Roundabout Canberra accept donations of excellent quality baby items and equipment.
Our next donation day will be from 10am – 12pm on Sunday 9 September 2018 at Sports Club Kaleen.
While the individuals and families Roundabout Canberra help are experiencing hardship, we’d like all of the items we pass on to be considered a gift. As such, all items donated should be in as-new or excellent used condition. Please ensure all items are clean and in excellent working order. Items should be freshly sterilised, laundered and smaller items packed and sealed into clean plastic bag. Manuals should be provided where possible or model numbers provided if known.
All items are thoroughly checked by our team of volunteers to ensure safety.
Please note that some items (such as cots, prams, car seats, highchairs, bassinets and change tables) have safety standards. You can contact us or obtain a copy of the safety standards on the ACCC website.
A list of items we do and don’t accept is listed below.
Activity mats or baby gyms
Baby bottles: BPA free. Sterilised and in plastic zip lock bags.
Bottle teats: New in packaging.
Baby carriers: Front carry. No slings or backpack/camping carriers.
Baby food: Must have at least 3 months before expiration
Baby towels: In new/excellent condition
Bassinets: We accept the below brands: Boori Urbane, Born with Style Moses basket (with stand, Bruin, Childcare, Fisher Price, H & R, Grotime, Love N Care, Tasman Eco
If you would like to donate a bassinet not on the list, please contact us with a photo
Books: To suit 0 – 8 years
Bouncers or small rockers: With 3 or 5 point harness. Please note we do not accept electric swings.
Breast pumps: Manual pumps or unopened electric pumps only – no used electric pumps.
Breastfeeding products: Any new and unused nipple cream, hydrogel breast discs and breast pads
Capsules, carseats, booster seats: Must meet standard AS/NZS 1754 We can only accept items that meet the following criteria:
● Have never been in an accident
● Were manufactured less than 8 years ago
● Are Australian models (overseas models cannot be accepted)
If you’re unsure if your item meets the above criteria, please contact us and provide a photo of the carseat/capsule/booster seat.
Change tables and change mats: we accept foldable change tables with roll protection – 100mm sides or safety harness. We do not accept wooden change tables or bath/change table combos.
Clothing and shoes: Excellent quality clothing and shoes for children from 00000 to 8 years. Please ensure clothing is freshly laundered and shoes are clean.
Cots and mattresses: Must meet standard AS/NZS 2172:2003 revised 2005. Must be manufactured after 2003, undamaged and include all parts. Mattresses must be stain free.
If you’re unsure whether your cot meets the above requirements, please contact us with a photo of the cot.
Please note we do not accept portacots.
Dummies: Unopened /Brand New
Feeding items: Cutlery, sippy cups & drink bottles
Formula: Unopened with at least 6 months before expiry
Highchairs: Must meet standard AS/NZS 2088:2000. 3 point harness which is less than 10 years old. We do not accept booster/Bumbo seats.
Linen: We accept great quality bassinet and cot sheets, mattress protectors and blankets as well as face washers, baby towels and wraps. Please ensure items are freshly laundered.
Nappies: Disposable (open packs are fine), and modern cloth nappies in excellent condition.
Play pens: Any small playpens are accepted. Please ensure they’re clean and in excellent condition.
Prams: Standard AS/NZS 2088:2000. Must have working brake, 5 point harness and sun canopy. We do NOT accept umbrella strollers.
Pram accessories: including rain covers, head supports, and foot muffs. If they’re not being donated with a pram, please ensure you label them so we know which pram they’re for.
Pram bassinets: Label with pram brand and prior to being donated.
Safety gates: Stand alone gates with all parts included.
Safety items/home safety: cupboard locks and corner protectors, but only if they’re in excellent condition
Sleeping bags and swaddles: without hoods. Please ensure items are freshly laundered.
Sterilisers (microwave only) We do not accept electric sterilisers unless new in box
Toiletries for babies: Unopened/unused wipes, lotions, creams, kids toothbrushes, toothpaste, baby shampoo, and bath wash.
Toys: we accept good quality toys, games and puzzles for ages 0-5 years. We only accept toys smaller than 45cm.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT: Adult clothes (including maternity clothes), Bath aids, Bean bags, Beds (including Toddler Beds), Bed rails, Bikes, Bumbo seats, Change tables that sit on top of drawers, Chest of drawers, Co-sleepers, Children’s CDs and DVDs, Cot bumpers, Cushions, Doonas, Electrical items including sterilisers and breast pumps unless new and unopened, Furniture, Highchairs that attach to chair or hang from table, Jolly jumpers, Nappy bins, Pillows, Portable travel chairs, Portacots, Potties, Ride on toys, Single beds, Sleep positioners, Slings, Stuffed toys, Swings (electric), Toilet steps, Umbrella strollers, Walkers.