“I was delighted to learn that 250,560 baby boxes have now been distributed across Scotland since distribution began in August 2017.”
The Baby Box – an idea taken from a successful scheme in Finland – has £400 worth of items in it. It is available free to every expectant mum who wishes one for each baby she has.
“According to the latest figures of boxes distributed by health boards, 235,622 boxes have been distributed across Scotland since the start of the scheme, with 908 having gone to families in Orkney.”
“All children deserve equal support and resources, and I really feel the scheme has strengthened this message in the past five years” Emma Roddick MSP, SNP Highlands and Islands
“I pledge to continue to advocate for inclusive long-term strategies and support. “
“The fact that all babies in Scotland are gifted a box full of essential items means that as a society we want every child, regardless of their circumstances, to get the best start in life. “Satwat Rehman,CEO One Parent Families Scotland
93% of parents are taking up the opportunity of getting a Baby Box for their child.
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.
Scotland’s Baby Box scheme has proved to be a huge success with 96% of prospective parents getting one for their baby.
280 families in Orkney have received a Baby Box. The Scottish Government has announced a new design in time for Mother’s Day.