The aim of Baby Basics Hastings is to support expectant mothers who will struggle to meet the financial and practical needs of their new baby when he or she arrives. We are part of the nationwide network of Baby Basics centres, staffed mostly by dedicated teams of volunteers.

We receive referrals local from midwives, health visitors and organisations working with disadvantaged groups.

When an expectant mum is referred to us, about a month before her due date we provide a Moses' basket filled with basic baby essentials.


If you would like to donate items, here are some of the things we include…

  • New items:
  • Nappies suitable for a newborn
  • Baby wipes
  • Nappy sacks
  • Baby shampoo
  • Baby soap/wash
  • Shampoo for mum
  • Shower gel for mum
  • Maternity towels
  • Disposable breast pads
  • Toothbrush and paste for mum
  • Moses' basket mattress
  • Baby toy
  • Baby bottles
  • Chocolates for mum
  • Either new or good quality second-hand:
  • Moses' basket
  • Moses' basket sheets
  • Moses' basket blankets
  • Baby vests (first size)
  • Baby grows (first size)
  • Cardigan or jumper (first size)
  • Hats, mittens and gloves for new born
  • Baby bath towel
  • Baby coat

If you would like to make a donation, please take items to the Hastings Centre on:

  • Tuesdays, 10am-11.30am, basket outside Totz Klub parent and toddler group (term-time only)
  • Wednesdays, 10am-12noon, Larch Room at the Hastings Centre (term-time only)

If you are a healthcare professional and would like to enquire about making referrals to Baby Basics, please call us on 07821 329648. (Unfortunately we cannot accept self-referrals. If you are pregnant and would like to be referred to Baby Basics, please speak with your midwife or health professional and ask them to call us. Thank you.)

If you would like more information about what we do, please visit our Facebook page.

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