Buy used Baby GearPurchase used baby equipment
They can buy just about anything you want second hand, but there are certain used articles that make it useful to buy, and others that should be avoided. Here are some of the things you can buy. Motherhood clothing is easily picked up - you only need to carry it for a few month, so it's smart to buy it second hand.
Find out more about purchasing used motherhood clothing in our guidelines. Everybody wants some specific clothing for their baby, but the life span of baby clothing is so brief (sometimes only weeks) that used clothing is hardly ever used. Find out more about purchasing used baby clothing in our guidelines.
Yes, you can even buy second-hand re-usable diapers if you know where to look. eBay does not resell previously used re-usable diapers for hygienic purposes (although the US website does). But there are also other websites that recognize the value of the sale of these articles. Visit our Used Re-usable Diapers Handbook for more information.
Be careful when it comes to purchasing strollers and second-hand toy. Bugs can be costly, so it makes good business to look for a used one. When you buy second-hand, you need to know that Trading Standards states that all pushchairs should conform to BS 7409 (see sticker).
See our Used Buggy Handbook for more detail. See our Used Toy Handbook for more detailled tips. To have other used baby and infant equipment bargains: They should not buy automobile seating and mats. Security specialists advise avoiding used vehicle seating at all. One can never be completely sure that it was not implicated in an accident, not even when purchasing relatives or mates.
A 2002 survey found that the use of used mats could raise the chances of child deaths. See our step-by-step manual for more information on what not to buy second hand. One of the advantages of using an eBay is that you are covered under the Merchandise Purchase Act, which means that merchants must be able to resell goods (including used goods) that are as described and of good enough qualit.
Asking around can also often give you a good deal, but make sure that you perform the same thorough check-ups as if you were shopping now. Boyfriends and families are a great resource for used goods, but it's hard to pressure yourself to accept things you don't need.
Freecycle is another possibility, where you don't actually buy objects, but get them for free. It keeps objects away from dumps and gives them a second chance to live. Some articles, such as re-usable diapers, have their value, so be willing to almost fully reimburse them. Others, especially gadgets, can charge you a small percentage of the initial purchase amount.
Take a good look and you'll find just about everything your baby needs.