2 months ago I shared a fantastic Independent News article about the Scottish Government following the 80 year Finnish tradition of giving all babies born (from 1st January 2017 onwards) in Scotland a ‘Baby Box’.
As a first time mum, I thought this was a fantastic idea. Yes, the 3 ‘Bounty Bags’ are great and full of useful products, vouchers and booklets but the ‘Baby Box’ is more than a material incentive – Finland, once an impoverished nation of poor health is now known for having one of the best maternity care systems in the world.
So, you could imagine my pessimism about the future of Scotland’s ‘Baby Boxes’ when I read yesterday’s STV news report . . . .
Read more here: https://stv.tv/news/politics/1380619-baby-boxes-may-be-vastly-more-expensive-than-first-thought/