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Old 08-30-2018, 04:42 AM
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thanks and good info
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Old 09-04-2018, 02:23 PM
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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Make friends with someone who has children slightly older than yours.
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Old 09-06-2018, 08:44 PM
Location: Texas
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Buy second hand.
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Old 09-07-2018, 06:48 AM
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Originally Posted by emm74 View Post
Do you have an online neighborhood or local mom's group?

Two of my neighbors just announced their pregnancies on our local (about 4 block area) group, and all the other moms are happily clearing out closets and drawers for them - mostly gifting the items, and selling some of them but for a reasonable price.

For people who are happy with their family size, they are usually very happy to give things away, they just need to be asked. I got handmedowns from strangers because one of my son's daycare teachers asked another parent whose sons were a little older than my kid and she was thrilled to get rid of several giant trashbags full of clothes that we used for YEARS.

You'd be surprised at what people might give you esp. if they know you are new to the country and don't have a network of family and friends here. Probably very similar to where you are from - so many parents have a kinship with each other all over the world.
Thanks for this advice.
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Old 10-03-2018, 12:29 PM
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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When my youngest was a baby, I worked across the street from a children’s consignment shop. Everything was gently used (you know how fast babies outgrow things). I could get 3 outfits for about $10. and they had some toys and baby equipment. When my son outgrew them, back they went to the consignment store.

Now, I have a baby granddaughter. I have noticed that online stores like Carters and Oshkosh are always on sale very cheap. I saw a jean jacket for a baby online for $68.!! No way would I spend that, but I got a really cute one for $18. at Oshkosh.
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Old 10-04-2018, 08:35 AM
Location: NJ
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my wife just sold a whole bunch of shoes and Halloween costumes from our daughters. posted them up on a local facebook "buy, sell, swap" group.
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Old 10-13-2018, 02:45 AM
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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If there is an industry near you that makes wood products, they throw out cut ends by the ton. Perfect toy blocks.

Save all your junk mail, kids cad draw and scribble on the blank backs. About ten sheets stapled to every Rx.
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