Nothing but the best for your baby, right? But the thing is, your baby will eventually outgrow or no longer need certain items that you carefully chose and lovingly bought, and you’ll find yourself thinking it’s best that you find someone else who can use them.
So go ahead: cut through the clutter in your closets, dig through the disorder in the downstairs storage room, attack the attic boxes and bags. Here are seven baby items that can yield the highest resale value when you decide it’s time to part with them.
Yes, looking at it might invoke a stroll down memory lane, but name-brand strollers, especially if they’re double or triple strollers, can fetch a great price. Bugaboo, Britax, BOB, and Baby Jogger are a few of the most sought-after stroller brands that hold their resale value well. Stick to recent models for an easy sale.
2. Large Baby Gear
You can hardly park your car in the garage because it’s become storage central for baby gear that falls into the “large” category: bouncers, high chairs, walkers, and the like. Depending on the quality and brand of the item, you could snag anywhere from $25-$60 per item.
3. Baby Carriers
Why carry on about how much room your no-longer-used baby carrier takes up in the family room? Baby carriers by TwinGo, Tula, and Ergobaby resell well; specialty designs and the newest models tend to earn more money than standard colors and older models.
4. Name-Brand Baby Clothes
At one time your baby may have been stylin’ in some pretty adorable outfits, but thanks to growth spurts it’s time to retire the attire. Popular brands like Janie and Jac, Gymboree, OshKosh, and Gymboree are sure bets when it comes to reselling, while boutique brands like Kickee Pants, Hanna Andersson, and Naartjie sell for more.
5. High-End Maternity Items
Name-brand maternity clothes such as dresses and jeans are a sure bet when it comes to reselling. To determine which maternity brands and items sell best, do a search of sold items on eBay.
6. Specialty Items
If you’re looking to cash in on baby specialty items, keep an eye on current baby trends. Whether you’re looking to make a sale on everything from a baby lounger to a baby monitor, on-trend items tend to go fast — and go for a hefty price.
7. Book Sets
It’s a happy ending for everyone: You sell your gently used books and the buyer gets new reading material for their book-loving tot. You can make a good amount of money if you sell a series of books rather than just one book at a time. Popular baby books include Dr. Seuss’ board books, Dr. Seuss’ hardcover books, Eric Carle’s books, and Sandra Boynton board books. Pairing them with a matching stuffed animal or puppet ups the selling price.