A “Baby Care Kit” contains:
~ Two lightweight cotton t-shirts
~ Two long or short-sleeved gowns or sleepers (without feet)
~ Two receiving blankets, medium-weight cotton or flannel, or crocheted or knitted with lightweight yarn, up to 52” square
~ Four cloth diapers, flat fold preferred
~One jacket, sweater or sweatshirt with hood, or include a baby cap
~Two pairs of socks
~One hand towel, dark color recommended
~Two bath-size bars (4 to 5 oz.) of gentle soap, in original wrapping
~ Two diaper pins or large safety pins
Do not add other items or leave out any of the items listed, Gently used, clean items ( no stains or tears) can be substituted for new ones. Wrap items in one of the receiving blankets and secure with diaper pins. Do not enclose the Kit or any of its contents in plastic bags.
~ Sizes up to 24 months may be used. Varying the sizes of the clothing items included will make the Baby Care Kit useful as the baby grows.
~ Sweaters may be knitted or crocheted from leftover yarn, or madefrom heavy double knits or fleece. Select a pattern that suits your skill level. Preferred styles have buttons or ties down the front.
~ Diapers can be made from flannel or even by recycling t-shirts (pattern can be found at church office)
~ If knitting or crocheting receiving blankets, including one knitted/crocheted blanket and one flannel blanket will provide maximum versatility.