We have a few great baby + kid sales here in Charlottesville, and this week I ventured to my first. BOY was it overwhelming!
The former Whole Foods warehouse was just filled with clothes and gear.
I really had no idea what I was looking for. I was hoping to find perhaps a used B.O.B. stroller, baby carriers, cribs, dressers, and maybe a cute outfit for two. Unfortunately most of the stuff there was way more than gently used, too expensive or covered in primary colors and plastic.
I found this changing table in a pretty color, but I don’t really want a changing table (I’m doing a dresser with a changer on top) and the owners were asking $130 for this, which was more than I would have wanted to spend.
I never found any of the specific “modern” items I was hunting for – I think they must be Craigslisted or still being used. But I also just felt unprepared for the event. I really had no idea what I needed!! Even in the clothes world, I just didn’t know what was a good deal and what was overpriced or what I would need. So I ended up leaving empty handed, but I think this sale will be GREAT the next time it comes around and I have specific things on a list to look for.
I decided before I could really know what to buy used, I had to go look at the new stuff and make a list of what I need before I can hunt for bargains. [I did find My Breast Friend pillow on Craigslist for $15!]
Is it too soon for me to be parking in this spot!? I felt awkward without much of a bump, so I went a few spots up a regular one!
Babies R Us was overwhelming too, but at least I got a better idea of what’s out there. I’m hoping to bring a mom friend of mine back to help me consider some of the smaller stuff I might not even know I need.
I’ve also been browsing blog posts for “ Baby Must Haves.” They have been SO helpful! If you have a baby gear “must haves” blog post – please share!!