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“Every year in Victoria 33 children are killed and a further 75,500 are treated in hospital for injuries." Kid Safe Website St Kilda Mums check all donated cots and other nursery products to access their suitability for re-homing. Safety is of primary importance to us. St Kilda Mums is not legally obliged to meet all the current mandatory safety requirements that apply to the sale of new or second hand products, however we choose to check each and every product to these standards for the benefit of the recipient. The following items have mandatory safety standards - prams, strollers, change tables, cots, portacots, highchairs, car restraints, and bouncers. To check whether your donation meets current mandatory standards please see the product safety checklist on the contact page of our website. Alternately you could send us a photo and description (make and model, date and country of manufacture) of the item you have to donate and we should be able to advise. Here is a list of the items that we most often get asked for and any safety information that pertains to it. Current list of Requirements Activity Mats or Baby Gyms Bassinettes or Moses baskets Baths and bath stands Beds – we don’t usually keep toddler or single beds in stock but will call out for these if we get requests Bed rails Bikes – toddler, children’s and adults Bike seats for toddlers (please don’t forget the bracket to the seat stem) Books Bottles and other feeding equipment Bouncers or rockers Carriers – we accept Baby Bjorn or similar front carriers, but no longer accept other types of slings or backpack carrier due safety concerns with slings and to lack of demand for backpacks. Clothing 00000 to 5 years. We will call out for clothing for older children sometimes but don’t usually keep it in stock. All clothing should be freshly laundered please. Breast pumps – manual but not electric Breastfeeding pillows Buggy Boards for prams (don’t forget to remove the bracket from the axle of your pram) Carry Cots Car restraints – capsules, reversible, booster seats with backs only please. Should meet standard AS/NZS 1754. Should not be more than 10 years old and never in an accident. We also accept accessories like extensions for reversible cots in station wagon. Change Table – folding or fixed with safety belt Cots – should comply to Standard AS/NZS 2172-200. We no longer accept drop side cots for safety concerns. Foot Muffs Formula – unopened and within 3 months of expiry date Highchairs Kids chairs and tables Linen - Sheets, blankets, quilts, mattress protectors, mosquito nets for single beds, cots and basinettes. All linen should be freshly laundered please. Maternity Clothing – We used to stock this but no longer do to lack of demand and space so please take to the Salvos. Mattresses – for cots, bassinettes (we stock) and single beds (call out) Nappies - disposable and reusable cloth Nappy change bags Nappy change mats Nappy bags – plastic bags to put dirty nappies in Newborn head supports Nursing Pads – disposable and reusable Playpens Portacots – should meet the Standard AS/NZS 2195:1999 Potties and toilet training stools Prams and stollers – should meet Standard AS/NZS 2088: 2000. Pram accessories like foot muffs, snugglers, newborn headrests, sunshades and raincovers for prams and strollers (both single and double). Spare pram wheels and pumps. Safety gates – please don’t forget to find all the spindles and put them in a bag so they don’t get lost. Safety Items – like cupboard locks Shoes – baby to about 6 years Steps and stools Sterilizers – microwave not electric Stuffed animals and other soft toys – new with tag only please Sunshades – for strollers, prams and car windows Talcum powder, creams, bath wash etc - unopened Towels – new or near new only please Toys, CDs, DVDs, games and puzzles but no large stuffed animals please Wipes - unopened We no longer accept the following items Anything electrical – that plugs into mains power. This includes electric breast pumps, bottle warmers, monitors and sterilizers. This does not include battery operated toys. Swings, walkers, exosaucers, bumbo seats, slings, bath aids, cot bumpers and Jolly Jumpers (all on the recommendation of the Maternal Child Health Nurses we work with as they are all considered to be unsafe.) We no longer accept drop side cots for safety concerns. Large stuffed animal toys. Please take them to your local animal shelter. We will accept soft toys if they are new with tags. Maternity wear, backpack carriers, due to lack of space and demand for these items.
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