SNP MSP Ruth Maguire has hailed the success of the Scottish Government Baby Box scheme – as new figures revealed that 7516 of families in Ayrshire and Arran 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 220 families in NHS Ayrshire and Arran have taken advantage of.
Commenting, SNP MSP Ruth Maguire 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 7516 have been sent to families across Ayrshire and Arran including here in my Cunninghame South 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.”