Save Money on Kids’ Wardrobes [How-to’s and Top Tips to Save]

Save Money on Kids Wardrobes

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I’m in total disbelief that Baby #2 will be here in less than 2 months! We’ve been hard at work preparing for her arrival, including decorating her nursery and curating her wardrobe. Now that we’ve made quite a bit of progress in the nursery, I’m focusing on stocking her closet. And sharing with you my top tips to save money on kids’ wardrobes!

First Tip: Don’t Sacrifice on Quality

Every parent knows that kids grow way too fast, so we want to get as much wear out of kids clothes as possible. My number one tip is to not sacrifice on quality! It may seem counterintuitive to spend more money in order to save, but it’s often the better choice in the long run.

Save Money on Kids' Wardrobes

As an example, I recently got these Finn + Emma Elephants Pajamas for Colton. The quality of the pajamas is impeccable. They’re made with organic cotton and non-toxic, eco-friendly dyes. The material is a nice thickness and incredibly soft.

Save Money on Kids' Wardrobes

Because these pajamas are such high quality, I know we will get a lot of wear out of them. And that they will last through lots of little boy wear-and-tear. I justify higher-end kids clothes because they don’t fall apart after a couple wears. Quality over quantity!

Second Tip: Choose Gender-Neutral Kids Clothes

Which brings me to my second tip to save money on kids’ wardrobes: if you’re planning to have more babies, buy unisex pieces whenever possible.

Save Money on Kids' Wardrobes

I choose a lot of unisex items for Colton, including these pajamas. It works out well because I’m often drawn to more neutral patterns over stereotypical “boy” or “girl” designs. The advantage to choosing gender-neutral clothing is that your future babies can easily wear everything!

Save Money on Kids' Wardrobes

Obviously, my love for neutrals extends to our home decor, too. Lots of grey and white around here!

Save Money on Kids' Wardrobes

Because these pajamas are gender-neutral and high-quality, I anticipate Baby Girl will be wearing them here in a couple years! It’s crazy to think about, but I know that time will come before I know it. How does time pass so quickly once you become a mom? Well, except for the hour before my husband gets home from work, which is generally the longest hour in history.

Save Money on Kids' Wardrobes

Look at this adorable little tag! Colton loves birds, so he thought the little birdie tag was super fun. We have a fair amount of birds that land on our fence, and he loves to watch out the window for them. When he sees one, he calls me over to watch it with him! It is the sweetest thing. He also tells me all the facts he knows about birds: they fly, they say tweet tweet, they have wings, they have beaks, they live outside, and so on… every single time. It is so adorable to see him sharing his knowledge. Even if I was the one who taught him the facts originally!

Baby Girl Nursery Progress

We also picked up a couple items from Finn + Emma for Baby Girl’s nursery. You may have already noticed them in my last nursery post, but I love them so much that I want to share again!

Baby Girl Nursery Shelf

Finn + Emma Mini Rattle

This adorable Lily the Pika Mini Rattle is hanging out on Baby Girl’s wall shelf for now, but I know she’ll get a lot of play time in the future. She is hand-knit from organic cotton and stuffed with sheep’s wool. A perfect keepsake for our little girl!

Finn + Emma Wood Rattle Teether

The castle design on this Village Wood Rattle Teether fit perfectly in our Queen B’s room. I love that it’s made from natural materials, so I don’t feel bad about her (or Colton!) putting it in their mouths.

Save Money on Kids' Wardrobes

And just because, one more of my brown-eyed boy. I’m one lucky mama.

Save Money on Kids' Wardrobes

Pin these tips to save money on kids’ wardrobes for later!

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    1. I can totally relate! I usually get Colton’s stuff a size big so he can wear it a little longer!

    1. Thank you, Elise! I’m very lucky to have both of them!

  1. These PJs are so cute! Good quality is important when buying clothes for my kids. I want them to last and not fall apart. Love the room decorations too! So cute.

    1. Thank you, Liz! I totally agree on selecting high quality pieces!

  2. Great post! I love this topic! We shared between our two girls as we didn’t have any boys, but I love the gender neutral tip!

    1. Thanks, Thena! I bet having two girls is a lot of fun!

    1. Thank you, Katie! He loves hiding in his teepee. Plus it looks cute! It’s a win-win! 😉

  3. You have some great ideas here, but I am most impressed with you photos. Amazing style throughout.

    1. Thanks, Kate! I’ve really been working on my photography, so that means a lot.

  4. Priyadarshini Rajendran says:

    Your second tip made me smile..I am totally into it too. Using certain great products used by my older one for the second kid now 🙂

    1. That’s awesome! It’s so nice to be able to get more use of kids items!

  5. These are some great ideas. Another one is to try to find a second hand shop that has kids clothes that cheap since kids grow so fast. That’s what my sister did for her kids.

    1. That’s a great idea! I bought from some garage sales and consignment sales for my first, but I don’t have the time to go to them anymore. Now I’m all about the online shopping!

  6. OMG! I love everything about this! I love the organic cotton jammies with elephants and I wish I had them in my size. I love the kiddos’ rooms, especially the monochrome theme. And I love love love that your comment replies show up with stars!!!

    1. Thank you so much, Robin! You are so sweet! I appreciate all the kind words 🙂

  7. Great tips. Neutral, good quality clothing can last through the child bearing years.


    1. Thanks, Kristin! I totally agree!

    1. Thanks so much, Lisa! I love your linkup! 🙂

  8. Really great tips! I love the photos and neutral colors. That tent is just the cutest! Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday.

    1. Thanks so much, Jennie! I always look forward to your linkup!

  9. I love, love, love your style, mama!! I’m always thankful for some money-saving tips. Thank you so much for sharing with us at #MMBH

    1. Thank you so much! That is so kind of you 🙂

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