MSP Natalie Don has welcomed the news that 61,856 of Scotland’s Baby Box have been delivered across Greater Glasgow and Clyde since the scheme’s inception – as more than a quarter of a million boxes have been delivered across Scotland.
The Scottish Government introduced the Baby Box in 2017, entitling every newborn in Scotland to a box containing essential items intended to make sure that every child has the best possible start in life.
In total, 250,560 boxes have now been distributed to parents across Scotland since the start of the project. The estimated cost of items provided in the Baby Box is approximately £429.
SNP MSP for Renfrewshire North and West, Natalie Don, said: “I am delighted that 61,856 of baby boxes have been delivered across Greater Glasgow and Clyde by the SNP in government since 2017.
“The Baby Box ensures that all babies have access to the essential items that they need from the minute they are born. Every child deserves the best start in life and given the current situation that people are facing, I am sure that they will continue to be a huge help to families across Scotland.
“The baby box is just one of many transformative actions the SNP is taking to make a real difference to children and families on low incomes – like the game-changing Scottish Child payment, which now totals £25 per week per child.
“While the SNP government continues to deliver bold policies for a fairer Scotland, with the limited powers at its disposal, it is only with the full powers of independence that we can properly build a better future that works for everyone.”