A friend of mine was shopping for some baby stuff with me the other day and said, "I'm glad you're having a baby first so I can just have all your stuff and not have to spend all this money."
I didn't really say anything back but I know that wants to start TTC sometime towards the end of this year and I don't know if I'll be ready to get rid of my baby stuff that soon. I don't know when I want to have second baby but I don't want them too far apart and sort of thought I would hang on to most of my stuff for the second.
Question - do you think I should keep it and not give anything away even if I'm not sure when I'll have another? Or am I being selfish and should give it to my friend?
I kind of thought it was a bit cheeky too but thought maybe it was just my hormones. I'm having a boy so if I have a girl next and she has a boy then I'm happy to give her my newborn clothes I guess. But my pram, cot, car seat and things like that are expensive so I don't think I'll be able to part with it.
Plus we both earn around the same so it's not like I'm much better off and can afford to buy brand new things all the time. I think maybe I'll just mention that I want another baby soon if it comes up again..
We kept everything from #1. There will be 9 years between #1 and #2. I am so glad we kept it all. I did let my SIL borrow a few things for her baby, but she was ok with me not giving her stuff. We were not going to get rid of anything until we were sure we were done. We are done after this one. Then I will get rid of things. Do not feel like you have to let others have or borrow your stuff if you are not comfortable with it.
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