Buying clothes for your kids can sometimes be harder than buying them for yourself. But, I’ve got a few tips for you that will help you buy clothes for your children in a more sensible, less stressful, way.
Shop At Cheap Places
It may sound mean, but I think it’s silly to spend a lot of money on clothes for your young children. They don’t understand fashion or know what looks good and what brands they should wear. All they care about is playing and having fun, you could dress them in anything, and they’d not bat an eyelid.
Having said that, you do want them to look nice, but it’s more for your benefit than theirs. Either way, spending a fortune on kids clothes is just not needed. What you should do is shop at places like Zappos where you can get nice looking clothing at decent prices. Also, if you look online, you should find a Zappos coupon code that you can use too. It’s the same for all shops like this, the cheaper shops often have more discount codes to help you save even more. Shop at these places and stay clear of the big and expensive department stores.
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Too Big Is Better Than Too Small
The biggest struggle when buying clothes for young children is that they grow so quickly. A top that fit them perfectly a few months ago is now bordering on being unwearable as it’s too small. It’s one of the biggest parenting cliches there is, but you have to buy clothes slightly too big for your kids to grow into.
I’m not saying you buy them massive clothes that are way too baggy and loose. No, that would be extremely unwise. But, I’m just saying that instead of buying clothes that fit snugly, get some with a little bit of extra room for your child to grow into. If you’re ever debating between two sizes, always go for the size above. Again, much like they won’t complain about fashion, they’re not going to complain about how something fits if it’s a little bit too big.
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Buy Clothes For Occasions
Some people try and save money by buying their kids fewer clothes and only getting them a few outfits that they’ll wear for everything they do. Instead, you should limit what you buy but buy clothes for different occasions.
For example, get them a couple of outfits for playing in, get them a nice outfit for when you go out as a family, etc. The reason for this is because your kids could ruin loads of nice clothes if you’re not careful. They like playing a lot and might be outside in the dirt, so they need appropriate clothing for different occasions.
With this advice, you’ll be able to buy your children nice clothes without spending too much and keeping your family budget nice and happy. Another great tip that’s worth mentioning before the end is that hand-me-downs are a great idea. If you have older children that grow out of their clothes, they can get passed down to any younger kids you have – simple!