What To Do With Old Baby Stuff?
Your baby’s stroller. The play mat where they spent hours of tummy time. The onesie they wore the first time they smiled.
You may feel a sentimental attachment to all of your baby’s stuff—but all that gear and clothing takes up a lot of space in your home. What do you do with it all? Donating, selling, or repurposing your old baby stuff is a great way to de-clutter and clear up space in your home. We’ve got some ideas to help you give new life to your used baby stuff.
Donate to Charities and Non-Profit Organizations
Not sure what to do with old baby stuff? How about reducing waste while giving a hand to families in need? Donate your used baby stuff to a non-profit that helps families who don’t have the resources to purchase new gear and clothing get what they need to care for their children. Look for local charities in your community, or consider donating to one of these national organizations:
Check the organization’s website for more information on what they accept and how to donate.
If you have a gently used MamaRoo® Multi-Motion Baby Swing™ that your baby has outgrown, 4moms has a program that makes it easy to donate it to comfort babies in the NICU. Click here for more information about our Pay It 4ward program.
Sell or Trade In Baby Items
You may be wondering “Where can I sell baby stuff for cash?” Selling your baby’s old stuff can be a smart financial decision that helps you recoup some of the costs of all your baby purchases. Local consignment stores and online marketplaces make it easy to find buyers for your used baby gear and clothing.
If you have 4moms gear that your baby has outgrown, you can trade baby stuff with our trade-in program that makes it easy to give your gear new life while putting some cash back in your pocket.
Pass Down or Share Baby Items
One of the more rewarding ways to cut back on the amount of baby stuff in your house is to pass it along to family, friends, or neighbors—not only are you helping out a new parent, you get to see another family enjoying your baby’s treasures. Before you pass anything along, check for recalls that may have been issued since you packed your old baby stuff away to make sure there are no safety issues.
Properly Dispose of Baby Items
While finding a way to reuse baby stuff is always preferable, some of your baby gear and clothes may have outlived their usefulness. When it’s time to get rid of your baby stuff, make sure you do it in a way that reduces environmental harm. Clothing that is no longer usable can be recycled as rags or turned into textile recycling centers where they’ll be recycled or repurposed into new items.
Check with your local recycling center to see if your used gear can be recycled, or take advantage of trade-in programs offered by many national retailers that let you trade in your old gear for a coupon. Many baby gear manufacturers offer recycling programs for their gear; 4moms has a trade-in program that can give your gear new life while providing you with cash or a credit towards new 4moms gear.
Whether you choose to donate, sell, or recycle, there are plenty of options to clear out your old baby stuff without sending it to a landfill. Choose the option that works for you—then sit back and enjoy your newly de-cluttered home!