Cross-border bubs will not
miss out on the NSW Government’s Baby Bundle with all NSW
mothers who give birth interstate also eligible to receive it from 1 January, 2019.
The contents of the Baby Bundle, which is part of the NSW
Government’s $157 million parenting package, were recently announced at an event at
Royal North Shore Hospital.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the Baby Bundle, valued at $300, is
filled with educational resources and baby products to help parents.
“The NSW Liberal & Nationals government is delivering on its promise to support families with
a bag of practical essentials to
help take care of their
precious babies,” Mr Hazzard said.
“And if you’re a NSW resident planning
on having a baby at a hospital
over the border or your new
bub arrives unexpectedly when you’re
interstate or travelling overseas, don’t worry – we will have a Baby Bundle waiting for you.
“If you live in Albury but
you’re having your
baby in Wodonga, if you’re from Queanbeyan
and you choose to have your baby
in Canberra, if you live in
Broken Hill but your baby is born over in South Australia
or if you’re based in the Tweed but you’re heading up to the Gold
Coast to give birth, you’ll
still be eligible.”
The contents of the Baby Bundle,
which all meet Australian safety standards, 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.
It also contains important health information on
child development and parental
wellbeing, which all new NSW
parents and caregivers will benefit
From 1 January 2019, parents and caregivers of newborns with a current
NSW home address, can easily request a Baby Bundle via email MOH-BabyBundles@health.nsw.gov.au and a package will
be delivered, free of charge.