Recycled baby things

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Recycled baby things

Post: #191136 sweetpinklollypop
Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:01 pm

I discovered this site today www.babysfirstplanet.com. I really like it. It aims to promote ecosound parenting by encouraging people to make small changes rather than being militant. It has a babycycling service. Does anyone else know of any sites, aside freecycle which can be very hard to get stuff from, where baby things can be recycled for free? I have found that stuff I advertise goes really quickly on freecycle but it is very tough to actually get stuff back. Baby items, especially, go within seconds. I feel very strongly indeed about upusing baby things but most of the sites, like green parent, seem to have a financial agenda. I would be grateful to hear what you think.

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Post: #191147 Millymollymandy
Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:04 am

Given you posted on that site on 2nd March I think your definition of 'today' is a tad misleading.
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Post: #191164 Julysea
Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:15 am

I've found that the best way to be given and give away used baby and children's things is at children's groups - so places like La Leche League meetings, NCT post-natal groups, playgroups. You get to know people and they get to know you and think of you when they have appropriate items to give away.
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Post: #191167 crowsashes
Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:05 am

i have given up donating baby items on freecycle as your right they do go very quickly and theres very few thanks in return :? ive noticed too that a box of items i gave away was then sold on in the local paper :shock: i think freecycle has lost its way and a few people are seeing it as a money making exercise instead. the little one starts nursery soon and i have lots of books he doesnt need so im taking them to the nursery and the library ( where everyone can have access to them) rather than freecylce. the last of his baby things are going on ebay.

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Post: #191169 pelmetman
Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:09 am

How about taking them to your local charity shop. Then you would be helping the charity and someone will be pleased to get a bargain. :flower: :grouphug:
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Post: #191213 citizentwiglet
Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:14 pm

Yep, mine tend to go to our local toddler group or the local hospice charity shop. I once Freecycled some stuff, and just to be nice I added this sing-a-long bus thing because the lady had mentioned that her son was mad about buses.

So, next day, I see a Freecycle message 'Offer: Singalong Bus - given to me for some bizarre reason, but I wasn't told how many batteries it needed - I wonder why!'.

I must say the words gift, horse and mouth did immediately spring to mind. Thing is, without the batteries, it was still a perfectly usable, moveable bus!
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Post: #191218 Rosendula
Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:52 pm

citizentwiglet wrote:So, next day, I see a Freecycle message 'Offer: Singalong Bus - given to me for some bizarre reason, but I wasn't told how many batteries it needed - I wonder why!'.

I must say the words gift, horse and mouth did immediately spring to mind. Thing is, without the batteries, it was still a perfectly usable, moveable bus!


The words stupid, ungrateful and cow came to my mind, but perhaps I'm not as kind as you :wink:
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Post: #191221 jampot
Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:11 pm

just saw the tittle of this thread and thought .. how many things can you make out of recycled babies?... ill get my coat :oops:
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Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:34 pm

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Post: #192313 mrsflibble
Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:37 pm

all of sophs stuff got passed on to epople i know. i now have a network of local friends who have little girlies younger than soph and so they get first pick of anything she grows out of.
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Post: #192360 thesunflowergal
Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:13 am

Please do not forget your local hospitals childrens ward. We take any plastic toys and baby bits up for them, as lots get stolen :( . The Womens refuge, are also greatful for clothes, toys, equipment.
I too am sick of seeing stuff that I have freecycled being sold on. After I have stated on my ad not to. So I no longer use it.
Otherwise we pass clothes on to friends, and some of them pass their kids clothes on to us.
Last week I did sell some bits at the NCT sale, which gave me some money to buy my kids some clothes and toys there. I bought Teme a lovely wooden fire engine :icon_smile:
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Re: Recycled baby things

Post: #193572 MrsD'ville mkII
Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:33 am

At the risk of this turning into a Freecycle-bashing post, I've got fed up with it too, mainly because I'm fed up with time-wasters and people who are a nightmare to deal with when I'm giving them free stuff - I mean WTF?! Some woman recently has just taken the biscuit so I think that's me done with it. Personally I'm not fussed if people sell stuff on, if they can be bothered to when I couldn't or have the cheek to sell something a bit bashed up.

Like others I try to give things to people I know or to the charity shop, and we're fortunate to receive my friend's daughter's and niece's cast-offs for DD, not bad as they have rather a Mini Boden habit, woohoo! I will though eBay things if I need to buy more clothes/nappies with the proceeds. We're now through all the clothes my friend gave me for DS, that her son had outgrown, so I need to go a-eBaying again.

But to answer the original question, no, I don't know of any sites other than Freecycle that do this sort of thing.
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