Going shopping for newborn clothes can be both a joy and a strain on the pocketbook. If you are lucky you will be gifted many suitable newborn outfits for your new arrival however not all families are so lucky. Newborn girls are often dressed up in pretty clothes meant to be both functional for the mother and adorable for anyone seeing the young child. This can cause many parents to want to stretch their budgets to buy the most unique or trendy newborn clothes they can find. But unless they are very wealthy these parents quickly learn how the costs of keeping up with a growing baby can add up.
In contrast to dolling up your baby girl a better approach is to buy simple clothes for your baby girl while she is still and infant and focus on getting more fashionable clothing for her when she gets to be a few months old. This allows you to focus your baby’s attention on appearance once she’s not sleeping quite as much and is able to sit or crawl on her own.
Because finding affordable clothing for your baby girl should be at the top of your list you should consider clothes shopping well in advance of your baby’s arrival if at all possible. Clothing exchange stores and other types of thrift stores are prime places to find quality infant apparel at heavily discounted prices.
New mothers how purchase newborn clothing tend to donate these types of items to clothing exchanges and charitable organizations all the time and because their babies only wore them for a few months at most they are likely still in nearly new condition and perfect for your baby girl.
Other good places to find affordable clothes for newborns are at local churches and charities who often have clothing drives for people who need a little help. Much like the consignment shops donations always tend to contain baby clothes for the same reasons as above. The clothes are only usable for a few months until the baby outgrows them. In lieu of holding onto the clothes forever most parents donate, sell, or hand their clothes down to others. Getting involved in one of these organizations near where you live may be a great way to snag some affordable clothing or even donated baby clothing.