Across the globe each day, children are born without even a blanket to be wrapped in. Newborn kits provide infants with a warm blanket, clothing, and supplies to start life.
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1 double receiving blanket (see receiving blanket guidelines, below)
4 flat fold (single thickness cloth diapers – Birdseye cloth or diaper flannel (100% cotton for both),approx. 25″ (please do not use pre-folded or disposable diapers).
4 diaper safety pins
1 pair booties or baby socks
2 regular-size bars of soap (Ivory or other non-allergenic brand)
1 newborn layette gown (please, no footed sleepers; see layette gown guidelines, below)
Place all items in a heavy-duty, two-gallon sealable bag; Remove the air before sealing.
Double Receiving Blanket (for Newborn Kit)
Fabrics: cotton flannel or light weight fleece
Size: two pieces of fabric that are each between 36 inches square and 45 inches square.
You may also use a medium weight fleece. It needs to be a single layer, 36″x36″ with the edges serged.
To make the blanket
With right sides facing each other, sew the two pieces of fabric together with a 1/4-inch seam around the edges. Leave a 6-inch opening.
Turn so right side is out.
You may also serge two pieces together, no turning needed.
Baste opening edges and topstitch around the entire blanket for durability.
Sew a 10-inch square in the center to keep the fabric from shifting.
A narrow crocheted edge or piping border is acceptable but not required.
Layette Gown (for Newborn Kit)
Size: Newborn to 6 months
Fabrics: cotton or knit
No zippers, buttons, or strings