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What do you do with your old prams and baby furniture?

16 replies

Ellemac2222 · 27/10/2020 17:22

Hey guys, just wondering what to do with my old prams and cots now that the kids are too old for them. They're in great condition, so not sure what the best course of action here is! All advice welcome. Thanks!

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wendz86 · 27/10/2020 17:33

Sold pushchair on ebay and cots on facebook group. I think the facebook groups are pretty good as you don't pay any fees or anything.

choosername1234 · 27/10/2020 17:34

We were given a lot of our 2nd hand by friends who wanted to get rid of them.
A lot of people keep them for 2nd children
We will be looking to donate ours to a crisis pregnancy charity or women's shelter when we're done with them.

Interfluvials · 27/10/2020 17:59

I donated the pram and kept the cot dismantled in the attic (at MIL's request, and as she bought it, I felt obliged to do so).

Dyrne · 27/10/2020 18:02

Agree with the above - either sell on local fb pages or donate them. A bit of googling should be able to tell you what your local charities are.

BabyLlamaZen · 27/10/2020 18:03

Facebook marketplace

movingonup20 · 27/10/2020 18:05

You have to be careful that they meet current standards if you want to donate them, I sold some things and other bits went to the local women's refuge - I got a lovely letter from the recipient which I much appreciated

pigcon1 · 27/10/2020 18:05

I had a ritual burning of the double buggy (gave it to a local charity shop)..

MonkeyPuddle · 27/10/2020 18:05

I gave my sons pram and cot to a local charity that gives them to women and families in crisis.

Ellemac2222 · 27/10/2020 21:13

Yes I'm mainly wondering what to do with my dismantled cots - I don't need/want them in the house anymore !

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Scarby9 · 27/10/2020 21:22

Our family still - 56 years on - chant ' This is where your pram went to live!' when we drive past a house on a country lane about 3 miles from my parents' home.
Sold through the local paper back in those days and apparently my brother was upset about it going so went with it to deliver it to its new home.

Whatsnewpussyhat · 27/10/2020 21:22

You cot see if you have a local women's refuge. Many have to leave with nothing and start again.

Whatsnewpussyhat · 27/10/2020 21:24

*could see

Orangedaisy · 27/10/2020 21:36

Gave pram away to someone at work. Sold cot to a friend of a friend for token amount. Both without mattresses.

Orangedaisy · 27/10/2020 21:38

I’ve also seen Pinterest desks/dressing tables made of cots. One side off, bottom put halfway up, piece of mdf as a table top, then hang stuff from the bars. We have a mini cot in the loft I am saving for that. One day maybe.....

Ellemac2222 · 28/10/2020 14:56

Does the local charity come and collect or do you end up disassembling and dropping the furniture off yourself?

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DamitJanet · 28/10/2020 15:06

I gave them away on Facebook. They were in good condition but couldn’t be bothered with the faff of selling them. All collected gratefully with no hassle and I was glad of the space.

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