Help mothers give their infants a good start. These kits are given to families displaced by war or disaster and are used in a number of other settings to help support mothers who lack the supplies they need for a new baby. 

10,396 infant care kits shipped last year to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine, Jordan, Iraq, Burkina Faso, Canada, the U.S. 

Contents (NEW items only, sizes 3-12 months)

  • 3 gowns/sleepers (flannel or similar warm, soft material)
  • 3 undershirts/onesies (short or long sleeves)
  • 1 receiving blanket (lightweight fleece or flannel, minimum 30 in x 30 in, larger  sizes preferred)
  • 4 large, heavy-duty safety pins 
  • 1 large bar mild soap (leave in wrapper)
  • 1 pair of socks
  • 1 cap

Items can be purchased or sewn. Contact one of MCC’s material resources centers for a pattern for hand-sewn gowns; packages of precut materials are available from some centers. 

To pack, remove packaging material (except from soap) and fold into the receiving blanket. Fasten together with the safety pins. 

Thank you for limiting your generosity to the items listed.

Bring completed infant care kits to an MCC drop-off location.

Part I: Receiving blanket

In this video we teach you how to make the receiving blanket for the infant care kit.
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Part II: Gowns

In this video we teach you how to make the gowns for the infant care kit. You'll need to make three of these.
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Part III: T-shirts

In this video we teach you how to make the t-shirts for the infant care kit. You'll need to make three of these.
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