Having a baby is a very rewarding experience. You’ve created a life… a little person that could grow up to do or be anything. The President of the United States. A great movie star or athlete. A renowned physician that cures cancer or some other illness. Seriously, the possibilities are endless. Unfortunately, having a baby is also very expensive.
From hospital bills to diapers, babies come with a high price tag. In fact, according to the Huffington Post, the average cost of raising a child for 18 years in the United States is over $245,000. Yikes!
One way to shave a few pennies off of that price tag is by purchasing cheap baby clothes. Don’t think that by purchasing cheap baby clothes your sentencing your baby to a childhood of being poorly dressed. In fact, your little one can be one of the chicest babies in the playgroup when you know where to find the very best cheap baby clothes. Here are some of my favorite places to get stylish yet cheap baby clothes:
Online Consignment Shops
Browsing online consignment shops such as ThredUp is a great way to find name brand and stylish cheap baby clothes. Personally, I have ordered clothes for my son and myself numerous times from ThredUp, and I’ve always had a great experience. You can find gently used name brand and high quality clothes starting at around $5.
Bonus: With ThredUp, you can earn referral credit by having friends and family members shop on the site. When they make a purchase you earn $10 in referral cash which will allow you to get an even bigger discount or score free baby clothes!
In addition, consider earning cash by selling the clothes your little one has outgrown on ThredUp.
Don’t assume that all of the best cheap baby clothes are online. There are retailers who offer a great bargain. Two of my favorites are: Carters and Target.
Carters is where I bought the vast majority of baby clothes for my son. I like them because:
- Their clothing is high quality
- Their sizing is consistent
- Their clothing is stylish
- They frequently issue coupons AND offer free shipping online
- You earn $10 for every $50 you spend by shopping at one of their brick and mortar stores
Be sure to sign up for their email list so you are notified of sales, free shipping offers, and valuable coupons.
Target also offers a wide selection of trendy, high quality, and cheap baby clothes. I will admit that their clothing may not last years and years but your child will spill something on them or outgrow them within a few months anyway. Whether you’re heading to your nearest Target store or shopping online, be sure to download the Target Cartwheel app to score the biggest and best savings.
Note: Target is also a phenomenal place to establish a baby registry because they have all the baby supplies a mom could ask for including strollers, diapers, formula, and toys. It really is a one stop shop.
Online Super Stores (a.k.a Amazon)
When thinking about where to score cheap baby clothes, Amazon probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind. However, you’d be surprised at the great deals you can snag on cheap baby clothes from this online super store. In addition, Amazon is a great one stop shop for baby supplies, and thanks to their “wish list” feature you can register online for all your baby needs.
If you’ve refrained from online shopping in the past due to the high price of shipping, refrain no more! With Amazon, you can snag free shipping with a minimum order of just $35 or free 2 day shipping on nearly all products (regardless of order size) with Amazon Prime.
Tip: If you’re concerned about ordering cheap baby clothes from Amazon and the outfit not fitting or simply not looking how you expect it to, Amazon makes returns super simple.
Moms should also check out Amazon Mom which allows you to score free 2 day shipping AND save 20% on diapers with a subscription (where diapers are sent to you automatically at pre-determined times). Sign up for your free 30 day trial here.
Amazon is all about the savings! Another way to save money with this online super store is to take advantage of Amazon Subscribe & Save. This feature allows you to select your favorite grocery and household items and have them delivered on a reoccurring basis at a time you determine (ex. every 3 months). For being a loyal customer and ordering several items at the same time, Amazon will give you as much as 15% off your order total as well as free shipping.
A few baby items I had on Amazon Subscribe & Save for my son were diapers, wipes, Diaper Genie refills, and toothpaste. It was so convenient to not have to lug a massive box of diapers home from the store or to have to remember when to buy wipes because everything was already scheduled to be shipped right to my door. Plus there’s no obligation to stay in the program. You can cancel anytime. Learn more here.
Flash Sale Sites or Daily Deal Sites
Do not underestimate the power of flash sale sites when it comes to scoring cheap baby clothes. One of my favorites is Zulily. This site has limited quantities of adorable baby clothes that are at extremely discounted prices. For example, you can find deals up to 70% off retail on very popular brand names.
Plus you can earn referral credit to help you save even more money. If your friends and family make a purchase through your referral link you get a $15 credit.
When using flash sale sites, keep in mind that quantities are limited and deals can go quickly, so act NOW if you are interested.
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There you have it – my favorite places to score adorable cheap baby clothes. Where else do you like to find cheap baby clothes? eBay? Local garage sales? Please share in the comments.