Where to find deals on baby gear in Birmingham

Target and Walmart both offer car seat trade-in programs. Recycle your old one (at certain times of the year) in one of these stores for a discount or gift card. Photo via Taylor Babington for Bham Now

Anyone with a baby—or baby on the way—knows that a little bundle of joy requires a LOT of gear. Carrier, stroller, car seat, crib, high chair… the list goes on. The costs can add up quickly—here’s where you can find some deals in Birmingham!

1) Trading Groups

I found this pink jumperoo for a steal on Facebook Marketplace. Worth every penny. Photo via Taylor Babington for Bham Now

If you have a little one and you’re not a member of one of the Facebook trading groups in town, you’re missing out. Mountain Brook Trading, Vestavia Trading and Shelby County Marketplace come to mind, and there are several others. Search Facebook to find one in your area. 

You can also check out Facebook Marketplace for some deals, too.

If going to a stranger’s house to pick up an item you’ve purchased online isn’t your cup of tea, note that internet purchase meetup spots have been popping up around Birmingham in recent months. 

2) Consignment Sales

The Junior League of Birmingham’s Bargain Carousel. Photo via Junior League of Birmingham

Spring consignment sales are upon us! There are at least a dozen of these coming up in the Birmingham area over the next few months. Check out this list to find out when and where. You can find clothing, toys, books, strollers and more at these sales.

3) Bargain Hunt

Spotted: this discounted car seat at Bargain Hunt in Birmingham. Photo via Taylor Babington for Bham Now

Though it’s headquartered in my home state of Tennessee, I’d never heard of Bargain Hunt until I moved to Birmingham. You can find discounted miscellaneous baby gear here, and the inventory is always changing. 

I recently stopped by the Crestwood location—one of three in Birmingham—and found a car seat and infant tub discounted by about 20 percent. It’s worth checking out, even if you have to do some digging! 

Locations:

  • Crestwood. 7001 Crestwood Blvd #300, Birmingham, AL 35210
  • Hoover. 3313 Lorna Rd, Hoover, AL 35216
  • Brook Highland Plaza. 5287 US-280 #233, Birmingham, AL 35242

Now on to the Obvious

Of course there are always the tried-and-true stores like TJ Maxx, and you can check out Target, Buy Buy Baby and Walmart’s sales, but if you want to think out of the (big) box, know that there are options available. 

What Birmingham baby gear deals did we miss? Let us know @BhamNow!