New parents looking for a bargain should be able to find one at the Exchange Park in Ladson, where the Lowcountry Tot Swap is holding a three-day event starting today.
"Our first sale was in April and we've already doubled in size," said event organizer Brandi Griffith, a North Charleston mother of two. "Everybody who came said we needed something like this, a way for people to get rid of stuff and a way for people to get stuff at a good price."
She estimates that 1,000 people came to the sale in April.
This week's event includes 56 consignors offering more than 10,000 items, including clothing, toys, furniture and other children's and maternity items. Griffith said she adheres strictly to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's recall guidelines, and does not accept items such as car seats, stuffed animals, breast pumps or cloth diapers.
The event is free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. Most items are offered at half price on Saturday.