Part of going green and being more eco-friendly is reusing items rather than purchasing new stuff that will one day be disposed of in our landfills. Three years ago I was a new mom and purchased everything new because I wanted the best for my baby. Plus there’s that germaphobia that needed things to be clean and in good condition. Later as I became a more experienced mom, I realized there are baby products that are actually best purchased used. It is cheaper and a lot of time still in great condition.
Something to keep in mind when purchasing used baby products, please check the recall list to make sure you are not purchasing something that is hazardous for your children. A quick way to search the list is control+F on your computer that will bring up the search function on your computer. Then type in the brand or type of product to search for the word on that web page.
- Books. I love expanding our collection of children’s book. And I don’t mind paying $1-2 for used children’s books than the $15 retail prices.
- Clothes. Kids grow out of clothes so fast. And I don’t mind the food, grass or dirt stains on them when I only paid $2 for it.
- Toys. I look for ones that I can clean or toss in with the laundry (stuffed animals). Make sure to check it has all its parts and nothing broken.
- Furniture. Cribs, rockers, gliders, dressers and changing tables. Make sure you check the recall list. Some baby furniture might have had updates on it and the manufacture will send you the replacement parts for free.
- Gear. Swings, bouncers, pack ‘n play and highchairs. Similar to the furniture, check for recalls.