Senator Lisa Chambers Applauds Launch of 'Little Baby Bundle' Scheme
Published on: 09 May 2023
Senator Lisa Chambers has welcomed the introduction of the 'Little Baby Bundle' scheme. The scheme, the first of its kind in Ireland, seeks to provide valuable resources and support to new parents, acknowledging the significance of this major moment in their lives.
The 'Little Baby Bundle' equips families with an array of essential items, to address various aspects of newborn care. Each bundle will include play items, designed to stimulate early communication and bonding, as well as household items that facilitate safe bathing and promote safe sleep practices. In addition, the scheme includes an assortment of other indispensable items aimed at assisting new parents during the crucial postnatal period.
Senator Lisa Chambers said, "I am delighted to see the launch of the 'Little Baby Bundle' scheme, which recognises the immense importance of welcoming a new life into the world. This scheme represents a significant step in ensuring that parents feel supported during the early stages of their child's life.
“A scheme of this kind was a strong priority for Fianna Fáil and I’m pleased that we have been able to deliver it in Government.”
The pilot phase of the program has begun with the involvement of 300 families from the Rotunda Hospital and 150 families attending Waterford University Hospital. These families have been invited to participate in the initial trial, during which they will receive the 'Little Baby Bundle' delivered straight to their homes. Subsequently, participating parents will be asked to provide feedback and share their experiences, which will play a role in reviewing the program and proposals for a wider national rollout.
"The 'Little Baby Bundle' initiative demonstrates our commitment to providing comprehensive support to new parents and promoting the well-being of both children and families. I encourage participating families to embrace this opportunity and provide their valuable insights, as their feedback will play an instrumental role in shaping the future of this innovative scheme," said Senator Chambers.