It's amazing how quickly your kid has outgrown those cute baby clothes you got at your baby shower. Now that your baby is a toddler, it's time for a shopping spree and a whole new wardrobe—well— not quite. But you probably will need to swap out some of those teeny onesies (how did your baby ever fit in them?!) for some "big kid" outfits. You'll want to keep these tips in mind when buying toddler clothing:
- Now that your baby is a toddler—if you're lucky—she won't need quite so many changes of clothing. Hopefully, by now, she's not having poop blowouts or spitting up on herself so much!
- Hand-me-downs or clothing swaps are the way to go for toddler clothes! If you've got baby clothes in good condition, you may even be able to swap them for "new" toddler clothing at a consignment store. Or else organize a clothing swap with a local moms group.
- It may seem like a no-brainer, but it's worth remembering to buy toddler clothes in a slightly larger size. Your kid is growing fast and you want her to wear her clothes more than once, right?
- It's great to bargain hunt, but with some items of toddler clothing (a good winter jacket or a pair of jeans), it's worth paying extra for good quality that will last (especially if you plan on having more kids!)
- Patterns are helpful when it comes to hiding stains, but basic colors are easier for mixing and matching wardrobe basics.
- Stick with toddler clothes that are easy to get on and off since— believe it or not— your toddler will (hopefully) soon be dressing herself!