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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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our salvation army and good wills are great when my son was born i used to go to the hugh end stores and buy but that didnt last long after i found these same brand mall names clothes at the thrifts and i have bought baby blankets named brand clothes and shoes etc dressing a baby is not quite as expensive as ya think at our goodwill all pieces are 2.29 for baby and kids thats a bargain and where ya gonna get gymboree and childrens place for that cheap not even at a yard sale people price that a lil higher!!! my kids both survived and actually i used to get great compliments on their clothes and people were always amazed it was so cheap!!!now my kids are 9 and 10 and daughter loves to go and pick named brand stuff out it kills me to see platos closets and stuff lie that which are glorified thrifts!!!! lol
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
One of the biggest money savers at a yard sale is kids shoes/sneakers.
Most if not all sneakers can be thrown in the washer. Toddlers outgrow them so fast they're barely used. Most are $1.- $5. for a pair of sneakers that were originally $30.
Only buy every other size of baby clothes. Kids grow fast and you won't miss the "in between" sizes at all.
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.
If you have a baby or young child still in diapers, purchase clothes in shades of yellow, orange, or red.
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.