When we were due with Max we brought soo much crap we just didn’t need. Thing’s like Dummy holders, baby bath and baby booties. I think we totally got swept away in the materialism of having a baby.
We were very lucky to have a nephew born 11 month’s previous so clothes weren’t really an issue as we had all of his hand me downs. They were also born in the same season so that was a bonus.
Once we found out Kai was a boy, after the initial five-second sadness that we would have another boy in the house came the elation that we wouldn’t really have to spend a penny on the new arrival. Everything we needed we already had. To be honest, even if he were a she there was still lot’s of bit’s we could and would have reused. I’m not the kind of person to turn my nose up at any way to help save a few pennies.
Being a stay at home mum (and not on any kind of benefits barring Child benefit) I can’t afford to be fussy about thing’s like that.
I hate the idea of stuff not getting a good living in, especially clothes. Even now as I sort through Kai’s clothes he has outgrown to go to the charity shop it makes me sad to see them go. Kai had all of Max’s clothes and there was so many that even he didn’t get to wear.
Even now as I sort through Kai’s clothes he has outgrown to go to the charity shop it makes me sad to see them go. Kai had all of Max’s clothes and there was so many that even he didn’t get to wear.
Here’s my top 5 recycled baby bit’s from my first baby for my 2nd:
This one was a bit of a touch because we had a boy second time round.I kept everything of Max’s because I knew that we would be having another baby. They are born in different seasons so come summer I will need to pick up a few bits but the majority we already had with saved us heap’s of cash.
The AngelCare Baby Bath Seat:
We used the Angelcare bath seat with Max, quite frankly it was a godsend (you can read the review here) We kept this in storage and have used it again. It was pricey at £25.00 but for the use we have had out of it, it’s been well worth it.
Max was in the cot until he was about 15 months, we transitioned him to a big boy bed a few months before Kai was born. Kai went into the cot at 12 weeks, we also reused the Moses basket (no point in buying another they are in there for such a small amount of time).
We have had to buy a double buggy, we brought the Joie Aire and it has been amazing for how little it actually cost. We kept the Mamas and Papas Zoom travel system we purchased previously. We have also reused the car seat and the ISOFIX (This is a must buy)
This one is more for when they are older 6 + although the guidelines did say from 4 months. It’s all about neck control, Kai is 6 month’s and we have just got the jumperoo out from under my bed. It’s turning out to be a handy place to pop Kai as he seems to get quite bored being in the baby bouncer now.
So these are just some of the stuff we reused that has saved us a bundle.
Do you have anything to add to the list, did you rebuy or recycle?