If you are expecting a baby or if you have a baby, make sure that you are making smart moves when you purchase clothing for your baby. Making smart purchasing moves for your baby's clothing will save you money and time.
Shop The Sales Rack
Just like with clothing for adults, you can expect baby winter clothing to go on clearance in January and baby summer clothing to be on clearance around June, long before any season is over. This is a great time to purchase the clothing that your baby still needs for the current season, and it is great time to purchase clothing that your baby will need next year. Companies like Chunkabuns are one place you could start your search.
You can purchase clothing a year in advance during the annual clearance sales and really save some money. Baby fashion does not change that much from year to year, so your child should still look stylish and cute come next year in the sales items you secured for them this year.
Buy A Size Up
When you purchase clothing for your baby, keep in mind that baby clothing is often on the small side of things. It is not uncommon for babies to wear clothing that is ahead of their actual age. Additionally, babies grow really fast, so that outfit that looks a little baggy on your baby right now will fit perfectly in two months, and will be too small in three months, which is why it is a good idea to buy clothing in a size up from what your baby needs. That way, you know it will fit and last as long as you need it to.
Be Selective About Splurging
If you like designer clothing, be selective when purchasing designer clothing for your baby. Just like regular baby clothing, designer clothing is only going to fit your baby for a limited amount of time. If you really like designer clothing, pick an accent piece and build your child's outfit around that. You can also look for designer pieces at secondhand baby shops so you can get that designer look at a more affordable price.
When buying clothing for your baby, always purchase clothing that is a size up from the age that your child actually is to ensure that the clothing you purchase fits properly. Save some money by hitting up the annual clearance sales at the end of each clothing season, and purchase clothing for your child a year in advance. When you want your baby to look like a designer kid, go for an accent piece or look at secondhand shops for affordable baby designer wear.