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BABY BASICS

About Baby Basics

Baby Basics Northampton provides basic provisions to new vulnerable mums in Northamptonshire.  These mums have little or nothing for their new baby and themselves.

Working with midwives, health visitors and other professional bodies they provide much needed items and help for vulnerable groups such as teenage mums, asylum seekers, and women fleeing domestic violence and trafficking, giving starter packs to those in need. The moses basket starter packs provide a bed for the baby to sleep in and are packed full of essential toiletries for both mum and baby plus blankets, towels and baby clothes.  The starter packs are beautifully presented and are completed with a much needed box of chocolates for the mums! 

Baby Basics Northampton is run by four mums (Angie Kennedy, Sabrina Oakley, Kristine Fisher and Julie Bainbridge) from within the Kairos Centre at Grange Park, Northampton.  Within the past 4 years, Baby Basics Northampton has continued to develop and grow.  The project began from within the team’s homes, garages, sheds and spare rooms which were utilised for Baby Basics!                      

 

As the project grew, Baby Basics Northampton needed to find more permanent storage space.  At the beginning of 2016 the team moved locations to the Kairos Centre on Grange Park.  The team has also achieved charitable status this year and with effect from July 2017 have distributed their 650th starter pack.      

 

 

Baby Basics Northampton could not send out the newborn starter packs to mums in need without the support of YOU.  They rely on the good will and generosity of the general public who have worked with Baby Basics Northampton and have donated items for over 650 starter packs (from July 2017).  

If you would like to help the work of Baby Basics Northampton, we can accept the following donated items: 

  • Moses Baskets (Baby Basics Northampton cannot accept used moses basket mattresses)
  • Moses basket sheets, blankets, towels
  • Girl, boy and neutral baby clothing (0-3 months, newborn, tiny/early baby) only
  • Bibs, hats, mittens, baby shoes, muslins
  • Baby Sleeping Bags
  • Brand new toiletries for mum (shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, tissues, breast pads, maternity/sanitary towels, comb, hair bands, hand wash)
  • Brand new toiletries for baby (baby shampoo, baby bath, baby lotion, baby wash, baby toothbrush, baby toothpaste, cotton wool balls, nappy cream, nappies (size 0, 1 or 2), baby wipes, nappy sacks)
  • Microwave/cold water steriliser, bottle brush (brand new), baby bottles (if used, teets to be removed), brand new packet of steriliser tablets
  • Soft toy/toys suitable for newborn babies 

Please ensure all toiletries and nappies for mum and newborn baby are brand new. 

Baby Basics cannot provide prams, cots/cot beds, breast pumps, car seats, electrical equipment or large toy items due to lack of storage facilities and/or health and safety concerns. 

If you would like to make a donation to Baby Basics Northampton and help assist us in the purchase of new mattresses for the baby starter packs, please visit https://localgiving.com/babybasicsnorthampton

For further information regarding the work of Baby Basics Northampton along with the details of the donation drop off points, please visit their Facebook page

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Registered Charity No: 1168449

 

 

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