Sunday, June 3, 2012

More Stuff for our Collection

I have been bargain hunting for a while now. I keep an eye on Craigslist and Kijiji. It doesn't always work out, though. A few weeks ago, I had found a really inexpensive crib. I phoned and asked for it to be kept aside until later that same week, when I would have time to go pick it up. When I called back the night before I was going to pick it up, the guy had sold it to someone else... Oh well!
This weekend, however, I had two good finds.

I found an umbrella stroller for $5.


 And a set of 8 glass bottles with different size teats for $25.

This weekend, there was also a sale for used baby and children items. I was hoping to find used furnitures. A crib and changing table maybe. But it was mainly clothes and toys. Still, I found a few good items for the space behind our washing machine (did I tell you that's where we're storing our baby stuff while we wait?).
For a total of $75, I got:
  • 2 sets of crib sheets
  • 2 receiving blankets
  • 2 washable diapers (different designs, to try them out)
  • 2 bibs
  • 5 onesies
  • 5 pajamas
  • 1 pair cotton pants
  • 1 pair jeans
  • 1 short
  • 1 sun hat
  • 5 little cardboard books
  • 1 bath book
  • 1 grown-up book on baby development during the first year (it even talks about adoptive parenting!)
  • 1 sippy cup
  • 4 baby spoons
The clothes are all sized between 6 months and 18 months. It turned out to be really difficult to find gender neutral clothes for 6-18 months old! There's a lot of gender neutral stuff for newborns, but it seems like as soon as parents know they have a boy or a girl, it's all blue tractors and pink butterflies! As soon as I saw something yellow, green or white, I'd get it :D


I've made a little back-of-the-envelope calculation and we would probably have paid right around $350 for all this, brand new. It cost us a total of $105 used... It's definitely worth the trouble of buying used stuff, especially since we have nothing but time in this process!

1 comment:

  1. Good finds Gen! I love buying used baby stuff too. Must be exciting to do some baby shopping :)