Where can I get really nice baby clothes and baby essentials for cheap?

Marqita - posted on 08/16/2009 ( 47 moms have responded )

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I'm looking for some baby clothes for a baby boy. anyone who has a boy knows how much harder it is to find boys clothes than it is to find girls clothes. I'm also looking for a stroller and cat seat... i'm trying not to spend as much money as i did the first time. HELP PLEASE!!!

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Holly - posted on 09/05/2009

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look on caigslist I have found a lot of stuff on there. From toys to clothes, shoes and baby furniture ect.

Hanna - posted on 08/16/2009

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clothes: marshalls/tjmaxx -- check clearance racks, you can get some amazing stuff for dirt cheap, and sometimes you can get toys, accessories there as well (except stay away from phat farm -- their colors run like crazy; and kenneth cole, marc ecko, polo run a bit small, so you might need to get it a size bigger. personally, i buy mostly carter's for my son because it wears great, washes amazing (and so far i passed on all my son's small clothes to a friend of ours who wore it and then passed them on to another kid and it's still in good condition)



clothes: jc penney & macy's when they have sales -- again you can get amazing deals; and with macy's if you have a good baby department, you can get clothes when your son gets a bit older 12, 18, 24 months. and when they have one-day only sales, you can print out savings pass & get an additional 15% off (or use ur macy's card).



clothes & stuff: burlington coat factory -- baby depot -- you do have to shop around because some of the stuff is the same price as babies r us, but if you register there, they'll send you a coupon for 20% off one item, which might come in handy on a larger item purchase (i bought my breast pump there, medela pump in style, and paid $175 instead of regular price because they were running a sale & i had the coupon for additional discount).



crib -- i bought mine in ikea ($107-130), the side rail doesn't drop, but it also costs less than the bigger ones in other places (i figured that after i saw my husband kicking the side of the crib in the store to drop it down, i'm better off buying the one that doesn't drop because it'll be broken in 24hrs), and it converts into toddler bed, and when you're ready for a bigger bed, just buy a bigger bed -- it's cheaper than buying the new attachments to the bigger crib (and using 2 sides of it as head board & foot board).



tub: ikea $7 -- it's not the one ergonomically designed, but my mom bought me an insert and now when my baby is 5.5 months and the size of a 10 month old, i can still use the tub instead of washing him in our big one.



strollers: check burlington, babies r us, jc penney -- depends on what you want. and if your infant car seat doesn't come with the stroller, don't bother buying one -- invest in a transitional seat that's 5lb-50 or 85lbs, it's almost the same price and you won't need to buy another one before the year is up. and when you're picking your baby up from the hospital, borrow someone's for a day to pick the baby up and call it a day (hospitals will require an infant car seat for a baby to be picked up in a car).



also, check target, walmart for the non-clothes (i personally don't like their clothes) -- you can get amazing deals. they're also great for stuff like lotions, formula, cereal, etc.

however, the cheapest diapers i found (per diaper) was at babies r us if you buy that giant box. it's $40, but you get the most diapers than in other places. and if you get sale ($5 off or $15 off for two, then it's definitely worth it.) and when you register with them, it's buy 9 get 10th free (huggies or pampers. walmart advertises luvs being cheaper -- it's the same price as pampers swaddlers/cruisers except looks way worse & doesn't protect as well as the others. register with pampers.com & huggies.com and they'll send you coupons in the mail for their diapers and other products -- it's not much $1 here $2 there, but it adds up.



I hope this helps, good luck!

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Claudette - posted on 09/20/2012

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My FAVORITE place to find bargins on clothes is Yard Sales. Their is nothing like going to a yard sale and gettting clothes for .50. With four kids, especially little ones who are in a new size every year, yard sales are the way to go. You can find all kinds of deals, for kids, and adults too.

Crystal - posted on 09/02/2009

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Cosignment sales!! They are great! It is were a bunch of families sale their new and gently used items for really cheap prices. My husband owns one called Kidzexchange.com in Charlotte, NC. You can buy anything from car seats to bottles! They are amazing...I hardly ever buy retail clothing now! Kids grow so fast! It is hard to spend a lot of money on new clothing. Also, you can sale your old stuff and make your money back! You can't beat that!

