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Old 03-10-2006, 06:54 PM - Thread Starter
 
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As most of us are nearing the end of the "4th trimester," I was wondering if anyone would be up for a swap, now that these honies are here and we know what we need for them!

ETA Guidelines:

**This swap will involve sending a package with a $20 value!

Time Frame:

Post your ISO list by March 20th at 10pm EST

Send Choices by March 22nd at 10pm EST

Match-ups Posted ASAP

Have your packages shipped w/ MANDATORY DC by March 31st


~ Post an ISO list of whatever you're in need/want of for yourself and your new baby (New In Package, Like New, Very Good, Gently Used - please specify conditions you prefer)


~ When sign-up time is over, PM me with the names of who you can send packages to, and the maximum number of packages you can send. You will receive the same # of packages that you send. It is important to remember packages in this swap are valued at $20 - so you may wish to send fewer packages.

~ Once I receive choices from all Mamas, I'll post a match-ups list to the thread ASAP. Be sure to PM those you're sending to for their addresses!!

~ Delivery Confirmation is required and important !! Hang on to or post those DC#'s, please!
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cool idea. and i have a ton of stuff for sale..maybe someone here would like some of it.
and i am now in search of another MT!

how do we do this? do we have to go to the TP or can we do it here? i never participated in one with you guys before....
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how fun!! i hope somebody needs diapers!! i can whip up custom ones even

oh and rach, we did it all here last time

Judy, wife to my Catholic deacon husband ... homeschooling mother to my four girls, a boy, and someone new in May '15! Forever remembering our loss (8/11) .
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Would this be for new stuff or used stuff, and what kind of stuff would it be? I have never done a swap before.
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  • carrier if you have one lying around-- I already have a ring sling and a mei tai
  • 3-6 mos. spring clothes, size S nursing tank/shirt (used/clean)
  • simple baby toys
  • smells good baby wash

Thanks.

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I was thinking we could all list our ISO's, and then pick who we wanted to send to...just specify whether used is okay! I love used stuff -- that's part of the fun of swapping!

Oh, and Rach, I hope you're looking for a new MT because you love yours so much not becuase something happened to it!
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ooooooooooh i'm SO in!!!
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kofduke,
are you on teh yahoo group. you can see why im looking for another one there.
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I've never done a swap before either, so I don't really know how it's done... can someone explain it to me?
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is this a regular swap or a reverse swap?

if regular, just post your ISO list. i like reverse swaps so much better b/c you actually get to pick what someone actually HAS instead of someone trying to come up with a pkg. of stuff you want...but thats just me.
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Count me in! I never did any swaps during my pregnancy because we were so broke.
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edited to add guidelines...you can start posting ISO's.

Rach, I'm so sorry that happened to you but I'm glad it wasn't the MT I sent...I always feel so guilty when something I trade/sell to someone doesn't work out for them!
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My ISO:

For Luke:
Bumbo seat
Hanna zippers to fit 18 lbs. or so - used is fine but no big stains please
Footy Sleep and Plays, 6-12 m. size, no stains
Robeez 12-18 months, boyish or GN, very little wear preferred (love the squirrels!).
Side-snap fitteds size L
Prefitteds, to fit 18-20 lbs. or so.
Big wet bag
9-12-18 month B/F or babywearing advocacy wear
Organic/Natural bath products that are actually healthy....
Kids music that won't drive me insane....love to try Laurie Berkner
Bumpy Day Covers size L
Maam pacifiers NIP please
Medela Steam Clean microwave bags
Wet suit size 12M or so (I have one somewhere but I can't find it, and I want to start swimming!)

