All newborn babies in Scotland will be given a box of essential items, containing things like:
- clothes, from newborn up to 6 months
- a digital under arm thermometer
- bath and room thermometer
- a bath towel
- a changing mat
The box also has a mattress, mattress protector and 2 fitted sheets.
How you get your Baby Box
The Baby Box is free and your midwife will help you register for it.
This will happen during your 18 to 20 or 28 week antenatal appointment.
Your midwife will:
- explain the Baby Box to you and ask if you would like one
- fill in a Baby Box registration card with you
- tell you about delivery
You do not need to do anything else. You'll get the Baby Box between weeks 32 to 36 of pregnancy.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Baby Boxes
Although coronavirus may affect some other services, the Baby Box scheme is not affected and will continue to run as normal.
If your appointment needs to be rearranged you'll register at the next one. If your appointment cannot happen face to face, your midwife can still complete the registration by phone.
If you need further help
For more information on the Baby Box visit the Parent Club website.
We work with the APS Group to provide the Baby Box. If you have any queries about the Baby Box you should contact APS.
Phone: 0800 030 8003
You can read about how the baby box scheme has helped others on gov.scot.
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