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Your best baby finds

post #1 of 55
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What have you scored lately? Good price? Is it EXACTLY what you were looking for regardless of price? Tell what's making you giddy lately.

I just scored an Avent Isis on Craigslist for $10!!!! Oh, and some other stuff comes with it, too. But I got an Isis for $10.!!!!

Other finds: Bouncey seat I wanted for $20. at a thrift store. Cheaper than the cost of it new!
post #2 of 55
Oh, I found the sweetest Ralph Lauren velour dress at a resale store for $6.50!!

And I found the moses basket I wanted on Amazon for $32 with free shipping - $20 less than on ebay!
post #3 of 55
Freecycle is my latest obsession. There is so much cool baby stuff offered all the time. I don't need most of it since this baby is #2 for me, but I have my eye out for anything interesting. The item I recently scored from freecycle was two packages of incontinence pads. Not technically a baby item, but I did use these last time I was post-partum (I was bleeding quite heavily for a long time due to a hemorrage) and plan to use them again. Another great item I got a few weeks ago from a thrift store - a wool blanket for $5. I have cut it into three pieces (a half piece and two quarters). The larger piece fits on my dd's toddler bed and the two smaller pieces I will be using to waterproof surfaces for the baby to have some naked time.
post #4 of 55
i have gotten baby clothes for a dollar an item and the dollar goes to a local charity. some of the stuff i bought was rand new with tags a whole outfit with a hat shirt and pants for 1 dollar. most is used but in good condition some is hand made and some organic cotton. i check that shop every time i walk past it to see what they have and so far i have purchased about 10 items in many sizes. i am pretty happy with my purchases
post #5 of 55
wow, i'm going to have to go to amazon to look at that moses basket...been watching craigslist (kinda) for one but i don't think i'm paying enough attention so i miss all the good things...
post #6 of 55
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Originally Posted by Dena View Post
Oh, I found the sweetest Ralph Lauren velour dress at a resale store for $6.50!!

And I found the moses basket I wanted on Amazon for $32 with free shipping - $20 less than on ebay!
Ooh, which one is that? Links, please! I have been considering a Moses Basket but haven't gotten one.

My best finds so far would probably include half-price Hanna zippers a few months ago. And I found some great deals on diapers - ones that were something like half off, for kinds I actually *wanted!* Those will arrive in a few days and I can't wait!
post #7 of 55
Ooo, nice one. I got one of those Hanna zippers too. It's dangerous buying clothes for the new baby, because the two-year-old insists on wearing them.

This morning my Kindhearted Women set arrived, with a darling kimono top and pants, and matching small fitted diaper. It's lovely! I hope the kimono top survives DD wearing it today. I hope she doesn't trade it with the neighbor girl, like she did the little embroidered T-shirt that matches the embroidered FCB Size 0 AIO.

But here's my favorite find recently. I've been looking for this since DD was little, because we have one and it's the most useful baby item ever:
http://www.diaperware.com/productpag...s.htm#mattress
Now I can get more, in different colors!
post #8 of 55
Here is the Moses basket that I got:

http://www.amazon.com/Honey-Hooded-M...7099525&sr=8-1

I saw this one at Target and on Ebay for about $45, so I was psyched!

There are about three pages of them at Amazon though, in different prices (most more expensive than this), if you just do a search for "Moses Basket" from their home page.

Oh, and I forgot to mention that I got a darling little red hooded Hanna Andersson romper at a rummage sale for $5! I can't wait to wrap baby up in that one!

I'm off to check out Freecycle now!!
post #9 of 55
We went to a Carter's outlet in June and they were having a huge sale. They had several $5.99 racks. 5 onsies for $5.99, 2 pair of long knit pants, 2 long sleeved onsies, a sleeper, hat and bib for $5.99. Good stuff! My mom bought me a ton that day!

