Where can you find the biggest savings in baby clothes? It is not in any normal stores or online. The place to find the biggest savings is by choosing second hand baby clothes. You have access to more clothes than you could ever imagine.
The first time you think about second hand baby clothes your mind may immediately picture clothes which are stained, old, out of style, or just undesirable. Before dismissing the idea think about this simple fact. Babies outgrow clothes very fast. A newborn baby may only fit in their newborn clothes for 30 to 60 days and then they are done with them. This same newborn may have received 20 to 30 or more outfits in baby showers, as gifts, and what the parents purchased. The outfits may have been worn only once or twice. They are virtually new.
Second hand baby clothes normally start by getting bags of clothes from friends, neighbors, and relatives. You may even have left over clothes from a previous baby. As you start going through all of those bags you are going to discover there are many of the clothes which appear to have never been worn.
This same fact can be discovered when you start shopping for second hand baby clothes at garage sales. If you hit the sales early in the morning it is not unusual to find almost new, and unworn baby clothes on the tables. Many parents receive clothes which are too small for their baby to wear, or too many outfits. These clothes can often be bought for a tenth of what you would spend in a store. Imagine how far this stretches your budget, and helps you expand the wardrobe for your baby.
Garage sales, friends, and family are not you only sources for these great bargains. You can find large lots of baby clothes online for sale on sites like Ebay and Craigslist. The disadvantage with online purchases is you may not get to see the products before you purchase. Craigslist does have the advantage you can narrow your search down to your own community and see the products before you buy.
The other place you may want to check into is all the second hand clothing stores in your own area. The Salvation Army, Goodwill, and many other organizations take in used clothing, clean them, and then offer them for resale. When people do not want to have their own garage sale they drop them off for these organizations to sell. You can find amazing bargains everyday.
Second hand baby clothes may not be the first choice for your baby, but when you need to stretch your budget it may be your best choice. While you can get deep discounts on new clothes from many online retailers, those discounts will not match the savings of second hand. You may choose to take advantage of great bargains for new clothes first, and then fill out the rest of your baby’s clothing needs with some great second hand choices.