Scotland has launched its first Baby Boxes for New Mums on New Year day. The borrowed concept from Finland will consist of books, nappies, clothes, play mats and bedding.
The Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon presented the gift packages to parents on Sunday. She said "The box will be given to mothers when they are around seven to eight months pregnant. They will register with their midwife at the point they get it, so it's also encouraging engagement between mothers and the health service as well and there is evident in Finland that the baby box has played a part in improving the child and maternal health. So it's of practical benefit for parents but it also has a very important health attached to it as well."