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Letting Go Of My Baby's Things

I was having a little rummage around our loft (attic) recently and was surprised at all the baby furniture we had kept throughout the years. I couldn't remember that we even had all of them in the first place.

I have always been diligent and generous in giving away the toys, clothes and other baby gear we accumulated with the three kids, but there were some pieces I just never got around to handing over to anyone else.

I suppose I’ve put off passing on some of the larger pieces because I’m aware that when you have to shop for all the things you need for a new arrival, pieces like baby cribs can seem very expensive. I also wanted to give ours to someone very close to me. I mean, my sisters have had babies, but since they all (apart from one) live so far away from me, the big handing-over has so far not occurred.

I’m still secretly waiting for my sister (the last one left to have a baby) to get a move on with it already. As far as I know, she’s not even dating anyone, so I suppose I still have a long wait ahead of me. Kids’ furniture like high chairs, walkers, cribs and car seats don’t come cheap. I don’t mind waiting a few more years to hand them over to someone I love.

Do you find it hard handing over your baby's things?


Loree said...

Yes very hard. I have not given anything away yet.

Anne Lyken-Garner said...

It gets easier as they get older.

Melissa Conway said...

I'm like you--it's easy to give things away--and I'm a purger, not a hoarder. Last year, after it became obvious I wasn't going to have any more children, I gave away ALL of the baby things I'd saved. Then my daughter, who had previously told me she and her husband were going to wait several years to try, got pregnant! Now she has to start from scratch...and I'm going to be a gr-gr-gra-! ;o)

Anne Lyken-Garner said...

It's such a great feeling to give things away, but it must smart a bit to find that your daughter needs them just after you've given them away.

You look way too young to be a gr-gra.:-)

•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

I have given most of the baby things away, but keep some baby clothes for keepsakes. said...

Great blog,
So full of content and we love it, well done.

Glynis Peters said...

I had no choice, I could not bring it with me when I emigrated. It was hard.


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