What would you do?
I bought a wooden rocking cradle for DS2 in case I decided not to cosleep when he was little, but as it turned out I did cosleep from birth. We're planning more bubs but I'm pretty certain I'll do the same next time. I love cosleeping with my babies Would you sell it (even though you'll get less than half what you paid and it was never used) or keep it in the off chance you might use it in the future?
I bought a glider rocker for almost $500 as I wanted to get a quality one. When it arrived it wasn't as comfortable (IMO) as I wanted and when we needed a new couch soon after I chose one with rocking recliners. So I really don't need that chair anymore. It was used for under a week. I tried to sell it on eBay but even when I listed it for $250 I was getting emails asking me to lower the price. If I do sell I'll likely get 200 for it. Would you sell it, even though you're losing 300 on a practically new chair, or keep it to use somewhere else in the house (even though you could do without it) because selling would be a waste of money?
Words of wisdom? I'm being ridiculously indecisive on these ones!
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31-03-2012 14:45 #1
To keep or to sell? Advice please!!
31-03-2012 14:52 #2
I'd keep the rocker as with future babies it could be used as somewhere to put a newborn baby so they are off the floor while you are doing something.
The chair, could it go in a kids room for story times???
If it in uncomfortable for you I would try and sell, keep listing it and try Gumtree as well.
31-03-2012 15:19 #3
Only because I hate clutter and love money, I would sell anything I dont use.
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31-03-2012 15:59 #4
Keep cradle ( I'm sentimental like that) and sell glider chair. Or u could donate both knowing they are going to a good home
31-03-2012 16:13 #5Senior Member
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I would probably sell if i wasn't going to use them but in saying that i have so much in my garage i haven't gotten rid of
31-03-2012 16:50 #6
We kept the glider chair eventhough it wasn't super comfy & I fed my ds in the lounge recliner. We ended up using it for ds's story time at night til he was 4.5 when we got a different chair for his room (tub chair) and moved the glider out for settling our dd. Although I feed my dd in the lounge recliner it was great to have the glider elsewhere in the house (was in the rumpus room, now in her room) so I could settle her there away from the distractions of the lounge room (namely her big brother, tv, kitchen noises, etc). So, I'm glad we kept the glider chair.
I'd also keep the bassinet. My ds was a noisy sleeper from day 1 and he was in his room by 3 months and barely slept much overnight before that. My dd was a quiet sleeper from birth (rare apparently) and she stayed in our room til 5 months. My point is that different children are different. And although you might think now you'll co-sleep with all your kids, you may not. Or you may co-sleep for 2 months and then want to put bubs in a bassinet, or vice versa.
I think I'd keep both
31-03-2012 17:01 #7has left the building
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keep the cradle, sell the chair.
All babies are different and you may find a future bub isn't very keen on co-sleeping so you may end up using the cradle. It can also be good for day sleeps.
As for the chair, you don't want/need it so get rid of it - yes you will lose money on it but imo it's better to get the $200 vs keeping a chair you probably won't use - it's a waste of money having an expensive item you never use anyway so you might as well make something back on it. The longer you keep it, the less it will sell for so i'd get rid of it now.
31-03-2012 17:44 #8
Same thing happened with us with our cradle (wooden rocker too) we are keeping it to give to DD when she is older.
I'd sell the glider. it really doesn't matter if it was rarely used it is second hand so I'd just take what I could get cash wise. But that's me.
31-03-2012 17:47 #9
Personally if I didn't have the space to store them, I would sell them.
31-03-2012 18:50 #10Senior Member
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I would keep your cradle. Our daughter hated being in the cradle and co-slept with us pretty much from birth until she went into a bed at 2. Our son on the other hand, used the cradle from the first night we came home from hospital and whenever we have tried to put him into bed with us, he has HATED it and wouldn't settle until he was back in his cradle or cot, even when he was unwell.
So...as much as you might like to co-sleep with baby number 2, s/he may not like to co-sleep with you, and then you'd have to go and buy a new cradle. I'd say hold onto it.
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