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if you're not opposed to used items, craigs list and similar local listing sites (check yahoo groups - there are probably several in your area - i live in a tiny town and i have multiple freecycle and yard sale groups to choose from) will have lots of stuff. there are even free sites where you can find lots of things. i've also found plenty of things at the discount stores like ross/tjmaxx/big lots/burlington, etc. you could also check your local paper for yard sales, church sales, etc. i'm all about going used to save money, as long as you avoid or practice extreme caution with certain safety issues, like cribs and carseats. there are websites where you can check for recalls on used items, and make sure you get a manual with it, or that they are available on the manufacturers websites.

Crystal - posted on 09/02/2009

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you can find some good things on craigslist. that's what we did this time and we got so many good deals.

Audrey - posted on 09/01/2009

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I have plenty of baby boy clothing and car seat, high chair, porta- crib bath tub, basset net, etc fairly new saling for a small price if interested..depending on your location. My grandson is 20 months and I am fulled up with these things...1st grandson and blessed. Email misty960@bellsouth.net

Amanda - posted on 08/31/2009

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I have a 6 month baby boy and I checked out the Once Upon A child store and it was great!! I got 6 different outfits for about twenty dollars and they have other items too like saftey gaits for cheap.

Penny - posted on 08/30/2009

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Ebay for clothes! I have bid and won on some great Gymboree outfits, some are pre owned, but all that I have received were in great condition and Adorable!! Make sure you check the feedback on the sellers-very important to see what buyers say. Also if you have a TJMaxx near you, they have some really cute stuff. Just make sure you check out the items, sometimes they get in irregulars, but most of the stuff is last season but they carry brands like Carter's, Vitamins Baby, Baby Q and other brands.

Nicole A. - posted on 08/30/2009

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aj wright, old navy, sears.. depends on where you are located. in the bronx, fordham road, southern blvd and 3rd avenue.. all have baby stores like Bunnies, Kids Place and that sort of thing.. i say hit up family/friends if you can... those you know have taken care of the clothes, etc. if you shop online, look for online coupons or instore coupons

Heidi - posted on 08/29/2009

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Marqita ~ Check out craigslist in your area... You can also check out Goodwill and garage sales.

Amy - posted on 08/29/2009

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I'm not sure where you live but I do a ton of shopping at baby consignment shops. Most outfits run from $2-$6 and most are brand name. An added bonus is that you can exchange your baby's old clothes for store credit.

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i have a daughter and i always thought it was conspiracy for retailers to mark down boys clothes more than girls'! LOL
but i pride myself in never paying full price, so i usually shop during end of season sales. so sometimes i may have to buy a few seasons ahead in order to take advantage of the great quality items at rock bottom prices! i don't shop at ross or any of those bec sometimes the prices are comparable if you go straight to the source. also online shopping is great if you can find free shipping or coupon codes that add free shipping or 10-15% discounts!

Rachel - posted on 08/28/2009

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Once Upon A Child. Its a store that sells gently used clothes and baby stuff including cribs, toys, toddler beds, play yards, gates, everything. It's great. And then once you're done with them if your child hasn't destroyed them they buy them back... If it's in good condition.

Florencia - posted on 08/26/2009

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Think ahead. Go to the end of season sales where things are marked down as much as 80%. You can find great summer discounts now because the stores are clearing thier inventory for the Fall. Buy Summer clothes now for next year. I did that with both my girls and saved a bundle. I bought winter clothes in March and just added 8 months to her age so they would fit when the next Winter came around!

