Across Ayrshire & Arran 15,183 baby boxes have been delivered since the scheme’s inception – and more 250,560 throughout Scotland.

The Scottish Government introduced the Baby Box in 2017, entitling every newborn in Scotland to a box containing essential items intended to make sure that every child has the best possible start in life.

The estimated cost of items provided in the Baby Box is approximately £429.

Cunninghame North MSP Kenneth Gibson said: "I am delighted that this milestone has been reached.

Largs and Millport Weekly News: Delighted - MSP Kenneth GibsonDelighted - MSP Kenneth Gibson (Image: Newsquest)

"Providing essential items needed for the first six months of their child’s life is a particularly important gift to new parents when household budgets are under increasing pressure with the cost-of-living crisis."

For more information about the Baby Box and its contents, please go here