Here’s a simple tip on saving money on baby clothes sponsored by Clorox®.
I’m becoming a better mom with every child that I have. I am definitely smarter with this baby than I was with my first. With my daughter, I spent tons of money on dozens of outfits that she only wore once. In fact, there were some things that she didn’t get a chance to wear at all. There’s only so many times you can change a baby’s clothes during the day. Also, did you know that babies grow super fast? I didn’t realize it until I had one of my own whose little rolls were popping out of outfits after just one wear.
My son was a little chunker from the very beginning. He was over nine pounds when he was born, so he didn’t spend a lot of time in newborn outfits. These past few months, though, things have slowed down a bit. He’s been in 3-6 months clothes for the last 4 months, but I’m anticipating a growth spurt any day now. That doesn’t mean I’ve rushed out to buy a bunch of clothes in the next size up, though. Nope. I’m way savvier than that. Instead, I’m taking care of a few key pieces of clothing that he rocks over and over again until we can’t snap them up anymore!
Here’s the thing about baby clothes:
They are so cute!
You know it’s true! That cuteness gets us every time, doesn’t it, Mamas? That’s why we end up with drawers full of unused baby outfits. That isn’t a good reason for me to spend bucket loads of money on clothes that he won’t be able to fit in a few weeks, though.
What I had to realize is that my baby just needs clothes that he can move around comfortably in, that he can get a little dirty as he practices crawling all over the place, and that feels good against his skin.
If I think about everything my baby boy does in his teeny tiny clothes, comfort at the top of the list of clothing must haves. He crawls everywhere, regardless of the cleanliness of the floor. He’s starting to eat solid food now, so he gets bits of cereal and banana stuck on his clothes. He’s teething, so he gets drool all over the front of his shirts. He nurses, so occasionally he dribbles or throws up breastmilk on his outfit. Oh, he’s a busy, busy boy! And by the end of the day? He’s a dirty, dirty boy!
The one thing to do to save money on baby clothes
I discovered that all I need to save money on baby clothes is a good detergent coupled with Clorox 2® Free & Clear Stain Remover & Color Booster. Not only does it remove 4X more stains, but it also brightens 2X. Jamie can be as rough and tumble as he wants and his clothes still look good.
There are times when I have to pre-treat tough stains (STRAWBERRIES AND BABIES OMG), but it’s no biggie with Clorox 2® Free & Clear. I just apply it directly to the stain, let it sit for 5-10 minutes, and then wash like normal with Clorox 2® Free & Clear and detergent. Otherwise, I just add it to my normal wash to whiten, remove stains, and boost color.
Since Jamie was born I’ve been using dye and perfume free Clorox 2® Free and Clear with my favorite detergent. I knew it worked when he was a babe in arms, and the most challenging stains we dealt with were poop or spit up. Now that we’re dealing with food stains, dirt, and grime, I’m pleased to share that it’s still effective!
I get it. Spending money on adorable clothes for your baby is one of the perks of parenting. What I’ve learned, though, is that less clothes = more money + less clutter. Both of those things come in quite handy for me as a busy mama who has enough on her plate chasing after an active baby and his older sister!
How do you save money on clothes for your baby?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Clorox. The opinions and text are all mine.