For Aaron:
Toy MT
Mr. Jolly's Roundhouse (for his Thomas Set)
Fishing Dock(For Thomas Set)
Chocolate Factory(for Thomas set)
Stuffed Philly Phanatic
Baseball/Football cards (nothing actually valuable, just something fun!)
Summer clothes, nice condition, size 4T (or big 3T)


Carriers (I've amassed a collection so I'm only interested in these specific things....I'd consider any a double package)
Any woven wrap, I'm interested in all sizes but please LMK what it is.
Size 3 stretch cotton print hotsling
Napsack MT
*Onbuhimono (I'd love a freehand or babyhawk, but am open to others...)*
Podaegi


Glamourmom tank or nursing bra top L or XL no black or white
Nice 3/4 sleeve or short-sleeved cotton or knit tops, size L
DHA or Fish Oil capsules (low mercury), NIP please
Lost Season 1 DVD
Ghiradelli or Williams-Sonoma peppermint bark (NIP)
Any delicious organic milk or dark chocolate, NIP
8 skeins the same Koigu PPPM (I'd consider this a double package as well)
1600 yards or so any worsted, fingering, or sport-weight yarn for baby blankets, not 100$ acrylic though blends are okay.
any 2 skeins the same 100% wool like peace fleece for soakers/longies

Books from my ridiculously extensive amazon.com wish list (name Kristin Fromal)
Gift cards to just about anywhere
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I'm in. Just hoping I can come up time to do it. I feel like my time is so sporadic lately. I'll add my ISO soon!

I'll keep adding to my ISO until the deadline... I like gently used things, ESPECIALLY FOND OF MAMA MADE THINGS, and of course would prefer any food to be unopened.

Me:
***Godiva Hot Chocolate! (seriously, I wouldn't mind an entire swap pkg comprised only of this Hot Cocoa!)
GOOD chocolate - dark, milk, white, truffles, nuts whatever.
Padded straps Mei-Tei/Asian Baby Carrier (made by you is great!)I'd love to send some favorite fabric.
Northern Essence anything or gift card www.northernessence.com
Stationary (cheap but not tacky)
Hair Clips that have those claws for updos
***Book: How to talk so your kids will listen

Baby Josephine:
*** 2-layer hemp jersey rectangle 13X17 serged on all sides. Like a Duz-it-All.
Bibs non-plastic drooler bibs with snaps or velcro closure. Made by you is AWESOME!!!
Socks like Gymboree, Old Navy or whatever like those that don't fall off 6-12 mos
Medium Bummis Whisper Wraps in good shape
Medium Fuzzi Bunz
Tye Dye clothes or plain hand dyes that I can stamp 6mos+
Bathing Suit
Playmat thingie with toys that dangle
Wooden toys

Big Kids:
Laurie Burkner CD any (burned is fine)
Dan Zanes CD any (burned is fine)
Curious George CD (burned is fine)
Glue sticks (used are fine)
Those little foam shape thingies that can be glued onto paper or crafts
Trainers boyish, girlish, GN 2T/3T
Girly underwear in 2T/3T
Clip barrette with bow (for toddler hair)
Bubbles (Favorite are Gymboree, because they don't pop easily)

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I'm in

I'm ISO
Bumbo Seat
Md side snapping pockets Good used condition or better
Bamboo pocket inserts or doublers
Bumgenius pockets Good Used condition or better
Boy or GN Tye Dye clothing size 6-12 months and up
Boy or GN cloth diaper, breastfeeding or Pagan advocacy wear 6-12 months and up
12-18 month and larger boy or gn soft soled shoes in VGC
Boy or GN UV protective swim wear size 6-12 months, preferably two piece and that covers most of the body
Mei Tai's (I just love them and would love to try some different types like babyhawk or kozy)
Nursing Bra's in Size 38 H
Bravado sleep bra in Lg ++
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I am in too. Here is the start of my ISO:

Any baby clothes 9mo or larger
-boy or GN
-I love Hanna Anderson and Gymbore
-used ok but no stains please
-Breastfeeding,, co-sleeping, CD advocacy clothes

A MT or wrap style carrier. I am plus sized so large sizes.

