|Yep. This shirt came in a box of clothes-- all for $15. Who can resist an "I Love Mommy" shirt.|
When I first started thrifting for baby items, I would get excited whenever I found any type of boy items and buy anything and everything in sight. Now, I've learned to shop smarter, so I decided to share a few of the tips I've learned.
- Watch for style and quality- Even if it's only $3, it's not worth the money if you're never going to let your baby wear it. Along the same line, watch the brand. If you can buy it for close to the same cost brand new at Kohl's, then by all means, buy it brand new at Kohl's.
-Watch for size and age-appropriateness- I try to stick to items that Liam will be able to wear within the next six months. I really don't have the space to store much more. The same is true for toys. Make sure it's something your baby can play with in the near future.
|I lucked out and picked up all of these items for $5 at the consignment store in my hometown.|
-Find shops you can trust-- I normally shop at the Thrift Store at The Club for Boys in a nearby town. It's well-established, I can trust it to have good prices, and the sales benefit an excellent charity.
The same is true for Better World Books. A friend of mine suggested this site to me as a way to build my classroom library when I first started teaching. Now, I use it to build my library at home. Liam and I read a lot of books, and many of them came from Better World Books. They have great deals, offer free shipping with no minimum order, and they match purchases book for book.
What about you? Do you buy used for your baby? Do you have any other tips to share?