Did you know that on average it costs over £200,000 to raise a child from birth? Yes, bringing a child into the world is expensive and over £10,000 of that is spent on clothes! That’s almost a year’s salary. All on children’s clothing.
If you want your little one to look good all the time, but can’t keep up with the cost of designer brands, you needn’t worry as you can get reasonably priced kids clothes for all occasions.
If your child is in nursery or school, you’ll know just how often they attend birthday parties. Our children have better social lives than us most of the time!
You probably want them to look smart on their birthday or when going to someone else’s party but we all know what kids are like. One whiff of smart clothes and they’ll be spilling something down their front.
To solve the problem, I think it’s good to have a few sets of clothes that are only ever used on birthdays. This way you can keep them in good enough condition to use them again and won’t ruin other clothes for special occasions.
Children’s clothes for weddings can cost a small fortune, but by shopping around and using a little imagination you can achieve a similar look for less. Instead of buying a specific ‘wedding outfit’, choose the same ivory, gold and white colours and put together something smart. Your outfit will be completely unique and be much kinder to your budget.
You don’t just need kids’ clothes on special occasions - you need them all year round. By keeping costs down by using older clothes as ‘playing’ or ‘outdoor’ outfits it won’t matter if your child gets a bit mucky. Save new clothes for when you’re going out, even if just visiting family or going to the shops.
As adults, we wear different clothes at different times of the year, and your children are no different. Keeping your kid looking cool all year round can be expensive, but you can always layer up to keep costs down.
Jackets and coats will be needed during the winter period, but rather than buying thicker tops in the cold months, simply combine a long-sleeved top with a t-shirt for extra warmth. Kids grow quickly so if you find they’ve outgrown their old clothes then look for ways to recoup your losses. People are constantly in need of new clothes so why not sell them online or take them to a car boot sale? If they haven’t had much wear then it makes sense to get the most out of them.
Disclosure: This is a guest post.