Isn’t it fascinating to witness the growth of our children? The memories of their first crawl, step, word, walk, and lots more are truly treasures for a lifetime. However, there is another thing that we often miss out on, and it’s when our children outgrow their clothes.
This may look fun and acceptable, but handling it can be a problem. The worse part, if our children grow too fast that we need to buy them clothes again even though it’s only months away from our last shopping. Good thing there are tips when it comes to handling our children outgrowing their clothes. So, let’s start and learn a lot!
Buy Bigger Clothes
If we are already sure about how fast our children grow, it is advised for us to buy bigger clothes. When we shop for their clothes, let us make it a habit to look for clothes that will have an allowance for them. This provides not only a long time of usage but also enough space for the body. After all, wearing tight clothes is not recommended since it can suffocate and affect our body form. So, let us choose loose clothes for our children so that they can move around comfortably.
Do Thrift Shopping
If we don’t have enough money to shop for new clothes for our children, then doing thrift shopping is the best alternative. Some may think of this as cheap and gross since there are potential negative things that our children might get from wearing pre-loved clothes, such as diseases, but if we are going to clean it properly, then there will be no problem. Here, we have a lot of choices since the source is from different foreign countries. This then leaves us with more options for the loose clothes of our children.
However, we need to ensure that our thrift clothes are clean. We must wash it thoroughly and, if applicable, pour hot water on it. This method helps us to keep the bacteria away from our clothes. Also, we can apply other cleaning methods as long as it is safe and applicable.
Recycle and Reuse
If we are not fond of doing thrift shopping, we can take some old clothes to be recycled and reused. First, it is recycled if we make improvements on our old clothes that are still reusable by our children. Then, we reuse it by letting our children wear our recycled clothes.
Another thing, we can recycle old clothes into like-new by adding details and color. If the clothes are too big, we can make adjustments so that we can make other adjustments once our children started to grow again.
Know their Measurements
If it has been a long time after the previous clothes shopping for our children, the next time we go for another one must be planned well. This includes the measurements of our children to pick only the best and fit. It can also help identify sizes that usually take time, especially if we aren’t sure of our children’s measurements.
Lastly, we must choose the quality of our children’s clothes. By saying this, we must take a look at the type of fabric, materials, and even the manufacturer. This will help us to choose clothes that can last long effectively. Also, it will be better if we look and pick clothes that are stretchable since they can be used for years.
The quantity doesn’t matter in choosing clothes since we must prioritize the welfare and comfort of our children rather than the supply and trend. Still, there’s nothing wrong with buying lots of clothes for our children, but we need to see to it that nothing will go to waste.
Furthermore, it is only natural for our children to develop and outgrow their old clothes. It is part of a child’s life, and we shouldn’t hinder it. This is the perfect moment for our children to learn and understand things. Lastly, let us consider the above-mentioned tips in handling outgrown baby clothes. In this way, we can save a lot of effort, money, time, and other resources. If we have no other choice on what to do with their old clothes, then we can simply donate them to those in need.