We went back last week and the sale was over! I would've bought a lot more 3-6 month clothes especially if I'd known the sale wasn't going to last long!
post #10 of 55
Oooh! I love this thread. I went to tag sales (that's garage sales) on Saturday with my mom, and we spent $60 total. I got:
  • a stroller
  • a battery-operated swing
  • a clamp-on-the-table high chair
  • a four-drawer solid-wood dresser
  • a shower chair for me (I've been getting dizzy in the shower so this will help me stay safe, plus it's way easier to shave my legs when I'm sitting down)
  • and a shower caddy

I was REALLY proud of our haul. Around Labor day weekend I want to go again.
post #11 of 55
Someone posted on craigslist that they have a graco high chair on clearance at Target right now for $20. I think it's the "Calista" model. I'm going to try and get over there this week to look at it!
post #12 of 55
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Originally Posted by Stayseeliz View Post
We went to a Carter's outlet in June and they were having a huge sale. They had several $5.99 racks. 5 onsies for $5.99, 2 pair of long knit pants, 2 long sleeved onsies, a sleeper, hat and bib for $5.99. Good stuff! My mom bought me a ton that day!

We went back last week and the sale was over! I would've bought a lot more 3-6 month clothes especially if I'd known the sale wasn't going to last long!
You may want to check the outlet centers website. I signed up for their emails and they let you know when killer sales are going on. Or go after thanksgiving. They have huge sales around then and last year I bought dd most of her fall clothing that she is just getting into now for $2.00 or less for shirts and pants.
The best deal I've gotten was a Moby wrap for $20 including shipping on the trading post. I also got a bunch of wool soakers for cheap over there!
post #13 of 55
I got a My Brest Friend nursing pillow for $8 at a consignment shop. It looks like it was never used. I also found some cute Carters sleepers there for $3 and $4 and they are in excellent condition. I got some diapers covers off the trading post for a good price, too. Bargain shopping has become my new latest obsession!
post #14 of 55
DH can't deal with used things, unless they're from family. My best friend is sending us some stuff, and he seems ok with that. So, for anything used that I bring into the house, I'm going to say that she sent it...(haven't done this yet, but I'm willing to do it if necessary...)

My big find was a Britax Roundabout for $160 at Target (on clearance). If this isn't the best deal out there, I don't want to hear about it. (:smilie with hands over ears

We have bought very few other things:

glass bottles
changing pad and cover
about 5 onsies (have about 24 from my friend)
a blanket and hat

I'm in a diaper co-op, so that will be our next big deal.
post #15 of 55
When I was in my first trimester I was at Target with a friend looking through baby items (she has a toddler) and we found a bouncy seat that vibrates (to use for feedings and when I need a break), brand new in box on clearance for $5.98!!! I bought it, took it home and never found anything wrong. Maybe someone didn't want it because the corner of the box was bent? They normally run about $29! SCORE!!!
post #16 of 55
I just got a ton of really cute baby clothes from the thrift store. They were having a super back to school sale where all kids stuff was $.75. I ended up spending about $15 on lots of adorable clothes.
post #17 of 55
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Originally Posted by Dena View Post
Here is the Moses basket that I got:

http://www.amazon.com/Honey-Hooded-M...7099525&sr=8-1

I saw this one at Target and on Ebay for about $45, so I was psyched!

There are about three pages of them at Amazon though, in different prices (most more expensive than this), if you just do a search for "Moses Basket" from their home page.
I love this Moses basket. I'm hoping to get it from the IL's. We'll see
post #18 of 55
Our best deal was also our biggest splurge (okay, except my nursing chair). We got a Bugaboo Chameleon in like-new condition from Craigslist for half of what we would have paid new and $150 less (and in better condition) than the one we almost bought a week before. I LOVE it!!!

We also found a thrift store that doesn't have that thrift store smell (most of them around us have a very distinct smell that takes several washes to come all the way out) with baby stuff $1 and under. We bought tons of stuff and will go back for another load soon!

Now if I could only find a non-vinyl oval bassinet pad....
post #19 of 55
At wal-mart I found realy HUGE flannel recieving blankets - good size for swaddling - George brand.
post #20 of 55
i got a brand new jj cole carseat bunting (the suede and sherpa type) for $12at the resale shop. sweet!

and i got the most beautiful knit pumpkin hat from aylaanne~ the sweetest brand new item i've gotten!! i'm trying to get my digital camera to work so ya'll can see it! all the october ddc-er's are gonna want one!!
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