Secondhand Baby Products
For Firstborns, Secondhand Fits the Bill
Forget about all those designer namebrand onesies and nursery accessories for your new little bundle of joy. The times have radically changed: even affluent parents are now discovering the miracle of the hand-me-down market, reports The New York Times.
"Micah Hiderbrand and her husband, Eric, are corporate lawyers who live in an affluent neighborhood in Washington and drive a Lexus SUV. But when their son, Chase, was born in January, they trawled friends' garages rather than shop at places like Buy Buy Baby, the megastore that caters to new parents.
Nearly all of Chase's belongings are hand-me-downs or were bought secondhand, from the onesies to the fully tricked-out Bugaboo Cameleon -- the top of the line Dutch stroller that the Hildenbrands bought on a listserv for a fraction of its $900 price tag..."