I feel like we have turned a corner here. Most clothing I am finding for Little W is separates. And honestly, I am so glad, because it is easier to change a baby who isn’t wearing a snapped on onesie with pants. But it also seems like when you switch to the 12 month clothing you can no longer get those handy 3-packs for $8. Each shirt or pants are single- all alone and more costly. My question is, what is the best deal out there? And if you can find things that are cheaper, are they worth it in wear? I know the clothing will go through numerous washes and various food stains. Can cheap shirts handle it?
Garanimals Basic Top $2.50-$3.50
Old Navy Patterned Top $4-$6
What I have found so far seems promising. I have been getting the Garanimals separates in size 12 months and they fit perfectly. (The pants & tights are the best fit I can find!) They are also cheap. We went to Old Navy a few days ago and I was able to pick a few shirts for her off of the clearance rack (more decorated than Garanimals but a few dollars more even on sale.) I had quite a few Carter’s brand clothes that she has grown out of, but I am not sure who sells that brand because they were all gifts- like most of the clothing she wore from birth until now.
What clothes withstand the spilling and crawling and constant washing? I want to spend our money wisely – getting outfits that are practical, appropriate, and can hopefully be kept for other children. I would appreciate recommendations from you seasoned mothers of moving babies out there. Got any advice?
**I should state that we are not against buying used. It is currently not yard-sale season here but when it is I will be ready!! I purchase many of our clothes from Goodwill, especially jeans, skirts or men’s dress shirts that are in great shape and only cost $4. It seems though that some items cost the same or are even cheaper new from places like Wal-Mart when on sale, (example, Garanimals, men’s jeans, and women’s out of season tops. It is not right that my husband can find a great pair of new jeans for $7 and I can’t! HA). Our Goodwill does not carry baby clothes and I have yet to find a baby consignment shop in town- but from my experience they will still cost as much as the outfits at Wal-Mart. So, pay for the used clothing and hope it lasts as long as new.. when they are about the same cost? Not sure yet.**