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Although the baby makes the baby clothes, dressing up your little one can be a fun and creative venture for you and your little one without breaking the budget. Baby clothing can be purchased in a variety of places online or in a store that offers great quality at an affordable price. Here are five helpful tips to consider when trying to save money while purchasing baby clothes.
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1. Research, Research, Research!
Be sure to do your homework and research different points of sale before you buy your baby clothes. Sometimes you can find the same baby clothing that is in a store for a fraction of the price online. You can choose to buy either brand new or lightly used for a lower cost, but doing your research will give you a better idea of how the clothing is priced in different places.
A secret of veteran baby clothing shoppers is to go a size larger. Babies tend to grow quite fast and before long your little one will be outgrowing their baby clothing. Many new mothers are known to find an outfit or two in their closets with the tags still attached. Most of the time, their little ones grew before they were able to wear them. This is not to say that your baby should start a new baggy trend, rather that shopping for clothes that are a little loose with a feature such as an adjustable inner belt with buttons for pants, might be a better investment than something that they will grown out of faster than you can get them in it.
3. Stock Up At Sales
Sales are a great time to stock up on baby clothing. Many stores will sell their baby clothes at a fraction of the price at the end of the season or during the various holidays throughout the year. Some shopping holidays, like black Friday, are known for blowout sales so check with your favorite baby store before heading to the mall. It’s also helpful to find out what type of sales they will be having and how you can get on their mailing list to receive the coupons you might need. This will ensure that you receive the greatest savings during these sales events. Also, by thinking ahead and shopping for clothes at the end of a season, you can also save quite a bit.
4. Creative Buying
Little ones outgrow baby clothes so quickly. For this reason, it may be best to find gently used clothing in creative places like yard sales, garage sales or thrift stores. If you don’t mind not having new, this can be a great option. For your little one’s safety, make sure to wash the clothes before they’re used.
5. Shop Around
The temptation is to find a good deal in one store then to buy all your baby clothes there. This can sometimes result in lost chances on outstanding savings from other stores, so be sure to shop around in more than one spot for the greatest savings.