It may be a small step, but creating a more sustainable future for your little one can start with the simple act setting up a secondhand baby registry. By registering for open box and gently used gear, you can fill your home with safe, high-quality baby products—while also saving your loved ones money.
Even though Gen Z and Millennial parents are 2.5 times more likely than other generations to buy secondhand items, according to the latest OfferUp report, buying used baby gear can still make even green parents uneasy. The good news is that at GoodBuy Gear, we inspect every item we sell for safety, cleanliness and functionality so parents can register for and accept used gifts with peace of mind.
What Should You Put on a Secondhand Baby Registry?
When building your registry start with the essentials, then add some fun extras. A few must-have items for new baby include:
Get Ready for Baby While Making a Difference
With a secondhand baby registry, you’ll get the best products while reducing unnecessary gear waste. One in five parents listed sustainability as the main reason they have purchased secondhand items. However, every year, more than $1.5 billion in perfectly functional baby and children’s items are destroyed, according to the same OfferUp report. Adding used items to your registry does a small part in minimizing the disposal of perfectly functional baby items.
Building a secondhand registry also helps your friends and family. Your loved ones can save up to 50% off traditional retail on the most popular items. Your baby will also inevitably grow quickly and need clothes, gear and developmentally-appropriate toys. When your kiddos outgrow your registry items, you can easily resell them to declutter and earn cash towards their next stage of essential gear.
Register for Secondhand Items
We’ve teamed up with Babylist and Poppylist so you can easily add secondhand items to your registry. If you’re using Babylist to build your registry it’s easy to add a button to your browser enabling you to include items from right from any online store. Even better? If you’re using Poppylist you can add a GoodBuy Gear gift card directly to your registry so you have the freedom to purchase what you need, when you need it.
With a secondhand baby registry, you’re making a difference for the next generation. That’s the start of some serious parenting skills.