Zappone’s plan for baby boxes is put on hold for two years

Zappone’s plan for baby boxes is put on hold for two years

Around €700,000 was made available from the dormant bank accounts fund last year to pay for the first rollout of the boxes

The government’s plan to provide Scandinavian-style baby boxes for more than 60,000 newborns every year has been put back on the shelf for at least two years. Minister for Children Katherine Zappone announced her plans for the boxes, which contain essential items for newborns such as a mattress, a changing mat, baby clothes, a digital ear thermometer, a toothbrush and books, last August.

Around €700,000 was made available from the dormant bank accounts fund last...

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