What is the Baby Bundle?
Why has the NSW Government decided to launch the Baby Bundle initiative?
What are the contents of the Baby Bundle?
Who is eligible for the Baby Bundle?
When will parents/ caregivers receive the Baby Bundle?
What if my baby is born at home?
What if my baby is born interstate or overseas?
Will adoptive or foster parents receive a Baby Bundle?
Will parents/caregivers who give birth to multiple babies be given more than one Baby Bundle?
What if I live interstate or overseas but my baby is born in a NSW hospital, can I receive a Baby Bundle?
Is the Baby Bundle means tested?
Are there other options if parents/caregivers don’t want or need the Baby Bundle?
How have the contents of the Baby Bundle been decided?
Is there any consumer choice – colour, size, brand?
Do all the Baby Bundles have the same contents?
How big are the Baby Bundles?
Is there a cash alternative?
Are the Baby Bundle’s contents safe and in line with NSW Safety Regulations?
Are the contents of the Baby Bundle Australian made/sourced?
Who has the NSW Government contracted to deliver the Baby Bundle?
How many Baby Bundles will be distributed?
How long will the Baby Bundle initiative run for?
What if I want to know more about the Baby Bundle?

What is the Baby Bundle?

The Baby Bundle is a quality bag filled with baby products and information provided from 1 January 2019 to parents and caregivers of each newborn baby, to support the health, development and well-being of their babies. Each Baby Bundle has an external pocket specifically designed to fit the ‘My Personal Health Record’ (known as the ‘Blue Book’).

Why has the NSW Government decided to launch the Baby Bundle initiative?

The Baby Bundle is part of the NSW Government's $157 million parenting package. The Baby Bundle is one of the many ways the NSW Government is supporting families, babies and young children.

What are the contents of the Baby Bundle?

The contents have been carefully selected to be appropriate and safe for newborn babies and include: a 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 and barrier cream. A small selection of NSW Health printed resources are also included that complement the Blue Book. The recommended retail price for each Baby Bundle is $300.

Who is eligible for the Baby Bundle?

To be eligible for a Baby Bundle, your baby must be born from 1 January 2019 and you must live in NSW.

When will parents/ caregivers receive the Baby Bundle?

Parents and caregivers will receive a Baby Bundle when they are discharged from a public or private NSW hospital.

What if my baby is born at home?

If your baby is born at home, you can request a Baby Bundle when you register your baby through NSW Births, Deaths and Marriages. The Baby Bundle will be delivered to a nominated NSW address free of charge.

What if my baby is born interstate or overseas?

If your baby is born interstate or overseas, and you live in NSW, you can request a Baby Bundle via email MOH-BabyBundles@health.nsw.gov.au. The Baby Bundle will be delivered to a nominated NSW address free of charge.

Will adoptive or foster parents receive a Baby Bundle?

Yes, adoptive and foster parents of babies up to the age of three months who live in NSW will receive a Baby Bundle.

Will parents/caregivers who give birth to multiple babies be given more than one Baby Bundle?

Yes, the Baby Bundle is for each baby born from 1 January 2019, so twins will be eligible for two Baby Bundles and triplets will be eligible for three Baby Bundles.

What if I live interstate or overseas but my baby is born in a NSW hospital, can I receive a Baby Bundle?

Baby Bundles are a NSW Government initiative and are intended to benefit those who live in NSW. Parents or caregivers must live in NSW to receive a Baby Bundle.

Is the Baby Bundle means tested?

No. The Baby Bundle will be given to parents and caregivers of every baby born from 1 January 2019 who lives in NSW.

Are there other options if parents/caregivers don’t want or need the Baby Bundle?

No. Baby Bundles are intended to support parents, however accepting one will be voluntary.

How have the contents of the Baby Bundle been decided?

The products and information in the Baby Bundle were carefully selected to align with NSW Health policies that support health and development related outcomes.

Is there any consumer choice – colour, size, brand?

No. It is not possible to provide a choice of size, colour or brand. The contents have been carefully selected to be appropriate and safe for newborn babies.

Do all the Baby Bundles have the same contents?

Yes, each Baby Bundle has identical contents.

How big are the Baby Bundles?

Each Baby Bundle is approximately 450mm (L) x 350mm (H) x 200mm (W), and weigh a total of 2.5 kilograms.

Is there a cash alternative?

No, there is no cash alternative.

Are the Baby Bundle’s contents safe and in line with NSW Safety Regulations?

We know there is nothing more important to parents and caregivers than the health and safety of their baby. All products in the Baby Bundle meet Australian product safety standards.

Are the contents of the Baby Bundle Australian made/sourced?

An open procurement process, in line with NSW Government policy, has been undertaken to source products for the Baby Bundle. There are five suppliers who have been contracted to supply products for the Baby Bundle. Each of these suppliers is Australian owned and classified as a small to medium enterprise.

Who has the NSW Government contracted to deliver the Baby Bundle?

Civic Disability Services, a Sydney-based Social Enterprise, has been awarded the contract for logistics, assembly and distribution of the Baby Bundle.

How many Baby Bundles will be distributed?

Just under 96,000 babies were born in NSW last year. It is anticipated that around 50,000 Baby Bundles will be given out in the first six months of the year by 87 public and private maternity hospitals across NSW.

How long will the Baby Bundle initiative run for?

Rollout will begin from 1 January 2019 and will continue each year.  Contents of the Baby Bundle will be reviewed after six months.

What if I want to know more about the Baby Bundle?

Contact MOH-BabyBundles@health.nsw.gov.au if you have further questions about the Baby Bundle.

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Page Updated: Wednesday 9 January 2019