New Parent Baby Products List – Buy Secondhand

Ever been to a kids’ consignment shop? They are usually chock full of baby products, most of which can be found in fairly good condition.  

Buying secondhand can save a ton of money for some products, which we’ve listed out below. 

For example, unless you want a certain color or type, many gliders and rocking chairs end up in these shops and usually look pretty good.

With a little bit of Febreze and cleaning, these can be good as new.

Baby rockers and swings are another item that are usually only used for a few short months and then can be passed onto friends and family, especially if the family is done having kids!

Many cost over $100 new, and can be found gently used in several stores. They still work!

While we LOVE the idea of second-hand shopping, ALWAYS check out the item to ensure that’s it’s safely put together, clean and works properly.  

Take a look at the warnings and familiarize yourself with the product, since these items often don’t come with the packaging or instructions.


  • Glider – perfect for rocking, nursing, reading – and there are usually plenty at second hand stores for half of their normal price. However, check our top rated glider list for some ideas!
  • High Chair – while baby may not sit in this for a few months, keep an eye out for a gently used one that can be wiped down and easily and come with multiple tray covers.
  • Baby Swings, etc – anything to hold baby or keep him/her in motion while you need to have your hands free. Consignment places usually have TONS of these available.  We have a great top rated list here. 
  • Baby Carrier – Again, many secondhand places usually have several different wraps, harnesses, etc. to choose from.  We have both top rated baby carrier and backpack carrier lists!
  • Baby Gates – these can be used time and time again once they are cleaned, as long as they aren’t broken or missing parts. Make sure you check out our list first!

 Be sure to check out our new parent “Buy New” and “Nice to Have lists!