Missy - posted on 08/26/2009

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have u ever thought of second hand stores they offer great deals, some of the thrift store help other s with your purchases

Heather - posted on 08/26/2009

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as many others have stated before me freecycle,craigslist,ebay,garage sales,moving sales,fleamarkets,goodwill,salvation army are all great many of times i can find brand new clothes with the store tags on still for very lil cash. if you do not have the time for that there is a site i use alot for my childrens clothing and i love it i don't think i have ever seen any outfit over 14 dollars.



http://www.thechildrenswearoutlet.com/sh...



i have also used this site for great christmas gifts for friends children and neices and nephews.

also do not forget to check out your local area for children consignment sales. our area has one every 4 months. i have found brand new gymboree outfits 3 and 4 piece ones for as little as 10 bucks for my 8 yr old daughter(i feel like i hot the jackpot every time i step into that place)

Candice - posted on 08/25/2009

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where abouts do you live....... if ur in canada you can go on kijiji.ca or freecycle.ca

Ashlie-Nichole - posted on 08/25/2009

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try catholic social services they have cheap stuff for u and sometimes u can get it for free

Laura - posted on 08/23/2009

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Consinement shops. friends and neighbors. good luck. Church clothing closets. depends on where you live and what you community provides for you .for example in our neighborhood at the boys and girls club there is a clothing closet. if you need something and they have it , its yours no cost yep thats right its free.

Suzanne - posted on 08/23/2009

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I live in Chicago and we have this store called Once upon a Child, has everything used, nothing crappy. Look for thrift stores in your area.

Tiffany - posted on 08/22/2009

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Although mine is grown up (19) I have very young nephews and nieces so see if this works for you.Look in your area for children's/babies resale shops.We all know how fast they grow and ALOT of the times they grow without getting the chance to use 1/2 the clothes they've gotten.For that matter, even the clothes they have gently worn tend to be brand names and worn once or twice.Many of the shops i've been to have clothing AND STROLLERS,BATH TUBS,ETC FOR REALLY CHEAP! GOOD LUCK!

RICHELLE - posted on 08/22/2009

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I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT SECOND HAND STORES BUT THERE ARE A FEW OUT THERE THAT HAVE REALLY NICE THINGS. SOME OF THE MECHANDISE HAS NEVER BEEN USED. I KNOW I SOLD SOME OF MY CHILDE=RENS BABY THINGS THERE. BUT YOU MIGHT WANT TO TRY THERE AND SEE IF YOU LIKE ANYTHING. THERE IS ON IN CANTON ,MI OFF OF SHELDON RD BETWEEN WARREN AND FORD RD.

Loriann - posted on 08/21/2009

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Definitely yard sales & flea markets & even thrift stores! you wouldn't believe some of the beautiful things i have gotten.. for soo cheap! last year i found a brand new rothschild long wool dress coat w/fur collar for $3! it was missing a button & i ended up replacing all of them, so they matched.. which cost more than the actual coat!

good luck & happy hunting!

Chastitee - posted on 08/21/2009

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i don't know where you are exactly but baby exchange in el cajon, ca is great if you have old baby clothes and get want to exchange for other clothes....

Krista - posted on 08/21/2009

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Old Navy is still my choice for clothes. The stuff is rather cheap, especially if you hit the sales and it's also high quality stuff.

Also, just look for sales. There are ALWAYS sales.

Rachel - posted on 08/21/2009

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Have you tried ebay, you can get whole bundles of kids clothes and baby clothes on there which have hardly been worn for next to nothing. Also I have seen a site which does clothes swapping so you swap clothes your kids have grown out of for clothes in a bigger size, don;t recall the web address but if you googled it I'm sure it'd come up.
Rachel

Keri - posted on 08/20/2009

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When clothes go on clearance at the end of the season, I stock up on the next year's clothes. And when that season rolls around again and you open up a box of clothes you bought the year before, it's like opening a surprise present!

Tammy - posted on 08/20/2009

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have you ever heard of freecycle.org? it is a site where people are getting rid of things for free. We have gotten a lot of nice things off that site, but I have never looked for clothes, but you might want to check it out. Good luck

Candace - posted on 08/19/2009

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we always go to Once Upon a Child. we have no problem getting second hand clothing, toys, or furniture. we got a bassinet really cheap from there and when he outgrew it, we sold it back and then bought a crib from there that's in very good shape. :) we got an Exersaucer for my son (it usually runs about $60 i think) for $28 after tax at Once Upon a Child and its in great condition. you can also find new item there that they sell at a slightly discounted price. they are pretty strict about what they will accept (based on the condition of items), so the clothes and items are nice.

i've noticed in terms of clothes, Gerber runs a little small compared to Carters, so if you have a long baby, Carters might be the brand to invest in (i know that's how it is for us, our son is rather long).

i try to catch things on sale when i have to buy new items. being a young new family, we don't have much money, so we catch everything we can on sale or as second hand items. whatever will save money.

