Birthing Kit Assembly & Shipping Instructions
Birthing kits provide the essential items to promote a safe, clean delivery and to encourage good aftercare.
Birthing Kit Items
Value: $8 per kit
- 1 small bar soap 1 oz. to 2 oz. size
do not remove from original packaging
small bars such as those found in hotels are acceptable
- 1 pair latex, surgical or thin rubber gloves
no kitchen or thick rubber work gloves
gloves are not required to be sterile
- 1 square yard of clear plastic sheeting
must be 4 mil thick
plastic trash bags and shower curtains are not acceptable
- 3 ‐ 12 inch long pieces of cotton string
must be clean
secure the pieces of string by bundling and tying them together
no yarn please
- 1 single edge razor blade
must be covered in paper or cardboard to keep it from causing injury
regular shaving razors are not acceptable
- 2 receiving blankets 30”x 30” or 32”x 32” size
no thermal or fleece blankets please
- 1 plastic bag one gallon size sealable bags only
Fold the plastic sheeting and blankets so they will fit easily into the plastic bag. Lay the loose items on top of the blankets and plastic sheeting. Slide all items into the plastic bag. Squeeze as much air out of the bag and then seal it.
‐ All items must be new.
‐ Do not wash any of the items as they will be considered used.
‐ All emergency kits are carefully planned to make them usable in the greatest number of situations. Since 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.
- 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