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My Kids Market promises mum’s help with cost of living

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Newcastle Showground will soon be home to a preloved bargain baby bonanza, with mums being encouraged to sell their goods and help with the rising cost of living. 

The My Kids Market, scheduled for the Exhibition Centre on Sunday 16 July between 9am and noon, is touted as being the original and largest one of its kind in NSW. 

The unique in-person shopping event is a way for buyers and sellers to connect and inspect baby and kids goods.  

Parents and grandparents are encouraged to purchase quality preloved items at huge savings, in some cases up to 90% off retail prices.  

The market is filled with 60 – 70 local stallholders selling their family’s gently used baby and kids goods that they no longer need.  

Organisers say popular items like clothing and toys sell fast. 

“If you’re trying to save money on baby and kids expenses, shop at My Kids Market. You’ll find huge savings on gently used baby and kids clothing and goods,” says My Kids Market event manager Jennifer Harrison.

“Bring lots of bags as you’ll find tons of bargains. 

“Unlike Gumtree or Facebook Marketplace, you can browse through different stalls, examine items before you buy to verify the quality and speak directly to stallholders.” 

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Ms Harrison says the event is a win for both buyers and sellers.  

“Families can host a stall and earn hundreds or even thousands of dollars by selling items their kids have outgrown instead of adding items to landfill.  

“At a Newcastle My Kids Market last year, a stallholder booked two stalls and netted over $1700 from selling her goods,” added Ms Harrison. 

Market goods include baby and kids clothing, shoes, toys, books, prams, bikes, cots, highchairs, car seats and other nursery items.  

The Market caters to baby and kids needs from pregnancy and newborns to approximately 10 years. 

“But there’s no set age limit with tweens also cashing in on the secondhand market,” says Ms Harrison.  

My Kids Market NSW is held in Sydney, the Central Coast and Newcastle.  

“Instead of chucking unwanted items that kids have outgrown in the rubbish bin, parents can recycle their children’s clothing and toys via My Kids Market and on-sell them to other families looking for affordable and sustainable baby and kids goods,” says Ms Harrison. 

“Shopping gently used items is a great way to be ecofriendly.”  

The market also supports small businesses with a limited number of stalls at each event.  

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