Helsinki Day baby born at 01.30 AM

For 58 years, the City of Helsinki has celebrated the first baby born in Helsinki on the city’s birthday, 12 June. The mother of this year’s Helsinki Day baby is Faadumo Dahir, and the baby arrived at 01.30.

“I warmly wish the new Helsinki baby all the best! Helsinki is a city where people can express themselves, create opportunities and seize them – this will remain true as the new arrival grows up,” says Mayor Juhana Vartiainen.

The baby is a boy. He weighed 3838 g and was 50 cm tall at birth.

On the morning of the Helsinki Day, the mayor visited the family at the Women’s Hospital to congratulate them and give the baby a present from the city: a baby blanket of the Kaiko Copper Baby selection made of organic cotton. Kaiko is a Finnish clothing brand that produces ethically manufactured clothing. Seven per cent of the profits from Kaiko clothing is used to train women in developing countries.

The tradition of congratulating the new Helsinki Day baby has been ongoing since 1965.

Photo: Petri Anttila