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Yard sales and thrift stores are great places to buy baby clothes. You can find things that still have price tags on them for hardly nothing.
Also, buying clothes off season will help you save a lot too. I got my daughter sweat shirts for the winter in July for just $1 each at Wal-Mart. When searching the sales racks, if I find something I just love marked down cheap, I'll buy it even if she won't wear it for a while. Kids are forever needing clothes, no matter what size they're in, so why not buy something ahead of time when it's cheap like that instead of waiting?
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Check out thrift stores, yard sales and eBay for baby clothes. When you find them go ahead and get things in larger sizes as well as the current size. Most "dress up" clothes have hardly been worn. Everyday things, if they have been worn and washed, will be softer and more comfortable. This also means you can have many more outfits for everyday. This can be a lifesaver on those days when things are crazy, and you won't have to do yet another load of laundry.
By Lee Anne G. from Pennsylvania
Only buy every other size of baby clothes. Kids grow fast and you won't miss the "in between" sizes at all.
By duckie-do from Cortez, CO
I do volunteer work at a thrift shop. We get hundreds of used and new baby clothes, we sort them and put out only the best for sale. We price them from 50 cents and up, and the monies go to helping those less fortunate in the community. Check for your local thrift shop and see if they also sell baby clothes.
By Eileen from Yorktown, VA
If you have a baby or young child still in diapers, purchase clothes in shades of yellow, orange, or red. Not only are these gender neutral colors, stains from poop blowouts don't show nearly as badly as they do on pink or blue! (I'm speaking from experience here.)
I found a wonderful way to help a mother-to-be when my daughter and I went to her baby shower. I was informed that new clothes are donated to thrift stores when they are bringing in new stock. I went with my daughter to see if I could find some new clothes. What a windfall! I got beautiful new clothing for very little money as did my daughter.