Last updated on Jun 21st, 2021 at 12:25 pm
There is a growing market in South Africa for pre-owned clothes and baby products that are still in good condition.
Raising children does not come cheap, and it’s always good to save on some items! Whether you’re buying or selling pre-loved baby items, the money saved or money earned is always welcome.
We did some investigating into how parents can tap into the market for pre-loved kids items. Here’s what we found:
The stores below sell a range of items including clothes, toys, accessories, and big items like cots and car seats. If you can buy a pre-owned car, a pre-owned car seat does not sound like a terrible idea.
The Mom and Baby House, Cape Town
This business was birthed 25 years when new mom Annelise spent too much on baby items and was disappointed by the quality of the second-hand products she bought. She created the business to offer new moms items they need at cheaper prices. The business later started renting out items for three months. These are the short terms units that kids outgrow after a few months or quality nappy bags that moms only use for a short amount of time.
You can buy products from The Mom and Baby House and sell them some of your pre-loved goods as well.
The Mom and Baby House
021 851 7640
5 Bayview road, Somerset West
Mon – Fri:…
Baby Market, Boksburg
The Baby Market offers “a one-stop-shop for everything your baby needs, at a fraction of the retail cost.” Michelle Gouws established the business in 2011 to help parents recover financially by selling their pre-loved goods and for new parents to get products at lower prices. Their Facebook page has over 27K followers and is still running strong. They sell big items such as cots, wooden furniture, feeding chairs, and smaller feeding and bath accessories.
Mothercare Booster 15-36Kg car seat *Pre Owned* R800
Tippy Toes, Cape Town
At Tippy Toes, parents can sell and buy pre-loved goods like prams, cots, toys, clothing, and more. The business has been running for over 10 years and prides itself in knowing what sells. They also offer a cleaning service to clean furniture and car seats.
Baby-Go-Around is rated 4,4 out of 5 on Google, and people have been generally satisfied with the quality of products they have received here. One mom said, “we got a brand new baby monitor for two-thirds of the price.” The shop is open from Monday to Sunday and offers a wide selection of baby items to choose from to buy and sell.
Second-hand baby essentials Johannesburg
This Facebook-based marketplace offers Joburg-based parents an opportunity to sell their pre-loved items online. A buyer can DM a seller and negotiate prices and arrange delivery or pick-up. A seller can advertise anything from big furniture to second-hand clothing. The group has been running since 2014 and has accumulated over 12k followers.
If you know of any other places where moms can buy pre-loved items, please share on our Facebook/Instagram pages!
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