Thank you so much for donating your items to Portsmouth Baby Bank.
We take pride in the quality of the items that we provide to families.
Please only donate items that you would be proud to give a close friend or family member.
Please note that we can only accept items from our current wish list.
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters and our limited storage capacity, we can only accept donations when we have the space to store them. Please see our monthly wish list to find out which items we are currently running low on and to find out how to donate them to us.
Examples of items we might accept:
Blankets and swaddles
Bouncy chairs/reclining seats
Cloth nappies, liners and buckets
Clothes from premature to 5 years, including coats and pram suits
Cots and cribs
Moses baskets and stands
Nursing tops and bras
Play mats/ gyms
Prams/pushchairs/strollers (single and double
Sheets and mattress protectors
Soft soled shoes and socks
Slings with ergonomic support
Stair gates (pressure and wall-mounted)
Sterilisers (electric, cold water, microwave)
Sterilising fluid and tablets
Toys, games and puzzles (up to age 5 years).
Washing powder (non-bio)
Weaning items- Including plastic bowls, plates and cups, plastic cutlery, sippy cups, storage pots
Toiletries for the baby:
Disposable nappies (part-packs are fine), bath wash, nappy cream, baby oil, baby lotion,
cotton wool, baby wipes, grooming items (hairbrush, comb, nail scissors/clippers) , shampoo
Toiletries for the mum:
Breast and maternity pads (part -packs are fine) shower gel, shampoo, lip balm, hand cream, nipple cream
Items we cannot accept:
Please no car seats, used mattresses, hard-soled shoes talcum powder, potties/toilet seats, top & tail bowls, bath seats or supports ,electric bottle warmers, large stuffed toys, pillows, cot bumpers, bolsters, cushions, prints, christening gifts, photo frames, money boxes, nappy bins or wrappers for disposable nappies (we do take nappy bins for cloth nappies), bikes, trikes, toddler bike seats, scooters, helmets & large ride on toys or baby aids like baby walkers or assisted baby seats (e.g. Bumbos), door bouncers, toddler beds, duvets and duvet covers, cupboard locks or other safety equipment, hard-soled shoes, books on parenting.
Please note that sometimes we may have to dispose of or pass on items that have been donated and that after inspection we deem to not meet our criteria.
Portsmouth Baby Bank promotes The Baby Friendly Initiative which aims to ensure that all parents make informed decisions about feeding their babies and are supported in their chosen feeding method.
Organisations are often target by formula manufactures as their endorsement of a product may act to reassure and sway families towards one feeding method.
In response The Portsmouth Baby Bank does not accept funding from sources which have a commercial interest in infant feeding. For example, we will not accept sponsorship (funding or gifts) from manufacturers of breastmilk substitutes, feeding bottles, teats or dummies. We also do not accept sponsorship from those companies who profit from breastfeeding (success or failure) such as nipple creams, breast pumps, nursing bras, nipple shields etc.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.