4825 Families Across Ayrshire & Arran Benefiting From Baby Boxes

Published date : 03 Apr 2019

96% OF NEW PARENTS BENEFITTING FROM BABY BOXES

New figures have revealed that 4825 families in Ayrshire and Arran have benefitted from a Baby Box, as the Scottish Government announces a new design in time for Mother’s Day.

Across the country, over 80,000 Baby Boxes have been delivered since April 2017.  

The new Baby Box was created by a team of young people following the launch of a competition by the Scottish Government in partnership with Children in Scotland and Young Scot.

The new boxes will also encourage families to become more environmentally friendly, with parents-to-be receiving a voucher for a reusable cloth nappy, and liners.

Scotland’s Baby Box contains a selection of clothes, as well as every day must-haves, like a bath towel, a travel changing mat, muslin cloth squares, a bib, a digital thermometer, and books.

Commenting, MSP Jeane Freeman said:

“Every child, regardless of their circumstances, should get the best start in life.

“At the heart of the Baby Box is a message about fairness and opportunity, which is why I’m delighted to see that 4825 new families have benefited from it across Ayrshire and Arran.

“96% of expectant parents in Scotland are now requesting a Baby Box – and more than 80,000 have been delivered.  That’s a huge vote of confidence in the Baby Box.

“Given how beneficial they are to parents and newborns, long may that continue.

ENDS

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