Jan 24, 2008 4:17PM
hi all, iv heard you are not supposed to buy second hand mattresses for cots, is this the same for second hand pushchairs?? thanks
Jan 24, 2008 8:12AM
not so much for pushchairs, but car seats.
Jan 24, 2008 9:00AM
I was told second hand pushchairs are fine especially considering some of them on ebay and places like that are practically brand new! U need to be careful with carseats and ensure that they haven't been in a crash or damaged or nethin
Jan 24, 2008 9:07AM
Pushchairs as far as we are advised are fine second hand but you should NEVER use a second hand car seat regardless of what you think you know about it. Second hand matteresses are also a big no!
Think about it, I know some of these things are alot of money, but do you really want to put your child in danger for the sake of a few pounds?
Jan 24, 2008 4:03PM
of course not!! just wondering coz a friend has one she said could buy form her,
but we will be be buying new everything eles
Jan 24, 2008 4:17PM
Miss Natasha is right - its a big no no to second hand matresses (because increased risk of cot death) and car seats (in case they've been damaged) and dummys and teats (because the rubbers can perish) - but pushchairs are fine as is anything else - don't feel obliged to get everything new for baby - some things are used for such a short time that you can buy really good quality second hand baby things.
There's no shame in second hand. I have plenty of friends and relatives who could happily afford to buy everything new but don't because they realise there's no harm in second hand for most things.
Personally I would be happy to use a second hand car seat given to me by an immediate relative if i were 100% sure of its history e.g. if my sister gave me hers however I would never trust a second hand one from a stranger or even a work collleague or acquaintence because you just cant be certain.
Jun 26, 2019 9:48AM
Due in March 2020
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Jun 19, 2019 3:17AM
New to the game at 35.
Hello all. My husband just surprised me last week by saying if I wanted to have a baby he is willing to do so. He has 2 kids, 14 and 8, from previous relationships so for the 5 years we've been together it was all "don't want another ". We got married April 1st of this year. I have PCOS so I had accepted life without a baby of my own and have been on BC for most of my adult life. But now he has changed his mind and I am ecstatic and terrified! I threw away my last 4 active pills, which obviously messed up my cycle lol. So here we go to see what we can do. I cant decide if it would be scarier to conceive right away or for it to take a long time (if at all). I am on Metformin for diabetes (very well controlled, a1c of 5.4 last time checked) and I've been taking inositol supps for a while now just to see if they could help with other symptoms. Also started taking prenatal vitamins as preparation. Sorry for my long winded intro, I'm just excited. Thanks for reading if you got this far!