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Baby & Kids
From the beginning, babies are not very easy on their clothes. As time progresses, your baby will transform into an even stronger burp and spill magnet. Then the walking stage, before they progress into running and playing. Day by day, you will notice more stains, scrapes, and tears on their clothing. Buying second-hand will help your dollar stretch further; giving your young ones more clothing options to try to tear apart.
Many new parents avoid the costly expenses of stocking up on disposable nappies by choosing to go for more economically conscious options. While disposable users may dispute this by saying that eco-friendly nappies are an equally costly initial investment, quality brands provide long-lasting protection for generation after generation. This is a great feature for second-hand shoppers. You can purchase with the confidence of knowing that you'll be doing your part in protecting the planet, while keeping your baby happy and dry. Many designs will last your little one from birth until the potty. When choosing to go the cloth route, be sure to research cleaning options prior to your baby's birth.
Like nappies, pyjamas are another article you can never have enough of. They are especially vital during the potty phase. As accidents are likely, parents must be prepared with extra pairs readily available. Second-hand pyjamas can usually be found in great condition since children spend little time in them.
Everyone loves his or her child to be dressed nicely. Sometimes, hefty price tags of name brand fashions don't mesh well with your budget or your child's play habits. Buying second-hand can ultimately save you over 50 per cent off the retail price. It is a winning situation for children and parents alike. They can wear the same cool clothes as the rest of their peers, while you won't feel the need to fawn over them just to make sure they don't mess them up. Many advertisements are for entire wardrobe lots. If you are lucky, you may end up with a few great outfits all in your child's size from a single transaction.
Buying second-hand is the first option for some and a last resort for others. Large families are usually familiar with the glorious creation of the hand-me-down. Gumtree postings have a bunch of great finds at unbelievable discounts.