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Are there any used baby products I should avoid?

Posted by on Sep. 30, 2013 at 8:02 AM
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 Because we are on a tight budget and PG, we are really watching our pennies and I plan on hitting thrift stores and yard sales a lot for baby products.  I've heard that certain baby products are best avoided if they are used.  What do you think?  Is there something I should splurge on an buy new?

by on Sep. 30, 2013 at 8:02 AM
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Pandapanda
by Cafe Panda on Sep. 30, 2013 at 8:07 AM
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Car seat should be new. No used seats under any circumstance.
19greeneyesmoma
by Angel on Sep. 30, 2013 at 8:08 AM
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I would say mainly a carseat that should def. be new. I used all second hand items before except carseat and my son is perfectly fine. Im using my sons crib from 6 years ago again this time. And it was used before my son so its about 8 years old. Some ppl are gonna tell you to buy this and that new but really the only thing you need new is a carseat. 

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DACIA79
by Silver Member on Sep. 30, 2013 at 8:09 AM
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Buy the crib and carseat new everything else you can get on Craigslist and consignment shops.
juneyrae10
by on Sep. 30, 2013 at 8:16 AM
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If the crib is up to code use it. Def get a new car seat bc they expire and tou cant tell by looking at it if its been in a car that was in a accident before. Wouldnt use used bottle either..
cheetah90210
by Silver Member on Sep. 30, 2013 at 8:30 AM
Bottles and car seat
Dragonmamas
by Ari on Sep. 30, 2013 at 9:23 AM
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Things that, imo should be bought new.

Car Seat

Bottles

Pacifiers

Breast Pump

Proud-mama-05
by Stacy on Sep. 30, 2013 at 9:42 AM
I'd say car seats (only time I'd say used is ok if you get one from family/friend and know it was never in an accident and isn't expired)

Bottles are ok used as long as you buy new nipples

I'd buy new breast pump if u want one

Cribs are ok used as long as in good condition and NOT DROP SIDE. I would check recall list before purchase though just to be sure.
BethRae
by on Sep. 30, 2013 at 10:10 AM
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Agree with this!!

Quoting Dragonmamas:

Things that, imo should be bought new.

Car Seat

Bottles

Pacifiers

Breast Pump

lilmama8408
by Silver Member on Sep. 30, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Car seats should always be new.

Check for recalls, expiration dates, ect for cribs, swings, strollers ect.... Drop down cribs are not ok to buy/sell anymore.

I wouldnt use bottles, pacis, breastpump, that are used.

Clothes and bedding are fine, just wash first. I also wouldnt use a used crib mattress unless it was family. 

lilmami316
by on Sep. 30, 2013 at 10:16 AM

i say  buy carseat,bottles, paci and breast pump new everything else can be used even the crib as long as its up to standards

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