What to do with your baby's old clothes?

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Lorraine - posted on 07/01/2009

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sell them on kijiji, ebay , yard sales and consignment shops. usally get 1/4 what I paid and put the money toward other thins she needs. special things I save, like first out fit home, first new years dress ect

Keri - posted on 07/01/2009

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I am currently getting my baby clothes ready for a consignment sale. The clothes that don't sell I am donating to a local charity. that gives back to my community.. You can try to take them to a consignment store or see if you have a freecycle in you area at freecycle.org or maybe a craigslist. Whether you sell or donate is totally up to you.

Lindsay - posted on 07/01/2009

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I kept my daughter's birth - about 24 month clothes until I ran out of room and had a garage sale. I sold separate pieces for about $2 and sets for $3-$4. She had a ton of stuff! I made about $1200 off of that sale and donated what was left to Goodwill. I don't let it pile up like that anymore so with each season that changes, we clean out closets and offer them to anyone we know they may work for then we donate to our church rumage sale or the goodwill.

Kristine - posted on 07/01/2009

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Sally Ann's is an awesome place to drop off ur clothes. Plus ur helping the less fourtunate.

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I either pass some things along to my nephew, but not too often because my sister hates hand-me-downs. EVERYTHING is sold on Craigslist. I'm not out to make a fortune and I sell most items for $1-$2 each. I sell in size lots, for example I have gone through my son's wonter clothing. I am a lot of 10 pair of jeans/long pants size 3T posted and asking $15.00 If someone wants to offer me $12, then that's fine with me too. I prefer going through Craigslist because I keep all of the money as opposed to splitting it at a consignment store. My policy is that if nothing sells after several postings, I give it away for free.

Natasha - posted on 07/01/2009

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If you want to keep some of the clothes that are very sentimental to you I thought about having a quilt made with some of the clothes. otherwise donating them to people in need of give them to friends/family that have kids or are having kids

Libby - posted on 07/01/2009

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Quoting Lisa:

PAY IT FORWARD! I'm sure you know someone who could use them. We are saving ours in the event we have another, and the extra is going to Goodwill. Most won't buy used for some reason, but you could try that also.



Actually baby items/clothes are big ticket items where I live for garage sales and we have several resale shops here.  I think it is easier to buy used baby clothes because babies grow so fast (and out of their clothes) and some things end up looking brand new, if not gently used.  When I handed stuff down to my friend from church I think there were a few items that still had tags on and MANY things that looked brand new that I wish I could've kept for my girl (but they were blue).  I know sometimes with your first child you don't want to buy used and you want to buy everything brand new, but the more kids the more that goes out the window I think.

Libby - posted on 07/01/2009

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But I did keep the things I thought were important like a special bib or first Christmas outfit. The rest was just taking up space!!!

Libby - posted on 07/01/2009

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Well, with my first two (both boys) I kept them for a long time. Guess I held on to them for the "just incase" moment. I did have a garage sale a couple summers ago, and also tried taking some to a resale shop. I found the garage sale to be better than packing the stuff up and taking it somewhere. Things I knew that were outdated (not just clothes but other baby items) I took donated them because I knew I wouldn't use them again. Now that I'm pregnant again I decided whatever I had left (baby boy clothes) were going to go to someone who would appreciate them. I gave some clothes to my brother in law and his wife for my nephew and didn't even get a thank you. So, now I am going to give all my small baby clothes to a friend at church who is having her first boy and the bigger items to some of my friends that I've made through my son's school. I'm glad I decided to do this because now that I'm having a girl I've also been offered baby girl clothes, so I'm very appreciative that I don't have to start with nothing because I'm having a different gender this time.

Stina - posted on 07/01/2009

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If you are certain you won't be having any more children, give them away or donate them to a thrift store. I find that I have too many clothes for my baby so as she grows out of them, I store what I would need for another baby making sure to include some gender neutral articles... and everything else, I give to another mom who's baby will be able to use them.

Katie - posted on 07/01/2009

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what we have done is give them to a family friend that has a little girl 6 weeks younger than ours. however, there has been a few times that we bring them to the donation center at our church for one of the local safe houses here. there are women and children that are in need of clothing. look up that type of thing and see if there's somewhere like that that you could bring them tho. i personally am sentimental and kept her outfit that she came home in, and her dedication outfit, and the outfit from her first easter. anything else can go.

Tammy - posted on 07/01/2009

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Donate them to friends or family members that you know who are having children. Or sell them to a resale shop near you so you can earn money to get newer used clothes or use the cash for other needs. Good Luck.

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PAY IT FORWARD! I'm sure you know someone who could use them. We are saving ours in the event we have another, and the extra is going to Goodwill. Most won't buy used for some reason, but you could try that also.

~Jennifer - posted on 07/01/2009

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I donate my kids (and mine when I clean the closets) to the local women's shelter / domestic violence shelter. A lot of the women just grab their kids and run, and don't have time to pack many clothes.

Rosmary - posted on 07/01/2009

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Don't know if this is helpful but this is what I have done with my chilrens clothes. If they are sill nice I give them to the salvation army because being a mommy of three kids I know how exspensive they can be after awhile and I know theres alot of moms out there who need stuff and can't spend the extra bucks. Or if I know one in the family thats getting ready to have a baby I offer it to them first . I keep there first outfit, and first pair of shoes for there keepsake boxs though . I am very sentimental. lol

Katy - posted on 07/01/2009

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Hand them down to a friend or neighbor who needs them. I have an almost three year old boy and his clothes have been passed to at least 4 other boys. Well only the ones that don't have to bad of stains or holes in them.

Ashley - posted on 07/01/2009

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Theres alot of things you can do with old baby clothes...keep them just in case you plan on another child....give them away to a salvation army or goodwill....find a store that buys gently used clothing and sells them for you...or have a garage sale...people are always looking for baby stuff!!!

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