3x or 4x nursing wear, used ok but no stains please

Mommy treats
-gift certificate to Subway, quiznos, or Pizza Hut
-any salty or chocolaty

Nursing Neclace

Prowrap snap covers in Med

AIO med sized (Sam is close to 14 lb)

Laurie Berkner music

Robez (doesn't need to be name brand) style shoes for Sam (boyish, shoe like if possible) his foot is 3 and 3/4 in long don't know what size that is
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my ISO (im not so good at doing this like some of you are), but this is what i can think of:

carriers:
kozy (hint, hint, hint)

lands end diaper bag (the blue one)

nursing tops/dresses (used to be size med. but think i am pretty stuck with size large for awhile)
nursing tanks - i have pink; would like blue, green, white or black
mothers milk tea
nursing bras (i used to be 32C...so now i think im like a 40C). prefer it not to be white..im sick of white!!

babe:
fbs med.
unbleached cpfs - size med.
shirts size 9+ months (WHY do i not have any of these?)
any Boy/gn Hanna Andersen 9+
small toys that i can exchange for the toys on his boppy (look at my pix if you want to know what im talking about).
any AP type clothing (getting a bf'ing one)
Bumbo seat (we are ALL looking for these i guess)

gift certificates to:
WAHM or other AP websites
to disney world (so we can come see Michelle! & jewley's mama! lol!)

used clothes is fine with me, just no stains or tears, or holes. if YOU would wear it out in public is pretty much my test.
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I think I'm in. I'm one of the ones who had never done this before but I'll give it a go..

my iso is:

Basically any type of carrier except for ring slings - they are all I have and I've tried making some others, but would love to see the 'real thing'

girl or unisex baby clothes for very hot summer 3-6 months plus

i'm keen to try any cloth diapers - aveena is 12 lb, so what ever size that is.

Used is fine - just the same as everyone else - If you'd use it/wear it then its good.
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ISO:

Me:
blouses appropriate for teaching, but loose enough for nak. to go with brown or black slacks, fall colors. Size 12 (M)
running tights, size 12
running/athletic socks
pouch sling, subdued colors. I'm 5'7"
dairy free chocolate

Elliot:
B/GN clothes, any size >6mo. No onsies or licensed characters
thick prefolds
diaper liners (doublers? to add absorption)
AIOs for 15-20 pound size
swim diaper
baby banz
fun toys appropriate for my office
Baby Einstien or similar DVDs

Elliot comes to work with me. ANYTHING that you can think of that would make it easier is appreciated.

Karen:
Hair clips
Lip gloss (non toxic!!!)
slender size 4T summer clothes (or big 3T) she really likes stretch pants, elastic waist, no licensed characters, please
2 piece summer pjs, size 3/4T, no licensed characters, please
fun kid's music that won't drive adults insane
pool shoes, size 8/9

Used ok.
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I'm in! Will be back to post lists.
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ISO:

Fabric
- velour -- at least 80% cotton!
- cotton knits (girly prints SUPER! or solids... or boyish prints too! anything, really!)
- cotton interlock
- sherpa (high cotton or all-cotton content)
- any cotton fabric
- minkee
- leather or suede ... any old jacket (or any type of clothing/purses/etc) with parts in good enough condition -- and big enough -- to make up some soft-soled shoes

Patterns: girl's clothes -- just about any size! (though anything bigger than a 6 won't get used until later), aprons, hats, purses, just something fun!! I'd love to get into sewing more fun things! ... or patterns for toys, blanky things, pin cushions... I'm up for anything fun (simple is good too!)!

Yarn: anything soft. I love making baby blankets in my 'free' time (aka, time when I'm able to sit still, but not always at long times... I love just being able to pick up the crochet hook, get in a few stitches, and then get on with whatever needs to be done). I'd love to try some wool yard... and I do love cottons... but anything soft that you'd like a blanket out of

Fun wooden toys for Lucy.

Tie dye shirts is any size up through girls 6x (or a bit bigger I suppose... Madeline will just grow into them!)!

...

That's all I can think of for now If I think of more I'll post it later!

