Jump to content

What to do with baby things
when finished having babies.


  • Please log in to reply
19 replies to this topic

#1 Kay1

Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:35 PM

I have soooo many baby clothes and toys and DS3 is 4 months now. I am looking at getting rid of stuff but wondering what to do with it. I'd love to donate the good stuff to someone who would otherwise not be able to give their baby these things. I'd rather not put them in a charity bin.

Any suggestions?

#2 Riotproof

Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:44 PM

Free cycle?
Perhaps put feelers out within your network, there might be someone who could really we them..

#3 mumofenergiserbuny

Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:44 PM

give them to your local womens and childrens hostel, alot of single mothers escaping abuse end up there with newborns and need all those things original.gif

#4 Tenacious C

Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:46 PM

A local women's refuge may have clients that could use the items. The local multiples association may take donations of clothes, ours does and hold a yearly clothing sale to raise money, some of the items are also given to families in need.

My DS daycare collects clothes for needy families.

#5 FeralBee

Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:49 PM

Another vote for contacting local women's refuges. Women often leave with nothing but the clothes on their back, so any essentials for them and their children are so appreciated.

#6 Kay1

Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:02 PM

QUOTE
give them to your local womens and childrens hostel, alot of single mothers escaping abuse end up there with newborns and need all those things


That's a great idea, exactly what I was looking for. I will look into it and see if I can find one. If anyone can suggest one in the Sydney area that would be great.

I don't know anyone else who's having a baby and all the people in my circles can afford to buy their own IYKWIM?

#7 NotBitzerMaloney

Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:09 PM

I'm in the same boat, so please post details of where you decide to donate your baby things!


#8 shelbysmum

Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:09 PM

OP I believe this group would be what you are looking for:

http://dandelionsupport.org/

There is a sister site in Melbourne too:


http://www.stkildamums.org/home/



#9 Wineandchocolate

Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:10 PM

Are you on Facebook?  There are lots of 'Pay It Forward' type sites, ie. groups where people list things that they have to give away, usually broken down into regions (e.g. northern suburbs of Sydney).  A quick search on FB should help you find something if you're interested.

#10 galleygirl

Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:13 PM

If you are in Melbourne please check out St Kilda Mums.
www.stkildamums.org
They'll be accepting donations again later in January.

#11 Kay1

Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:15 PM

Thank you, the Dandelion site looks great! Very far from me so I'll save up a bit more stuff before I do a trip there.

Will check out the FB sites too.

#12 MrsWidget

Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:19 PM

I've been passing everything to St Kilda mums. They do fabulous work.

#13 shelbysmum

Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:24 PM

OP It might be worth getting in touch with Dandelion- I know the Melbourne group have multiple suburbs where donations are accepted so there might be something closer by for you to go to with Dandelion original.gif

#14 Madeline's Mum

Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:43 PM

Thanks for the link re Dandelions, I have eek looking for something like that. Will be getting in touch to donate old baby stuff and hopefully some time original.gif

#15 whatnamenow

Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:44 PM

Most capital cities have a Young Parents Program, for mum under age 20 who find themselves pregnant.  They are always after items to donate to the mums who attend.

#16 Kay1

Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:21 PM

QUOTE
Most capital cities have a Young Parents Program, for mum under age 20 who find themselves pregnant. They are always after items to donate to the mums who attend.


Thanks. Will look into it!

#17 strawberrycakes

Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:51 PM

I sold & gave away all DDs baby things, now we are TTC #2 after thinking that we would only have one child so fingers crossed I will have to go baby shopping all over agian sometime this year original.gif

#18 pinkelephant

Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:00 PM

QUOTE (Kay1 @ 27/12/2012, 05:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's a great idea, exactly what I was looking for. I will look into it and see if I can find one. If anyone can suggest one in the Sydney area that would be great.

I don't know anyone else who's having a baby and all the people in my circles can afford to buy their own IYKWIM?


If you are in south west sydney pm me and I can give you a few places...

#19 belinda1976

Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:15 PM

Kay1 are you in Sydney?  I found a great place located in Castle Hill that look after the needs of the homeless and people less fortunate.  

And they come and collect from you!  tthumbs.gif

www.clothesline.org.au

Edited by belinda1976, 04 January 2013 - 03:16 PM.


#20 ShamelesslyPooks

Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:44 PM

I usually hang onto stuff until someone comes my way who needs stuff. I heard about a local woman who finished her family, 3 kids, and then suddenly found herself caring for a relative's child after child protection got involved. I was able to pretty much set her up, and she has sworn she will then pass it on to another person in need. Most of it I got second hand myself! Baby stuff can have such long lives.

I'm wondering if you could tell your maternal health nurse you have some stuff, and could she pass your email on to a mum in need? Someone did that and my dear friend was the beneficiary! It was such an amazing act of generosity. Or even a minister or local youth worker.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

11 things that will happen when you're breastfeeding

After having three children and various degrees of success feeding them all, there's one thing I can tell you: virtually nothing will go as planned.

Surgery for baby born with a tail

A baby born with a tail has had it removed after doctors feared the birth defect might cause long term damage to his lower body.

When 'skin to skin' becomes a family affair

An adorable photo of a little boy and his dad enjoying skin to skin contact with newborn twins is melting hearts everywhere.

