It’s official. We’re done procreating around here. Sad, but also relieved to be moving into a more sleep-filled future, we rounded up the baby gear (which was all handed down to us or purchased used) and gave it to a pregnant friend.
And here’s the bonus—my friend had read our book, The Eco-nomical Baby Guide, and heeded its wisdom completely! She and her husband have made it known that they’re open to all used gear and have been loaded up with hand me downs from family and friends.
Their nursery is almost complete and the only thing they have bought thus far is the paint. The crib, the dresser, cloth diapers, changing table, car seat, clothes and much more have all been given to them. When they shared what they read in the book about buying used instead of spending thousands on baby’s first year alone, they became heroes in their social circles. Baby rearing families all proclaimed that they wished they would have bought less paraphernalia and acquired more of it used.