Every other parent is obsessing over dressing their baby up so they can share photos of their cutie pie with all their friends and family. New baby clothes is an absolute necessity as babies grow out of their clothes in just a matter of months. These days, there are a variety of adorable clothes available in the market but finding ones you can afford can be difficult. You also need to spend money on other baby essentials like diapers and baby soap. So, how do you manage to buy clothes for your baby on a fixed budget?
Invest in onesies
Onesies are definitely a great investment. Even if the onesie you buy is one size too big for your baby, it would still comfortably fit your baby without looking too shabby. What’s better is that you can later convert the onesie into a shirt by sewing off the bottom half. What’s better, you can even cut off the sleeves (if it is a full sleeved onesie) and convert it into a whole new onesie when it gets too hot to wear.
Buy used clothes
There are plenty of shops where you can buy and sell used baby clothes. This is a great way to make big savings on baby clothes. The clothes donated are wearable and in good condition, as they are donated by parents after all.
Rentals for costumes
Say your little one has to wear costumes for a birthday party or for a fancy dress competition. Instead of buying a new costume that they probably won’t wear again, opt for baby costume rentals. This way you can save big even as your child becomes the star of the day.
Swap baby clothes
Even if your baby doesn’t have siblings to get hand-me-downs from, you can find and swap baby clothes with someone in your family or perhaps even your friends or neighbours. You can either create a system of donating baby clothes to each other or lending clothes to each other. If they donate clothes to you, be courteous enough to invite them home for a cup of tea/coffee. They would definitely want to donate more when you show gratitude.
Don’t compromise on quality
There are certain clothes that you should spend on if you know they will last for a while. It is always better to have a few expensive and good quality shoes rather than having cheap ones that wouldn’t last for more than a week. When it comes to winter clothes and shoes, it makes sense to spend as they would last for a long time and don’t require to be cleaned often.
Keeping these pointers in mind, you can buy clothes for your baby without burning a big hole in your pocket. If you found this article useful, do share it with all your friends and family!