There’s something incredibly charming about teeny-tiny knitted baby clothes and, for new parents, there’s very real joy associated with dressing their little ones up in all sorts of cute outfits day after day.
But, sadly, there will inevitably come a time when your baby no longer fits into their tiny little booties, cardigans, romper suits and dresses… so what do you do with all the excess clothing you’re starting to amass?
It would be lovely to keep everything but that’s not really practical and you’ll run out of cupboard space very quickly if everything you have becomes a keepsake.
Of course, if you’re planning on having more children, then keeping them as handmedowns can save you a huge amount of money, but if you’re done with procreation, there are lots of options out there to help you get rid of your unwanted clothing.
Depending on the quality of the garments, you could participate in a nearly-new sale where you’re sure to find lots of buyers on the lookout for a bargain. These take place all over the country throughout the year and it’s a great way to not only shift unwanted pieces, but also to meet other mums and dads in your local area, as well.
And then, of course, there’s the internet and sites like Vinted and eBay give you a readymade and global audience for your wares. What’s great about selling online is that you don’t even have to get out of your pyjamas to do it, so you can easily achieve what you want from the comfort of your own home. It’s all about efficiency!
Donating to charity is yet another option available to you, so consider taking a few bin bags down to a store local to you. Alternatively, it might be a kind idea to see if local nurseries would be interested in any garments, or perhaps mum and toddler groups.
Don’t feel that you have to part with everything, however, and there are sure to be a few items of clothing that have a special place in your heart. You could think about dressing your children’s soft toys in some of their old clothes, or what about framing your favourite pair of boots in a box frame and hanging it in the nursery or playroom?
You could even get a little bit crafty and use the fabric from the clothes to sew a baby blanket or a quilt, repurposing the clothes very quickly and easily, and giving you something you can keep and look back on over the years.
You could continue adding clothes as time goes on and create a really special family heirloom, something that everyone can love and reminisce over. We’d love to hear what you plan to do with your outgrown baby clothes, so get in touch to let us know.