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Need some advice - we are awaiting our first baby, but our financials are not really good at the moment as our new home will be finished when the baby is here. Talked to my husband about getting a hamper of used muses and some more baby fists, but the husband is against used things.
Simultaneously, he is not really willing to pay for baby clothes as he saves for the cottage. Could you choose used objects? As I was birthed for the first times, I mainly depended on presents from my relatives and mates. Well, I didn't want to buy anything second-hand.
Well, this case I have 2. baby this case and plenty of baby stuff is hands me down from the familiy who have recently had babies. 4. I was eight years old when I was a baby crib. The only thing we purchased without selling is the baby carriage, which gradually pays for itself at the mother's care.
Baby's growing so fast. Therefore I have nothing against it as long as it is in good shape, cleaned and squeezed by myself. Seldom, if ever, do I buy new ones for my 2 and all the great stuff has been second hand. What's more, I have a lot of new stuff. So all I got were new things like a bottle and a mattress.
I' ve got everything secondhand. I' ve got most of my stuff from boyfriends, almost new and fundraisers. You can put most of the stuff on a 60-degree laundry or sprinkle it with dust. When you go to baby groups, they chew used toy and lay down on community blankets anyway, so I can't see the used car issue.
Inside the clinic they are placed in a bed of plastics and bed linen, which is used by many, many baby's before and washed. Muscose hampers fall asleep for 12-20 wks - until they are too large or can tip over. I would not prefer the major elements to be second-hand (pram, baby bed etc) but my boy was given many dresses by my friend and family and I took a good looking stool from a good value store which was £40 whereas if it had been new it would have been £120!
Most of it was second-hand. At the time of purchase I look more at the state than the wheather it is used. Particularly with baby stuff not being used long. Only things I ever purchased were baby bottle and dummy. Actually I even got Moses to get a £5 baby shopping cart for Moses (check if there's one near you on localbabysale.co.uk, great stuff there) and it was Claire de Lune's fixed willow cart valued at over£120!
Well, I just got a new bed for it. So, my suggestion would be not to be deterred by used stuff, but by state. Hello, there's nothing wrong with the second hands. On my first visit my mother got a used Mose Masket, it was Winnie the Pooh and beautiful. We' ve got some brand-new and other second-hand bit with my two.
When you' re not too far away, I have a few bit I am reselling, they have only been used for a few week, so virtually new. I' d suggest if you use Facebook to search for buy/sell baby and toddler groups near you. I' ve purchased most of my major articles (e.g. a £470 trip system used by grand parents only for £80) for my first of these and each article was as if it had been purchased in stores.
Clearly have the eyes to choose cleverly and don't get impolite to emerge and refuse the object when it's dirty, theres always a courteous way out of a sell. I' m going to wash everything again before the baby comes (I even found all the stroller's stuff that can go into the machine!) so I know it's neat and smell like the rest of the objects in our home.
Honestly, once the baby has wore it once in the same pose as used clothing, I'd say go for it, it's better than to cause yourself distress and financial problems! Everything is fine with second hand clothing - for such a brief period baby's are in clothing and often folks get so many gifts that they may not even have been carried! There is a children's store near us and I recently went there to buy some pieces amongst which a beautiful rug and some knit jackets made by my hands... the rug was £2. 50 and the jackets were £4 each - much better than I would get from Mothercare for a much higher cost!
Passive house, I think, is "easier" if you know where it comes from, e.g. from your relatives or your boyfriends, but as soon as it is cleaned, there is very little distinction between new and used anyway. It' also rewarding to ask your mom and dad if one of your baby products is still there - we got the scarf DH had when he was delivered, it's nice and has true recollections.
We' ve got some ebay bit that have made good deals - especially bigger stuff like a Moses wicker rack that costs £5 on eBay, but about£20 new. Remember that you say that your home will also be rebuilt - if it is the case that our new building projects are going to be giving birth to baby for the new years at a monthly installment of one!
We' re all around babies...his great many or future ones, so we're all on the same side, everyone is offering you things and in a couple of years there will be a lot of children of the same ages who will be gambling and so on. It'?s really hooking to find second-hand deals!
Most of my lo's whole 9-12 month clothing are from eBay and auto boots sells, and folks are always annotating how beautiful his clothing are, want to know where they come from. maybe buy a few small seconds of bit (bouncy seat or playmat, a few pyjamas etc.) and show your OH, he might be persuaded if he sees what you can find, but if not, you'll only have a few quid spend.
Wonder if the whole damn familiy might want to buy you some things? Fortunately for us, my grandmother and uncle gave us the trip system as a Christmas and anniversary present, and my mother a crib. I have seen better second-hand item qualities than inexpensive new goods in stores.
My friend sells her "new" baby stuff, which is flawless, for a small part of what it costs again. Let us be honest, there's way too much stuff out there to lead us into temptation - and we really don't need most of it. When they are in good, tidy shape, I see no indication why not.