Anyone else have a baby or toddler that’s growing way too fast? I have an 18 month old in 2T clothes which means we’ve been through a lot of sizes in a short amount of time! I just barely clear out the previous size and replaced it with the next size when all of a sudden she’s out grown that too! So finding tricks for clothing on a budget has been top priority!
4 Tips Clothing Babies and Toddlers on a Budget
1. Buy Pieces That Mix and Match Well.
Spend less and get more for your money when you buy clothes that mix-and-match.
For example, I try to only buy pants, like khakis and jeans, that will go with almost every shirt in her wardrobe. Garanimals’ mix-and-match styles are perfect for this!
2. Organize Clothes with the 3 Drawer Method
I love 3 drawer system for so many reasons but mainly for the sanity it saves us moms!
- Top drawer is current sized clothes. — I know what your thinking, ONE DRAWER!? Yep, one drawer, not a tiny night stand drawer but one decent sized dresser drawer. Baby clothes are small, they should be able to fit and if they don’t you probably have too many, remember clothes that mix-and-match will save you a lot of room! Put pants on one edge, onesies/shirts in the middle and everything else on the other edge. Don’t feel guilty getting rid of clothes you don’t like! There’s no reason to take up drawer space on an outfit you’re never even going to use.
- Middle drawer is for the next size up — That way they are easily accessible and won’t be out-grown before they even make it in a drawer. I can’t tell you how many times I used to pull out a bin and find the most adorable outfits 1-2 sizes too small that would never be worn. This middle drawer also makes it incredibly convenient when you’re out shopping and see something cute and cheap the next size up (and too-big gifts from grandma too!).
- Bottom drawer is for outgrown clothes. If I put something on my daughter and it’s too small it immediately goes in this drawer! Empty this drawer out every few weeks, saving 1-2 favorite outfits in your baby’s memory box.
3. Find Low Priced Clothing.
At a year and a half her new favorite toy is the pen — she loves drawing! As she’s learning to draw on paper there is occasional slip of the hand. If she accidentally draws on her clothes, I don’t want to be upset about an expensive priced item getting ruined. Clothes are meant to be worn! It just means they were well loved.
My favorite clothes are ones my baby is comfortable in and can move around easily in. I can’t stand clothes that restrict movement, babies are little and already have enough stacked against them as they learn to crawl, walk, run, dance & jump.
Garanimals are a mom favorite for budget friendly baby through toddler clothes and can be found at your local Walmart or Walmart.com. They provide affordable, comfortable, and stylish clothes—which means quality, value, and ease of shopping for parents.
4. Pay it Forward!
It’s no secret that babies and toddler outgrow most their clothes before they wear out, besides the occasional ones they mark up with a pen. I love blessing other mamas by passing our outgrown clothes down to them. Find a mama who has the same gender baby 1-2 sizes smaller than yours. I truly believe what comes around goes around, so don’t be surprised if later on you are unexpectedly blessed by someone else.
Is your baby growing faster than you expected?
This video has me cracking up, our kids do grow fast but thank goodness not this fast:
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