Post # 1
Did you receive a lot of clothes at your baby shower? If so, what sizes.
My baby shower isn’t until next weekend so I am trying to not buy too much until I see what we get. But Carters is having a huge sale right now, 50% off everything + 20% off your entire purchase. I don’t know if I should buy much or just hold off.
Post # 3
Not a whole lot more sleepers and undershirts than anything!
Post # 4
Could you return stuff after? Might just buy what you like and take back what you don’t need.
Post # 5
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
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
@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 # 8
Thanks bees! I guess I could always return any gifts that I didn’t like.
@hopefulmama- I am having such a hard time figuring out what size she will be. They keep saying large baby. My niece and cousins baby are the same age and my niece was in 2t at her first bday and my cousin’s child was 12m, so I’m trying not to buy too much in advance.
Post # 9
@totheislnds- 50% off everything online. The in-store buys have the extra coupon and doorbusters which are mostly outfits for $8.
Post # 10
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
- 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
- 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
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
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
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
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.