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What has happened to reusing old baby equipment?

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Milliemay80 Tue 19-Mar-13 12:06:34

I thought I was being good making sure after my son I packed everything in the loft carefully to reuse in the future.
I now have a baby girl and I have found it really hard to get replacement parts for mamas and papas things. First it was the cot. I had lost one of the fittings (perhaps I wasn't as careful as I thought!). Then I noticed the highchair cushion inside was ripped. Could I get replacements from mamas and papas? No. My son is only 4 so I'm not talking very old things.
It is really frustrating. I don't want to spend money on new things but can't even find another make of cushion that will fit the 5 point harness this highchair has or the fixture I need for the cot.
Any tips from anyone else trying to reuse older things?

TolliverGroat Tue 19-Mar-13 12:17:07

To be honest, I'd probably just duct tape over the highchair cushion rip. Or you could make/get someone to make a new cover for the old cushion.

We've not had particular issues -- we passed DS's old buggy onto SIL and she got a couple of replacement bits for that with no problem.

scarlet5tyger Sat 04-May-13 10:32:09

I'm having the same problem with Mothercare - a tiny part of my cot has broken and they've told me I'll just have to replace the whole thing! It's a tiny catch for the drop down side that probably costs a couple of pounds to make, if that!

I'm sure it's to force you to spend more money.

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