When we first had Ava I was adamant that I didn’t want any hand me down clothes or toys . I was under the impression that we would look like we could afford things for her if we accepted it and this was not the case. We both had full time jobs before Ava came along and Jordan works really hard to make sure we don’t go without!. So surely we didn’t need hand me down items.
I soon came to realise that babies have so many presents when they are first born that you just don’t know what to do with them. As hard as I tired there was clothes that Ava either didn’t wear or just wore once . So I started to offer them to friends with little girls around the same age. The things were just too nice to throw away. Don’t get me wrong I have kept somethings just incase we have more but if I kept everything I would need an extension.
This is just half of her clothes at only 6 months ! More clothes that me andher dad have put together . For a child that Doesn’t walk she has a lot of shoes too !!.
One of my friends asked me if I would like to borrow her jumparoo. I ummed and arred as didn’t know if had the space and If we really needed it. Well if you have ever had a jumparoo you will understand how amazing they are !. I will be greatful for this for the rest of my life . It makes my life so much easier and she has saved me a small fortune !. The same as the baby swing my Friend gave me when Ava was really litre .We have also recently been given some clothes that are literally brand new and are beautiful . I don think you can have enough cute outfits especially when she poos through at least one outfit aday!.
I have now realised that just because we are having hand me downs doesn’t show to people that we don’t have money to buy things . Babies are in things for 5 minutes and if another little one can find it useful then fantastic . I mean I have got a bouncer that she was in for all of two month. So I say now share the love not let things that could help others collect dust. We might even have more children that we can use it with.