Your baby is the best, that’s what every mommy thinks of their little one, and so you want the best for them even in the world of fashion. Keeping your baby chic can be expensive along with all the other costs of babyhood but with a few tips and tricks and you can keep your baby looking chic for less and leave all the other mommies wondering how you do it.
The first step to take is to learn a little about baby fashion and who the popular designers are for baby. There is no shortage of great baby gear and clothing to make your little bundle into a star to be found online at baby boutique stores. Some of the most popular baby chic clothing brands including Kate Mack, Baby Nay and Tralala. All of these companies offer gorgeous baby gear that is sure to impress everyone at playgroup. Once you know the manufacturer’s lines and the styles you like best, it’s time to find it for less.
One of the best places to find baby chic clothing and décor for less is on eBay. A simple search of a brand name can bring you a huge number of choices at a fraction of their original retail price. Take the time to get to know the seller or online store to negotiate bulk discounts or free shipping. "Baby Chic on the Cheap" by Olivia, a list available on Amazon.com of designer items for much less than designer prices. The list is updated regularly and should be checked often to find the best deals and items you may be looking for.
Some exclusive baby brands can be found at outlet stores and their prices can be 50-75% or more off their original and even sale prices. These are often inventory leftovers that go on sale just before a new line is about to come out, or are samples left from marketing events and store displays. Make sure you are getting the right size and check the condition of the clothing before purchasing. Know the return policy. Some outlet stores may have return policies that don’t allow for exchange or refunds on purchases.
If funds are low, check out Consignment Stores, Thrift Shops and yard sales. Because babies grow so fast, many clothing items may have seen very little wear especially ones that the mother held in high regard as a ‘special outfit’. Check used garments carefully for visible set-in baby stains and age yellowing than can diminish quality and usefulness.
See a toddler who’s always dressed to the nines? Approach the Mom with a complement on her good taste and hint that you’d love any old castoffs. You might be surprised and get some great clothes free or for very little out of pocket.
Shopping baby chic on a budget can be done with a little research, product knowledge, and a diligent eye toward buying quality. Your baby can be the talk of the playground with a great wardrobe that you got for a steal.
Baby clothes demand even more attention at washing time to keep them looking great. Pre-treat stains immediately and use chlorine-free bleach to keep colors vibrant.
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