Parents are aware that their kids need different set of garments – for infant, toddler, special occasion – and they grow faster than we think. You need to check on them always. Here are some suggestions you can use to find cheaper clothing for the kids:
- Hand-Me-Downs are helpful to the young ones.
It does not matter if the hand-me-down dresses and shoes came from a friend, siblings, neighbors or relatives. It’s always good to have them because you can save money and eventually appreciate the generous act from someone you know. Getting neutral kids’ clothes are really great and you don’t need to pick a specific color.
- Use your favorite search engine and online shopping sites.
This method is always recommended since we are fond of images and detailed description before we buy particular clothes for the kids. Internet has been the number one go-to place when looking for something that we want to purchase. For example, go to Google or Yahoo and type these sample keywords: gowns for toddler or formal dress for little girls. Nowadays, internet is the recommended place to find your needs – easy and convenient.
Another method of scoring affordable clothes for the kids is checking out online shopping stores because there are so many huge discounts as high as 50 percent off. This method is hassle-free and works only with few clicks away. Imagine the time and effort you can save when you do your shopping online.
- Look for garage sales
You can bring home relatively good clothes for your kids for as low as $5 – it is a set of clothes composed of shirts, shorts/pants and shoes – you can totally save a lot of money. Just find a family garage sale within your location and you will be surprised because you will find good stuff for the kids. But keep in mind that they may only have selective sizes and pertaining to the gender of their kids/children.
- Keep all the baby shower gifts
It is common that you set up a baby shower for your precious one and your friends will be more than happy to attend it. It will help you in the first few months of taking care of the things that your little one needs. Your friends can give you some new set of baby shoes, clothes, feeding bottles and alike. There are some who will generously give your baby an advance gift like books and grown-up clothes for future use.
- Do your shopping on stores which offer discount rates
It will save you a lot of money when you chose to make your clothes shopping on stores with relatively huge discounts. You can get wholesale of clothes for the kids on special occasions. You can also get some 2 or 3 packs of shorts of their favorite Disney or Marvel characters for the same price compare on the 1 pack from other stores.
- Join online communities for mothers or parents
In doing this, you are allowed to exchange items you have for the more needed items for your child. Your friends online can give you an option of finding children’s needs for exchanges within your area so you can swap things in person and avoid shipping fee.
- Join online giveaways and contests
You can visit blogs that cater to parenting and child rearing. Usually, these blogs and websites are always running a contest or giveaways. They do this to promote their blog or site in exchange of something valuable for the kids. Some of the giveaways are clothes and gift cards you can use to buy things on department stores.
About the author:
Shopping and book hunting are the two things that make Candace Larson happy. She is currently working for ad agency while attending post-graduate studies.