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.
“I was delighted when the SNP made the introduction of the boxes one of its manifesto pledges”
“A baby box is a positive gift which signals that every baby is important and welcomed.” – Royal College of Midwives
The Royal College of Midwives have come out in support of Scotland’s Baby Box scheme and recommend that this is rolled out across the UK.
“With will and with method we can transform Scotland ” Sir Harry Burns
88 new born bairns in Orkney received Scotland’s Baby Box in 2017.
“The hale wurld welcomes ye” (Jackie Kay)
“I am also now enjoying my new role a Minister for Childcare and Early Years – or the Baby Box Minister as one dad said to me!”
All babies due on or after 15 August will be eligible for a Baby Box.