Scotland's baby boxes

Last updated: 23 April 2018

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 ear thermometer
  • a bath towel
  • a changing mat
  • books

The box also has a mattress, mattress protector and a fitted sheet.

How you get your baby box

The baby box is free and your midwife will help you register for it.

During your 20 to 24 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
  • arrange delivery

You don't need to do anything else. You'll get the baby box between weeks 32 to 36 of pregnancy.

For more information on the baby box visit the Parent Club website.