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May. 15th, 2009 11:36 am
brigid: close up of my face a week or so post partum (Default)
[personal profile] brigid posting in [community profile] altparenting
Hello. I'm Brigid and I'm 30 and recently had my first baby.

I'm getting more and more frustrated with mainstream parenting and baby sites and blogs which assume that parents have more money than sense. Most baby things are incredibly and pointlessly expensive, and awfully gendered. This looks like a good and sensible place to get away from that mind set.

I look forward to discussion on this community.

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Date: 2009-05-15 07:15 pm (UTC)
inspiral_rose: faery with red wings (Default)
From: [personal profile] inspiral_rose
Welcome and I agree on the ridiculousness of pricing. Babies grow out of things so quickly, it's insane. I didn't realise until I saw the Story of Stuff a few years ago that 99% of what is bought in America (not just kids' stuff) is thrown out within the first year. That's disgusting!

I use Freecycle a lot. We've got the baby change table from there and a breast pump and lots of other items that I just look at in the shops and think "Oh well, not paying that much so I guess I'm not getting it."

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Date: 2009-05-16 10:00 pm (UTC)
inspiral_rose: faery with red wings (Default)
From: [personal profile] inspiral_rose
I use my email filter rules to look for things I want (right now, any post with 'baby' or 'child' in the subject line).

Craigslist would be great if I lived in the US. Nothing quite like it here. Gumtree is a little or trying to be, but still not really.

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