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
When to buy baby clothes
As seasoned shoppers know, timing is everything. If your clothes shopping for a winter baby, you're in luck! January white sales include clothing sales in general. That also includes saving a bundle on baby outfits throughout the month.
And if you can wait around the holidays for bigger ticket items such as baby car seats, cribs, and strollers, Black Friday sales are coming up in November.
Baby clothes sizing
Buying clothes for newborns is easy, since they'll eventually grown into them! Otherwise, use this
cheatsheet of sizing "codes" to properly outfit your favorite baby throughout the first year.
Many neighborhood thrift shops also 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 outfits before baby outgrew them!
PRO TIP FOR NEW MOMS: Look into a neighborhood swap group. As one baby grows out of
a size, the next mom inherits the like-brand-new outfits. Discarding stained items, and adding
new pieces, mom number two
can then pass the wardrobe on to the next mom.
Shopping the online baby clothes clearance sales
As ever, shopping online offers the ease of browsing the stores right from home. For the latest and greatest bargains, look for free or cheap shipping, and generous return policies at major department store clearance sales.
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