The uptake in Dumfries and Galloway has been welcomed by South Scotland MSP Emma Harper. She said: “96 per cent 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.”
Meanwhile, a new design for the box has been revealed along with extra contents that will encourage families to become more environmentally friendly, with parents-to-be receiving a voucher for a reusable cloth nappy, and liners. In addition, it contains a selection of clothes, a bath towel, a travel changing mat, muslin cloth squares, a bib, a digital thermometer, and books.