Cumbernauld & Kilsyth Care

Baby Bank FAQs

We know you have lots of questions, and we will do our best to answer them! If you want to find out more about what to donate, then please check out our Donation Guide for the Baby Bank. Otherwise, have a look at the FAQs below. If they don't answer your question, then feel free to contact us here, or via our Facebook page.

Put simply, we collect donations of clothing and other equipment that local families have outgrown, and working with local agencies we ensure that these donations make their way to families in need in our local area. We are also given monetary donations, which are frequently used to purchase items that are required, but that we do not currently have.

Yes! We are now a registered charity. Scottish Charity SCO47347. Click here for details

We help local families in need. Although we mostly work within the Cumbernauld & Kilsyth area, we are happy to help families in the surrounding locale. We also work together with other groups where we are able to help.

Please visit the Baby Bank Donation Guide page for specific information on this. Whilst we value all donations, it is important that items are in good condition / working order. Also, as storage space is limited we cannot always accept all items. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch.

There are plenty of charity shops in the local area, however, we would like to suggest that you consider "Watch Us Grow" and "Babes in the Wood".

We do not accept self-referrals as we prefer to work with clients on an anonymous basis in order to protect their privacy. However, we are in contact with local midwives, health visitors and social work teams, so please feel free to ask them to contact us on your behalf.

Please take a look at our Referrals Page, which has all of the information that you will need.

We can’t rehome any used mattresses due to safety concerns. It’s widely recommended that the safest option is to have a new mattress for each baby. We use grant funding or your cash donations to ensure that every Moses basket, cot and cot bed we give out comes with a new mattress to ensure a comfortable and safe night’s sleep.

We don’t have space in our premises to store large items like this. At the same time, many of the families we support don’t have the space for or additional items of furniture such as changing tables or wardrobes.

All electronic equipment, such as baby monitors and sterilisers, needs to be safety (PAT) tested by someone with the right knowledge and experience. We don’t have this facility and the capability in-house.

We are unable to guarantee the safety and condition of a used car seat, This is because we can’t prove with absolute certainty that a car seat hasn’t been involved in an accident and is therefore completely safe to use.
Safety regulations are frequently updated meaning older models may not be safe. In addition, harnesses and buckles can deteriorate over time.

Space is at a premium for us and therefore we are only able to concentrate on providing the essentials.

There is something special about knitted clothes for babies and we appreciate the care that goes into knitting keepsakes for babies. To ensure they are safe to be worn, we cannot accept any knitted clothes with ribbons, string or embellishments. They can be a serious choking hazard. It is also essential that you attach labels detailing the type of wool used in case of any allergies.