We provide baby clothes (up to age 4) and equipment to families in financial difficulty.

If you would like to access this service we will need a referral from your health visitor or midwife. Please ask them to call or email our office (full details below) and we can get you added to our books. Once you have been referred to our service you do not need to be re-referred if you need additional items.

Our service is open to families in all their varied forms, including those who do not live under the same roof or when a child is living with extended family.

Most of the families we work with are put in touch with us during pregnancy, at which point we will supply one of our ‘newborn layettes’. This can include

  • all the clothing you will require
  • moses basket with stand and bedding
  • sling
  • bouncy chair
  • bottles
  • steriliser (electric or microwave, as needed)
  • baby bath
  • breast pump
  • baby monitor
  • nappy bag

If there is anything else you require we will do our best to source it.

After the birth of your child, we can help with the following

  • Clothing up to age 4
  • cot/cot bed
  • high chair
  • bumbo
  • safety gate
  • nappies
  • toiletries

Unfortunately, due to health and safety reasons, we cannot provide the following items under any circumstances

  • prams or buggies
  • car seats (all sizes)

If you have any questions about our practical help service please call our office on 0131 557 2060 or email us info@counsellingandcare.co.uk