Post # 1
Does anyone have any big plans for their baby clothing once their LO outgrows it?
I’m going to save everything in case we have another boy or to reuse the GN clothing. I originally thought of selling everything once I’m done with it and only saving a few key outfits, like his coming home outfit, the shirt we got him on our honeymoon, etc. However, I’ve recently have been loving the idea of turning all of his clothing from the first year into a quilt! I think I would use a piece from each outfit as part of the quilt pattern.
What do you think? Has anyone done anything like this? Or have another great idea of all those cute baby cloths?
Post # 3
I donated all of mine to Cradles to Crayons and a mother’s shelter for women who were getting out of abusive relationships and had young children. I saved a few of the really baby stuff (onesies, booties, her hospital hat etc) in a keepsake box.
I don’t like to hold onto too much, and I feel good knowing another mom could get wear out of her stuff instead of it just sitting in storage.
Post # 4
@KatyElle: That’s great! I’m sure all those mom’s appreciate everything you gave them! I’m going to donate my maternity clothing for sure.
I planned on selling/donating but I like the idea of a keepsake quilt. If we weren’t planning on having our babies close together I’m not sure I would hold onto everything like I am now (I’d just make the quilt sooner or sell/donate sooner).
Post # 5
We have a group of friends that sends boxes and boxes of baby clothes to each other. I love that my daughter’s outfits have initials in them of kids we’ve never known! We’re saving all the really special outfits here for our next baby.
Post # 6
We’ve kept everything–our Dear Daughter just turned 7 (on Wed.!), and we literally have boxes-upon-boxes in storage of her clothing. We’re planning on TTC shortly before our wedding, and are hoping to reuse it if we have another girl. A lot of our friends are also trying to get pregnant as well, however, so if we have a boy, we can always pass stuff down/around if need-be..
Post # 7
For now I’m going to hold on to everything in case we have another girl. After our next one I’ll probably have a friend or family member to give them to. I’m the first of our friends and family to have a baby, so chances are everyone else will still be popping them out when I’m finished 🙂
Post # 8
I love the idea of a quilt too…A friend of mine had one made and it turned out really cute!
Post # 9
I don’t have kids, but our church has a few rubbermaid tubs that make the rounds from house to house – maternity clothes, baby clothes, baby toys. There’s a definite cycle among the 20-somethings in our church, so each bin gets passed almost on schedule when someone else is ready for it! It’s kind of hilarious. The babies are coming about 6 months spaced out, so the bins are perfectly spaced.
Post # 10
I think the quilt would be really cute. I’ve wanted to do something similar with all of the t-shirts I have from my sorority and various events in college.
Post # 11
Some of the clothes will more than likely go back to my SIL she kept baby clothes from her oldest who is now 16. They have a 2 yr old to but is a girl. SIL gave us a lot of boy clothes but would like them back if her and husband decide to have another child.
We will probably save some of the clothes but more than likely sell most of them at a garage sale in the next few years.
Post # 12
These are all fantastic ideas! I love how so many of you pass your clothing from one person to another!
@Mrs.KMM: I was going to use my sorority letter to make a baby blanket if we had a little girl! For the quilt out of DS’s baby clothing, I’m hoping to make it look like a ‘real’ quilt and less like a t-shirt one. Although I did google quilts from baby clothing and some of them sewed the entire outfit onto the quilt! They were very unique and different.
Post # 13
I thought about having a garage sale or something, but I know that Fiance and I probably are not done having children yet. So I put everything into boxes broken down into sizes. I kept out a few of the important outfits though. The outfit he came home in, his first Christmas outfit etc. My mom saved all of my cool outfits, sports jerseys, cheer uniforms, play t shirts etc from when i was growing up and made a quilt out of it and gave it to me as a high school graduation present, so I plan on doing that for my son as well. it was an awesome and sentimental gift.
Post # 14
I’m saving them until our next kid. After that I hope to pay it forward to another family member. The quilt idea is a great one and would love to do that for my kids, but don’t know how to make a quilt.
Post # 15
I have tons of things im giving away due to so much but I am keeping important outfits to make into a quilt 🙂
Post # 17
My mother kept the vast majority of newborn to 18month clothing *just in case* my sibs had kids & needed boy clothes (she is a bit of a hoarder).
I kept everything from 18m-sz4 up until recently (washed and stored in air tight containers in the basement) when I donated half of it to the local womens shelter & the rest went into a local moms swap.
I had thought about keeping alllllllllllllllllll the clothes *just in case* we had more kids or had another boy, but after five years, I got sick of waiting and having all that junk taking up space in my basement and decided to pass it on to people who actually need baby&kids clothes.
Ironically, it wasn’t until after getting rid of the baby stuff that my husband started talking about more kids. Go figure.