New Zealand has been voted the biggest baby bed in the world with a total of 11,543,906 blankets being donated by over 40 countries and territories to help the country’s newborns cope with the new year.
The results of the survey revealed the country had the largest number of blankets in the survey, with the number of newborns needing care having risen by 12 per cent in 2017 to 1,947,000.
New Zealand has also seen a significant increase in newborns who require specialised care due to an increase in cases of COVID-19, which has killed more than 1,000 newborns since the start of the year.
New Zealand is one of the countries most impacted by the pandemic, with nearly 1.5 million newborns in the country having contracted the virus.
As the country prepares to mark the start to the Christmas period, New Zealanders will be looking for a blanket that’s both comfortable and stylish for the baby in their arms.
The winner of the 2017 Baby Bedding Awards will be announced on Wednesday night, November 23.
To help New Zealand with the growing demand for blankets, a total number of 50,000 blankets have been donated by more than 40 countries, territories and countries around the world, including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, the Netherlands, Australia and the European Union.
“This is a huge milestone for the country and a great way to give back to our people,” said New Zealand Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Kelly.
It’s a fantastic time to be a baby in New Zealand.
There are plenty of great things to do and enjoy during the holidays, including taking a walk in the park or riding your bike in the countryside.
More to come.