Got a little one on the way? Just brought one home? Congratulations! As you know, you’ve now entered the wild and wondrous world of parenting, complete with all the issues, products and services you never had to think about before. But you couldn’t live in a better place, because this city is filled with people who want to make your life a little easier, from connecting with other new parents to finding baby gear for less, enjoying a pregnancy-friendly mani/pedi and much more. Click through for the latest and greatest birth-day resources!

Weepea: Stylish, Local Gear On the Cheap

Loved the idea of a minimalist, modern nursery until you saw the price tag on all that super chic stuff? Weepea Children's Marketplace wants to help you achieve your dream (or just get some essential baby and kid gear) without draining the college fund. Like a curated, local Craiglist for the kid-and-baby set, Weepea will help you sell your gently-used gear (strollers, furniture, carriers, toys, decor and more) or assist you in finding what you need for the new addition at a significant discount. All items are vetted and checked for recalls; sellers pay 20% commission to Weepea and can get cash for a 5% transfer rate or get credit to use on the site. Brands include BabyLetto, Oeuf, Land of Nod, Stokke and Pottery Barn kids, and we found some seriously discounted goods. Buying and selling can be done via desktop or mobile device, and currently, buyer and seller arrange for pickup.


photo: Weepea


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— Mimi O’Connor