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May 3rd, 2014, 01:15 PM
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Would you or have you bought used baby items?

With DS1 with had a few baby items that were used, like a Pack n play, carrier, walker (remember those? they're outlawed now), books and toys and lots of hand me down clothes from cousins.

Any reason why I shouldn't buy used for DS2?
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May 3rd, 2014, 03:18 PM
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No reason at all, IMO. I bought used clothing for Ethan, my oldest, and I'm re-using some of those for Kody. (Some are ones that were new with Ethan and I'm passing them down to Kody.) Babies wear things for such a short time before they grow out of them, it seems ridiculous to buy brand new for everything!

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May 3rd, 2014, 03:53 PM
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Very little I wouldn't buy used, carseats mostly because I don't know their history. But we were lucky to get so many hand-me-downs from friends. We even got a hand-me-down car seat from a friend, but since I knew she bought it new, it wasn't in any accidents, and she used it for only about 6 months I took it. Pretty much everything else (except underwear and swim clothes) I don't mind used.
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May 3rd, 2014, 04:37 PM
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I bought a used bassinet and swing. Also got a ton of hand-me-down toys from a coworker, and my brother is sending his little girl's outrgown clothes (she's 8 months).
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May 3rd, 2014, 08:17 PM
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I bought used cloth diapers for Isabell. They were in good condition and I went ahead and bleached them, and then washed them in hot five times to condition them. They were newborn size and I thought we might have a bigger baby. New they would have coat well over $130, and used they were $50.

We got new everything as gifts and because we had been saving up for furniture since we found out we were expecting. I don't have a problem with used and would buy them if they were in good condition.
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May 5th, 2014, 12:49 PM
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I have bought used stuff before, clothing especially. I did purchase a used car seat as an extra, it looks like it is brand new. I know I don't know the history, but she says that it was in her dad's truck as an extra and really doesn't look used at all.
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May 6th, 2014, 09:03 AM
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We buy alot of second hand clothing. I probably wouldn't buy a used car seat just because you don't know if it's been in a crash or not but other items I would have no problem buying used. Baby items are so expensive so if you can get the used for a deal then go for it.

I had to buy a double stroller and we tried to get a used one but people wanted almost as much for the used ones as the new one cost so I just bought a new one. Now I'm hoping that when we are done with it we will be able to sell it.

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