Save Money with Hand-Me-Downs
Hand-me-downs are not only good for your wallet, they are good for the planet. Reuse items rather than allowing them to go into a landfill for optimum environmental friendliness. One of the most expensive events in life is having a baby, especially if it’s your first. You can save yourself a lot of money by accepting hand-me-downs from friends and family and by purchasing some used items in consignment shops.Toys
Gently or never-used baby toys are a great bargain. Be sure they are in good repair so there is no risk of injury, and you can clean up and give them a whole new life entertaining your child.
Most mothers-to-be get piles of baby clothes and many never get used because the baby grows out them so quickly. Used clothes are practical when children are young because they are sure to get dirty and stained—why ruin new clothes?
Baby Bedding Sets
Solid-color sets can work with just about any nursery theme. You can use them as your primary sheets or keep a few used sets around so you’ll always have a set of clean bedding no matter what.
Strollers can be very expensive—by buying used you can get a high-end stroller at a bargain price, or you can buy an inexpensive stroller for an amazing price. Just be sure to check that it is in good working order before you buy.
Be sure to inspect all items for safety before you buy anything.