Where To Donate Your Baby Items: Donating Your 4moms Gear
Preparing and caring for a new baby is a big and expensive undertaking for any parent. But imagine if your finances are strapped, you’re caring for a medically fragile baby, or you’re trapped in a challenging situation. In these scenarios, welcoming a baby can be overwhelmingly stressful.
The demand for used baby gear for families in need, women’s shelters, and neonatal intensive care units (NICU) is high. That’s why 4moms is committed to giving back and paying it forward so more families have the resources they need to care for their growing baby. Want to be a part of our mission? Once your baby has outgrown them, donate baby items to families in need so financially and medically stressed parents can worry less about having the items they need and can focus their energy on caring for their new baby.
What to Donate
Babies need a lot of stuff so most organizations are happy to accept and redistribute gently used toys, baby furniture, strollers, appliances, clothing, bedding, blankets, and feeding supplies. Not sure what’s appropriate to give away? As long as they’re not stained or damaged, most items can be reused by another family.
If you’re not sure, check to make sure items are in good shape, are safe to use, and haven’t been recalled. And it’s a good idea to wash or wipe down all items before donating, especially if they've been in storage.
For an overview of common items to donate, check out this list. Remember, though, that different organizations have different rules about what they accept, so you should double check with the charity you’re donating to that they accept the baby donations you have to give.
Where to Donate
Wondering where to donate baby items? Donate baby items to women’s shelters and donation centers. Can you donate gifts to children's hospitals? The answer is yes! Look for children’s hospitals in your area that accept donation drop-offs or check out this site to find local charities that accept gently used baby items and get them to families who can use them. You can even schedule a pick-up right from the site.
The demand for used MamaRoo Multi-Motion Baby Swings in hospital NICUs and for NICU families is very high. Your used MamaRoo Baby Swing can be donated to hospitals right on the 4moms site—and for every MamaRoo Baby Swing donated, 4moms Cares will donate one new unit to a NICU or NICU family in need, up to 200 units. Or simply search where to “donate baby items to families in need near me” for more localized results.
No matter what you have to give and where you donate baby items, giving away your baby’s outgrown clothing, toys, and gear instead of letting it sit in storage or head to a landfill ensures these items get a second life where they’re needed most.
Our Partners and Programs
One in ten newborns are admitted to the NICU. Being a NICU parent of a tiny, sick baby is hard, but NICU parents and nurses have told us that the MamaRoo Baby Swing is a game changer that helps calm these fragile babies. One NICU mom even called the MamaRoo her faithful partner during her preemie twins’ long NICU stay.
Through the Pay It 4ward program, your gently used MamaRoo can provide much-needed care to vulnerable infants. In partnership with Good Buy Gear, we’ve created a program that makes it easy to donate your MamaRoo—just click on “Donate My MamaRoo” and answer the questions that follow to donate baby items to families in need.
And as part of our commitment to supporting NICU families, for every MamaRoo Baby Swing donated to Good Buy Gear we’ll give a brand new MamaRoo to a NICU*.
Interested in re-selling instead of donating? Through our partnership with Good Buy Gear, you can also list your used MamaRoo for re-sale so that other families can experience its magic at a lower cost. Visit https://www.4moms.com/pages/pay-it-4ward to learn more.
Get Ready to Donate
No matter how or where you choose to donate baby items, when you pass along your gently used gear you’ll clear out clutter and feel good knowing that your donations are doing good for someone else.