I have this on my mind since Emma is growing out of her clothes so quickly. I’ve already given away two bags of baby clothes that were given to me and now I’m slowly but surely filling another bag. So, what can we do with those baby clothesthat are too small (and were only worn twice before Emma grew out of them!):
♥ Swap them for clothes that fit your child on ThredUP! I’ve been doing this and LOVE it! More about my experiences here. Or find a group on Facebook that allows you to do clothing swaps with other moms.
♥ Donate them – Salvation Army, Goodwill, Freecycle, someone you might know that has a baby.
♥ Sell them on eBay or Craigslist.
♥ Save them for yournext baby (assuming you’re brave enough to go through the pregnancy/labor thing again – I’m not sure if I am! lol UPDATE: I was apparently!).
Or, if you’re sentimental about the adorable clothes your sweet little baby wore, like me:
♥ Make a memory quilt! Cut your onesies into fabric squares and sew together to make a quilt. Sounds so easy, doesn’t it? ;-) There are also places that will sew quilts for you from your baby clothes. Or you can have one made for you like I did!
♥ Put a scrap of the outfit in a frame with a photo of your baby wearing it.
♥ Create keepsakes!
These cute little plushies were made from outgrown baby clothes (found here):
Or find out how to make these:
Or make a teddy! (Or have one made for you)
♥ Re-use your baby clothes by cutting the bottom off a onesie and making it into a t-shirt or turning little pants into shorts. (I don’t like this idea as much because I love picking out new baby clothes, though – lol)
♥ Use cute clothing as baby room decor – little dresses hung on a clothespin across the wall, etc.
♥ If you’re a scrapbooker, use little pieces of fabric, ribbon, or buttons as embellishments!
The possibilities are really endless. :) What do you do with your outgrown baby clothes?
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