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WHAT TO DO WITH THOSE OLD BABY CLOTHES?

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Babies grow out of their clothes so quickly and you are often left wondering what to do with them. Amelia is fifteen months old and is growing out of her clothes so fast and particularly in the leg department - my little girl has very long legs. Sometimes she doesn't even get a chance to wear some of her clothes before they make the in case we have another girl pile. Amelia's closet is becoming a little out of hand so its time to make a plan and get rid of some stuff!

So what can you do with baby clothes that you are no longer using?

Organise and store...
Not sure about another baby? Why don't you organise and store those baby clothes just in case. But first you will be to go through and throw any clothes that are stained, ripped or beyond repair. If oxi, bleach or a needle a thread can't help - THROW THEM. You will then need to organise them into sizes...new-born, 0-6 months, 6-12 months etc. For me vacuum packing is the best way to store them. They are great as they keep your clothes fresh and clean but also protect them while they are stored away. You can put so much into these bags they can crease your clothes but they are protected from the creepy crawlies, cobwebs, dust and dirt - our loft is full of them. I love these space saving little gems!

Hand them down...
Once you have decided no more babies you could always hand them to members of your family or friends that are expecting. This is great for those who cannot afford brand new clothing but if no family or friends are expecting a little one you can put them online. I am sure someone will snap them up and be appreciative.

Sell them...
There are a number of ways that you can sell your old baby clothes. You could put them on Facebook selling pages or groups, eBay or even holding a car boot can help you make money with those baby clothes. Just make sure that you have the time, patience and courage to meet up with people or wait in line at the local post office.

Donate them...
There are so many local and national charities that will gladly take your old baby clothes. Some charities can distribute the clothing to parents who need them through local hospitals and support agencies to some of the most vulnerable families. You could also take them to local clothing banks, a local church or charity shops where profits will go to help a number of foundations.

Be creative and create a momentum...

If you are one of those people that can never seem to part with anything, then the best option for you would be to recycle them. No, I do not mean take them to a recycling centre but try and be creative with them. You can get creative and turn them into a memory quilt, a patchwork piece, a toy all made from your baby's favourite clothing. Baby clothes are so adorable you could alter those small baby onesies into t-shirts, pillows or even doll clothes. I really love the idea of creating a memory bear how great would that be? Creating a unique momentum that your little one can play with.

So what would you do with those old baby clothes? Any other suggestion, leave a comment and let me know.
19 comments on "WHAT TO DO WITH THOSE OLD BABY CLOTHES?"
  1. Great list! I've found I have so so many clothes to deal with, so I've done a few of the above! There's some I just can't bare to let go of so I've kept those but the rest I've put on eBay or donated! xx
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    1. I have so many vacuum packed in the loft. I really think that I need to get creative with some and make her a blanket. Thank you for your comments x

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  2. I have handed my clothes down to my sister in law for her baby, after they went through our two girls. She's expecting any day so hoping she has another girl so she can get some more use out of them! I have kept a few to give to my girls when they (hopefully) have children of their own. My parents did that and it's so cool to see our kids in things me and my sister wore! Becky x #binkylinky

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    1. Aw that's so lovely. I only have a few blankets that I had from my parents. That must be so nice to see other family members in your little led old clothes. I was the last to have a baby out of my brother and sister so I got lot of clothes from them. Thank you for your comments x

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  3. Good advice! We've kept pretty much everything in vacuum bags, including a gender-neutral 'going home' sleepsuit we bought for when my younger son was born. He was so big, it still hasn't been used - let's hope his little sister will be a little smaller when she arrives!

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    1. Aw that's a shame that your son couldn't fit in his newborn 'going home' outfit, how big was he? Let's hope his little sister will be a little smaller. I love all the gender neutral clothing you can get, thank you for your comments x

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  4. Great list. I have hoards of clothes I need to go through. We usually donate them but I'm starting to wonder if there are any causes we can help directly by handing them over...off to google! x #thelist

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    1. Yes, definitely. Google it! How great that would be to help organisations that are in a great need. Thank you for your comments x

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  5. This was a great post. I love my baby girls clothes so much my plan has been SMTP store them for number 2 however after a year and going through so many different sizes I am running out of storage space so I think I am going to have to be a bit more selective on what I keep x #thelist

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    1. Aw thank you lovely. There are so many things that you can do with them. I want to make my little a little blanket, but my needle and thread skills are not fab. Thank you for your comments :)

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  6. This is a great list thanks for linking to the binkylinky

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  7. Great list... A lot of my daughtr's clothes were hand-me-downs in the first place, it has saved us a lot of money in baby clothes that are only worn for a short time anyway! #TheList

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    1. Amelia had a few hand me downs too but we have so many. Thanks for your comments x

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  8. I used my girls baby clothes to make them a quilt each. Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

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    1. Aw thank you for hosting again. I definitely need to look at some tutorials before I attempt Amelia's blanket!!! :)

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  9. Great ideas! I kept hold of lots, sold some and recently gave a huge bin bag full to a friend. Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

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  10. I think the greatest idea is having one mor kid and let them wear those ^^! hah <3

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  11. Its best that you can donate that baby clothes to any charitable organization that serving the babies. It will be best for both of yu and that kids.

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