From 1 January 2019, parents will receive a Baby Bundle valued at $300 to help take care of their newborn. It will include practical products as well as access to a free online first aid training program.
The contents of the Baby Bundle meet Australian safety standards and include:
- 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 well-being.
Parents will receive the Baby Bundle before being discharged from the hospital. If the baby wasn’t born in a hospital, the parents will receive the Baby Bundle once the child is registered with NSW Births, Deaths and Marriages.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the Baby Bundle will provide parents and caregivers with products and information to support the health, development and well-being of their babies.
“We know there are lots of expenses associated with having a child, so this bundle will help alleviate some of those cost pressures,” Ms Berejiklian said.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the Baby Bundle contains important health information for parents and caregivers.
“A new baby coming home is a great time but it also can be challenging and this bundle aims to help parents enjoy the moment rather than stressing out,” Mr Hazzard said.