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Plannings to give new mothers a free gift goy set with important things will be taken into consideration when Mark Drakeford becomes the next prime minster of Wales. Baby-undles, similar to those introduced throughout Scotland in 2017, would include things like clothing and covers presented in a Moses hamper. Mr Drakeford, who is hoping to replace Carwyn Jones as the next Labour chief in Wales, would welcome a bundling aviator.
Mr Jones is one of the key candidates for the position of Welsh Labour chief when he resigns in December. Cardiff West AM's electoral promise for the lead comes after Cardiff's major competitor Vaughan Gething was backed by former British Labour politician Owen Smith. Drakeford, who was Labour Minster of Public Welfare between 2013 and 2016, said it would go well with the Welsh Labour Party's efforts to address child poverty and illnesses.
"This would be a piloting project in a specific geographic area that would be assessed to find out what works best for families and what effects it has. "The baby box system originates in Finland, where the system has been in use since the early thirties. Welsh authorities said they "currently have no plans" to put the baby packages on the market, but Mr Drakeford would want the Welsh authorities to finance them - costs between 100 and 150 apiece - when he becomes First Secretary.
At about 32,000 childbirths per year in Wales, the cost of a national programme could be between £3 million and £5 million per year. It proposed that the packs would be Moses basket-based - not Scottish box-based - and would contain clothing, a hearing aid audiometer, baby wrap, book and playmat.
"Clearly it is in line with our agendas for combating childhood poverty and ill health," he added. "It would also give us an opportunity to give parenting important hands-on information and advice on topics such as secure sleep postures and breast-feeding. "Welsh Conservatives call the suggestion a "SNP baby boxes rip-off," said Welsh Conservative and Shadow Minister of Public Health Angela Burns:
"The PR trick of the BabyBox is unwise because it doesn't direct funds where they need to be: like free recipes, the wealthiest in the community would be just as entitled as the neediest to use taxpayer-financed free toys. "The programme in Scotland triggered some debate about the use of the crates themselves as places where infants can rest after claiming that they had helped reduce child mortality in Finland.
The Lullaby Trust, a child bed aid organisation, said it was unfortunate that some stalls were sold on this base, although Scots government officials said the stalls meet the highest British sleep security standard. Scientists in Finland, however, spoke of a misconception about the effects of baby boxing there and pointed out that they were launched at the same moment as state-funded prenatal health services.
Mr Drakeford and Mr Gething are the only candidates to receive enough support from the Labour AMs to make it onto the Welsh lead electoral ballots - but Eluned Morgan, Huw Irranca-Davies and Alun Davies have also said they want to vote in the elections.