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How to Save Money on Travel Gear

Learn how to save money on travel gear in this parenting video from Howcast.

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Hi. I'm Jennifer Durbin, and I want to help you save money on travel gear.

Traveling with your baby can be really expensive, and you may feel that you need to buy an extra stroller to take with you, or a Pack n' Play, or things like that; and those can be very expensive.

You don't have to buy all new travel gear when you're traveling for the first time. Check your local consignment store or search Craigslist. You'll find there are a lot of people who buy brand new travel gear, only use it once, and then get rid of it. So you can find some great stuff at consignment stores and on Craigslist.

Now be sure when you're looking for used travel gear that it's safe. Check it. Make sure all the parts are still there and it has everything you need. You can also go online and download a user's manual for whatever you're purchasing, to have all the instructions.

There are also a lot of stores that will rent you travel gear at your location. So do a quick Google search and see if there's a company nearby where you're staying where you can rent a crib, a stroller or whatever you're going to need. Your rental car company, likely will also rent you a car seat, so don't worry about lugging your car seat with you. Just rent one with your rental car.

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