I happily pass on baby clothes that are in good condition to a friend/neighbour and genuinely don't expect anything in return. It could be nice to eg. send a pic of your LO wearing an outfit with a thankyou text perhaps? Nothing over the top needed though IMO and certainly no need to pay, unless you specifically made that arrangement. As others have said, I'm happy to have a de-clutter now that we have decided no more babies for us.
TBH, I would think someone was a bit weird if they gave me a thank you card for clothes I'd passed along. When you're decluttering, you're very glad to find a home for kids' clothes and generally you give them to someone in person and they (presumably) say thank you, so there's no need for a thank you card as well. Or chocs etc.
solar has the idea. We have given loads to a family with a dd just younger than our..a thankyou card was really nice. The feeling that the clothes were going to someone who needed them was why we gave them..not for the gifts!
I have never been given anything in return for my baby clothes and I have never taken offence
I think it is one of those things where we all take our turn with the freebies but then pass things on once we are done. I'm sure your friend loved what you gave her and is not expecting anything in return.
A mum I know has been giving me baby clothes her baby has grown out of for a while. The first time couple of times she gave me a batch I bought her some chocolates and something for her baby. She gave me some more a week ago. Should I get her anything? tbh I'm a bit skint at the moment but what is the done thing when someone gives you stuff? please help!