170. This year the maternity package contains a total of 43 different products. When selecting the products, the focus was on longevity and high quality.

Letter of congratulation updated

Maternity package letters.

The contents of the maternity package and the letter of congratulation have been updated. The letter includes a familiar picture from day care centres, where hints and tips on how to dress the baby for different types of weather are shown beside a thermometer. Responsible sourcing has been emphasised in the procurement process of the maternity package and in the product selection. Responsibility is also a feature of the letter, which includes hints and tips on how to extend the lifecycle of the products. The letter also includes QR codes to the web publication Elämässä.fi, where you find hints and tips on how to take care of and recycle textiles.

A new feature in the letter is information on parental allowances. The current parental allowances and the parental allowances of the family leave reform that will take effect on 1 August 2022 are described through infographics.

About 30,000 families annually receive the letter of congratulation included in the maternity package.

Sami version of the book can be ordered

Sami version of the book Ilo pisaroi! (in Sami Illu rišaida!, Ilo riškáttâl! and Rämm kuäškknjâst!).

Sami-speaking customers who are entitled to the package can for the first time order a Sami version of the book Ilo pisaroi! (in Sami Illu rišaida!, Ilo riškáttâl! and Rämm kuäškknjâst!). Those who have received the maternity package in 2020 or 2021 can exceptionally order the Sami version of the book also afterwards. In connection with the order, Kela checks that the family has received a decision on the maternity grant and chosen the maternity package instead of the cash payment.

The book can be ordered via Kela’s Sami-language telephone service or remote service, or by sending an e-mail to the address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Source: Kela

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