New mother asks for family’s hand-me-downs

A new mother is asking her sister for hand-me-downs for her newborn to wear. The sister is hesitant because she plans on having more children.



September 8, 2022 - 2:25 PM

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Adapted from an online discussion.

Dear Carolyn: My sister just had a baby and has asked me for hand-me-downs from my 2-year-old. I told her I was holding on to them for our second child, and she said she would give them back after she is done with them.

But I know her. She is not careful with her own things, much less anyone else’s. We just bought a house and need to be really frugal and responsible, and saving our baby stuff is one way we are saving money.

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