Judy, wife to my Catholic deacon husband ... homeschooling mother to my four girls, a boy, and someone new in May '15! Forever remembering our loss (8/11) .
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I want to do this, but I'm not sure what I need at the moment. How long do I have to decide? This sounds like a lot of fun. Also, I noticed you said we could do more than one package. How does that work? I'm such a newbie.
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You'd have until March 20th to decide and post a list. Then you pm me with a list of anyone who you could send to and all the other mamas will do the same, and I'll match up who's sending to who and post to the thread!
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Thanks for starting this, kofduke!

ISO (Used/good condition fine with me!):

-wooden haba or selecta toys or similar

-organic cotton or bamboo diapers (mediums, or for babies 15lbs or bigger)

-organic wool diaper covers, any type (same size or bigger)

-organic baby clothes: spring/summer clothes 6-12mos size, fall clothes 12 mos size

-bamboo or organic cotton fabric

-organic or chemical-free wool yarn (Full Belly, Treliske, Marr Haven, etc)

-Smartwool socks: for toddler shoe size 7/8, child shoe size 1-4, adult woman's shoe size 9, adult men's shoe size 9


may add more later...

ETA: I'm afraid no one will want to choose me because my list isn't diverse enough, so here's a few more things I would to get:

organic chocolate
organic anything!
gift certificates to any diapering WAHM who has organics, natural parenting or toys site, organic clothing sites, or Monkey Sudz or SudzNDudz, etc

I promise I'm not hard to please! If it's natural and/or organic, I'll love it!
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Jen/AllNaturalMama - I have to tell you - your OV PFs that you made me from one of the other swaps ROCK MY WORLD! They are great. I fold a Duz-It-All (hemp flat) inside of it and use it at night. Totally great! Thank you!!! It's the gift that just keeps on givin'!

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Awww, Claire, you sure do know how to make a mama feel good! I'm soooo glad you like them, and that J's bum is getting good use out of them.

I was just thinking, I'm pretty sure that package arrived the day before your water broke. Isn't amazing where the last 6 months have taken us?! I'm so glad your precious Joie arrived right on time and healthy as could be. I just love that b&w pic of her in your siggie. Too precious for words!
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Jen, i just about hyperventilate whenever i think about that water breaking. oh. that was so scary. i feel soooo blessed to be hold my sweet chubby healthy baby! special thanks to so many of you who supported us so gracefully & generously.

Claire - she who loves your ov pfs!

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i'm in too - will post my lists later.
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I'm in too! Used is perfectly fine. Preferably stain free though

ISO

Daphne
Med FB
Med (or large) bumware AIO
Any med fitted diaper
cotton sleepers in 9+ months (6-9 in Carters is ok)
12+ month girlie swimming suit
9, 12, 18 month plain or floral summer sun dresses
girlie socks 3+ month
any girlie robeez or robeez-like shoes (0-6 is fine still or up)
summer clothing in 9-12 months (prefer no characters, etc)
girly soft/wide headbands (she has a strawberry hemangioma thing on the back of her head/neck)

Jevin
4T or 5T cotton jammies (shorts or pants, doesnt matter)
4T jeans or khakis or cords
4T longer length shorts or swim shorts
4T cotton short sleeve shirts (ringer T's are our fav but anything is fine)
Coloring books or kids paper pad/art supply stuff for toddler
sun hat for beach

Mama
sz 8 brown or pink or black flip flops
sz 7 cute undies (new) LOL...for some reason I have an obsession with undies AHAHAHA
38 F nursing bra (I just shrunk a size, woo hoo!)
Any size 14 bootcut/flare jeans or khaki's (if the bottoms are stepped on/shredded a bit thats fine too)
size 14 jean skirt for summer (all my pre-preg clothes are 18 and now nothing fits!)
Large tank tops....any color
sz large yoga pants (or like Old Navy sleep pants, dont care about color)
any kind of bag tea (sleepytime, chai, whatever)
any wood bangle/cuff type bracelet (or any chunky cute bracelet in general)
stationary/cards for writing letters

Desiree

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i'm def. in. i have a tiny babe, so hopefully you ladies can pass me some stuff you can't use anymore. i'll post my list in a couple of days. so excited!
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