We went to Tina's birthday party in Ealing today (even though her birthday was in April, August USUALLY means better weather) and Sue's friend Shelley - who's going travelling - gave us a load of baby stuff.
I assume this type of thing happens all the time. You have a baby and the 0-6 months stuff becomes obsolete quite quickly, so you hand it on. I can imagine an entire secondary market of "gifts" working this way.
Unlike the property ladder, this one seems quite easy to get onto the bottom rung of.
Shout out to Shelley and Steve for the gifts, mucho appreciated!