Cost of living: Free baby box is vitally important as new parents struggle to pay bills

The box has been refreshed for its milestone in August and features updated clothing designs and different books, while a toothbrush has been added to support oral health early in a child’s life.

Every newborn in Scotland is entitled to a baby box, which is delivered to the mother a few weeks before their due date, and around 222,450 have been given to families since August 2017.

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Children’s minister Clare Haughey saw the updated offering and met Courtney McLeod and her four-month-old daughter Addison on a visit to APS (Group) in Edinburgh, which packs