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Still clearing out

21st July 2015

Gone so far:

  1. Travel cot
  2. Pram
  3. Bottles, breast pump
  4. Swing
  5. Bath support
  6. One box of clothes

Total cost new: over £500 (yep, I was one of those clueless first timers who bought everything brand new. Some items were gifts though)

Total value sold: £65 (some items given to charity shops or donated via Freecycle)

To go, once I find missing parts…

  1. Door bouncer
  2. Activity mat
  3. Side-sleeper/crib
  4. Reuseable nappies
  5. 4 more boxes of clothes

Total cost new: around £350
Expected sale value: £50 or so (mat will be donated)

To go in the next few months once E’s been moved on:

  1. Cotbed
  2. High chair
  3. Carrier

Total cost new: Around £250
Expected sale value: £75

Hopefully these items will all go to good homes – I don’t care about money, particularly. I’m mostly annoyed that with most of the stuff I’ve already sold, D and E hardly used them. Lesson learned – if I was doing this again I’d be buying second hand!

Moving on

27th April 2015

I’ve started selling/donating D’s (& E’s, but it was mostly D’s that we recycled) baby things. So far, one box of clothes has gone and a few toys and accessories. A lot of things went to his cousin, but the rest was put on Freecycle or donated to charity shops.

There’s more to go, of course… The side-sleeper crib (E has been in a full cot – and now a bed – since January), the travel cot (neither D nor E ever used this), the activity mat, the reusable nappies (no, we never did go back to them…), the very first clothes, all of E’s <12m stuff, my maternity wear, the pram (that again, neither D nor E ever really liked), the carrier (E's far too big for it now. How we managed to wear D til 18m I have no idea...) and all the baby toys. None of it is in use and is mostly sat in boxes taking up room but I must admit to feeling a bit sad about getting rid of it. I guess it's confirmation that my babies are growing up and I won't get to have this time ever again. By choice, yes - I am 100% sure I do not want any more children, thank you - but it does feel a little sad. Just need to get on and list that which is in good condition on ebay and get on with it instead of being silly :P

Flying with a car seat and why I won’t be doing it again

16th October 2014

We went off on holiday with extended family at the end of last month. It was a long haul flight (we went to Florida, which is a 9 hour flight each way) and were umming and ahhing about what to do with our car seats. We had a taxi booked to take us to the airport, for which we’d definitely need them, and a hire car booked for the stay over there, for which we’d also need car seats – sure we could hire them, but it was an additional expense. Our flight included checked car seats at no extra cost, so we thought it was a no-brainer – we’ll take them with us!

Yeah… About that.

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