Did you know that many baby/toddler products have expiration dates? (Car seats are the first that come to mind for me.) Friends and family members often pass down items like car seats, high chairs and cribs, but it’s recommended that many of these products (cribs and car seats especially) not be handed down or resold due to wear and tear from everyday use and/or accidents, not to mention ever-increasing and changing safety regulations.
Babies R Us and Toys R Us are both offering a trade-in event where you can get 25% off any new car seat, high chair, bassinet, stroller, play yard, crib, travel system or toddler bed (from participating brands) when you bring in any of these used items from any brand. There is no limit to the number of items you can trade-in, and the items that you trade-in and purchase can be from different categories. This event runs through Sunday, 9/19/10.
This strikes me as a great option for grandparents who have an old crib in their attic or parents who haven’t had a baby in the house for a while (and thus have old baby equipment stored away).