Buy and Sell Your Preloved Baby Gear

Times Square flea market for parents is back!
ByLauren SteadmanMonday , 12 May 2014
Buy and Sell Your Preloved Baby Gear
© Sally McCulloch
Second-hand clothes are among the many children’s goods on sale

A monthly flea market selling used baby, toddler and maternity items is coming back to Dubai.

Baby Bazaar, held monthly at Times Square Center mall, offers a host of baby and toddler items for sale as well as free arts and crafts activities for youngsters.

“Having lived in Dubai for almost 10 years now and running my own moving company, Easytruck, you start to realise how much ‘stuff’ gets wasted in this town,” says the event's founder, Natalie Humphrey.

“Babies grow out of their clothes and toys every day, and their ‘baby clutter’ occupies so much space in our homes.”

She adds: “So many mums tell me that they’ve spent hundreds, even thousands of dirhams on clothes or shoes, so being able to get some money back from selling these items is just great.

“The money they make from selling their unwanted baby clutter is then put towards something like the family holiday.”

Natalie, who held her first event two years ago, says the flea market has become a social event for new mums, who welcome the opportunity to pop down for a coffee and a chat. The market also features stalls by a handful of child-related businesses, hand-picked by the organisers to provide visitors with a balanced range of goods.

She adds: “Baby Bazaar works because it is essentially a win-win situation – mums sell their unwanted baby clutter, make money and free up much-needed space in their homes. And the mums who buy at Baby Bazaar get to take home good-quality baby and toddler items for less than half the price they would pay in the shops.”

INFO: 9am-2pm, Sat, 28 Jun, Times Square Center, Street 4B (off Sheikh Zayed Rd), Dubai, 050 553 2048,,

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