TIL, cold or rainy weather cannot make you sick

Some countries put their babies in the cold to make them more resilient. Less likely to catch a cold. Improved immune system.

Those are pretty far down on the list of reported reasons why they do it...

One-third of the parents (29%) agreed with the statement that it is good for the child to toughen up by sleeping outdoors so that he/she can withstand the cold Finnish climate...

The parents evaluated their child as being more active (66%) after naps taken outdoors compared with naps taken indoors and that the child (88%) clearly enjoyed sleeping outdoors. More than half of the parents (54%) observed that their child ate better after sleeping outdoors. Most parents (94%) felt that sleeping outdoors was healthy because of the fresh air.


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