By Bob Doris MSP
96% of new parents benefiting from Baby Boxes
The Scottish Government Baby Box scheme continues to be a great success. New figures revealed that 30,691 of families in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS area have benefitted from a Baby Box.
Across Scotland, over 120,000 Baby Boxes have been delivered since April 2017.
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.
The box now also includes a reusable nappy voucher, which 1141 families in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have taken advantage of.
Every child, regardless of their circumstances, should get the best start in life.
At the heart of the Baby Box is a message about tackling inequality, improving health and supporting new parents - which is why I’m delighted to see that so mnay have been sent to families across Scotland including here in my Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn constituency.
96% of expectant parents are now requesting a Baby Box – and more than 120,000 have been delivered across Scotland.
That’s a huge vote of confidence in the Baby Box, which will be vitally important in our efforts to ensure that all children get the best start in life.