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    Frugal Tips For Outgrown Baby Clothes

    By Kirsten Hawkins

    You've recently had a baby. It's been a few months now, and the baby has outgrown virtually two full wardrobes. Sure it's expensive, but there's a whole other issue at hand. What is a mother to do with all of this extra baby clothes?

    There are a number of ways to deal with this problem. First of all, there is the donation route. If you don't have close friends with similar aged babies, you can put aside certain things for when they do, or in the event that you have another. The rest of the clothes can go to the Goodwill or Salvation Army. These are also a great place to find gently used baby clothes for incredible savings.

    Special occasion attire like baby's coming home outfit, first Christmas, and Baptism can be saved in a special place for passing on to a next generation. A great way to do this is by creating a memory box. Get a small trunk at a craft store and decorate it however you'd like. Fill it with small mementos like the baby's hospital bracelet, first outfit and blanket. As the baby gets older you will have more things to add to it. This is a great way to preserve memories that your child may not have the foresight to think of now, but will appreciate very much later.

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    Using material from old baby clothes to make new baby clothes is a great way to save money and get a little more use out of the items that your child quickly outgrows. Making t-shirts into cute patchwork dresses, and pants into shorts are some quick fixes to pinch pennies.

    Another way to use up material from old baby clothes is to make stuffed animals. Do you have a favorite t-shirt of your baby's that his or her little arms just don't quite fit right in anymore? Using the material to make a little stuffed bear is a great way to preserve that memory for yourself and pass something very special on to your baby. The same thing can be done, if a hobby persists, with socks and jeans as well. Soon all of your friends will be begging for little stuffed dolls made out of your baby's old clothing.

    If you are in fact creatively inclined, another great way to reincarnate your baby's clothes is by creating a memory quilt. Save bits and pieces of your baby's clothing and use it to create a full sized patchwork quilt for when your baby gets their own big bed. That kind of sentimental value also makes a great gift for a graduation or a wedding (if you can wait that long to show off your handy work).

    If you're planning on having another child, you have a built in way to get rid of all of the extra clothes. You can put away the clothes that your baby grows out of in a storage area. Just make sure you launder everything when it comes back out for round two. Sure, it stinks to get hand-me-downs, but it is unlikely your infant will notice, let alone care.

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    Kirsten Hawkins is a baby and parenting expert specializing new mothers and single parent issues. Visit <A HREF="http://www.babyhelp411.com">babyhelp411.com</A> for more information on how to raising healthy, happy children.

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    helping women and children in need- pregnancy crisis center needs baby clothes

    Originally posted by jeffrey
    By Kirsten Hawkins

    You've recently had a baby. It's been a few months now, and the baby has outgrown virtually two full wardrobes. Sure it's expensive, but there's a whole other issue at hand. What is a mother to do with all of this extra baby clothes?

    There are a number of ways to deal with this problem. First of all, there is the donation route. If you don't have close friends with similar aged babies, you can put aside certain things for when they do, or in the event that you have another. The rest of the clothes can go to the Goodwill or Salvation Army. These are also a great place to find gently used baby clothes for incredible savings.

    Special occasion attire like baby's coming home outfit, first Christmas, and Baptism can be saved in a special place for passing on to a next generation. A great way to do this is by creating a memory box. Get a small trunk at a craft store and decorate it however you'd like. Fill it with small mementos like the baby's hospital bracelet, first outfit and blanket. As the baby gets older you will have more things to add to it. This is a great way to preserve memories that your child may not have the foresight to think of now, but will appreciate very much later.

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    Using material from old baby clothes to make new baby clothes is a great way to save money and get a little more use out of the items that your child quickly outgrows. Making t-shirts into cute patchwork dresses, and pants into shorts are some quick fixes to pinch pennies.

    Another way to use up material from old baby clothes is to make stuffed animals. Do you have a favorite t-shirt of your baby's that his or her little arms just don't quite fit right in anymore? Using the material to make a little stuffed bear is a great way to preserve that memory for yourself and pass something very special on to your baby. The same thing can be done, if a hobby persists, with socks and jeans as well. Soon all of your friends will be begging for little stuffed dolls made out of your baby's old clothing.

    If you are in fact creatively inclined, another great way to reincarnate your baby's clothes is by creating a memory quilt. Save bits and pieces of your baby's clothing and use it to create a full sized patchwork quilt for when your baby gets their own big bed. That kind of sentimental value also makes a great gift for a graduation or a wedding (if you can wait that long to show off your handy work).

    If you're planning on having another child, you have a built in way to get rid of all of the extra clothes. You can put away the clothes that your baby grows out of in a storage area. Just make sure you launder everything when it comes back out for round two. Sure, it stinks to get hand-me-downs, but it is unlikely your infant will notice, let alone care.

    ************************
    Kirsten Hawkins is a baby and parenting expert specializing new mothers and single parent issues. Visit <A HREF="http://www.babyhelp411.com">babyhelp411.com</A> for more information on how to raising healthy, happy children.


    Remember the pregnancy crisis centers in your neighborhood. They always can use baby clothes to help young women who need extra help. The bible allowed the poor to gleen the fields to have food to eat. Gleen through your clothes and contribute to those in need.

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      #3
      Re: Frugal Tips For Outgrown Baby Clothes

      Also, you can sell some outfits on E-Bay

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        #4
        I have donated all of my sons clothes to crisis pregnancy centers or to freecyclers.

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          #5
          cloth diapers make great cleaning rags!

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            #6
            Buy in lots

            Try my store at Amanda's Baby Closet on ebay.

            Thanks,
            Amanda

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              #7
              Looking to gift Baby clothes to someone else or for your own kids? you will find it at Claire’s Baby Boutique. They serve their customers as #1 priority and you should expect nothing but the best when shopping at Claire’s Baby Boutique. So, browse their store and find the perfect boutique item for the babies and kids.

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                #8
                Hi,

                My child is 4 years of age now. So I have given his old garments which is in great quality at the halfway house. It is smarter to give the old garments and toys to the penniless children instead of squandering them.

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                  #9
                  I passed a majority of my kids old baby things down to family, friends, and even neighbours after my kids were past the stage, but I did hang onto a few things.

                  I still have both baby cribs I used. They're the old-fashioned ones with drop-side railings, and they've come in extra handy (again and again) throughout the years when company arrived with little ones.

                  I also kept a healthy supply of diapers (cloth), rubber pants and pins, along with the old plastic diaper pail, which surprisingly seen a considerable amount of use after my youngest was out of them, courtesy of me breaking them out whenever company arrived with little ones and stayed with us.

                  The moms were able to save their supply of disposable diapers for the trip home, while keeping their children comfortably in cloth diapers while they were staying with us.

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                    #10
                    You could sell them to a consignment store for extra money or opt for store credit.

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