When a baby dies there is often little warning, leaving parents in shock and unable to organise clothing and other items for their baby. Having ready access to appropriately-sized baby clothing, supplied by the Treasured Babies program, can reduce some of the stress for parents at a time that is already very difficult. They are then able to spend as many cherished moments with their baby as possible.

A range of items have been specially designed so that the gift can be adapted to meet different situations including: miscarriage, stillbirth, premature live birth/subsequent death, neonatal death and multiple births (of each of these). It is important that donations to the program comply with these special designs to ensure that once received they can be utilised as intended.

Being able to give newly bereaved parents the opportunity to choose what their baby wears can be empowering to the parents at a time when they have very little control over their situation.

Donate to the Program

The Treasured Babies Program items are provided to parents free of charge. It is important to us that this is always the case as we work to ensure all individuals who experience the death of a baby or young child are supported with care and dignity.

Materials gratefully accepted

  • Yarn/wool - 3ply and 4ply yarn in soft pale colours of white, cream, pale blue, and pale pink
  • Fabrics - Soft pale colours, flannelette, interlock, cotton material (plain or with a tiny delicate pattern), quilting fabric, polar fleece in soft pale colours
  • Angel Boxes Materials - Satin or wedding dresses/material
  • Bubble wrap or packing foam 
  • Boxes 41x51x28cm
  • Spotlight vouchers

How to donate materials and items?​

Send donations of materials and other items to:

Reply Paid 91133

Red Nose

Treasured Babies Program

Unit 17, 75 Lorimer Street DOCKLANDS

VIC 3008

    Volunteer your time

    The Treasured Babies Program could not continue to operate without contributions from our hardworking and dedicated volunteers. Involved in the Program in so many ways, volunteers sew, knit, crochet, make patterns and make Angel and Memory boxes, and help with administrative tasks such as sending out orders and packing the gifts.

    Our dedicated team of volunteers runs the program on Tuesday and Friday mornings from our location in Mooroolbark, Victoria. Volunteers can also support the program from their own home or community by creating items and posting these to Red Nose’s head office in Melbourne to be included in packs and distributed to where they are needed.

    Complete our online registration form to register your interest in becoming a Treasured Babies Program volunteer.

    Register to volunteer