96% OF NEW PARENTS BENEFITTING FROM BABY BOXES

New figures have revealed that 20244 families in Renfrewshire have benefitted from a Baby Box, as the Scottish Government announced a new design in time for Mother’s Day.

Across the country, over 80,000 Baby Boxes have been delivered since April 2017.  

The new Baby Box was created by a team of young people from schools across the country.

The new boxes will also encourage families to become more environmentally friendly, with parents-to-be receiving a voucher for a reusable cloth nappy, and liners.

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.

Commenting, MSP George Adam 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 fairness and opportunity, which is why I’m delighted to see that numerous new families have benefitted from it.

“96% of expectant parents in Scotland are now requesting a Baby Box – and more than 80,000 have been delivered.  That’s a huge vote of confidence in the Baby Box.

“Given how beneficial they are to parents and newborns, long may that continue.

Health Board Boxes Delivered
NHS Ayrshire and Arran 4825
NHS Borders 1521
NHS Dumfries and Galloway 1916
NHS Fife 5212
NHS Forth Valley 4173
NHS Grampian 9153
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde 20244
NHS Highland 3916
NHS Lanarkshire 9032
NHS Lothian 14193
NHS Orkney 280
NHS Shetland 335
NHS Tayside 5778
NHS Western Isles 295
Total 80873

The winning design was created by:

  • Demi Burnett, 12, from Banff Academy in Macduff.
  • Edith Macdonald, 13, from the Community School of Auchterader in Gleneagles.
  • Emily Wilson, 15, from St Luke’s High School in Barrhead.
  • Holly Henry, 16, from St Columba’s in Kilmacolm.
  • Sonny Robertson, 17, from Trinity Academy in Edinburgh.