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
  • Bed rails
  • Bikes / Scooters
  • Bumbo seats
  • Car seats over 8 years old
  • Cot bumpers
  • Co-sleepers
  • Cushions
  • Foam floor mats
  • Furniture
  • High chairs without straps
  • Jolly jumpers
  • Nappy wrapper bins
  • Nursery décor
  • Opened hygiene products
  • Porta cots, travel cots
  • Single beds
  • Swim aids
  • Tents and cubbies
  • Toys used unless in excellent condition. We very much welcome new toys.
  • Umbrella strollers light weight. We accept robust strollers and very much welcome double strollers

What items can I donate?

Our quality standard is “would I be delighted to receive this for  my child?” 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 carriers – Baby Bjorn style
  • Baby wipes - unopened packets
  • Bassinets – modern bassinets with breathable mesh sides
  • Bibs – fabric bibs, no ties
  • Blankets – all types and sizes; doonas unstained and washed
  • Bottles and other feeding equipment
  • Bottle sterilizers
  • Bouncers – must have a 3 or 5 point harness in working order
  • Breast pumps – sterilized and in good condition; and disposable breast pads
  • Car Restraints – capsules, reversible car seats, older children car seats, booster seats with tether strap only (no foam boosters). Must meet standard AS/NZS 1754. Must be no more than 8 years old and never been in an accident
  • Carriers – Baby Bjorn or similar front carriers, but we do not re-home other types of slings or backpack carriers
  • Change tables – must be able to come apart or fold down
  • 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 2005. Please donate with the original manual if possible and please ensure all the parts, screws, bolts etc are secured in a zip lock bag and taped to the base of the cot.
  • Dummies – new and unopened
  • Gro-bags or infant sleeping bags – no hoods
  • Highchairs – with safety harness and must meet Standard AS4684-2009. Please clean thoroughly before donating
  • Linen – freshly laundered bassinet, cot and single 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 & socks – new or in good condition. Please bag according to size
  • Sterilisers – microwave or electric
  • Toiletries – creams, bath wash etc. new and unopened, for mother and baby
  • Toys - new for birthday presents and excellent condition used toys

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.