Baby Care Kits

Bringing a baby into the world can be a difficult and scary thing for a mother living in poverty. She worries about her baby’s health and wellbeing when there is a lack of money to buy the things every mother wants for her newborn. The items included in a baby care kit provided things a mother needs to care for her baby the way she hopes to, such as: soft blankets to give warmth and comfort, and soap to keep germs away.  Lack of something to dress her baby in often keeps a mother isolated from her community. But the clothes in a Baby Care Kit welcome both mother and baby out into the world.

For the month of May we will be accepting the various contents to make up Baby Care Kits we will also accept fully completed kits.Please put your donations in the wooden chest in the lobby near the main stair case.

The following items are included in each baby Care Kit:

  • 2 Light weight cotton t-shirts

  • 2 Long or Short-sleeved gowns or Sleepers (without feet)

  • 2 Receiving blankets, medium-weight cotton or flannel, or crocheted or knitted with lightweight yarn, up to 52” square

  • 4 Cloth diapers, flat fold preferred

  • 1 Jacket, Sweater or Sweatshirt with a hood, or include a baby cap

  • 2 Pairs of socks

  • 1 Hand towel, dark color recommended

  • 2 Bath-size bars(4 to 5 oz.) of gentle soap, in the original wrapping

  • 2 Diaper pins or large safety pins

Please do not add other items or leave out any of the items listed in the complete kits.

Gently used, clean items (no stains or tears) can be substituted for new ones. Wrap the items in one of the receiving blankets and secure with the diaper pins. DO NOT enclose the kit or any of the contents in plastic bags.

TIPS

  • Sizes 6 to 24 months may be used. Varying the sizes of the clothing items included will make the Baby Care Kit useful as the baby grows.
  • Sweaters may be knitted or crocheted from leftover yarn, or made from heavy double knits or fleece. Select a pattern that suits your skill level. Preferred styles have buttons or ties down the front. Please feel free to CLICK HERE or call 800-597-5972 for pattern recommendations.
  • Diapers can be made from flannel or even by recycling t-shirts. Please feel free to CLICK HERE or call 800-597-5972 for a diaper tip sheet with instructions.
  • If knitting or crocheting blankets, please include only one and one flannel blanket this will provide the most versatility.