Taking my inspiration from the question What baby things shouldn't be second hand asked by Rich Seller, I thought it may be useful to compile a list of things that can be re-used or handed down safely.

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asked 26 Jan '10, 12:06

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Pretty much all clothes. Just wash them and you're good to go!

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answered 26 Jan '10, 12:51

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I have given away our daughters almost new "Snowsuits" (all in ones) that we used to buy just before going to the mountains. After washing and cleaning them I was happy to pass them on to friends (who were happy to accept them too) We found these items could be passed down easily because they fit during that particular winter season and couldn't be used the following year, but were still in very good condition.

(I would always try to buy neutral colours so that they could be easily used by girls or boys after us. These snow suits did have fluorescent piping so safety of the garments were not compromised)

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answered 26 Jan '10, 12:31

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edited 26 Jan '10, 12:49

Wooden puzzles and talking books (age-appropriate books) my daughter had outgrown were also handed on to friends younger children who showed an interest in them during visits to our home.

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answered 26 Jan '10, 12:48

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Swimming aids such as arm-bands, swimming boards and swimmer waistcoats that are not damaged can be given away when they are no longer needed.

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answered 26 Jan '10, 14:09

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There's almost nothing that I wouldn't reuse for a second child or pass down to a friend, consignment store, or Goodwill store. I suppose used disposable diapers/wipes shouldn't be ;) but otherwise, the list is endless:

  • Blankets
  • Shoes
  • Clothing
  • Safe toys (See an answer here for a working definition)
  • High chairs
  • Pack n Plays
  • Bottles (not the nipples, but the actual bottle is fine, as long as it's BPA free and not cracked, etc).
  • Diaper bags
  • Baby Swings/bouncer seats/exersaucers/etc
  • Baby gates
  • Carriers/slings (not car seats - the kind you wear)
  • Bassinets

You get the idea! We found a lot of our baby items second-hand either through www.craigslist.org or by borrowing from friends or shopping consignment stores. It's a great way to save money and reduce your carbon footprint as well.

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answered 26 Jan '10, 15:36

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Carseat bunting - the snowsuits or covers you use to keep the baby warm in a rear-facing carseat

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answered 26 Jan '10, 17:56

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