Sunday, 24 June 2012

Say yes, yes, yes to second hand!

We were incredibly lucky when I was pregnant and was offered lots of bits and pieces that friends and family who had older children were getting rid of.  Not to look a gift horse in the mouth I readily accepted anything and everything.  So much so that practically the only thing we really need to buy for little J was a pram and car seat!

I know that some people would shudder at the thought of hand-me-downs for their brand new baby but it honestly saved us a small fortune.  And the little ones wont remember or know if their tiny babygros they wore twice were preloved!

From memory, here is a list of things we have been given so far (we are still getting things now!):

  • Clothes (lots of!)
  • Vests
  • Babygros
  • Socks
  • Blankets
  • Books
  • Bumbo
  • Toys
  • Teddies
  • Baby shampoo
  • Growbag
  • Leapfrog learning table
  • Baby walker
  • Door bouncer
  • Cot mobile
  • Stair gate
  • Potties (wont need these for a while but every little helps, eh?)
Thanks to everyone who gave us stuff - we realise we have been very lucky.  To return the favour we will be passing it all on to the next unsuspecting victim!



  1. I always accept hand me ons.
    Sometimes I pass them on again to my family or take them to a charity shop.

    Sft x

  2. me too i LOVE second hand/pre loved items and when we have a baby we'll not be saying no to anything! also buying most things from charity shops, most of my stuffs from there so baby's can be too! lovely wee blog - right up my street :)

  3. Thanks Sft and Astra - nice to know there are people out there like us!