Alasdair Allan, SNP MSP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar has commended the success of the Scottish Government’s baby box scheme in the opening 6 months since its launch.

 

Latest figures from the Scottish Government have revealed that the transformative Baby Box policy has already benefitted 84 newborns across NHS Western Isles since it was introduced last year.

Commenting, Dr Allan said:

 

“It is excellent to see so many families in the Islands benefitting from the Baby Box.

 

“The Boxes are a really positive Scottish Government initiative providing parents with many of the essentials they need to care for their child. The Baby Box is a key part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to make Scotland the best place to grow up – and contains important items for parents and babies alike, such as baby clothes, a digital ear thermometer, a bath towel, a changing mat and books. The box itself also doubles as a bed for a newborn, containing a mattress, mattress protector and fitted sheet – providing a safe and warm place for babies to sleep.

 

“I’m delighted that 84 newborns in our islands have now benefited from this progressive initiative from the Scottish Government, and I look forward to seeing its continued success, and families in our islands continue to reap its benefits.”  

 

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