Shopping is not bound by age or gender, but just like shopping for adults, shopping for little ones can add up quickly. It is no secret that babies grow fast, so shopping for baby clothes sometimes seems like a weekly venture - a venture that can burn a hole in your pocket. As a new mom I am learning ways to save money on baby fashion and thought I'd share my tips with you. If you have any good money saving tips, I'd love to hear them!
One of my biggest baby shopping tips is one that I follow myself - study the trends and then always keep your eye out for a good deal because you never know what you may find. For example, grey is a big fashion trend this fall and when I was in Walmart shopping crafts this past week, I decided to spin through the baby section. I spotted this grey sweater and knew it was right on trend for the season. Plus, the pink and the bow was a great little addition to ensure people know my daughter is a girl and not a boy. The best part though is that this sweater was under $10! Thank you, Walmart.
more money saving tips:
- buy neutral colors & unisex styles - this will allow you to recycle your baby's outfits with your next little one whether it's a boy or a girl
- buy special occasion outfits from consignment stores - Kidswap Consignment Shop in Snider Plaza for example is a great place to find a smocked outfit for a very reasonable price!
- shop gently used stores & online yardsales - stores like Once Upon a Child and Kid to Kid are great stores to check out; if you live in the Dallas area, try searching facebook for online yard sale groups such as "little park cities online yard sale" that sells baby clothing and toys at a discount
- take advantage of discounts - did you know that Buy Buy Baby accepts Bed, Bath & Beyond's 20% off discount that I'm sure you receive weekly in the mail?
- search etsy for vendors that sell knock-off version of designer products
This picture perfectly captures why we tell Emma she has a "buddha belly." 😉
xo - anna & emma grace