The search for baby dresses starts before the little one gets born, and this is a task that will never really end. This is because you have the clothes that you need in one moment and in the other moment you realize that the clothes you had are already too small.
Aspects to consider
When it comes to clothing, you have to keep in mind that these clothes need to be made of durable, comfortable, and washable materials. It is very common for babies to have different kinds of accidents, and so you need clothes that are easy to clean. Parents usually opt for pastel colors but these don’t get stained so easily in case you choose bright colors.
A lot of women are looking for high quality products, but these also come with high prices. If you are on a low budget you should keep an eye on the sales at stores such as Gap, Disney Baby, Old Navy and Babies R Us.
Knowing that the babies grow their clothes out before you even know it, it is a good idea to have a look at garage sales. In the majority of the cases, the clothes that you find have been barely worn and they look as good as new.
In this case you have to be prepared for the fact that it will be easier to find clothing for girls than for boys. This is because the clothing of boys gets torn easily.
The secret of finding suitable children’s clothing is to shop often. Make sure that you visit the local thrift shop every week, and also visit the garage sales. Another option that you have is to visit the yard sales.
The best thing about them is that you can bargain with the seller. In this case try to find a bundle of clothing, and make an offer for the whole bundle.
The newspaper might be another source for cheap clothing. In some cases you will find ads regarding baby clothing right among the regular ads.
Changing needs and sizes
Once the little one gets to the toddler period, especially after he or she gets potty trained, it is a lot more practical to have separate tops and bottoms. When shopping, look for the items that are easy to pull off and on, so that the child will have more independence.
Shoes are also important when it comes to clothing. When shopping for new shoes you should make sure that there is about half an inch in front of the toes so that the little one will be comfortable.
If you are thinking about having more children, you should keep the clothes for the new baby too. This way you can make some economy and the little one will never know. Just make sure that you store the clothes in a dry place in a plastic bag so that they won’t get damaged and also add a fabric sheet to make the kids’ clothes smell fresh.