Baby bundle pilot to give families the ‘best start’ in life

07 November 2019

Parents of newborns are to be offered a package of gifts including clothing, bathing and play items and information leaflets in a new scheme being piloted in Swansea Bay.

The baby bundles scheme, set to begin early next year, is sponsored by the Welsh Government as part of its commitment to ensuring children have the best possible start in life.

It will provide parents with a range of essentials for the first months of their baby’s life, including products to support bonding and early communication between parents and children. Families will also be given items to support safe bathing, products to help women post-birth, and information for new parents on topics such as breastfeeding, safe sleeping and attachment.

The health board’s interim head of midwifery Susan Jose said they expect up to 200 baby bundles will be provided during the pilot phase.