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Top Tips on How To Buy Baby Clothes on a Budget

Finally, it’s time to now buy baby clothes for your little bundle of joy!

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So what’s your biggest challenge in buying clothes for your baby? I know with all the expenses associated with pregnancy & welcoming a newborn in this world, you might want to buy baby clothes on a budget.

Today we will look into exactly that big challenge. So let’s find out if you can actually buy baby clothes on a budget.

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Perhaps the biggest problem with baby clothes is that they don’t last. Not because they wear out, but because your baby quickly outgrows them.

It’s important to plan your baby clothes shopping around the growth of your baby. If you don’t, you could be wasting money.

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Keep in mind these Top 12 Tips while you plan your baby clothes shopping:

1. Buy a Size larger.

People say babies grow fast, and they’re right about that. You’ll be wasting money if you buy perfect fitting clothes because they’ll soon be too small. Buying a larger size will extend the amount of time your baby can wear them. I have done that & still do with both my kids.

2. Make a Weather Prediction

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Stop and think for a moment about clothes labels that state size in terms of a baby’s age, such as 12 or 18 months. Then ask this question: “When my baby is X months old, what will the weather or temperature be like?” Get the answer to this question correct and you’ll buy clothes that not only fit but also will be appropriate for the season. I normally try to get my hand on seasonal clothes for a bigger size during the end of season sale. That way, I save some money too 🙂

3. Have Enough for Emergencies

Food can drop on your baby’s clothes while you’re feeding him. If your baby becomes sick, he might throw up on his outfit. When a messy accident occurs, you’ll need a clean set of clothes ready for your baby to wear. So even if you don’t buy many, make sure you buy enough for your budget.

4. Save at The Clearance Racks

You can save a bundle at the clearance racks. Almost every type of store has these. In addition, if you wait for a big sale you can save even more. Some stores will also mark down the clearance item further at the cash register.

5. Accept Hand Me Downs

Your family and friends may want to give you their children’s baby clothes. They may have new clothes that their baby didn’t have a chance to wear. If you decide to accept what they are willing to give, you’ll save yourself some money, especially if they have clothing you would have bought.

6. Exchange Old Clothes for Cash

Sell the clothes your baby no longer fits into on eBay. eBay is just an example. There are many other ways to trade your old clothes for cash. You may not make as much as you had originally paid for them, however, you’ll at least earn some of your money back.

7. Buy just enough newborn sizes

Babies will overgrow in size faster than you can even imagine. So don’t buy too many of the same size group clothes.

8. Make a list & stick to it.

Sometimes it can get overwhelming buying baby clothes, especially different types of baby clothes. But when you have to buy baby clothes on a budget, you must stick to your list as much as possible so that you don’t go on a spending spree.

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Research on how many different types of clothes your baby will need & accordingly make a list & buy clothes for your baby. Do not overbuy.

9. Go for supermarket clothes than branded

It’s time to ditch those branded baby clothes & go for the supermarket clothes for the baby. You can buy baby clothes on a budget when you choose to not overspend on luxury branded baby clothes.

10. Think ahead & lookout for deals.

So, in the previous tip, I mentioned ditching the brands. But there is a workaround for that too. Many of these branded shops have seasonal deals where you can get products for even 75% off their original price. Keep an eye for these deals & you can buy branded baby clothes at a budget price.

11. List the clothes you want on your Baby Registry.

So if you have a baby registry (I do recommend you have one) you can list the clothes on your baby registry so that your family & friends can buy baby clothes for your baby.

12. Find Easy To Put On Outfits

Sometimes you’ll struggle to dress your baby into an outfit you want him to wear. Outfits that come in several pieces, button from behind or pull over the head may require more of your patience and time. Outfits that come in one piece, open in the front, have zippers or snap buttons should be easier to deal with. Fancy clothes generally tend to cost more than simple clothes.

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I hope these 12 tips become the answer to this question on the challenge to Buy Baby Clothes on a Budget.

If getting the most use out of the clothes you buy for your child is important to you, then these top 12 tips in this article should help you accomplish this feat. Take these ideas with you the next time you go to buy baby clothes on a budget. You’ll feel good about the clothes you buy for your baby and the money you’re going to save.

Win Win Win ……..

I hope you have an enjoyable experience while you go to buy baby clothes for your precious little one.

Happy Shopping & Happy Savings

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  1. Amanda says:

    Baby clothes can definitely add up in cost big time! This is so helpful!

    1. Thanks so much for reading & giving your feedback.

  2. Good tips! I agree with no.1 the most. There are a lot of babies grow so fast these days. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Oh yes, babies grow so fast 🙂 Thank you so much for your feedback

  3. Lauren says:

    These are some really helpful tips when you are wanting to buy baby clothes.
    Thank you for sharing.

    Lauren – bournemouthgirl

    1. Thank you so much for your feedback.

  4. Great tips! Buying a size larger is definitely helpful because you know they’ll grow into it and be able to use the clothes eventually.

    1. Yes. That is so true. Kids outgrow the clothes so quickly. Thanks for your feedback.

  5. Very helpful tips! There is no reason to spend a lot of money on baby clothes, since they grow so fast. We relied on secondhand shops and hand-me-downs for all 3 of our kids. The new clothes were from my baby showers.

    1. Absolutely. We have used hand-me-downs too & have always been on the lookout for seasonal deals 🙂
      Thanks for your feedback & sharing your experience.

  6. Great tips!

    1. Thanks for your feedback.

  7. These are great ideas. I’ve always wondered my parent buy clothes bigger than the baby size, now it makes sense. Thanks for sharing

    1. Yeah true, my parents also got me clothes of bigger size & now I do the same 🙂 Thanks for reading & giving your feedback.

  8. These are such great tips. We bought way too much for my little one when she was tiny. I love buying second hand and reselling any clothes that aren’t ruined from paint or worn out!

    1. It’s good to know you found these tips helpful. Thanks for your feedback

  9. Many of my friends and family members are having babies, this is very helpful!

    1. Thanks Christina.

  10. I regularly buy for my little one on vinted and in charity shops. I’ve also started getting a size bigger in some stuff.

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