We all enjoy shopping for our kids and, in particular, babies. Unlike in the old days, today shoppers are spoilt for choice. However, if you are a budget buyer, options are still somewhat limited. In fact, the prices of baby’s clothes and other items have more than doubled in the past few years. One reason being inflation; another more significant reason being demand and supply. The demand for kids’ and babies’ items have skyrocketed, and supply hasn’t increased by that much.
The good news is that it is still possible to find a good deal if you know where to look. In this article, we’ve listed some of the best kids and baby markets that you will want to visit on your next shopping spree. If anything depending on what you buy, these markets can help you save a few hundred dollars at least.
Our picks for the best baby kids markets
My Kids Market
My Kids Market is home to some of the largest selection of preloved kids and baby items that families no longer need. Families can sell what they no longer need and earn some extra cash, which can be put towards buying what their kids currently need. The other major benefit of selling your stuff here is that it will not end up in a landfill like it otherwise would. Whether it is bikes, prams, toys, shoes or clothing, you can sell these treasures in the market, and they can be used by another loving family for a few more years.
My Kids Market in NSW attracts hundreds of people, including parents who are expecting a new family member searching for quality items within what is otherwise a limited budget. The market is home to numerous stalls, and if interested, you can host a stall too.
My Kids Market also offers the opportunity for families to connect with businesses and each other. All of this makes it a win-win for all parents.
All For Kids Market
All For Kids Market is held across the city of Melbourne and is a major magnet for anyone searching for kids’ clothing. The market is home to lots of high-quality preloved designer prams, toys, clothes, and even bibs. Plus, you’ll also find a rather unique but short list of handmade items and stuff you would only find at a high street boutique. So, it’s not hard to see why parents on a budget love shopping here.
The market is held indoors, which means that it has pram-friendly venues, bathroom facilities, free parking and you can buy cups of coffee too. Anyone can also book a stall and sell their own preloved items or bring the family to the market for some shopping. If anything, it is a market worth visiting if you are shopping for kids’ items on a budget.
Noosa Kids and Baby Market
The market starts at 8 am and runs up until 11 am. That’s right; it is only a few hours on the second Sunday of each month. However, don’t let the relatively short operating hours fool you. Noosa Kids and Baby Market is home to lots of preloved kids’ items from shorts to trousers, bibs, and prams. Just about anything you’d want is available, and most items are in excellent condition. Some of the stuff we saw on a previous visit didn’t even look used. However, you need to get there early if you want to find the best items at the lowest possible price.
To know when the next market is hosted, simply visit the market’s official website. You’ll find a complete schedule, and that should help plan your next shopping spree. If you’re expecting a kid and are on a budget, we suggest you start shopping at Noosa Kids and Baby Market.
MacArthur Kids Markets
MacArthur Kids Markets is one of the largest markets for pre-owned and preloved kids’ clothes, toys, costumes and loads of other stuff. The market is hosted in Campbelltown and is home to the largest list of accessories and clothes. We personally love the fact that apart from clothes, our kids can also pick out other things they like such as books, toys, pretend play items etc.
The other thing we like about MacArthur Kids Markets is the fact that you get to sell your pre-owned kids’ stuff. Everyone with kids has a truckload of stuff that they want to get rid of and is hardly ever used. MacArthur Kids Markets gives you the opportunity to pawn all of that for cash. You can then use the cash to buy a whole load of new stuff.
In addition to clothes, you can also buy cups of coffee, babies’ accessories, and there is absolutely no cost associated with just browsing through what is available. You can also choose to set up a stall.
My Kids Market Hobart
My Kids Market is now a Tasmanian-owned and operated business that runs markets in Hobart, Ulverstone and Launceston. The market gives everyone from mums to new parents and existing parents the opportunity to buy and sell anything relating to kids. The focus on the market is to provide parents with the chance to sell what may be high-quality items and families the opportunity to take advantage of them at low prices. The result is a win-win not only for parents but also for the planet.
The market is frequented by hundreds of parents who can be seen haggling for items they want the best deal on. The best thing about My Kids Market is that it offers a mix of well-known brands, prams, nursery goods, and toys but all of which are available for a fraction of its regular market price. Parents also have an opportunity to connect with other parents and sellers of items. So, if something you want isn’t available yet, they (the stall owners) will keep an eye out for it.
If you are on a budget and are looking for designer clothing for your baby or toddler, it is worth spending some time at My Kids Market.