When it comes to clothes for your little 'mess maker', keep in mind that babies grow at such a rapid rate that you can barely keep up. So instead of buying expensive high-end clothes that will be too small in a few months or less, buy more frequently for less. Take a look at the baby clothes from Jet for some amazing offers. You can buy your baby toiletries while you're there as well!


Another great alternative for affordable baby clothing is Pep. From the cutest little baby shoes to the most adorable beanies, you have quite a lot to pick from. Not only can you have your baby infant's clothes sorted from Pep, but you can even choose to progress into the toddlers and kids' sections of the store. For boys and girls, you get it all.


If you're a first time parent chances are you don't have most of the baby essentials you'll need. And instead of jumping on board the secondhand ship, you'll probably want to buy brand new but still at reasonable prices. If this is the case then take a look at Game. From car seats to baby strollers and so on, you'll find good options.


Another great alternative for baby clothes and essentials is Ackermans. Not only do they stock some adorable baby clothes and essential toiletries, their website. We're absolutely in love with their range of boots for the little ones! They're all just so cute.

Baby Market

This market is like a dream for new parents and parents with baby stuff they no longer need. From strollers to car seats and feeding chairs, whatever you need, they probably have it. Although their products are mostly secondhand, they are strict with quality so rest assured you won't be buying run-down items for your baby. For more, visit their website here.

Gauteng Baby and Toddler Seconds

This is another great place to source affordable baby stuff, plus it's on Facebook, surprise surprise. From Gauteng Baby and Toddler Seconds you can buy, sell and swap pre-loved baby stuff. The group is not only limited to Johannesburg but accessible across the country. So if you're a Joburger and you're visiting family or friends in Cape Town, you can still make use of the group offers. You will need to join the group in order to sell or buy, just answer the admin questions and you're good to go.

Pre-loved Joburg

Pre-loved Joburg is also a Facebook group dedicated to buying and selling secondhand items. This group is however, not only focused on baby items but a whole range of items. So, while you're doing your shopping for baby, you can also buy yourself a pre-loved camera to snap some precious moments or a comfy rocking chair to rock your baby to sleep.

Second Hand Baby Essentials

With over 25 000 members in this group, surely you ought to be part of it as well? Plus, you get to score some great deals on Secondhand Baby Essentials. Do note that the group is exclusive to the buying and selling of baby items only, and if you do not abide by their rules, you will be removed. Either way, whether you are buying or selling pre-loved baby items, this is definitely a great option to consider.

Baby Depot

It may not be a secondhand store, but Baby Depot is a great spot if you're looking to get some great quality yet affordable stuff for your little one. They offer great combo deals that'll get you everything you need at a price you cannot ignore. They're stockists of Avent, Nuk, Tommee Tippee,Peg Perego,Graco,Chicco,Bambino, Tiny Love, Chelino, Hauck, Mothers Choice, Snuggle Time, Angelcare, Evenflo,Maxi Cosi, Joie Munchkins and Snookums just to name a few.

Know other budget-friendly places to get baby stuff? Let us know below!