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#1 Dju-in-oz

Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:23 AM

HI I'm 30 weeks.  This is my first baby in Australia.  Gave away all baby things before left Ireland and am now panicking - where can I pick up a cheap baby capsule and where to shop for reasonably priced baby clothes? ohmy.gif

#2 miss-petal

Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:28 AM

You might have better luck posting this in the pregnancy or baby sections hun, this is the trying to conceive board...

#3 Eirinn

Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:30 AM

Don't panic original.gif congratulations on your pregnancy. If you don't mind buying a secondhand capsule, Ebay or Gumtree are probably your best bets. There are also garage sale pages and baby buy/sell pages on Facebook. You could also hire a capsule.

If you want brand new stuff, check out Target, Big W, Kmart, Best and Less - they are probably the cheapest options. Good luck!

#4 msro82

Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:32 AM

Gum tree and a lot of areas will have a local buy and sell site on Facebook!

#5 Ash's mum

Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:07 AM

You can hire for a reasonable price for 6 months so if not planning another one this may be cheapest option for you.  Pearces car fitting service in NSW installed mr car seat and hired out seats too.

#6 Mianta

Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:19 AM

I think places like Target, Kmart and Big W are reasonable for capsules and for baby clothes Kmart and Best and Less is very reasonable. I guess it depends on what is your budget but these places are pretty cheap, particularly Kmart.

#7 Diana_Barry

Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:42 AM

We hired our capsule from the local council.

For clothes: I think Target are the best value. I also picked up a lot of great stuff via eBay & op shops. Still dancing with glee over the $80 toddler sleeping bag I picked ip for $8, in perfect condition.

#8 Velocinag

Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:52 AM

I hired a capsule and got everything else from target. You can get a good cot quite cheaply if they are having one of their baby sales. The place I hired the capsule from also does bassinet hire too. PM me if you want details.

#9 Zeldagirl

Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:58 AM

Also go to a kids / baby market, heaps of nice clothes that sell extremely cheaply.

#10 Princess.cranky.pants

Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:59 AM

We hired a capsule too. About $60 for 6 months.

Around Australia there are baby and kids markets. Great place to pick up cheap baby stuff. There might be one near you. http://www.babykidsmarket.com.au/

I got a lot of baby clothes at OP shops. Often they are near new because babies grow quickly. Also Gum Tree as mentioned. You could also go to garage sales.

#11 PrincessPeach

Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:28 AM

Big W are having a baby sale this week - you can pick up a few clothes from there.

Also they sell the old school cloth nappies, which my SIL swears by for using on her change mat.

#12 MrsLexiK

Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:44 AM

QUOTE (Mianta @ 03/02/2013, 09:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think places like Target, Kmart and Big W are reasonable for capsules and for baby clothes Kmart and Best and Less is very reasonable. I guess it depends on what is your budget but these places are pretty cheap, particularly Kmart.


Yup, I have been very lucky that some parents have wanted to spoil us but otherwise I have picked up some great bargins from the above, I have also gone on eBay and got a craddle for $27, a bath and stand with baby seat for $40 and some other things.  I was looking at a swing recently but Target had their baby sale on so I have just put the one they had on layby as it worked out not much more expensive then the second hand ones I was looking at.

Personally I wouldn't buy a capsule or car seat second hand, I am hiring the safety 1st capsule (the one with a high CREP rating) it is costing about $118 (including installation) for 6 months.  We are going to buy the Merdian whatever it is with the side airprotection at around 6 months which means we don't have to worry about that expense right now.

#13 Soontobegran

Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:51 AM

Are you on FB? Just search for you suburb/or area as most have a Kids and Babies Buy and Sell FB site where you could probably access everything you need for very reasonable costs and in a location of your choice.




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