Reg­is­ter for baby box handout

The Oban Times - - News -

WEST­ERN Isles moth­ers-tobe, whose ba­bies are due on or af­ter Au­gust 15, 2017, are be­ing en­cour­aged to reg­is­ter for a baby box at their next mid­wife ap­point­ment.

The boxes, con­tain­ing es­sen­tial items for a child’s first weeks and months, en­sure ev­ery child in Scot­land, re­gard­less of their cir­cum­stances, gets the best start in life.

The boxes are full of use­ful items in­clud­ing books, clothes, blan­kets, a bath towel, a chang­ing mat, a bib and a ther­mome­ter, while also pro­vid­ing a safe space for ba­bies to sleep near their par­ents.

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