My girlfriend bought her pram from a local baby market and she was thrilled with the fact that she got such a great bargain on a good quality product. Yes, it was second-hand, but the pram was really well looked after and just needed a bit of steam cleaning to sparkle it up again.
This got me thinking… do I really need to buy everything brand new? I wonder what else they sell at the baby market? Where are the baby markets around Brisbane?
After a quick google search here are the baby markets that I found around Brisbane:
1. Rock a Buy Baby Markets
The Rock a Buy Markets are run by two local mums: Michelle and Sheree. They actually run two separate markets:
- the Rock a Buy Baby Markets – a place for parents to buy and/or sell their quality baby and children’s items and
- the Rock a Buy Baby Boutique Markets – specialising in designer, handmade products for mums, kids and the home.
*Here is the link to find out more information about market dates & locations: http://www.rockabuy.com.au
2. Mathilda’s Markets
The Mathilda’s Markets sell lots of different things such as clothing, bedroom decorations, furnishings, toys, must-have accessories, pretty and practical bags, vintage-inspired creations, musical instruments, jewellery, dress-up costumes, linen and heaps more. However they are also well-known for their gorgeous baby goods 🙂
I can’t wait to see what they have.
*Here is the link to find out more information about market dates & locations: http://shop.mathildasmarket.com.au
3. Mummy Tree Markets
The Mummy Tree Markets are a boutique family market, providing quality, unique products and services which are not mass-produced or easily found in the shops. They specialise in the ‘hard to find’ unique and inspiring products for pregnancy, babies, children as well as for mums and dads.
*Here is the link to find out more information about market dates & locations: http://themummytreemarkets.com.au
4. Billycart Markets
The Billycart Markets specialise in retro chic & vintage hip boutique products. They are located on Moreton Bay in Sandgate and offer a complete family market experience including live music and food.
*Here is the link to find out more information about market dates & locations: http://www.billycartmarkets.com
5. Baby and Kids Markets
The Baby and Kids Markets provide excellent quality preloved goods by great brands at bargain prices. Mums sell their gently used baby and kids goods at very reasonable prices and you will be sure to grab some amazing bargains.
*Here is the link to find out more information about market dates & locations: http://babykidsmarket.com.au
6. Zero 2 Five Markets
Karen is the owner and re-creator of the Zero 2 Five Markets. She is a single mum and knows how tough life can be as a parent. She says ” You need to save money everywhere you can, but you still want your children to have the very best that money can buy – that’s why we do what we do!”
*Here is the link to find out more information about market dates & locations: http://www.zero2five.com.au/
I plan to go along to all of these markets. I signed up to their mailing lists, liked them on Facebook and put the market dates in to my diary. I want to see what they are like and perhaps pick up a bargain or two. I’ll report back and let you know the details of my shopping expeditions.
Do you know of any other BABY MARKETS around Brisbane?
Please share your own shopping tips in the comments 🙂