I find buying clothes for me really frustrating; I’m vertically challenged and most cuts don’t suit me so a skater dress is my failsafe. Baby clothes on the other hand are a totally different matter. How can anyone resist such tiny clothes?!
We’ve been buying clothes for the new addition since before Christmas and on the whole, we’ve bought most items from sales. We’ve found a few trends across the clothes we’ve bought so I thought I’d give you a snapshot into our little one’s wardrobe from a recent clothing haul.
In the colourful clothes selection we have a series of bodysuits and sleepsuits (with in-built mittens) mainly from Next which came in packs of 3. These were heavily discounted in the Boxing Day and New Year sales and have been replaced with the Spring stock so I’m glad we bought them when we did (though I have just spotted that they do have some in the Next Clearance section of the website).
I’ve photographed them with an elephant comforter from The White Company called Kimbo, a copy of Elmer which I ordered with some other books from Amazon, and a Tomy Hide ‘n’ Seek egg from a playset I bought in the Boxing Day sales (I’ve been thinking ahead about affording presents for this Christmas).
We also have a series of nautical inspired clothes from the new Spring collections. This trend seems to be particularly reinforced in high street stores M&S and Next, though I did find some adorable cotton blankets in our local TK Maxx. All of these items were bought full price and are still available so the direct links are in the caption.
I think the dungarees set is one of my favourite items we’ve bought and we bought it in 3-6 months in the hope we’ll get quite a bit of wear out of it. Priced at £12 it’s not a bad price for a 2 piece set from M&S either.
We’ve also found ourselves with a collection of dinosaur print clothing. This is largely due to some really good supermarket prices and because I spotted a two pack of joggers in the Next Clearance for just £4.
We’ve been really impressed with some of the baby clothes selections in supermarkets and even Primark. We found some Disney items in Primark which have the same branding and are the same quality of those found in other stores and Primark is the only store I’ve bought muslin cloths from because they’re so much more affordable.
In terms of thickness of the items, the supermarket and Primark sleepsuits are often thinner than those found in Next, Gap and M&S (or so we’ve found so far) but they feel like they’ll be perfect for summer and for layering.
In regards to finding baby clothes in the sales, we’ve found that the best places for discounted items are Next and Gap. We’ve already got a winter coat for next year from the Gap sale and this week alone I bought £52 of clothes from Next for just £16 with free next day delivery before 6pm (I ordered between 9.30pm and 10pm) using a £10 off voucher I picked up in the Leeds Next Outlet. Even without the voucher I’d have saved 50% and every little helps when the cost of other practical items (pushchair, crib, nappies etc) are starting to add up.
If you have any tips or recommendations for baby related sales, discounts and collections, or have shared your own baby clothing haul, do let me know.