It’s pretty obvious why moms out there shouldn’t be spending top dollar on togs for their tots.
It shouldn’t cost your first born to clothe your first born.
Sure that adorable pint-size North Face jacket is irresistibly cute but dropping a hundred bucks on something they’re going to wear for a few months is just plain dumb. Yep, I said it. Besides how quickly our kiddies grow, there’s really three simple reasons to buy baby clothes on the cheap:
- Spit Up
I have yet to meet a kid that hasn’t destroyed 68% of his/her wardrobe from one of the above offenders. When you’re tossing away that onesie, it’s a bit easier knowing you didn’t pay full price. Far from it actually if you shop at Peek-A-Boo Baby Boutique on Hertel Avenue.
Baby consignment shops like Peek-A-Boo are pure genius. Gently-used clothes for newborns to toddlers being sold at a fraction of their original price. How’s it work? Moms bring in bags of clothes their kids have outgrown (sans the stains) and Peek-A-Boo turns around and sells them to frugal moms like me. In fact, I stopped in to their 50% off sale earlier this month and walked away with 13 items for only $27 (3 of them even had their original tags on them!).
Follow along on their Facebook page and Peek-A-Boo’s owner, Stacey, will regularly post grab-bag deals and snapshots of what she has in stock. Oh and it’s not just clothes, you can find shoes, toys, bouncers and other previously-loved nursery accessories at a killer discount.
I realize that only 6 weeks of motherhood doesn’t necessarily give me “mom cred” just yet but whether it’s 6 weeks or 60 years, mom always knows best.