If you know how to shop, finding deals and discounts on baby clothes should not be hard. Nonetheless, the tricky thing about buying baby clothes is that you never know when you have crossed the budget. Because some of them can be pretty cheap, many expectant couples feel they can buy lots of cute, little outfits for their baby.
They don’t realize that all those trivial costs add up, leaving them with an excessive amount of money spent solely on baby clothes. And let’s not forget that newborns expectantly triple in birthweight by the time they reach one year. Just imagine the number of baby clothes you will have to buy and, more importantly, the costs you’ll have to pay.
The good news is there are some ways to cut back on the costs of buying baby clothes.
Hop on the rental bandwagon.
Let us face the truth – your baby will never wear that cute little Christmas outfit again, no matter how many dollars you’ve spent on it. So here’s the first great way to save money on baby clothes. Try renting clothes that you absolutely know your baby will never wear again.
Believe me; you can save considerable money on baby clothes by renting one-time wear clothing items instead of buying them.
Consider swapping with friends.
What can be more fun than getting together with a group of friends for a couple of drinks, some juicy gossip, and a baby wardrobe swap?
Swapping with friends or family members works best if you have children of varying ages. This way, there will be something for everybody to take home.
Consider swapping online.
If you despise social gatherings or do not have tons of friends with children, do not worry – baby clothing swaps are done online (just as much if not more) these days, just like they are done in real homes.
Several websites allow parents to buy baby clothes from other parents all around the country for either another swapped article or for cash. If you are lucky, you may even get your hands at free listed items.
Reuse for future kids.
Here’s another great way to save money on baby clothes. When you buy baby clothes for the first time, think of it as an investment that can be leveraged over the years for your other children (assuming you plan to have more than one). Store them in a closet or a well-protected box in your garage.
This way, you’ll be able to get every penny’s worth and, more importantly, save a good deal of money buying baby clothes for that next bundle of joy.
I hope this post helps with how to buy baby clothes within a budget. If you have more personal tips or tricks for purchasing baby clothes without breaking the bank, feel free to share! I am sure it will make countless parents happy.