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May 08, 2012

Green Moms: Swap Meet!

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Green moms, you inspire us. This Mother's Day, we've got cost- and earth-saving tips just for you.

Tip #2: Trade baby gear.

Vintage fashion is in, and there's no reason babies can't take advantage of the trend.  Frugalista moms can exchange baby clothing and outgrown gear through online or in-person swap meets. These pocketbook-friendly swaps also help reduce clutter and avoid waste (not to mention the carbon footprint of manufacturing new car seats and baby furniture).  

Websites like thredUP and SwapBabyGoods can facilitate the process. If you're feeling gregarious, organize your own champagne- and cupcake-laced night with a few pals and some hand-me-downs.

Bonus: Learn how to dress your baby like an eco-athlete!

--Image from iStock/Michał Rojek

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