United Methodist Committee on Relief

Layette Kit

Many women do not have swaddling clothes with which to welcome their child into the world. Layette kits provide basic supplies for their baby's needs.

Layette Kit Value: $45 per kit

Download: Kit Assembly Instructions (PDF) Instructional Video | Layette Nightgown Pattern (PDF) | Baby Jacket/ Sweater Pattern (PDF) | Shipping Label & Packing List

Assembly & Shipping Instructions

Layette Kit Materials

  • 6 cloth diapers
    • Prefolded or plain diapers only
    • No disposable diapers
  • 2 shirts
    • Undershirts or onsies
    • Sizes can range from 0-3 months up to 18 months
    • No Preemies
    • No Newborn
  • 2 washcloths
    • Infant size only
    • No adult washcloths
  • 2 gowns or sleepers
  • 2 diaper pins
    • Must have protective plastic closures
    • No regular safety pins
  • 1 sweater or jacket
    • Must open from the front
    • Hooded sweatshirts are acceptable
  • 2 receiving blankets
    • Sizes may range from 28x28 inches to 32x32 inches
    • No crib blankets
    • Fleece, flannel, or cotton are acceptable

Assembly Directions

Lay one of the receiving blankets flat on a table. Set aside the diaper pins and place all remaining items on top of the blanket. Fold the blanket around the items and secure the bundle with the diaper pins

Important Notes

  • All items must be new
  • Do not wash any of the items as they will then be considered used
  • All emergency kits are carefully planned to make them usable in the greatest number of situations. Due to the fact that strict rules often govern product entry into international countries, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT KITS CONTAIN ONLY THE REQUESTED ITEMS, nothing more. 
  • Do not include any personal notes, money, or additional material in the kits. These things must be painstakingly removed and will delay the shipment. 
  • UMCOR does require that all patriotic symbols be removed from the kit contents. For example, if an item in a kit has a stamp that contains the American Flag, that stamp must be removed, covered or blacked out.

Packing & Shipping Instructions

  • Box Weight: Each packed box cannot exceed 66 pounds.
  • Complete 2 packing lists: One for your records and one to put on the shipping box.
  • Paste the shipping label / packing list on the outside of each box you send. The shipping list helps the depot to quickly process kits.
  • Processing & Shipping Costs: Please enclose an envelope containing at least $1 for each kit you send. This donation enables kits to be sent to areas in need. 
  • Last updated May 2017.

Help Purchase Supplies

If you prefer to donate toward the purchase of supplies instead of buying and shipping them, give online to Material Resources, UMCOR Advance #901440.

Layette kits and other relief supplies are in short supply.

Sending Assembled Kits

You can send relief supply kits to:

UMCOR Sager Brown Depot
P.O. Box 850 131 Sager Brown Road
Baldwin, LA 70514-0850

Contact For Help: 1-800-814-8765