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DOES ANYONE ACTUALLY RE USE CLOTHES FOR THEIR NEXT CHILD?

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hifi Thu 10-Jul-08 19:43:54

just wondering as i have saved everything worth saving since dd was 18 months. i have booked her into nursery for extra days next week to sort out the boxes the clothes are stored in.possibly having another girl early new year. will i really use it?

zippitippitoes Thu 10-Jul-08 19:44:33

i certainly did

notnowbernard Thu 10-Jul-08 19:44:56

Absolutely you will

FluffyMummy123 Thu 10-Jul-08 19:45:02

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Milliways Thu 10-Jul-08 19:45:28

If you have another girl - why not??

I saved all of DD's stuff - then had DS so only used unisex/jeans etc, but deffo would have used it all (season dependant) if had a girl.

RubyRioja Thu 10-Jul-08 19:45:55

omg yes
DD3 has had one or two new items in her life grin

However , don't save it if marked, stained or bobbly. You will bin it when you go loft shopping grin

ButterflyBessie Thu 10-Jul-08 19:45:55

Oh yes and I am on dc4 and some are ok to pass on to other children grin

claricebeansmum Thu 10-Jul-08 19:46:00

Blimey yes.
Then to cousin
Then to cousins younger sister
Then to their neighbour
Then to someone else but I have forgotten who

BecauseImWorthIt Thu 10-Jul-08 19:46:29

Goodness yes! Far too expensive not to, and some things are hardly worn, especially early years stuff.

2point4kids Thu 10-Jul-08 19:47:03

Mine have done 2 kids and are now off to my sister!

nowwearefour Thu 10-Jul-08 19:47:12

yes yes yes

TeaDr1nker Thu 10-Jul-08 19:47:56

agree with clarice

my DD is in clothes from her older cousin...

the clothes she has outgrown have been sent on to my friend who had her DD two weeks ago...

and i should imagine they will go on to someone else to

wonderinghmm Thu 10-Jul-08 19:48:18

I have 2 the same gender and saved everything. I have already used pretty much all of it for the aprropriate age groups apart from a few things that were the wrong size at the wrong season as they were born at different times of year. The only problem is that you get bought lots more for the second one so you do end up with a lot of clothes so you have to be organised keeping them in separate age-labelled boxes and be on the ball about getting them out again before they grow past them. I found it hard to get rid of them for sentimental reasons and enjoy seeing the second one in stuff the first one wore and remembering them in it etc.

Only other thing is that mine have very different colouring - one brown eyes and one blue eyes and I was surprised how some things did not suit the second one as much as a result.

piximon Thu 10-Jul-08 19:48:36

I do, loads of mine are now doing the rounds on ds3. The ones he has yet to grow into are loaned to another mumsnetter for her son to use meanwhile.

GrapefruitMoon Thu 10-Jul-08 19:48:37

Oh yes. Why wouldn't you?

Dd had a snow-suit in a unisex colour. My mum got it in a charity shop but it was in very good condition. Both ds's wore it subsequently. Then passed it to a friend for her youngest. Her nephew wore it last winter and it was lovely to see it being worn again!

silverfrog Thu 10-Jul-08 19:48:46

why on earth wouldn't you?

dd2 has a very varied wardrobe - she has one pair of trousers that have been through 3 older cousins and dd1...

apart from newborn stuff (which we had to buy as only had a few vests and a couple of 1 tog grobags from dd1 - literally!) she has had 3 new things I think, and one of those was last week when I had to buy her a replacement outfit when she was sick while we are out shopping...

hatrick Thu 10-Jul-08 19:48:51

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eandh Thu 10-Jul-08 19:48:53

Yes everything from newborn up was saved, buy dd2 a few new bits here and there (when seasons havent quite matched) but most things would be able to be reused again as they grow so quickly so sold lots on ebay when dd2 finished with them

Only thing I didnt keep for dd2 from dd1 was shoes & pj's (not sure what dd1 did to pj's but they were not worth saving)

KerryMum Thu 10-Jul-08 19:49:09

why wouldn't you?

princessmel Thu 10-Jul-08 19:50:05

Yes absolutely

dd used sleepsuits and the unisex things from ds.

I have kept bits from both of them for no.3.

Dd has loads of clothes that she's been given by neighbours and friends.

recycling clothes is fab.

pedilia Thu 10-Jul-08 19:50:12

Hell yeah!! DD4 is 2 weeks and has lots of DD3's (18 months) things, DS2 wears lots of clothes that DS1 has grown out of.
We also get given lots of clothes from our neighbour as their DS is 4 years older tha DS1

fruitful Thu 10-Jul-08 19:51:13

Yes of course. Although my kids are getting bigger - the stuff that dd wore at 12mo and ds1 wore at 9mo is on ds2 now at 6mo. Good job I'm not having another one!

FAQ Thu 10-Jul-08 19:51:21

yes - some of mine has been used for 5 children (2 of my cousins, and 3 of my own grin)

claricebeansmum Thu 10-Jul-08 19:51:34

I love seeing my neice and nephew in my DC old clothes...brings back memories of then they were small.

cocolepew Thu 10-Jul-08 19:53:12

Yes, and my friend gives me her DD's old clothes for DD2.

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