2378 BABY BOXES DELIVERED IN LANARKSHIRE IN FIRST SIX MONTHS OF SCHEME

Latest figures from the Scottish Government have revealed that the transformative Baby Box policy has already benefitted 2378 newborns across NHS Lanarkshire since they were introduced last year – and over 22,000 across Scotland.

The Baby Box is a key part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to making Scotland the very best place in the world to grow up – and contains important items for parents and babies alike, such as baby clothes, a digital ear thermometer, a bath towel, a changing mat and books.

The box itself also doubles as a bed for a newborn, containing a mattress, mattress protector and fitted sheet – providing a safe and warm place for babies to sleep.

Commenting, SNP MSP for Motherwell & Wishaw said:

“It is excellent to see so many families across Motherwell & Wishaw benefitting from the Baby Box.

“The Boxes are a really positive Scottish Government initiative providing parents with many of the essentials they need to care for their child.

“From thermometers to towels, changing mats to clothes – the boxes are a fantastic way of giving children in Motherwell & Wishaw the very best start in life.

“That 2378 boxes have already been provided to parents across Lanarkshire, part of a total of over 22,000 across Scotland, shows how popular they are proving with parents in every corner of the country – and given how beneficial they are to parents and newborns, long may that continue.”

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Copyright 2015 Clare Adamson MSP

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