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455 Baby Boxes Delivered in Orkney

The Scottish Government’s Baby Box scheme is being hailed as a great success as 455 families in Orkney have already benefited from receiving one.

In Scotland as a whole, 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.

Maree Todd with babyLocal MSP Maree Todd, SNP, who is also the Scottish Government’s Minister for Children and Young People, 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 tackling inequality, improving health and supporting new parents – which is why I’m delighted to see that 455  have been sent to families across Orkney.

“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.”

 

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