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I have never liked dressing myself. And I don’t mean physically putting my own clothes on. I mean shopping for myself and styling outfits. It seriously stresses me out and gives me major anxiety. So I never thought dressing my child would be very fun for me. Boy was I wrong!
I have had so much fun dressing my little baby girl. It’s nothing like dressing myself. I actually enjoy it! To say I am obsessed with dressing my daughter Lily would be an understatement. Thank goodness my bank account won’t allow for excessive purchases because I think I would have an entire room filled with Lily’s clothes by now. I have spent more money on her clothes in the past five months than I have spent on my own clothes in the past few years! That’s partly because babies grow so darn fast and their clothes need to be replaced every couple of months. But it is also partly because buying baby clothes is fun. And extremely addicting. It’s just like having a baby doll! But better!
Because I am a single mom and I haven’t won the lottery yet, I have been forced to figure out ways to satisfy my baby clothes addiction without breaking the bank. And I am pretty proud of how well I have done! So I’m going to share my favorite places to buy baby clothes on a budget!
I’m starting off with my absolute favorite place to buy Lily’s clothes!
I would say that approximately 80% of Lily’s clothes have come from Old Navy. I haven’t always loved the options they have, but they have really been rocking it these past couple of years. The prices are great on their own, but when you combine them with sales they are incredible. Not to mention the quality is really great for the cost. This past Black Friday/Cyber Monday was the best! I bought Lily multiple items for only a few cents each!
I only buy things on sale, because I know that almost every item will be on sale eventually. There was this one sweater I was dying to get Lily, but it was around $30. I’m really not a fan of spending that much on a piece that will inevitably get pooped and barfed on. So I waited it out and ended up getting it for less than $10! If I had to choose only one place to shop for Lily, I would definitely choose Old Navy.
Another one of my favorites is…
H & M
H & M has the most stylish baby clothes! They literally look like you took adult clothes and just shrunk them down. I love the fabrics they choose. They are high quality, soft, and comfy. Which are definitely qualities I look for when shopping for my delicate lil babe. The downside of H & M is that they are a bit pricier. So I will only get stuff here if it’s on sale or I am absolutely in love with it.
Good things to buy here are basics like onesies and leggings. If you want to buy more statement pieces, you’re going to have to dish out a little more dough. I love the onesies here because they are fun. They add things like cutouts and collars that you don’t normally find on baby onesies. One thing I recommend is shopping online. There is a way better selection of styles and sizes than when you shop in-store.
Another “place” that’s easy on the wallet…
THE CHILDREN’S PLACE
I am going to be honest. Children’s Place is a hit and miss for me. Their ascetic a bit gaudier and more glittery than I like. I like clothes that are a little more feminine and classic. Still, you cannot beat the prices. Their regular prices are great to begin with, but when combined with sales they are amazing.
Things I like to buy here are graphic onesies, leggings, and pajamas. They have really great two-piece PJ sets for babies. A lot of stores don’t carry babies two-piece pajamas, but I got sets from here when Lily was still in the 0-3 month size. Another thing, I think they have better styles for boys than girls. I recently went here to buy my 2-year-old nephew his birthday gift and could’ve bought the whole boys section.
Favorite store number four…
Baby Gap is not the best place for low-cost baby clothes. Which really sucks because they have the cutest stuff! The only time I shop here for Lily is when they are having big sales. However, when they do have sales you can get some great deals on really high-quality items.
One of the things I love about Baby Gap is their organic line. It’s more expensive, but whenever I get the choice to buy organic, I do. It is not a deal breaker for me when buying baby clothes, but it is defiantly a plus. Not to mention the organic line is freaking adorable! There are onesies with veggies on them! And the fabrics are so light and airy. So whenever I get a chance to buy them on sale, I’m there!
Amazon is one of the best places to buy baby accessories. Like bibs, bows, tights, socks, etc. You can really find some great deals on Amazon. When Lily started drooling like crazy, I started putting her in a bib at all times except for when she slept. I preferred the bandana style because 1) they’re adorable and 2) they seem more comfortable than other styles of bibs. So I went on Amazon and got like 14 bandana style bibs for less than $30.
Another thing I love about Amazon is that the pieces you find on there are more one of a kind and unique. They have items on there that you are more likely to find in a boutique than somewhere like Carters. Yet another reason Amazon is one of my favorite places to shop for baby accessories: the option to use gift cards. Is it just me or do people love giving other people Amazon gift cards? Additionally, I have an account with Swagbucks, so I just accumulate points, cash them in for Amazon gift cards, and voila! More to spend on Lily’s wardrobe!
ps. If you are interested in Swagbucks you can learn more about it here. If you sign up using my code, I get $5! Then, if people you refer sign up too, you get $5! But you know. No big deal. No pressure. 😉
So there it is!
My favorite places to buy baby clothes on a budget! Even when I win the lottery I’m pretty sure I’ll still be shopping at these same places. But maybe I’ll buy full priced items too! Ah! Wouldn’t that be great?!
Comment below what places you like to shop for baby clothes on a budget! I would love to know if I am missing out on any secret deals!
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