I admit it; I love dressing up my little girl. I can’t help it! She’s just so adorable, and she loves being fussed over. Whenever we go out, I want her to be dressed in the nicest clothes I can get hold of; but sometimes, it can be expensive to buy kid’s clothes.
Before I had my little girl, I actually had no idea just how expensive baby’s clothes can be! You would have thought that less material would mean a lot less money, but I’ve been in shops where a baby jacket or jumper for a one year old costs more than the shirt I’m wearing right now!
Now that Maggie is a fully-fledged toddler, she’s starting to get more interested in looking pretty. And my word, how quickly she grows!
I’m still being thrifty when it comes to getting my kids dressed in good clothes, but I have to admit; little Jacob, who’s not even a year old yet, has had to suffer some of his sister’s hand-me-downs. I don’t think he minds really, though Maggie seemed to be a little confused.
Ethical and cheap
Although I don’t find being thrifty especially difficult, I want to be an eco-conscious mommy. I’ve started to get really interested in eco-friendlyclothes. I started looking into organic cotton, but from thisarticle I got the idea that it would be way out of my price range.
But it’s better for the planet, better for those who make it, and usually a much better quality. So I persevered, and stumbled on kid’sclothes designer Polarn O. Pyret; a company that make some gorgeous, organic kid’s clothing. When I found this clearancesection, my husband had to move quickly to get his wallet out of my reach.
I also love the fact that a lot of their T-shirts are designed so that they can be passed down from brothers to sisters, with the adorable designs not overly girly or boyish. That would save little Jacob from having to don his sister’s old pink jumper!
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