By Tim Saunders on
Sick of your ordinary, everyday baby gear? Fed up with boring baby stuff? Want to hear the pitter-patter of celebrity baby feet (or baby knees if they’re not walking yet)? Well a new auction over at eBay might be the answer, as a host of recently-blessed-by-a-baby stars donate their hand-me-downs to charity.
A range of famous parents, including Matt Damon and Julianne Moore, have donated their used baby items to Johnson’s Celebrity Hand Me Down Auction, which will benefit such charities as March Of Dimes, Save the Children, Zero to Three, and Baby Buggy. The auction, which can be accessed through eBay and runs from April 29 to May 9, gives bidders the opportunity to buy Damon’s diaper bag (hopefully clean), Moore’s highchair, Elisabeth Hasselbeck's car seat, a tracksuit worn by Mariska Hargitay's son, and other items donated by “Shark” actress Jeri Ryan and recent mother Elisabeth Rohm.
“It is important to pass certain things on from one generation to the next,” said Hasselbeck. “I still have a children’s bracelet that my mother gave to me, which I will pass on to my daughter one day. There is something priceless about having certain things around you which tell a story.”
The charities are also excited about the auction.
“I think it’s wonderful that they would donate their proceeds to the March of Dimes,” said charity spokesperson Michele Kling. “We are the charity that’s all about mothers and babies.”
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