Robin - posted on 08/18/2009

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I think thrift stores and garage sales are the very best, cheapest place to buy good things, you can find some really neat things there.

Pam - posted on 08/17/2009

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Try second hand clothing stores for babies/kids. There are many places that buy top quality used baby/kids clothes,toys,furniture,etc. and then resell at reasonable prices. (the ones around here if there is a snag, fray, worn knee, small stain or even just not in style anymore they don't buy/sell it) Alot of these also are name brand, quality items. When they are little they out grow things before they wear them out. Check out your local yellow pages for these type of places, they are great!

Vielisa - posted on 08/17/2009

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When I had my son, I would shop at walmart a lot. They have some nice clothes at cheap prices..I'm sure your baby will grow out of them really fast so I don't suggest that you go out and spend all of your money on nice clothes that won't fit in a month or two later. You can also check with friends and family to see if they might have any baby clothes they kept. If you don't mind slightly used clothes you can try craigslist, garage sales, goodwill, salvation army, etc...I wouldn't go to once upon a child as I found out that there prices are more expensive then what you can find new. Supplies such as diapers, formula, bottles, etc...depending on what brand of formula you plan to use or if your going to be breast-feeding you can sign up online to get coupons. You can also go to pampers.com or huggies.com to have coupons mailed to you each month. Costco and Sam's club have the big packs of diapers for cheap (ex. pull-ups at walmart are close to $16 each for the jumbo pack wile Costco sells a big box for $30. Just shop around and I'm sure you will be able to find the best deals.

Kristina - posted on 08/17/2009

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Children's Place, Carter's Outlet Stores, Target, Kohl's for clothing!!! Do be ashamed to go to yardsales, or ask family/friends to help!!! Also there alot of great consignment shops that sell gently used clothing/accessories for children. These stores are also great when your little one outgrows his clothing/toys b/c they will either buy reasonably in-shape clothes, etc or give you store credit towards your next purchase! Best wishes!

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Shop garage sales. You would be amazed how good the quality is on many of the things that people are selling at garage sales, especially if you are looking in a fairly wealthy neighborhood. My husband and I were able to find a changing table a a crib at two different garage sales in great condition that match almost perfectly for less than $60 combined! Also consignment stores and second hand stores are great places to look. My aunt buy baby clothes and gives them away for free to people in need. She mostly shops online and at garage sales and she almost never buys items for more than 50 cents a piece. She has gotten some truly amazing deals.

Julie - posted on 08/17/2009

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For new stuff TjMaxx and Marshall are always the best for name brand clothes, but if you don't mind gently used clothes... Once upon a Child is great. They have good stuff, like sweaters and jeans that are almost like new. And they are great if you want to sell you child's old clothes also, they give cash on the spot. They also do toys, shoes, books, videos and so much more. It's worth looking into with this economy!!!

Christa - posted on 08/17/2009

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i love The Children's Place....if you sign up for a credit card, watch their sales, you can combine coupons. I get their jeans for $9 or under and never pay more than $5 for a shirt. I have gotten 4 winter thick jackets for $11 or under. Check it out.....their clothes are very nice. I have gotten baby clothes for .99 cents.

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Depending on if you don't mind hand me downs, you can always check www.craigslist.org for people in your area selling their baby stuff. Also there is www.crazy8.com...they have really nice clothing for a GREAT price, and super cheap shipping. I normally check the clearance sections of clothing stores (target, walmart, kmart etc). I spent $25 and got several outfits for my son for the following summer. Totally worth it.

Elizabeth - posted on 08/16/2009

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I used to work for Target, so I know to always go to the back of every department or the end of every isle to where the place their clearance items. I usually never pay over $4 for anything! And if you have any Ross stores where you live you can usually get 3-piece outfits for under $8! Best of luck!

Emma - posted on 08/16/2009

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EBAY!!! you can get heaps of new stuff on there that companies buy in bulk n sell cheep as!!!!
you could also pick up some great second hand stuff

good luck

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