Baby Clothes

Nikki - posted on 05/06/2010 ( 22 moms have responded )

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Do you have a favourite brand of baby clothes? Which brand do you find to be most durable and well priced? Do you look for products which are low fire danger?

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Kimberly - posted on 05/17/2010

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I absolutely love the Joe brand clothes from Superstore. They are cute, cheap, have the adjustable waist, and wear well. Almost all of my son's clothes are from there and he's never worn anything out before he's outgrown it.

Heather - posted on 05/17/2010

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oh, Sara, I discovered those jeans by accident at Christmas time....they really extended the life of those jeans and my son didnt out grow them as fast. I found them at Khols.

I have only found one brand of clothes that I dont like and that is Chicco at Target...those clothes shrunk and fell apart...some of them after just one wash. Old navy shrinks too...my son got a pair of shorts and a matching shirt for his birthday...both 18 months, and the shorts go to his ankles, and the shirt is so short his little belly hangs out....not impressed.

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Mary, you'll have to pick up the jeans and shorts you see and look on the inside. The jeans look normal on the outside, but there is an elastic band that you can adjust by buttoning it on the inside. A friend told me about them and it took me a while to find them too because I didn't know to look inside.

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Just for the record and not that you'd wanna shop there but the GAP has adjustable waistbands and easy access buttons to the diaper area!

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@Mary Elizabeth
I agree with the you about Children's Place. My daughter is also very skinny and their pants actually stay up on her! Have you tried Target? I was able to find adjustable waistbands on blue jeans and shorts there not too long ago.

ME - posted on 05/12/2010

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I have always had to shop at a Children's Place for my son...it's the only store with elastic adjustable waistbands, and my son is SO skinny, he still fits in his 6 month pants (they are just too short) at 2 years and 3 months old! I love their clothes too, they are darling, and hold up great...I'm finding with my 3 month old daughter tho, that I also like Carters...

C. - posted on 05/08/2010

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Oooh, yeah. I forgot about naming an actual brand and not where I shop.. Carter's and Garanimals have to be the best overall baby clothes brands that I have ever come across (thus far, anyway). Both brands have held up like a gem, and my son is a rough-and-tumble kind of kid.. He doesn't do things gently. And yes, like Meghan said, I have found that Carter's seems to be a little bit bigger than what the label says. My son had Carter's onesies that were from 0-3 months.. He was still wearing them at 11 months- Despite being bigger than average (always off the charts for height and between 50th and 100th percentile for weight at every doctor's checkup after the first 2 weeks). So, yeah.. I'd have to go with those two, IMO.

Katarina - posted on 05/08/2010

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I shop at walmart mostly. It's a 10minute walk up the street and their clothes is fair quality and a good price for a 13month old dirt eater. BUT when Please Mum has a sale and there bright an early in the morning to shop! Twice a year there sale clothes goes to an additional 70% off. I've gotten pants and shirts for $2-3. I love Children's Place when they have their $1 tables at the end of each season.

I can't not stand Old Navy!!! Their sizes are weird and nothing fits right, needless to say it all shrinks badly. Sear and The Bay size their clothes by weight, and can't be bothered. I'm not a fan of The Gap, not my style, but their clothes is over priced for Baby stuff anyways!!!

I'll go down to the states every once and awhile and shop at the Carter's outlet and other outlets closer to the border.

Like Christina, I'll be more willing to spend after he stops growing like a weed, and playing in the dirt, haha.

C. - posted on 05/07/2010

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I always use things that I can find at WalMart and Target, and occasionally a department store.. My son grows out of clothes so fast, even now and he's 22 months, that buying expensive stuff would be such a waste of money.

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Maybe it's Nordstroms, Sara.....I dunno.....I'm just making this shit up as I go! LOL! ;)

Now I'm curious.....I'm gonna look up Pumpkin Patch......did you know my nickname when I was a lil' kid was Pumpkin because I had strawberry blonde hair! Just thought you all might want to know that about me!? LOL!

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Dana, those name brands are not available at Target where I am that I am aware. We don't have Costco, but Sam's Club does carry Carter's.

Gillian and Nikki, I've never heard of Pumpkin Patch but I looked it up and oh my goodness those are cute clothes! But I can't afford that. Unless I find them on consignment of course!

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We always shop at Kohls or Target...I love all of their clothes they are really well priced. I suppose my favorite brand would have to be Carters for Carleigh...they are very durable and last so long and in my opinion they are a little larger than the size on the items says so I feel she can wear them just a little longer than other clothing brands...we have a Carters outlet store near by(about 2 hours away) and I go there usually every August and stock up for the year and if we need otherthings trought the year I go to Kohls or Target...

Cynthia - posted on 05/07/2010

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Well, seeing as money is tight, I buy most of my daughter's clothes at garage sales and secondhand stores. Which is fine by me- I've never been into brand names myself, and I won't buy her anything that looks crappy. At this age she grows out of them so fast anyway, I could never be ok with myself spending hundreds of dollars on clothes for her. We do have a great consignment shop near where I live that does carry only nice, un-stained brand name clothing that I buy for her sometimes. But really, brand names are of no importance to me.

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I hate to admit that I'm a brand name JUNKIE! Although I do shop at the large department stores once in a while, if I have the money you'll find me at The Gap, Children's Place and ANYWHERE I can find Roxy, Billibong, Hurley etc. There's only a few shops locally so I usually head to the US for a major shopping spree! When I was in Vegas a couple months ago I think I spent over $500 US to buy Roxanne some super cute clothes that should last her a couple years.......I'm also lucky that she's not a super messy kid or I might not be so inclined to spend so much money on her!

Correct me if I'm wrong Sara but places like Target and even Costco in the US sell the brands I like? This isn't the case in Canada.....you can only find them at a few select VERY expensive shops here! I've even ordered from a few sights online (ie. Nordstroms) before!

Lady - posted on 05/07/2010

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I like pumpkin patch too, especially for the older ones - the baby clothes are awful expensive and like you say they grow out of them so quickly.

Nikki - posted on 05/07/2010

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I love Big W for every day clothes (department store in Aus) they are really cheap. My all time favourite would have to be Pumpkin Patch, not that I buy much from the store because I find it hard to justify the cost, considering they grow out of them so fast, although I get all of my niece's hand me downs and they wear so well.

Lady - posted on 05/07/2010

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The supermarkets in the UK do great children's clothes, they are quite cheap and durable and they do packs of bodysuits and all in one pyjamas for really reasonal prices - it's not what you would put them in for best but great play clothes.

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Wal-Mart has gotten cuter, but not very durable. After only a few washes they look old. Target is pretty good and reasonably priced.

I also like The Children's Place for several reasons.
1. CUTE
2. Good sales (full price is a little much)
3. lots of mix and match and coordinating outfits
4. the mix and match also mixes and matches in different seasons...we have lots of hand-me-downs from older cousins and their The Children's Place clothes will mix and match with the new stuff my daughter has

I LOVE to consignment shop. There are two good consignment shops in my area that only take certain brand names and clothes that are in good condition. So I'll find high end stuff like Bailey Boys, Strasburg, Kelly's Kids, Remember Nguyen, Feltman Bros, Rothschild, GAP, Gymboree for a FRACTION of the original price. Of course I check the clothes over really well for little holes or stains and wash them really well when we get home. I love dressing my daughter up in fancy clothes (especially smocked), but I'm unwilling to pay the full price. So consignment works well for me.

If you live in the US, here is a link to my favorite traveling consignment. Maybe they'll be in your area:
http://www.rhealana.com/

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