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Second hand baby gear

Posted by on Jun. 21, 2013 at 6:53 AM
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Would you or do you buy second hand baby gear? Is there anything you wouldn't buy second hand? Is buying second hand gear dangerous?

by on Jun. 21, 2013 at 6:53 AM
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DACIA79
by Silver Member on Jun. 21, 2013 at 6:59 AM
Im buying everything new and 99% online . I dont drive so Craigslist isnt a option anyway .I would have no trouble buying used clothes but only from the consignment store safer than craigslist and not far from where I live.
gmoen1977
by on Jun. 21, 2013 at 6:59 AM
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I already bought the crib changing table/dresser, pack n play and swing second hand.  I may have to buy the stroller I want new because i want a specific one because of traveling a lot but I am also considering new only for the carseat.  but ya I am cheap and I will save where I can.  Friends laughed at me when I said i would get what I needed minus the stroller carseat for under $200.  I did at 140 bucks.  so $60 left for clothing 

Mrs.Pedro
by Bronze Member on Jun. 21, 2013 at 7:01 AM
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The only thing for babies I wouldn't buy is car seats. Everything else is fine really.
schultzal
by Bronze Member on Jun. 21, 2013 at 7:04 AM
I see no issue with secondhand (bought or hand-me-downs), aside from car seats and mattresses. I bought both of those new.
nicole2884
by on Jun. 21, 2013 at 7:13 AM
I wouldn't buy a
Used bottles breast pump. Car seat.
MButterfly
by on Jun. 21, 2013 at 7:27 AM
Careful with some used cribs.. there were lots of recalls on those.
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ProudMama1125
by Member on Jun. 21, 2013 at 8:19 AM

Yes, I do buy 2nd hand baby gear. This time around, I refused to buy a used crib b/c every one that I found was still drop-down sided.

Lilypie - (FYw7)

"Even miracles take a little time..." ~ Fairy Godmother

notjstanothrmom
by Silver Member on Jun. 21, 2013 at 8:19 AM
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I buy second hand stuff all the time. There are definitely things I wouldn't buy second hand though, mattresses, anything cloth that cannot be washed, ect.

I got my baby a Graco Sweetpeace in an elephant print I just LOVE for $80 off Craigslist, it is BRAND NEW! I was able to wash the seat cover and head rest and I wiped down the canopy. I would never have paid $180 for it new.


notjstanothrmom
by Silver Member on Jun. 21, 2013 at 8:19 AM

Oh yes and DEFINITELY used car seats. Never, ever!

Quoting Mrs.Pedro:

The only thing for babies I wouldn't buy is car seats. Everything else is fine really.


MrsKaufold1990
by on Jun. 21, 2013 at 8:23 AM
Never used car seat mattresses and breast pumps.

As long as i know people really well an know their that their clothes and items wont be dirty and stained then yes
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