If you are a new couple starting out on your one little happy family, surely you’re excited about the little one that will be coming to the world. You might be preparing the baby’s little room, buying a crib, buying toys and the like. But the most important thing you’re sure to get excited about is the baby clothes! Especially if you’re a new mother, getting ready for her first born, the excitement and the anticipation of taking care of your little one must be genuinely palpable.
You’d want your baby to have the best of everything. After taking care of all the usual stuff, you’ll now go into the nitty-gritty, you think to yourself; “What baby clothes do I need to buy that’ll be perfect for my newborn? Where can I get the best deals and the best things for my little one?” Well here are some fantastic ideas so that you won’t need to look elsewhere for baby apparel advice.
1. The Premium Choice. The Cream of the Crop
The first thing you need to find out is if you can afford to buy the premium stuff. The best clothes that money can buy and the best baby items can be found in the Gymboree, the Baby Gap or Babies-R’-Us. Their baby items are absolutely to die for, and they even have preemie sizes. As was already mentioned, they are however quite expensive.
2. The Cheaper Alternative
Other more affordable alternatives are Old Navy and Children’s Place. They also have adorable baby clothes for probably a fraction of the cost. There are loads of choices you can look into without breaking the bank, and you will not worry about the comfort of your baby. You can also find great deals at Carter’s, Walmart, Target, Sears, and others.
3. Saving it Out
If however you are not really into brand names, and are just thinking about the best deals you can find that is on a budget, you can always go to thrift stores, consignment shops, and resale shops. Bargain stores can also be found in almost every city out there. You can still find great stuff there at really affordable rates and you can even luck into finding brand name clothes at a fraction of what they would normally cost. You might even find brand name clothes at a discount with their tags still intact. It’s all about finding the right timing and the right shop where you can buy the best clothes for your little one without spending more than you ought to. At some stores, you can even find cute baby clothes you’d love in bulk. You can spend 20 or 30$ on a bunch of baby clothes that will still be perfect for your little one.
4. Try Online, it Could Be Worth Your Time
After exhausting all your options, going to shops from thrift stores to premium boutiques, and still not finding what’s best for your little one at the price and the comfort you want. Why not try going online? There are some worthwhile online stores you can look into that could be the right one for you. You can also try eBay. eBay is a great way to find excellent choices on a budget, right in the comfort of your own home. You can find great deals; find clothes of different designs and different colors online at a great price. If you buy your clothes online, you can even have them delivered right on your doorstep and you wouldn’t even need to lift a finger.
Finding what’s best for your baby is really tricky stuff indeed. If you can afford buying in brand name boutiques, then I’m all for it. However, you can also choose to buy in cheaper shops and can still find excellent choices for your little one. You can even decide to buy in bulk at thrift stores or bargain shops, it’s the most practical option and you could luck into some amazing finds. One thing to take in to account is that your baby will outgrow his or her clothes in due time. As soon as that happens, you can choose to resell your baby clothes, or stow them away some place where you can keep them until a second or third baby comes along to wear them again. In the end, you don’t need to buy ultra-expensive clothes, you just have to find the right fit and comfort you know will be best for your little one.
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