5 Steps to Save Money on Baby Clothes
After birthing five little munchkins of my own, I've found multiple issues when it comes to saving money as a new parent. One of the largest issues, being baby clothes. They are all very well made and adorable, yet babies tend to grow out of their clothes rather quickly.
Before you know it, you'll be running out to get new outfits every few months. If you plan your purchases accordingly, you can save yourself a ton of money!
There are many things you can do to keep from overdrawing your bank account in order to clothe you little ones.
1. Prepare for Tomorrow:
When searching for clothing for your youngster, think about what the weather will be like when your child gets X months old. Will your child be able to wear this to the park and to childcare? Will this item last for more than a few weeks?
2. Choose Larger Sizes:
When people tell you that little ones grow up quick, they're not lying. Many parents choose 0–3-month outfits to bring home their new bundle of joy and end up having to have a family member make a pit stop for something new that is 6-9 months because the baby was larger than expected. Rather choosing items that are the perfect fit, choose things that give your wiggle worm room to grow.
3. Accept Clothes from Friends and Family:
Remember, children grow out of clothing quickly. So, if you have a friend or relative that has a young child as well, it's a big possibility that they have many clothes that their child can no longer wear. The wonderful thing about this is that children wear clothing for such a short amount of time. Meaning that the clothes you will receive have a good chance of being in the same condition it was when it was first purchased. Then, when your child grows out of those clothes, you can hand them to another friend or family member that may need them.
4. Comb the Clearance Section:
Some locations have clearance on their clearance items! In some of these cases, you can get a full wardrobe for your little and spend a fraction of what you would normally spend at full price. There are some stores that are dedicated to discount children's clothing, but you can find clearance in regular retail stores.
5. Sell What You Don't Need:
Sometimes, having more than you need can be financially beneficial. When you have no one to hand over your little one's clothes to, there are so many things you can do.
Have a yard sale.
Sell your little one's clothes to someone through craigslist or an online retailer.
Sell those items on Ebay.
If you've heard about how important it is to get the most out of the clothes you get for your children, then these tips should give you a leg up. Take the time to research the options around where you live, reach out to your friends and family to gain tips on what they were able to do.
You'll smile when you realize that your wallet isn't emptying, and your child's closet is filling up!
🧡Shine Bright, Kayla