Shopping Tips for New Parents

Perhaps the biggest problem with infant clothes is they don’t last. Not because they wear out, but as your baby quickly out grows them.

It’s important to plan your baby clothes shopping around the growth of your baby. If you don’t, you could be wasting money.

Keep in mind these seven tips while you plan your baby clothes shopping:


1. Wear a Larger Size

People say babies grow fast, and they are right about that. You’re going to be wasting money if you buy perfect fitting clothes because they’ll soon be too little. Purchasing a bigger size will expand the amount of time that your baby can wear them.

2. Make a Weather Prediction

Stop and think for a minute about clothes labels that state size concerning a baby’s age, such as 12 or 18 months. Then ask this question: “When my baby is X months old, what will the weather or temperature be like?” Get the answer to this question right and you’ll buy clothes that not only fit, but also will be suitable for the season.

3. Locate Easy To Put On Outfits

At times you’ll struggle to dress your baby into an outfit you need him to wear. Outfits that come in several pieces, button from behind or pull over the head may require more of your patience and time. Outfits that come in one piece, open in front, have zippers, or snap buttons ought to be much easier to take care of.

4. Have Enough for Emergencies

Food can fall on your baby’s clothes while you’re feeding him. If your baby becomes ill, he might throw-up on his outfit. When a messy accident occurs, you’ll want a clean set of clothing ready for the baby to wear.

5. Save at The Clearance Racks

You can save a bundle at the clearance racks. Almost every type of store has these. In addition, if you wait for a large sale you can save even more. Some stores will also markdown the clearance item further at the cash register.

6. Accept Hand Me Downs

Your family and friends may want to give you their children’s baby clothes. They may have new clothes that their baby did not have an opportunity to wear. If you decide to accept what they’re prepared to give, you’ll save yourself some money, especially if they have clothing you would have bought.

7. Exchange Old Clothes for Money

Sell the clothes your baby no longer fits into on eBay. EBay is just an example. There are quite a few other ways to exchange your old clothes for cash. You may not make as much as you had initially paid for them, however, you’ll at least earn some of your cash back.


If getting the maximum use out of the clothes you buy for your child is important to you, then the aforementioned suggestions in this report should help you achieve this. Take these thoughts with you the next time you go baby clothes shopping. You’ll feel great about the clothes you buy for your baby and the money you’re likely to save.