What Do You Keep for a (Potential) Second Baby?

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[Editor's Note: My husband and I lucked out when we had our second kid. Born two years and one week apart -- and the same gender -- we got to reuse almost everything. That didn't mean that storing the stuff in the interim was fun; I almost threw out boxes of stuff multiple times. One Frugal Girl recently wrote a post asking what to keep and what to donate -- and I bet you have some answers to her question. Chime in: What did you keep after child 1, before child 2 was ever in the picture? What did you give away? -Jenna]

Second Child? What to Keep? What to Donate?:

Baby clothesI’m not sure what to do about all of this stuff. It seems silly to hold on to a bunch of baby clothes that our son has outgrown. If we do have another child we don’t know if it will be another boy and we don’t know if he or she will born at the same time of year or be the same size as our first. Our son wore a lot of warm weather items between 3 and 6 months. What if the next child needs short sleeved summer clothes during that same time frame?

Also, I’m not sure how many of the older toys I should hold onto either. Does it make sense to keep boxes of toys in our basement for three to four years while I wait for my son to grow into them?

I don’t want to waste the money and have to buy everything all over again but I also don’t want to keep moving boxes around and juggling containers of stuff we aren’t using on a regular basis.


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