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Nearly New Baby Sales are Back!

WE’RE BACK!

Great news – Baby and Children’s Market Nearly New Sales are finally back!

As of the 15th June 2020, all Indoor Markets can re-open which is great news for us along with our customers.

After what has felt like a long wait the government announced on the 25th May that all non-essential shops including indoor markets will be allowed to re-open from the 15th of June, 2020. Baby and Children’s Market have decided to return in September. The reason for this is because we want to ensure our events are safe.

We will be taking the necessary health and safety steps as recommended by the government to ensure our event organisers, customers, and their families are not at risk while attending our events. New sales dates will be published shortly on our website and Facebook pages.

Necessary COVID-19 risk assessments will be conducted prior to re-opening our nearly new baby sales come September. Once conducted the necessary measures will be put in place to reduce the risk to the lowest reasonably practicable level by taking up the advised government preventative measures.

What’s on offer at our Baby and Children’s Nearly New Baby Sales?

Baby & Children’s Markets nearly new sales provide the parental community with excellent quality nearly baby sales UK wide. Top brand preloved items at bargain prices. It’s the perfect place to stock up on great quality furniture, buggies, toys, clothes, maternity, books, bikes and so much more!

Mums and Dads can book a table at any of our events to sell on their quality preloved baby and children’s goods to bargain-hungry parents. All items are up to 90% off the full retail price which is a massive saving! Our nearly new baby sales are a fun way to grab some amazing bargains while helping the environment by recycling at the same time!

Why choose a Baby and Children’s Market to sell on your children’s items?
Where to sell my children’s items near me?

Whether you’re selling all your baby gear to fund next year’s holiday or you’re hunting for bargains for your first baby, a nearly new sale can make money for sellers and save money for buyers. Win. Win. CLICK HERE for more information on the benefits of selling at a nearly new baby sale near you!

The Baby & Children’s Markets are the place where ‘Smart Parents’ Buy, Sell and Save a fortune on children’s items! Seller takes home 100% of their sales profit on the day!

  • Do you have stacks of out-grown nearly new baby and children’s toys, clothes, books, games, equipment, maternity items, etc. from birth to 8 years taking over your house?
  • Are you spending hours uploading your items online and getting very little for the effort? Or dealing with eBay and Facebook time wasters?

It’s simple, fun, and stress-free PLUS you take home 100% of SALES YOU MAKE on the day!

  • You have complete control over your stall, how you set it up, and how you price your items!
  • Plus you have the opportunity to negotiate your prices directly with the buyer so you don’t miss out on a sale!

Join us at a market near you. Have a fun day out with other like-minded Mums & Dads, gain your storage room back, and on top of all MAKE SOME CASH!

READY TO BOOK A STALL? Then click the BOOK A STALL button below:

Don’t have a nearly new baby sale near you?

Then why not JOIN OUR TEAM and run your own local baby and children’s nearly new sales for your parental community.

Joining our team is easy and very affordable!

We are looking for, self-motivated mums or dads to start their own home-based self-employed business running local baby and children’s nearly new baby sales UK wide. Affordable setup fee plus full training and ongoing support provided.

JOIN TODAY! CLICK HERE!

We thank you for your patience and hope to see you in September at a market near you!  Take care and stay safe!

Baby and Children's Market Nearly New Sales

 

Coronavirus/ COVID-19 – IMPORTANT UPDATE

Coronavirus/ COVID-19 – IMPORTANT UPDATE

In light of the global Coronavirus/ COVID-19 pandemic. It is with great sadness that our Baby and Children’s Market nearly new sales will be postponed until the government provides the green light for events/nearly new baby sales to re-open.

Due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic, our customers and their families’ health and safety are of great importance to us and so all nearly new sales have been postponed during the current climate.

New nearly new sale dates will be published on the website along with our social media pages once we are given the green light to resume.

All pre-booked stall bookings will be transferred to a future event, with a choice of suitable dates. Your local event managers will be in touch with all booked stallholders shortly.

Protecting yourself and others from the spread COVID-19

Coronavirus/ COVID-19 – IMPORTANT UPDATE. You can reduce your chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19 by taking some simple precautions:

  • Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
  • Maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance between yourself and others. Why? When someone coughs, sneezes, or speaks they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain the virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person has the disease.
  • Avoid going to crowded places. Why? Where people come together in crowds, you are more likely to come into close contact with someone that has COIVD-19 and it is more difficult to maintain a physical distance of 1 meter (3 feet).
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth. Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose, or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and infect you.
  • Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately and wash your hands. Why? Droplets spread the virus. By following good respiratory hygiene, you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu, and COVID-19.
  • Stay home and self-isolate even with minor symptoms such as cough, headache, mild fever, until you recover. Have someone bring you supplies. If you need to leave your house, wear a mask to avoid infecting others. Why? Avoiding contact with others will protect them from possible COVID-19 and other viruses.
  • If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention, but call by telephone in advance if possible and follow the directions of your local health authority. Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent the spread of viruses and other infections.
  • Keep up to date on the latest information from trusted sources, such as WHO or your local government and national health authorities. Why? Local and national authorities are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.
  • If you do experience any of the symptoms: a cough, high temperature, or shortness of breath, please remain at home visit https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 or call NHS 111 for advice.
New safety requirements that Baby and Children’s Market nearly new sales will implement once we are back up and running.

