7,907 BABY BOXES DELIVERED BY SNP GOVERNMENT IN FIFE - 96% OF NEW PARENTS BENEFITTING FROM BABY BOXES

Published date : 27 Feb 2020

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has hailed the success of the Scottish Government Baby Box scheme – as new figures revealed that 7,907 families in Fife have benefitted from a Baby Box.

 

Across Scotland, 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.

 

The box now also includes a reusable nappy voucher, which 293 families have applied to benefit from through NHS Fife.

 

Commenting, Jenny Gilruth MSP 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 7,907 have been sent to families across Fife, including here in the Mid Fife and Glenrothes constituency. 

 

“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.”

 

ENDS

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