Baby stuff for sale

posted by Jeff | Friday, May 20, 2011, 9:01 AM | comments: 2

The neighborhood is having a huge garage sale today. Diana has been cataloging and gathering "old" stuff from Simon's closet, and she's selling some of the stuff from Joe as well (Nina is over 3, Mason a few months older than Simon). It seems like they were all newborns practically yesterday!

I have to give Diana a lot of credit. She has been a serious participant in the secondary market for baby stuff, and she saved us a ton of money. Not only did she score clothes, toys and other stuff for a fraction of what it would have been new, the cost was also mitigated by reselling it. There aren't any really good reasons to buy most of that stuff new. There are so many opportunities to buy the stuff too, with the big swap meets, second hand stores, and of course, garage sales.

We did have some new stuff, but I think it was mostly as gifts. The big Graco stroller and the car seat that it fits with were new, and she's trying to sell those today. We haven't been using the car seat because he's too huge for it, though we did give it one last go in Orlando in January. He barely made the height limit. We also have a lighter stroller that has been just awesome to travel with, and it's just big enough to carry essentials. It's our best friend at theme parks, and it'll stay with us for awhile still. The big one will move on to a new family.

I have to admit that I was a little nostalgic about one of his earliest toys, and we're keeping that. As much as I want to rid my life of "stuff" I'll never look at, I couldn't see that go just yet. My little guy is growing up so fast!


Comments

Dewydeeee, May 23, 2011, 1:04 AM #

I even bought felt the same way when I bought first used toy for my baby but after some time I found out that many people buy all these items so now I'm fine with it.

Dewydeeee, May 23, 2011, 1:05 AM #

I even felt the same way when I bought first used toy for my baby but after some time I found out that many people buy all these items so now I'm fine with it.


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