A Look In The Baby Bundle Going Home With Parents Next Year
Bubs born after January 1st, 2019 will be taking home a bundle including a sleeping bag, muslin wrap and an itty, bitty toothbrush.
The NSW government unveiled the contents of their Baby Bundle on Sunday as part of its $157 million parenting package.
"It’s a bundle of help for a bundle of joy,” Berejiklian told reporters at Royal North Shore Hospital.
“The Baby Bundle will provide parents and caregivers with products and information to support the health, development and well-being of their babies.”
Designed to help parents take care of the new addition to the family, the pack is valued at $300.
Inside, here's what you'll find:
- Sleeping bag
- Play and change mats
- Muslin wrap
- Bath and room thermometers
- Baby toothbrush
- Breast pads
- First aid kit
- Board books
- Face cloth
- Baby wipes
- Hand sanitiser
- Barrier cream
- Blue Book
- Resources on child development and parental wellbeing
Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the chosen items support and highlight the offering of Australian businesses.
“We are also pleased to announce that all of the businesses are Australian, with four based here in NSW, guaranteeing parents receive top-notch essentials for their newborns," he said.
The bundle, which parents will receive before being discharged from hospital, also includes access to a free online first aid training program.
If a birth happens to occur outside of a hospital, families will receive their bundle after registering their child with NSW Births, Deaths and Marriages.
It's a follow-through on the government's June promise to provide parents with an extra helping hand.
Last month, Victorian Labor made a similar promise to provide all first-time parents with a bundle of baby products valued at $150.
The Victorian bundle was inspired by Finland's baby box, which includes clothes, toys and sheets while also doubling as a bed if needed -- designed to give all children an equal start in life regardless of their background.