Here's another Q & A from Ellie & Melissa, The Baby Planners!
A perezcious reader wants to know more about getting her hands on some hand-me-downs for her kids. She asks the planners:
"Just read about Samantha Harris putting her adorable girls in hand-me-downs. I'm the first of my friends and family to have a baby, how can I get in on that action? Thanks!"
Ellie & Melissa's Answer:
We agree, sharing clothes is a great way to save money and time. Don't be shy, talk to people in your Parent Group or friends at the park, in this economy, there's no shame in looking for a bargain. One of our favorite ways to shop for baby is through exchange because when it comes to baby, items are used for such a short amount of time, that “gently used” really does mean, gently used.
Check out sites like ThredUp.com and SwapMamas.com where you’ll be shopping and swapping with like-minded parents and be able to browse other people’s things as well as list your own. We’re also impressed with BabyGoodBuys.com where you can find “bargains and advice to save big on baby.”
If you’re more of an “in-person” kind of shopper, try hosting a swap exchange of your own. Who knows, maybe you'll get lucky and get your hands on some of Suri's hand me downs!
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