I’ve always wanted to be a thrifty, second-hand mama. I wasn’t sure if I had the patience to DIY, make, and upcycle as much as some other awesome ladies (like Carrie!) But I have learned that I am pretty good at parent listserves (bless you, Yahoo groups!) and Craigslist. And I have the right personality for negotiating and coordinating with strangers, even in their homes (Blokey comes with me, although I don’t think he needs to).
My haul from Saturday evening:
Clothes for when the bambino is a bit bigger (18-24 months)
Aiden and Anais (!!!) swaddle blankets, some books, a wooden toy
Onesies, sleepers, and other newborn, 0-3, 3-6 month clothes!
I couldn’t help it! They were super cheap and so cute! Why are baby clothes so cute?
Also, in case you can’t tell, it’s a boy!
I was talking to Blokey about how being a second hand, thrifty parent is so much easier now with the internet. And the rise of eBay, parenting listserve, and swaps, I think it’s no longer stigmatized. It’s just smart. (I mean, these little buddies grow so quick!) One of my friends had an entirely second baby shower. There are so many great deals on second hand in such a dense urban population, I think it makes sense- from both an ecological and economic perspective.
What do you think- second baby stuff yeay or nay?