From Babysitter To Baby Gear Entrepreneur

Recently I reconnected with a former New York neighbor, Daniel Lehmann. Years ago his family and mine lived in the same Art Deco building on Central Park West; Barbra Streisand lived there at the time, too. Daniel was a great kid – a great teenager! – and also my daughter Tracy’s babysitter when she was a little bitty girl. After he went off to college we lost contact.

Daniel and Michelle Lehmann and family

Today, he is a husband and the father of two small children and he and his wife, Michelle, just launched an online business, www.reCrib.com. Prior to launching reCrib, Danielle and Michelle were the co-founders of Clio, a popular home design store in SoHo.

ReCrib is a marketplace for buying and selling top quality, gently used baby and kids gear, especially aimed at parents of little ones who seem to go through bouncy seats, highchairs and other stuff too quickly.

Essential yet quickly outgrown baby gear

I was especially thrilled to learn about Daniel’s new endeavor as it ties right into the Use What You Have philosophy of promoting sustainability and reuse. ReCrib provides a smart alternative to holding on to out-grown, unneeded kiddie stuff that takes up way too much storage space. Gotta love this: It’s good for the planet and good for the wallet. And a great idea from a great fellow.

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