Buy at the end of the season. If you are having a winter baby, shop for some 18-month-sized summer items at the end of August.
Accept hand-me-downs. Well-worn clothes are much softer and more comfortable for children to wear. I understand that not everyone is happy to dress their little boys in pink during the day, but I did dress my son in his sister’s old pink and purple fairy jamas while I could get away with it.
Money saved by not buying new:
Typical first year wardrobe spend £280.00
If people ask what presents you would like for the baby, it is a good idea to ask for clothes in bigger sizes or toys for when your son or daughter is older. “Encourage friends and relatives to ask before they buy presents,” says Christensen, “so they can supplement your “finds” instead of duplicating them.” Or you can ask for a contribution to a larger item such as a cot. My son, who was six months old in December 2008, got lavender essential oil, and washable nappies amongst his Christmas presents. He didn't care at all! At least he had some wrapping paper to play with!