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Save Money on Baby Clothes

by Suzanne Murray on June 19, 2009 at 7:21 AM
babies outgrow clothes fast

Photo from Baby Catalog

My baby outgrows her clothes so fast, it takes me back to when I was pregnant and went up about three sizes—and that was just in the first trimester.

It seems like such a waste of money to buy new shirts and onesies that she's going to be too big for in a few weeks, and I don't have money to burn. That's why iPlay's Snap N' Grow Garment Extenders are so brilliant.

Each garment extender comes in three sizes with small, medium, and large snaps so they fit most onesies. Just snap it in and you'll extend the time your little one will fit into a bodysuit by about six months.

Snap N' Grow Garment Extenders come in a pack of three and cost $4.50 at Baby Catalog. That sure beats paying for a few sets of new onesies. I just wish I had something like this when I was pregnant.

What kinds of tricks are you using to save money on baby gear and clothes?

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  • MadsM...


    June 19, 2009 at 10:14 AM

    I buy a lot of used clothing. I go to garage sales, and consignment shops. I also shop at walmart and target. I can not spend a ton of money on clothes that my baby will just grow out of in a few months. I've just started buying my 5 year old daughter clothing that is a little more exspensive than i normally spend.

  • SxdUp...


    June 19, 2009 at 1:24 PM

    I am TOTALLY going to be telling the hubs about this!  We got a few sets of onesies at our shower and a friend sent me her neutral clothes that included a few onesies.  I have been nervous, though, because we want to cloth diaper and that requires bigger clothing from what I understand.  With this I could use our onesies longer than a week, lol!

  • RanaA...


    June 19, 2009 at 1:33 PM

    These would be so insanely easy to make.  It's a strip of cotton with a couple snaps on each end.

  • ethan...


    June 19, 2009 at 5:15 PM

    Pretty awesome and not something I ever thought about! However I did say all (or most of) my first ones clothings to reuse for the future...

  • ryanlynn


    June 22, 2009 at 11:47 PM

    i bought a few of these(just one year or something brand) and they did not FIT any of the Onesies...So make sure you pay real close attention to what snaps are on the onesies if you plan on using these..They sell them @ babies R us and

  • nily


    June 23, 2009 at 4:14 PM

    I LOVE  to buy clothes for my baby but I shop in sales, outlets and places like walmart were the clothes is cheep. But I do buy tons of clothes for my son I dont like him to repeat clothes I like to see him with something new each time we go out. To be here at home I just use tank tops or shirts but to go out I like to put him like a little prince. He already have 2 clostes full of clothes LOL I dont care if it they are going to be too small in a few week I like to buy things for him is like a hobby.

  • Redonna


    June 24, 2009 at 2:08 PM

    These crotch extenders are fantastic for babies with a longer torso! I have used them on both of my boys...They come in 5 different snap sizes to work with any brand outfit that has snaps. Really nice for in between sized onesies too! you can also find them online at ten for $11


  • Joyan...


    August 17, 2009 at 7:34 PM

    I love target clearance section.

  • TheKi...

    September 17, 2009 at 5:06 AM

    If you live in the Seattle, WA area and want to save some money on kids stuff, you've got to check out!  Our next kids consignment sale is coming up in just over two weeks!  Everyone is welcome to sell their stuff in addition to shopping.  I bought some Janie & Jack outfits last time for around $4!  One consignor volunteered at the sale and earned over $1200!  

  • Jodie269


    September 22, 2009 at 2:59 PM

    MadsMom05 really has the right idea. You can buy alot of clothes for little or nothing.  When you buy them in the store you dont know who ha been touching them before you buy them.  Take the new as well as the second hand home & disenfect them & knowone knows the difference.

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