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Stylish baby clothesThose pre-baby days of wandering through the stores looking at the cute baby clothes take on a new dimension when the star comes along and demands attention, gets hungry or needs an immediate diaper change!

Baby outfits are expensive and the little ones grow out of clothes so quickly... keeping your infant or toddler dressed in quality clothes while watching your wallet means constantly comparing prices. Unless you have an unlimited budget, brand names and those imported outfits that look so adorable require some serious shopping skills.

When to buy baby clothes

January is prime time for clothing sales. Men's, women's and children's clothing are top sellers, but baby clothes are also traditionally on sale at Babies 'R Us, Target and online at Amazon.

Also remember Black Friday which usually offers great sales on baby gear including great bargains on bigger ticket items such as baby car seats, cribs and strollers.

Saving big on baby clothes all year long

Infant clothing size guide:

Label size

0-3 months
3-6 months
6-9 months
9-12 months
12-18 months
18-24 months


At any time of year, you may score a major bargain at baby clothes clearance sales at a major department store. Otherwise, many neighborhood thrift shops offer new clothes (with the original price tags still attached) at bargain prices. These clothes are usually brought in by new moms who didn't even get a chance to use these gifted outfits before baby outgrew them!

In other areas, moms are lucky enough to have a swap group. As one baby grows out of a size the next mom inherits the like-brand-new outfits. Adding new pieces and discarding stained items, mom number two passes the wardrobe on to the next mom.

If a group of friends has babies within a few months of each other, this works surprisingly well. Make sure that any sentimental outfits don't get passed on - no one can help an occasional stain on an infant's outfit and exploring toddlers are notoriously hard on clothes. What you pass on may never make it back for your next baby!

Around the web, take advantage of convenient, online shopping for those high-end designer baby clothes, or find great bargains on infant sets and accessories with our guide to online baby clothes shops - along with baby clothes buying & consumer tips with expert advice for outfitting that cute toddler or newly-arrived bundle of joy...

Shopping the online baby clothes clearance sales

As ever, shopping online offers the ease of browsing the stores right from home. Today the competition for your attention is fierce as online retailers clamor to offer free or cheap shipping, stellar customer service, and/or generous return policies. Plus, don't forget to look at major department store online clearance sales pages to find the real bargains:

BuyBuyBaby Clearance JCPenney Baby Clothes Clearance Burt's Bees Baby Clearance
Macy's Baby Clothes Clearance Dillard's Baby Sales & Clearance Kmart Baby Clothes Clearance
Target Baby Clothes Clearance   Kohl's Baby Clearance


More about baby clothes buying around the Web:

How to Buy Baby Clothes - Check out expert tips on what kinds of fabrics to choose along with a sizing chart, estimated costs, and related safety advice.

When to Buy Baby Clothes - Find pro tips on what and when to get baby, from newborn to 6 months.

Baby Clothes Stores - An extensive directory list with brief reviews of related online stores including top retailers - some unexpected (Old Navy, Jockey) plus loads of links to specialty baby clothing, European and heirloom baby clothing outlets.

Baby Clothing Coupons, Promos & Deals - Before you go shopping on line, check out up to 60% off savings on seasonal sales and specials at top retailers.

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