(Closed) Baby Clothes: What to do with it?

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
9815 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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 # 5
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

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
2492 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We’ve kept everything–our DD 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
6571 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

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
553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I love the idea of a quilt too…A friend of mine had one made and it turned out really cute! 

Post # 9
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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
13094 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
6884 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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 # 13
5109 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
4652 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
2828 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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.


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