There are many items that we provide to families that for hygiene or health & safety reasons must be purchased brand new.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions.
Your generous donation will fund our mission.
Submit a referral for a family in need
We invite referrals from all agencies and organisations that are in contact with vulnerable families to make sure that they are provided with items to ensure their babies’ basic needs are met.
The Portsmouth Baby Bank aims to help alleviate child poverty and support families during times of financial and emotional stress, whilst reducing waste and promoting reuse of items.
We collect baby clothes, maternity items, toiletries, equipment, cots, prams and toys that are pre-loved, and pass them on to families in need.
Our service is provided free of charge and we receive referrals from a whole range of professionals who are in contact with families.
In some cases we may come into direct contact with a family in need and we will provide a brief needs assessment and signpost towards further support.
We aim for all donations to go directly to the families that we support but unfortunately some items we receive are not suitable and unfortunately these items may be passed on to another charity or in some instances disposed of.
Newborn/ 1 month clothing – boys
0-3 m clothing – boys and girls
3-6 m sleepsuits only – girls
18-24 m, 2-3 y and 3-4 y clothing and pjs – boys and girls
4-5 y clothing and pjs – boys
Mam and tommee tippee bottle teats
Baby bowls/spoons/cups/plates and rubber bibs
Cot bed size blankets
Toddler duvet cover sets
Moses baskets and stands
Baby and toddler books/ puzzles
Baby gyms/ play mats
Good quality wooden toys
Sterilizers (non electrical)
Due to having very limited storage space we are unable to accept items other that what is listed.
Please ensure items
In order to improve the quality of our service and to continue helping families, we are required to provide evidence to our funders.
If we have been able to help you and your family recently during a time of need, we would greatly appreciate your feedback.
We have a constant need for consumable items and there are also many items that we provide to families that for hygiene or health & safety reasons must be purchased brand new for the families that we support.
We operate an Amazon wish list consisting of the many of these items that we need.