When I was pregnant with my first child, I felt overwhelmed by the sheer amount of gear that a baby would need. Here are a few things I think you should consider buying used:
(When buying any baby product used, be sure to check for recalls first.)
Babies grow so fast. Leave the new clothes buying to the grandmas.
Toys and Books
Plastic toys are good used. Just be sure to check for any missing parts or broken pieces before buying used. Books, too, are OK gently used. However, always buy cloth toys and cloth books new - they easily carry germs but aren’t always easy to wash.
Swings, exersaucers, bouncy chairs
These things can be lifesavers with a fussy baby. But they are huge and expensive. Plus, baby only fits in these for a limited time.
Most strollers these days can take lots of wear and tear. Consider buying used, especially if you are looking to save money on some of the pricier ones, such as a jogger stroller or a double stroller.
High chairs can be expensive, but they are durable. In addition to checking for any recalls, be sure to look at the used high chair’s stability and its tray for ease of use before buying.
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