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July 25, 2012

Nappies on a Mission: Donate Your Used Cloth Nappies to Those in Need.

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Nappies on a Mission: Donate Your Used Cloth Nappies to Those in Need.

Nappies on a Mission is a website run by Great Grandmother Robyn Sage, who has done great networking to assist mothers in very poor countries to have modern cloth nappies to use with their babies when needed.

Donate Australian Cloth NappiesI just had a chat with Robyn on the phone. She lives in Darwin and repairs nappies as a side business (so contact her for your own nappy repairs too). She collects all sorts of nappies and related materials (boosters, inserts, terry toweling flats etc) and fixes them up to be sent over to Orphanages in Papua New Guinea, Malawi, East Timor, Fiji and Vanuatu via her network of travellers adding the nappies to their luggage to offset the impossible costs of postage. Orphanages are the focus as often they have no or little government support and are under resourced, and in desperate need of any help.

Let’s dive right in and see what Robyn needs:

What Types of Nappies Do We need?

All types accepted from towelling squares to modern cloth nappies, boosters, covers. etc If your squares are a little on the thin side, they may be able to be cut down to make boosters.

If the inners are worn, I will unpick and replace with new ones, if the PUL is not usable, I can remove it and replace it from a nappy that is cactus.

I have been given boxes of offcuts so can make up what is missing, I dont throw anything away unless it is really useless.

There is a lady who looks after disabled children in Vanuatu and is in desperate need of squares, MCNs, covers and pants for older children so all sizes are gratefully accepted.

Do you have some nappies that are too ‘Used’ for re-sale, but still perfectly OK to use?

Or nappies you would like to donate to orphanages as they are?

For Nappies / Inserts, Boosters, Squares That Don’t Need to be Repaired Please Address Parcel to:


Nappies On A Mission

22 Hill Street,

Russell Island Qld 4184

For Nappies that Do Need Some Repair Please Address Parcel to:


Robyn Sage

PO Box 39923


NT 0821

Contact Robyn: Phone 0407187207 or

Donate Australian Cloth Nappies

Don’t worry if they need repair, they will be repaired before forwarding on.

 Would you like to support Nappies on a Mission?

Pledge what you will send in a comment below and we can keep a tally for a future update.


  1. I have a bunch of near new Modern Cloth Nappies and have been looking for a good home for them. 🙂 Now I just need the post bag. 🙂 Will send them on their way ASAP.

    Comment by Alison — July 31, 2012 @ 1:03 pm

  2. I am so excited to find this, I have HEAPS of nappies that I have been wanting to gift as my youngest is now toilet trained, and this is the perfect way to do it xx Expect a big parcel of near new nappies soon xx

    Comment by Amanda — July 31, 2012 @ 10:42 pm

  3. I hope you are still providing this wonderful, generous and charitable work. I have a bunch of new-ish and also some pretty old nappies. Not sure if you are still in need…?

    Comment by Bec — February 22, 2013 @ 9:45 pm

  4. Hi Bec,
    Yes, Robyn is still collecting, repairing and sending on nappies to those in need. You can send them to the address below, or visit her site to chat directly with her. She’s a lovely lady to have a chat with!
    – Charndra

    Comment by ch@rndr@ — February 23, 2013 @ 6:47 pm

  5. Great work, Robyn. I am doing a post-baby clean out and was wondering what to do with some of my many nappies that have lost the edge with their elastic but still worked very well on my girl.
    I praise you on finding another way for us MCN-mummies to feel good about our cloth nappy efforts – even after bub is potty trained 🙂
    Well done and hope to get my gear off to you soon!

    Comment by Cat — April 19, 2013 @ 12:37 pm

  6. It seems her address has changed: Robyn Sage

    Attn. Nappies On A Mission

    10 Crerar Road

    Berrimah NT 0828

    Comment by tina — June 13, 2013 @ 10:32 am

  7. My lovely ladies on Russell Island are no longer able to collect and distribute for me so all donations whether they require fixing or not need to be sent to the Darwin address. I am currently distributing to East Timor to a children’s home in Dili and the mums in the high country. New website which I am working on. Many thanks to all those who have donated.

    Comment by Robyn — October 19, 2013 @ 7:34 pm

  8. Hi! I have a bunch of mcn’s and inserts I would like to donate. Most of them developed flecks of mould though, so if you know how to launder them to get rid of it, I’d love to send them to you. Provided I can afford postage! I’m in the blue mountains NSW, so it’s a long distance for postage.
    Thanks for your excellent work.

    Comment by Lee — December 10, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

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