The Finnish certainly don’t! As a fabulous BBC article explains (kindly provided to us by Harriet), all Finnish babies start out in a cardboard box kindly provided by the government.
And that’s not all, the box comes with an array of clothing and accessories to start you on your way.
Given the alien has nowhere to sleep currently, the idea of a magnanimous government providing me with everything I need sounds awesome.
And it says Finnish mothers are the happiest in the world.
Now I’m off to debate with myself the various merits of cardboard box design so I can add that to the list of unresolved bedding options!
All photos courtesy of the BBC.