If you have received baby items from us in the past three years we are happy to fill further requests without another referral. Please contact the office directly with the following information
- Your name
- Two methods of contact (including your phone number)
- Your child’s name
- Your child’s date of birth or due date
- Your child’s gender (if known)
For new babies our ‘newborn layette’ contains the following basic items, please let us know if everything will be useful to you.
- Clothing in 0 to 3 months
- Moses basket and stand
- Baby bath
- Bouncy chair
- Breast pump (electric or manual, please specify)
- Sling (we usually have wrap-around and soft structured carriers available, please specify which you would prefer)
- Steriliser (electric or microwave, please specify)
You can also request a nappy bag, monitor and other items however they may take longer to source.
For older babies, we can help with the following items
- Clothing up to age 4
- Baby walker
- Cot or cot bed
- High chair
- Safety gate
- Towels and toiletries
We will try our best to source any item that you need for your baby, however, we cannot guarantee to be able to provide items that are not on this list. We do not give out prams or buggies in any circumstances.
Large items can take some time to find, please stay in regular contact if you are waiting on large items.
You will be contacted either by a phone call or text when your items are ready. We can only keep ready packs for a maximum of two weeks so please be prepared to arrange collection quickly. This is due to the very limited space in our office and helps us keep our waiting list reasonable. If you cannot collect an item within this time period don’t worry, you will remain at the top of the waiting list and be contacted when another one becomes available.
Please note only current clients can make direct requests to us. If you have not been a client of our practical help service before or your last contact was more than 3 years ago you will need to be referred by a health or social care professional.