187 000 Scottish baby boxes have now been issued, with none bursting into flames, despite the efforts of opposition MPs to use them as portable barbecues. Despite this, Scottish Labour refuse to accept that they have been popular with the many disadvantaged mums they claim to care about but have done little for over the years.
From SNP Media
New polling has shown that the Baby Box, introduced by the SNP Scottish Government has been ranked highly by parents – with 97% of them saying it was good.
Since its introduction, 187,000 families have received a delivery of a baby box on its fourth anniversary.
The polling by Ipsos Mori also found that 91% of parents found the Baby Box saved them money and 60% said the books included encouraged them to start reading with their new born earlier. Parents also found the leaflets provided useful, with 84% finding the safe sleeping information helpful and 66% finding the breastfeeding material useful.
Commenting, SNP MSP Rona Mackay said:
“On its fourth anniversary it is extremely pleasing to see that the Baby Box continues to bring satisfaction to thousands of parents across Scotland and that it also continues to make welcoming a new baby into the family an easier experience.
“The Baby Box represents how the SNP Scottish Government is working to ensure that every child in Scotland has the best start in life.
“Having a baby is a joyous occasion but it can also bring on stresses and it is encouraging to see so many families report that it has provided them with essential information and also helped them with some of the costs of welcoming a new born.
“As the SNP continues to build the best start in life for Scotland’s children, the Tories at Westminster are preparing to cut Universal Credit and plunge 20,000 children into poverty. The only way we can protect the future of the people of Scotland from the Tories is with independence.”