Swap baby goods
Special Report: Swap baby goods
When it comes to babies there are toys, clothes, even furniture, but what do you do when your kids outgrow their stuff?
"You can either swap, sell it, or give it away."
Like many parents around the country, Bello of Tewksbury has found her answer
Swapbabygoods.com, a new website specifically designed for parents wanting to get rid of, or pick up, things for their young children.
"It's like a smaller version of eBay just for baby stuff. You can list your furniture, clothes, books, a whole list of categories."
This online marketplace was the brainchild of Asma Manzoor, a stay at home mom.
"So I just thought that creating a website like this would be a good idea."
After acquiring a collection of things her daughter wasn't using, she realized how perfect it would all be for another family.
"I was the first user of my website and I listed a couple of my daughter's outgrown clothes, toys, car seats."
Swapbabygoods.com is free to join and browse and you don't ave to spend a dime if you don't want to.
"Trading and the exchanging that has been going on."
But Terri made some money; she bought this bed for $99.99 and a few years later sold it for $30.00. Happy with her return she's ready to list more.
"I'll probably use it again when she's done with her booster seat or any other toys and things I need to get rid of."
But there's also a community section.
"Where moms exchange their baby food recipes, their product experience, any parenting tips."
Swapbabygoods.com just expanded to include Canada and the UK.
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