10,000 Baby Boxes Handed Out Since August

20 October 2017, 15:41

Scotland baby box winning design

More than 10,000 baby boxes have now been delivered to new parents in Scotland.

The Scottish Government said registration for the boxes has reached 20,000 since their nationwide roll-out in August.

Under the scheme, which is aimed at tackling inequality and promoting health, new parents receive a box of essential items such as clothes, books and blankets.

The boxes, inspired by Finnish baby boxes, can also be used for babies to sleep in.

Childcare and early years minister Mark McDonald said: "I want every child born in Scotland to have the best start in life and the baby box is a key part of that.

"It is great to see so many new and expectant parents receiving and registering for their boxes.

"The feedback we have had so far is very positive and we will continue to work with parents to ensure the contents of the box meet their needs."