Money Saving Tips When Looking for a Baby Crib


Baby in Baby CribA baby is on the way and you’re ready to go shopping for all the baby essentials.

On top of that list is a comfy, sturdy baby crib.

You’re excited and ready to go browse all the cute and spiffy models, comparing the different features and styles when suddenly it hits you.

You’re about to spend your hard earned money on an expensive piece of furniture that’s only going to last a couple of years!

When we’re in the market for a new piece of furniture we are used to the proposition that the furniture we buy will last many years and even decades if need be, but baby cribs are a different story. This is a short-term deal. You shouldn’t fret though dear future parent, because you do have a  few money saving options at your disposal.

A popular choice among new parents when looking for a crib is to pick out a nice cheap used one. Some may be wary of doing this, fearful of prior damage to the crib that may pose a safety issue. But keep in mind that a baby was living in that same used crib. For the safety of their own child, odds are the past owners of the crib kept it in prime condition during the duration of their baby’s stay. Buying a crib from a yard sale or off of Ebay is a perfectly acceptable (and cheaper) option.

But if you are dead set on getting yourself a brand spankin’ new crib, you still have the option of selling it yourself when you are through with it. This of course comes along with the hassle of putting it on the market by holding a yard sale or putting it up on Ebay and shipping it somewhere. But that is a hassle you’ll have to go through if you want the new along with the savings.

However, even if you do decide to get yourself a brand new crib, you may want to be mindful of how much you spend. If you go overboard and get something excessively extravagant (a.k.a. expensive), you may have trouble finding a buyer once you have no more need for it. Then you’ll be stuck with a fancy-pance crib with no one to sleep in it.

Another option is to just buy a new durable baby crib, expensive or not, and simply put it in storage somewhere so that you can keep it in your family and pass it on to the next generation of kin. This option might not save you money but it would help out your kids and their grand kids when the time comes to get a baby crib.

Whatever you decide, money issues aside, definitely make sure you find something durable and safe. Research different brands and manufactures so that when you’re bargaining at that yard sale you know exactly what you’re getting. Happy hunting!

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