Coronavirus/ COVID-19 – IMPORTANT UPDATE.

  • We will require all sellers to wash any washable items that are on sale and wipe down hard surfaces with disinfectant wipes.
  • Sellers will be required to bring hand sanitizer to the event so that you can adopt good hand hygiene practices without having to leave your stall.
  • Buyers and sellers will be encouraged to wear protective masks while attending our events.
  • Sellers’ tables will be positioned 2 meters apart.
  • Sellers’ tables will be wiped down with disinfectant prior to sellers arriving.
  • Buyers will be required to line up 2 meters apart while waiting for the nearly new sale to open.
  • A one-way buyers entrance and exit system will be implemented where possible
  • Hand sanitizer will be made available at the entrance of the nearly new baby sale for customers to use. Soap and sanitizer will also be made available at venue bathroom facilities.
  • Venues we hold our events in will complete their own health and hygiene procedures to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
  • Once nearly new sales are resumed more information will be provided once a full risk assessment has been conducted.
For up to date advice about Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the following websites detailed below. 

We look forward to resuming our nearly new sales soon.

Take care and stay safe!

Five Tips for Meeting Other Mums and Making New Friends

Five Tips for Meeting Other Mums and Making New Friends

By Aimee Foster

When I had my daughter almost nine years ago, I was wholly unprepared for the raft of life changes I was about to experience. One of the many changes I had not expected was the change to my friendships.

The first of my friends to have a baby, I suddenly had lots of free time during the days. But my friends were all at work. And come the evenings when they were available, I was shattered. Plus it became evident that my new baby conversations were, at best, confusing for my friends and, at worst, incredibly boring.

The first few months of my daughter’s life were incredibly lonely for me, mainly because I spent most of my time alone with her.

Recent research by the Co-op and British Red Cross highlights how widespread the problem of loneliness is for mothers. 82% of mothers under the age of 30 reported feeling lonely some of the time, with 43% saying they are often or always lonely.

If you are feeling lonely or isolated, please know that you are not alone. Nine years on from the birth of my first child, I now have a wonderful network of mum friends. But it didn’t happen overnight.

Here are a few things I learned along the way:

1) Just Do It!

You have to get out there and meet people, they won’t come to you. Go on the search for local Mums Groups bt searching online or join online sites like Mummy Social. I know how much of an ordeal it is to leave the house with a new baby and believe me I spent many a day stuck inside because I couldn’t be bothered to get dressed, get the baby dressed and get together all of the baby paraphernalia I needed whilst making sure I timed the outing around her feeds.

But, if you don’t leave your house very often you will find it incredibly difficult to make new friends (you can meet friends online but you will have to go out and meet them face-to-face eventually). When I was a new mum, my confidence was at an all-time low and this prevented me from going out and trying to make friends. It took a year for me to find the courage.

Eventually, I decided that I would have to step out of my comfort zone and just get on with it. I am so, so glad that I did.

2) Find Places To Go

Local and national parenting websites have wonderful resources detailing places you can go with your kids. Mums groups, Toddler groups, bumps and babies groups, children’s centers and libraries are all places frequented by mums (and dads) who are looking to make new friends.

If you work full time, there are normally groups on Saturday mornings run by other full time working mums plus plenty of weekend activities available for children. If you’re not into the group thing, there is always the internet!

3) Once You’ve Found Somewhere With Mums – Start the Conversation!

Being shy, it took me a while to realise that if I wanted to make new friends, I would need to speak up (out of that comfort zone I went again!)

Mums groups, baby groups, toddler groups, and classes can be daunting when you’re new to them, especially if it seems like everyone already knows each other.

Be smiley, say ‘hi’ to people and start up a conversation by saying something complimentary about their child e.g. ‘Wow, I love your daughter’s shoes’. Once you break the ice by talking about the little people’s shoes or clothes, you can move on to more interesting stuff!

Another thing to bear in mind is that if you go to a baby or toddler group and don’t find it very friendly; don’t give up on that particular group. If you go a second time, there will probably be different people there who you might strike up a conversation with. And once you’ve been four or five times, you’re a regular and you can help other new people to integrate.

4) Once You’ve Started A Conversation – Close the Deal!

So you’ve been chatting away for a while with another mum and you feel you would like to meet up again. Make sure you don’t just walk away without following up. Exchange phone numbers or arrange to meet next week in the same group or somewhere else.

This can be quite cringy (along the lines of, ‘please be my friend!’) but I’ve found that if you really want to see someone again you must speak up or you may regret it later.

5) Go Online

There’s great potential to meet other mums in this way. Just as internet dating became a big phenomenon fifteen or so years ago, ‘mum dating’ is now an established way to make mum friends.

Eight years ago, I posted a notice on a local parenting website and had many replies. Of the twenty or so people I met, five are now lifelong friends (two of them were bridesmaids at my wedding).

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Using the internet to make friends felt very strange at first, but I quickly got used it and felt more comfortable. I’m so glad that I bit the bullet and did it, even though it seemed unnatural at first.

To say that I’m happy I finally took action and met other mums is a huge understatement. I now couldn’t imagine my life without my wonderful mum’s friends. And as an added bonus, my daughter has made close friendships through them too.