• 5 Celeb Moms Who Have No Qualms Using Hand-Me-Down Clothes or Gear

    Despite their celebrity status, these moms have no problem letting their kids use second-hand items.
    by Lei Dimarucut-Sison .
5 Celeb Moms Who Have No Qualms Using Hand-Me-Down Clothes or Gear
PHOTO BY @saabmagalona, @iyavillania, @iamsuperbianca/Instagram
  • With the rising cost of commodities, it is no surprise that moms, who usually are in charge of the family budget, would penny-pinch whenever they could, wherever possible. Some do it with the help of meal-planning hacks, others plan their grocery trips well. But one of the easiest ways to get this done is by adhering to the practice of using (or accepting) hand-me-downs, either for yourself or your baby.

    Beauty queen Shamcey Supsup, who is in her eighth month of pregnancy with her second child, told Pep.ph that she intends to reuse her firstborn daughter Nyke's old things for the new baby. "The crib, strollers, even some of the clothes, medyo neutral naman [ang kulay] so papagamit ko na." Besides it being practical, she says it helps because she has less things to prepare. Shamcey is due to give birth to her baby boy in October.

    Expectant mom Bianca Gonzalez is also practical when it comes to her daughter Lucia's clothes. In a guesting on ABS-CBN's morning talk show Magandang Buhay in July, she revealed that the almost-three-year-old charmer is used to wearing hand-me-downs ever since she was a baby. "Siguro 80 percent to 90 percent ng damit niya hand-me-downs: galing sa pinsan, galing sa mga kaibigan ko. Konting bago lang 'yung binili. Kasi ang bilis nilang lumaki, sayang kung bibili ka."

    TV host Iya Villania, who gave birth in August to her second son, also has no qualms about letting baby Leon wear his kuya Primo's clothes. Nearing her due date, Iya only asked for diapers as gifts for her baby shower and none of the usual baby stuff, since she had really intended to reuse Primo's baby essentials for baby Leon.

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    Radio jock Delamar Arias, on the other hand, regrets not getting more durable baby gear when she had her son Cooper seven years ago, as she would have wanted products that are sturdy enough to withstand highly energetic children. Two more kids later, “The only one that was with us since Cooper until now is the baby bathtub!”—so yes, it's safe to say that Delamar is one practical momma, too.

    And it's not only the kids who get to enjoy using second-hand items. New mom Saab Magalona, who in her blog said that she only shops for herself twice a year, found it unnecessary to buy new clothes to wear as her baby bump began to show last year. While pregnant with her twins, she proudly wore maternity clothes that were given to her by older sister Unna

    What second-hand items besides clothes did you gladly reuse from relatives and friends? Let us know in the comments below!

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