35 hilariously weird 'top tips'

Who would have thunk it? We never knew there were so many uses for feminine hygiene products. 

Pregnancy skin woes: acne, dry skin, itchy skin

Here are some of the most common skin complaints in pregnancy and how to tackle them, face on.

Watch this fun dance class for babywearing dads

Is there anything sexier than a babywearing dad?

Parents, this is how to cut grapes to avoid choking

One mum has learnt a harrowing lesson about the best way to cut grapes to make it safe for toddlers and little kids to eat.

When your kids have totally different temperaments

Sometimes it has felt like whiplash parenting. She perches watchfully while I vacuum; he tries to climb on and go for a ride.

How do our stress levels influence our baby?

Since having my second baby a number of people have commented on how placid, content and settled he is and, similarly, many have commented on how this is a reflection of how I am with him.

Separation anxiety isn't just for kids

Despite its prevalence, most doctors tend to be reluctant to diagnose adult patients with separation anxiety.

A charm bracelet, a boy, and my beliefs questioned

I was staring at the face of my son, realising that my once steadfast decision to be open minded was quickly unravelling at the seams.

Why I'm so grateful for Hayden Panettiere's PND honesty

There are baby steps and giant leaps forward. But there are steps backwards, too. And, oh, how they can hurt your heart.

The heartbreaking story of little Moko

The mother of 3-year-old Moko Rangitoheriri said she should have picked up on the signs. {Warning: distressing content}

Kate Beckinsale and teen daughter recreate birth photo

Kate Beckinsale has recreated her daughter Lily's birth photo, 17 years after she was born.

The adult-size stroller you'll want to test drive

It's one of the biggest baby related purchases they will make, so it makes sense that parents-to-be get a chance to road test a stroller.

Pregnancy announcement shows the reality of IVF

It's a long way from baby booties or bump shots people have become accustomed to in social media pregnancy announcements.  

Soleil Moon Frye welcomes fourth baby

"Punky Brewster" is a mom again, for the fourth time. Soleil Moon Frye announced the birth of her baby boy, Story, on Instagram Wednesday.

Mum breastfeeds baby found abandoned on the street

A woman has been praised as a "beautiful mother" after breastfeeding a baby which had been abandoned at the side of a street. 

A birth with a difference: the 'natural caesarean'

We've shared stories of gentle caesareans before, but a new video shows a new option called a 'natural caesarean'.

Baby name inspiration by music genre

If you're all about the music, then you'll need a musical name for that baby. We've got all the lists for you by music genre.

Giving effective instructions to toddlers

One of the most common errors made by parents is in how they give instructions to their children.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

The babies who are one in 70 million

Bethani Webb was excited to find out she was pregnant, but the first time mum did not realise she was carrying four babies not one.

Cafe offers breastfeeding mums a free cup of tea

A Sydney cafe is offering breastfeeding mums free cups of tea in a bid to show support for the right of women to nurse their babies wherever they choose.

To snip or not to snip? When the decision is not clear cut

Jamie Oliver, who considered a vasectomy, is to be a father again. A fellow dad reflects on his own decision 11 years ago

Doctors stunned by rare twins born almost six weeks apart

To everyone's surprise, Kristen Miller "kept doing better each day", keeping her second baby safe.

Baby book ideas for modern parents

Before my son was born I was given a lovely baby book full of blank pages waiting to be filled with weights and heights and first words.

The adorable smile of a baby seeing his mum clearly for the first time

There is no doubt seeing their child smile for the first time is an unforgettable moment for parents everywhere.

Mum tells how toddler 'nearly hung himself' in cot mishap

When Alison Johnson put her 18-month-old Caleb down for a nap, she had no reason to believe her son was in any danger.

Babies are still switched at birth? Yes, it can happen

All my panic and tears aside, my biggest question looking back is about the kind of security measures used in the maternity ward.

Doctors slammed for taking selfie with newborn

Everyone who visits a mum in hospital in the days following childbirth wants to get a photo with the new baby.

ergoPouch Twosie Sleepsuit for winter breastfeeding

Finally, there's a way to keep warm while breastfeeding through winter.

Health check: How long does sex 'normally' last?

What to do with this information? My advice would be to try not to think about it during the throes of passion.

When breastfeeding sucks: fixing common problems

From niplash to tight boobs, biting to milk supply issues, Pinky McKay looks at common breastfeeding issues and how to solve them.

10 things I've learnt in my first six months with twins

Six months on we're all still alive, and the more we get to know each other the easier the days become.

Mum's loving kiss leaves baby fighting for life

Kirsty Carrington thought nothing of giving her newborn son a kiss, little did she know it would leave the baby fighting for life.

When doing chores is your new 'me time'

After children, 'me time' looks a little different.

Get going: 14 travel strollers for families on the move

A stroller can make or break travelling with a baby or toddler. Here are 15 great single travel stroller options.

10 ways toddlers are terrific

It always pays to remind yourself of how terrific toddlers can be - they're little like this for such a short time

 

Vintage Toys

The toys of your childhood

Take a trip down memory lane with these vinage and retro toys that you may have had in your childhood or your parent's childhood.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.