When you have a newborn baby, you feel like they are growing literally everyday, adding inch and pounds to their little body, and barely a month after, your tiny baby has turned into a big bundle of joy! This goes on for about a year when you feel like you just turned your back and she has yet grown another inch. Imagine what this does to her wardrobe! Sometimes, you buy this magnificent dress at around $30-$50, only to see that it has become shorter just after one wear. But you don’t want to settle for cheaper clothes simply because branded clothes have significant little details that spell all the difference in comfort, fit and look! Famous baby clothes brands such as OshKosh, Baby B’Gosh, Sweat Pea, Carter and other brands are on top-of-the-line for several valid reasons, among which are non-irritating flat seams, and nylon snaps that stay in place, and don’t bundle up through the fabric. But admittedly, these quality controlled items come at quite a steep price, and you know that it sometimes feel impractical to pay $30 for something that will only be worn once.
This is why “hand-me-downs” are so popular among mothers, and why most mothers really go through the rigors of carefully packing a slightly worn cloth, so that she can give it away to someone else who might need it, having been a beneficiary of this same practice herself. This is very popular among siblings, girlfriends and just about any circle of mothers, and very practical, too.
For those who might not be at the right time and place for a hand-me-down, you can still get slightly used baby clothing at very reasonable price is at www.freecycle.org. You need to be a member to be able to enjoy the many offerings www.freecycle.org has to offer, so better check online now where the nearest chapter is. Once you sign up, you might need to check from time to time to see their latest offerings, and you will not go unrewarded. Almost daily, there will be new items on sale and since these clothes are just slightly worn by newborns, they are oftentimes in mint condition. Of course, you need to exert a little effort in washing these clothes properly. After all, they have been stored for sometime and they might have incurred some dirt and stains, but these will be nothing a good laundering will solve. Pretty soon, you will never know the difference between those you’ve bought at a hefty price and those you snatched for a song!