Parents of more than 200,000 newborns across NSW have benefited from a Baby Bundle of essential items given to them on the birth of their child over the last two years.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Member for Holsworthy Melanie Gibbons and Member for East Hills Wendy Lindsay announced the milestone while visiting Liverpool Hospital’s Maternity Unit today.
Ms Berejiklian said the Baby Bubble is valued at more than $300 and is filled with baby products and information to support the health, development and well-being of babies in NSW.
“Every baby born in NSW is eligible to receive a Baby Bundle, with more than 200,000 handed out since the initiative began in January 2019,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“The Baby Bundle not only helps reduce some of the initial costs of having a baby, it also provides useful items to support new parents give their child the best start in life.”
Ms Gibbons said this program supports new additions to a family and makes sure parents are receiving important information and supplies during what can be a happy but confusing time.
“My kids are a little older now but I know how much I would have benefited from a baby bundle and I am sure all the new parents will feel the same,” Ms Gibbons said.
Mrs Lindsay said that all children are precious and a baby brings a new dimension to families.
“The baby bundle is full of helpful goodies for your new bundle of joy and to help families celebrate their new addition,” Mrs Lindsay said.
The Baby Bundle includes a number of items including a sleeping bag, play and change mats, muslin wrap, bath thermometer and a first aid kit, along with a selection of NSW Health printed resources that complement the Blue Book.
Parents receive the Baby Bundle before being discharged from hospital, or, after registering their child with NSW Births, Deaths and Marriages.
The Baby Bundle is part of the NSW Government’s $157 million parenting package, including more midwives and family health nurses, investment in testing and treatments for children’s diseases, and practical and emotional support to parents.
For more information about the Baby Bundle go to: https://bit.ly/39wSRlw