It’s a bit rich after months of sitting back watching the Yoon media and parties attack the baby box initiative, for the RCM to start raving about it now. Remember Kezia’s sourpuss reaction – ‘This looks like a massive missed opportunity’ – and these headlines, including the Sun’s ridiculous expert warning that the cardboard box could burn if left near to an unguarded flame!
Yesterday, across Scotland’s mainstream media, the RCM call was headlining. From STV:
‘The Royal College of Midwives has published a new position statement setting out its support for universal roll-out. It says the boxes can be a “positive significant investment” in early years and may contribute to reducing inequality. Baby boxes were made available to all expectant mothers in Scotland from August last year.’
The baby boxes are, of course just part of wider Scottish Government strategy to improve the circumstances of the newborn and of their parents. See: