Outgrow Baby Clothes:
to Do When Your Baby Outgrows Her Clothes
recently had a baby. It's been a few months now, and the baby has outgrown virtually
her wardrobe. 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?
are a number of ways to deal with this problem. First of all, there's 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 Goodwill or the Salvation Army. These are also a great
place to find gently used baby clothes for incredible savings.
occasion attire like baby's coming home outfit, first Christmas outfit, and baptism
outfit 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 (or the scissors you used to cut the cord if you had
a home birth), first outfit, and newborn 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 much later.
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.
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 you're into the crafting hobby,
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.
you are 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 handiwork).
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 run everything
through the laundry when it comes back out for the subsequent baby.
Sure, it's no fun to get hand-me-downs, but you know what, your infant
won't notice, let alone care.
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