dd has outgrown most of her clothes- where to go!

(31 Posts)
cheekymonk Mon 24-Sep-12 13:24:29

DD aged 19 months seems to need almost an entirely new waredrobe- wellies, vests, cardis, trousers, skirts, dresses, rucksack, it goes on! Any suggestions where I can stock up? am watching/bidding on some bundles on ebay but no real bargains!

lindsell Mon 24-Sep-12 13:25:16

An NCT nearly new sale? They tend to have lots of girls stuff.

lindsell Mon 24-Sep-12 13:25:55

Btw you can search on the NCT website for a sale near you and there are usually lots on in sept/oct/nov

LonelyCloud Mon 24-Sep-12 13:26:05

You could try NCT sales, if there's any near you. I got stacks of DS's clothes from them.

He's only 13 months though, not sure how much choice there is in the bigger sizes that get a bit more wear and tear.

LonelyCloud Mon 24-Sep-12 13:26:25

X-posted!

newmum001 Mon 24-Sep-12 13:27:34

Facebook have local for sale or swap sites, car boot sales and baby sales. If buying new go to primark, tesco, asda etc as they grow out of things so quickly and the quality of supermarket clothes is surprisingly good.

cheekymonk Mon 24-Sep-12 13:29:27

Thanks ladies, yes think there is a NCT sale near me soon...

racingheart Tue 25-Sep-12 10:59:30

NCT isn't always that cheap. I'd ask on local Freecycle and say you are looking for a bundle of winter clothes for a girl aged 20-24 months.
You'll be inundated within a couple of days.

I dress my children almost completely from Sainsburys and Asda - they are really cheap especially if you get to a Sainsburys when they have 25%off all the clothes, it happens regularly esp on Bank Holiday weekends. Then just a couple of nice tops from somewhere a bit posher.

I think you get less for older ones on freecycle because they are more likely to get trashed - I have given away tons of baby stuff but the old toddler stuff was only fit for the recycling bin.

hmmmmm Tue 25-Sep-12 11:06:07

Agree with NCT and freecycle, perhaps preloved? Charity shops can be good if you get the right one? And there's always lovely mumsnetters wink If I had girls stuff you'd be welcome to them. My 2 boys are well up now though and I don't have any things that age group that were unisex? Are you in the UK? If so what region?

JimbosJetSet Tue 25-Sep-12 11:08:34

Google 'Baby and Children's Market,' they have them in some counties in the UK but not others. Like an NCT sale but without the scrum.

Or keep an eye out for adverts for boot sales - the ones held in school playgrounds for the PTA tend to be the best ones, as it tends to be parents selling at them and therefore often there are loads of kids clothes for sale.

Also, re eBay - refine your search by 'distance - nearest first,' you might be able to find someone selling suitable stuff locally, so you can pick up - I often find the P&P costs more than the item itself.

Good luck!

GodisaDj Tue 25-Sep-12 11:08:59

Put a post on Freecycle. I saw a post and got in touch with a lady and gave my Dd's baby clothes. She was a lovely young girl who was pregnant with her first and just watching the pennies. She was very grateful to receive and I was grateful the clothes weren't wasted and used again.

I've got tons of 6-12 month stuff to sort through and 'pass on'.

hmmmmm Tue 25-Sep-12 11:11:00

Just had a look, Portsmouth, bit far from me in County Durham grin Was just thinking that I know a few people including my niece who have young dds, so could've helped out through them. Not to worry am sure you'll find some bargains soon.

I'm re-kitting out ds1, he's almost 15 and knocking on 6ft. Bit expensive but hey ho. Mind you he doesn't mind charity shop stuff at all. I've had some fantastic stuff for both my dss.

MousyMouse Tue 25-Sep-12 11:14:10

have a look at your council website. many offer 'baby goods exchange clubs' where you can donate your old outgrown clothes and swap for bigger size things for children under 5.

hugandroll Tue 25-Sep-12 11:14:39

I would recommend tesco. My ds2 is about to grow out of 3-6 so had to stock up, got 6 sleep suits, 5 vests, 2 dribble bibs, 2 trousers, 5 tops and 3 dungarees/all in ones for £67. I'm also buying a bundle from gumtree with a lot of items for £15 so will be done for less than £100. Considering most shops like next charge around £20 per outfit I've done well.

cheekymonk Tue 25-Sep-12 16:10:52

Thanks ladies! yes I have been to nct and didn't think it was ultra cheap but then it was good stuff. may think about freecycle, thank you...

nannyof3 Tue 25-Sep-12 16:14:23

Primark, Asda, sainsburys, tesco

LineRunner Tue 25-Sep-12 16:21:57

Have you got a Debra shop near you? I went into one when I was visiting a friend in Scotland and it was fabulous. Stuff as good as new, great quality brands, and cheap.

SomebodySaveMe Tue 25-Sep-12 16:26:07

Boot sales. Loads of next and Boden bits for 50p an item usually.

cheekymonk Tue 25-Sep-12 21:03:23

Lots of ideas, thank you ladies x

MissRee Tue 25-Sep-12 21:07:59

I would say go for Asda rather than Primark. I find DD grows out of good old Primarni much quicker than Asda. The quality is much better for an extra £1 or so.

crackcrackcrak Tue 25-Sep-12 21:08:52

Ask people who have older kids the same gender what they do with their hand me downs. I asked dd's swimming teacher who has a dd 2 years older and hit the jackpot there when her dc2 was a boy. I now have a source of 2nd hand Boden clothes she sells to me v cheaply in bundles - other mums fight over what I reject!
I buy bundles of clothes on here too though hadn't been much lately.

Look in local newspaper adverts as well

Look in local newspaper adverts as well

lljkk Tue 25-Sep-12 22:15:57

Jumble sales & charity shops. Have to find the right charity shops, prices vary hugely one to the next.

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