Items to donate

What items can I donate?


Would I be delighted to receive this for my child?” This is the question to ask when looking to rehome your kids’ preloved goodies.


Items that are worn-out, broken, stained or damaged may be discarded.


We value every donation but sometimes we cannot re-home some items for a variety of reasons.  When we cannot re-home an item we may on-donate to another children’s charity or selected Op Shops who support similar work.


Sometimes we may sell items that we cannot use at fairs or market days in which case all funds raised are used for local families in need. Please let us know if you do not wish items that you donate to be on-donated or used for We Care fundraising when they cannot be re-homed by us.


Baby baths – no stands or bath aids


Baby wearable carriers – Baby Bjorn or similar front carriers, but we do not re-home other types of slings or backpack carriers


Baby wipes – unopened packets


Backpacks – all ages from pre-school to high school


Bassinets – modern bassinets with breathable mesh on all 4 sides


Bibs – fabric bibs, no ties


Blankets – all types and sizes; doonas unstained and washed


Bottles, bottle warmers and other feeding equipment


Bottle sterilizers, both electric and microwave


Bouncers – must have a 3 or 5 point harness in working order


Breast pumps – manual and electric, sterilized and in good condition; and disposable breast pads


Car Restraints – capsules, reversible car seats, older children car seats with tether strap (no foam boosters). Must meet standard AS/NZS 1754. Must be no older than 7 years from the date of manufacture (2017 onwards) and has never been in an accident


Change tables – must be able to come apart or fold down


Children’s Books – new or in excellent condition


Children’s Clothing – 00000 – children’s size16: freshly laundered and sorted into gender/size please


Children’s underwear – new only


Cots & mattresses – it is essential they meet Standard AS/NZS 2172:2003 revised in 2005. Cots manufactured after January 2010. Please dismantle the cot and please ensure all the parts, screws, bolts etc are secured in a zip lock bag and taped to the base of the cot. Please donate with the original manual if possible

Dummies – new and unopened


Gro-bags or infant sleeping bags – no hood


Handbags – medium to large size in excellent condition suitable for young mums


Highchairs – with a safety harness and must meet Standard AS4684-2009. Please clean thoroughly before donating especially the straps.


Linen – freshly laundered bassinet, cot, single, double, queen and king bed size sheets, blankets, doona covers, mattress protectors and wraps. Towels and face washers.


Nappies – disposable, all sizes. Opened packs are OK. No swim nappies please


Nappy bags & changing mats – opened packs are OK.


Personal care items for adults – unopened body wash, lotions, hair & beauty products, soap etc


Prams/strollers – Standard AS/NZS 2088: 2000. Must be able to recline as most requests are for newborns. Must have 5 point harness, faultless brakes, sun hood and carry basket Please vacuum and clean before donating, and please include the original manuals if you have them


Pyjamas and sleepwear – there must be no hoods on sleepwear


Safety gates – please include all the spindles in a bag taped to the gate


Shoes  – new or in excellent condition. 


Sterilisers – microwave or electric


Toiletries – creams, bath wash etc. new and unopened, for mother and baby


Toys – ONLY SMALLER toys that can fit into a backpack. New for birthday presents and excellent condition used toys


Items we can’t re-home


Due to safety regulations and storage issues, we cannot accept and re-home the following items:

Items that do not meet current Australian standards


Soiled, broken or incomplete items


Adult clothes


Baby swings


Baby walkers


Bath seats


Bath stands


Bean bags


Beds and bed mattresses


Bikes / Scooters / ride-ons


Bumbo seats


Car seats over 7 years old


Cot bumpers





High chairs without straps


Jolly jumpers


Nappy wrapper bins


Nursery décor


Opened hygiene products


Travel cots


Potties and toilet steps


Pillows, unless NEW


Single beds


Suitcases and luggage


Swim aids, plastic pools


Tents and cubbies


Toys used unless in excellent condition. No large toys, dolls houses, garages and similar.


Umbrella strollers light weight. We accept robust strollers. 

We greatly appreciate St Kilda Mums for their assistance,  input and at times wording in preparing many of the details in this listing. So many thanks.