(Closed) Clothing at baby shower

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
1733 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Not a whole lot more sleepers and undershirts than anything!

Post # 4
600 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Could you return stuff after? Might just buy what you like and take back what you don’t need.



Post # 5
1036 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

my SIL just had two showers (one on her side, one on the dads side) & she recieved alot of clothes. more clothes than anything. but she recieved alot of different sizes.

Post # 6
292 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I received a TON of clothes at our shower, but honestly returned a lot of it.  Most of it was wrong sizes for the seasons.  Like dresses that were size 3 months…which would be like december time frame.  Other outfits just werent my style, and some were repeats.  I’d say buy what you want at carters 🙂 You can always return, but at least you will have what you want and what baby needs.  PS I was at carters this past weekend and got so many cute things!

Post # 7
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@roxy821:  are they doing that online as well? or just in store. I need to buy something haah!!

I haven’t had my shower yet but i’ve already recieved a ton of clothes. from newborn up to 12 months. Mostly in the 3-6 month range though. i probably have 5 sleepers, 10 onsies and some pants with matching shirts.

Post # 10
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I had two showers and I didn’t receive many clothes. Our friends and family knew that we were just really hoping for a variety of sizes of diapers and wipes for the most part. The few clothes that we received were special ones (such as one made up for FI”s band) that ranged from 3 to 12 months.

Post # 11
3471 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

Keep the receipt and if you end up getting a lot you can always return what you bought or exahange some of the gifts– it’s pretty hard to tell one way or the other because it depends on your guests. 

Post # 12
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Buy 9 mths plus.  Most guests will buy newborn, 3 mth, and 6 mth sizes.  I typically buy a 9 mth or 12 mth size and it’s usually the largest thing they get.

Pay attention to the season of clothes on sale.  If it’s summer clothing, how old will your baby be next summer? Get that size and the next size for in case they grow fast.

Post # 13
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I actually didn’t receive many clothes which in our case was good since my husband and I went a little overboard with the clothes shopping these last few months. 🙂  But as others said, you can always return!

Post # 14
167 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I didn’t receive many clothes either (I preferred it that way) so I say stock up on sleepers, onesies, cute shoes!  My son is almost 8 months and because I bought so much when I was pregnant, he really hasn’t needed anything since!

Post # 15
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

That’s funny I bought from there online this morning because of the sale.  I only bought 3 sets and a pair of socks.  I too am worried about having a lot of clothes given at the shower.  I notice girl babies get more clothes than boy babies but that might just be my group of friends.

Post # 16
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think it depends on who is present at the shower. At the showers I’ve been to, if it is a bunch of experienced/existing moms, the gift recipient normally got stuff that were genuinely useful or stuff from the registry. However, if it is like the first or second mom in the group of ladies, then she received a lot of clothes because then everyone hasn’t gotten a chance to shop for cute clothes for their LO so they lived vicariously through her.

IMO, if you are going to take advantage of the sale, I would buy the less cute (aka boring) items because that’s less likely to be purchase – so like plain onesies, socks, etc.

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