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How to save money on baby clothes

Whilst parenthood is pretty much the best thing in the whole world, it does have to be said that having a baby is an expensive business.  Especially if it’s your first child, there’s so much to pay for, and as you ready yourself for the baby’s arrival, it’s almost certain that your credit card will be feeling the strain.

When it comes to babies, one of the major expenses is clothing; for the simple reason that they grow so fast!  You might buy a gorgeous little dress or skirt for your daughter, and a few short weeks down the line, it no longer fits!

So, how can you save money on baby clothes?  The simple answer is the Internet.  Websites like eBay and Gumtree are fabulous for baby’s clothes, but the best thing about shopping on those sorts of websites is that you can get massive discounts for buying a higher volume of stuff. Search for ‘baby on a budget blog’, or ‘frugal living baby’ and lots of useful suggestions appear.

Log on to eBay and search for ‘baby bundle’.  The search should yield hundreds of results, and basically when you buy a ‘baby bundle’ you’re essentially buying a big bundle of clothes that another parent no longer uses.

One of the main advantages of buying a baby bundle (aside from the fact that they are really cheap!) is that they’re generally in really good condition as they haven’t been worn that much – the previous owner has just outgrown them.

When you consider how much it costs to buy a single item of clothing from Mamas and Papas, Mothercare, or even Tesco, buying baby bundles off the Internet definitely seems like the sensible bet.  Doing this can save you literally hundreds of pounds on baby clothing; and in today’s difficult financial climate, every opportunity you have to save money is very welcome indeed.

Where do you buy your baby clothes?  Have you got any tips for how else mums and dads can save money on baby products?  I’m a mum too, so I’d love to hear any nuggets of advice my fellow parents have.

About the photographer: Sue is a professional portrait photographer based in Harlow, Essex and she specialise’s in baby and child portraiture. Being a parent, she understand’s just how special your child is to you and her aim is to produce a collection of images that are natural and meaningful to your family. No two moments are ever the same and she wants to perfectly capture those early precious memories and the natural character of your child.

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