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

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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 Coatbridge & Chryston Fulton MacGregor said:

 

“It is excellent to see so many families across Lanarkshire 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 Coatbridge & Chryston 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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