posted by [identity profile] askye.livejournal.com at 12:53am on 13/12/2008
I thought of something else.

Mom knew that Bro and SIL and baby would be coming and staying and that it's a long drive from Charleston (7 hours) with baby, dog, and parents. So she got her self set up with a nursery. Now she had a spare room and could do it and she has friends with grandbabies just a bit older than the Nephew. But she got a bunch of stuff second hand -- stroller, pack in play, bouncy seat, crib, etc. Between the free and second hand she spent about $100.

I don't know how close you are to your parents and in laws and how much traveling you are doing, but it has been a huge saver for everyone, and less stuff to lug around. Don' tknow how you 'd introduce that idea to your parents and whatnot but it was easier when all the family had to bring was baby, clothes, diaper and feeding thnings.
 
posted by [identity profile] lili-beth.livejournal.com at 02:30pm on 13/12/2008
Heh, this is grandchild #6 for my parents, so while I'm lost in the woods they know their stuff. They, and my sister are about 2 hours away in Richmond. That sister still has all of her baby stuff (her youngest is 10!) so we'll be going through piles to see what can be used, and it's likely that some of it will be consigned to G'ma's house.

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