Parents of more than 4,000 newborns across the Central Coast have received a Baby Bundle from the NSW Government, valued at over $300.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, said since the Baby Bundle initiative began in January 2019, a total of 4,190 babies had been born at Gosford and Wyong Hospitals.
“The Baby Bundle is filled with products and helpful goodies to support the health and development of newborns,” Crouch said.
“It contains a sleeping bag, play and change mats, muslin wrap, a mercury-free bath thermometer, baby toothbrush, breast pads, first aid kit, board books, face cloth, baby wipes, hand sanitiser and barrier cream along with a selection of NSW Health printed resources that complement the Blue Book.
“This helps to makes sure parents are receiving important information and supplies during what can be a happy but confusing time.
“Parents receive the Baby Bundle before being discharged from hospital, or alternatively once they register their child with NSW Births, Deaths and Marriages.”
The Baby Bundle is part of the NSW Government’s $157M parenting package, which includes more midwives and family health nurses, investment in testing and treatments for children’s diseases, and practical and emotional support to parents.
Over 200,000 NSW families across NSW have benefited from a Baby Bundle of essential items given to them on the birth of their child since January 1, 2019.
For more information, go to: www.health.nsw.gov.au/kidsfamilies/MCFhealth/maternity/Pages/baby-bundle.aspx.
Media release, Jun 9
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch