Thursday, May 23, 2013

Back with a Vengeance!

So sorry for the lack of updates on the blog lately!

I have a couple of updates to share though. For one, you can check out my latest guest post over at Aries Mommy that's part 2 of a series on how to save money on baby clothes. Check it out here!

Then check out this super helpful video from Livestrong about how to wash and care for your baby clothes. Babies' skin is incredibly sensitive, so you'll want to use the right products to protect their skin. Also, babies tend to be pretty messy so you'll be washing their clothes very frequently and will want to feel confident that they'll last after multiple washes. So check out this informative video:

More posts to come soon!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Guest Posts List

Hello readers!

Lately I've been contributing guest blog posts to other mommy bloggers, and I am so grateful to the wonderful women who have been hosting my posts. If you'd like to visit these blogs and read my posts, just visit the Guest Posts page at the top of my blog.

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Cute Baby Shower Gift Idea!

I was browsing Pinterest earlier and came across this adorable idea for a beach themed baby shower gift. Click the image to check it out!

baby clothes, baby clothing

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Guest Post!

Hello everyone!

I'm really excited to announce that I have another guest post to share with you today. This time I'm featured on Because Babies Grow Up.

Click here to check out my blog post: Creative Ways to Dispose Of and Reuse Old Baby Clothes

Hope you like it!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Check out My Guest Post!

Hello readers!

Hope your spring is off to a great start! Mine's been a little rough due to allergies, but I'm getting back on my feet!

I wanted to share with you all some great news: a post by yours truly has been featured on the awesome blog A Nation of Moms!

Check it out here: How to Personalize Baby Clothes

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Video: Dressing and Holding Your Newborn

This is a great video from About Kids Health demonstrating how to dress and hold a newborn baby. Even once you get a knack for picking out baby clothes, you have to get the hang of putting them on the baby safely. This video does a great job of showing you how to dress a baby and important things to keep in mind while doing it.

Monday, March 11, 2013

How to Get Fashionable Baby Clothes on a Budget

Are you a new mom on a budget? Are you looking for cozy, soft, sweet, cute baby clothes for your little one but you do not want to pay full price for fashion? Are you looking for some industry-insider tips that can get you ahead in the baby fashion world so that your child look great and feels comfortable? If you are looking for ways to counter the extravagant world of baby fashion while at the same time making sure your child looks adorable and feels warm and safe, then read on to learn more about these easy insider tips for buying fashionable baby clothes!

One easy way you can find cute baby clothes at a fair price is to look for coupons online and in the sale papers that come to your home. Save these coupons and make sure to use them during sale periods at your favorite baby clothes store. Often baby stores will use your coupons in addition to the sales that are already going on. You will be able to stock up on cute, cozy, everyday easy clothing for your child without breaking your bank. In addition, you will save money in the long run on these baby fashions because your child quickly will grow out of them. Stay fashionable while still staying within your clothing budget.

Shop around at designer thrift stores. At these shops, you may be able to find baby couture and designer labels for more than half the price. Why spend hundreds of dollars on a designer dud that your baby will outgrow quickly? Instead, shop for gently-used baby clothing at these designer thrift stores. You will be surprised with what you may walk away with in baby couture for a price that is a fashionable as the clothing your child wears.

Buy baby clothing at rock-bottom prices at end-of-the-year sales. Don't go overboard, of course. Make sure to stock up on enough soft, warm clothing to get you through winter. Get enough comfy, breathable clothing to get you through summer at an end-of-summer sale. Your child will need new clothing as the seasons change, and with the unpredictable course of weather, it always is good to have a few extra outfits on hand.

Buy clothing online. You can find some excellent fashions for your child and experience great savings simply by being willing to shop online and to wait for your clothing items to arrive in the mail. Bookmark your favorite clothing stores online and visit their pages regularly to see if the shop is offering a sale. Often online shops offer regular sales to drive business. Another way you can make sure to stay on top of fashionable clothing and savings is to sign up for the daily or weekly emails and newsletters from your favorite retailers. This way, you will know about upcoming sales and coupons, which will produce even greater savings.

If you are a mom who knows what challenge it is to constantly keep up with your growing child, then you can use these insider tips to collect fashionable clothing for your child throughout the year in a way that does not leave you broke. Save money on clothing so that you have extra to provide for your baby's needs! Get fashionable clothing at half the price with these tips!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Visit and Join my Google+ Community!

Parenting is a lot of hard work, but it can be extremely fun as well!

One of the most fun parts of being a parent is shopping for clothes for your little ones. If you'd like to learn more about shopping for baby clothes or would just like to join the conversation, join my Google+ community, Baby Clothes 101!

See you there :)

Monday, February 11, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

How to Save Money Shopping for Baby Clothes

Do you want to buy baby clothes at a cheaper price? It’s not hard to find baby clothes at an affordable price that are still good quality. It is the best option for any parent who wants to save money when buying new baby clothes. Children are known to outgrow clothes after a very short time, and chances are you will be buying new clothes frequently. You need to find a way to minimize the cost of buying new clothes to ensure you can always buy them when the need arises.

What do I look for in cheap baby clothes?
Now that you have decided to buy cheap baby clothes, it does not mean you have to compromise the comfort of your baby. Buying low quality or uncomfortable baby clothes might have detrimental effects on the health of the baby in the future, such as allergies and skin problems. Before buying cheap baby clothes, you need to consider the following factors:
Fabric - Most babies feel uncomfortable when they are dressed in clothes made from low quality fabrics. Most of these fabrics irritate the baby's skin and often cause allergic reactions. Clothes made from low quality fabrics often are also poorly dyed which easily fades when exposed to water. When your baby's skin comes in contact with the dye, it may result in allergies and often the baby may develop atopic dermatitis. For the health and safety of your baby, it is prudent to buy baby clothes made from cotton. Cotton is comfortable to wear and easy to clean.

Ease of use - Don't buy baby clothes that your child can't fit in. They should not be too large and loose such that when you dress your baby, they immediately fall off. They should also not be small and tight making the baby uncomfortable after wearing them. Bodysuits and romper suits are the best types of clothes to buy your baby during the first few months after delivery.

Safety - The clothes should be easy to detach to prevent accidents especially when the baby is feeding or sleeping. Bibs that cannot easily be detached can cause choking in case of an accident when feeding the baby.

Where can I buy these baby clothes?
There are three major avenues that you can get cheap baby clothes. All you need is to identify an avenue that you are comfortable with.
Garage sales - Garage sales offer the easiest way to get these clothes. All you need is to arrive at the right time just before the owner closes. Most owners during this time tend to sell the remaining clothes at a cheaper price since they want to dispose of as many clothes as they can. When you put your price offer on specific clothes, try and stick to the offer. Chances are you will get the clothes at the price you offer. Remember, don't buy clothes made from poor quality fabric just because they are cheap.

Shop online - There are numerous online stores that sell cheap baby clothes. You can conduct a search online and identify the stores that sell these baby clothes. Before buying the clothes, try and identify stores that offer quality clothes at a cheaper price.

Shop after festive seasons - It is common for most store owners to offer breathtaking discounts after most festive seasons. Most clothes store owners know after the festive seasons most people tend to shop less often. To boost sales, they tend to offer great discounts after these festive seasons to attract more shoppers. If you go shopping at different stores during this period, you will be able to get the clothes at cheap prices.

Friday, January 25, 2013

First post ever :)

Hello readers!

Thank you for visiting my new blog!

You might be asking yourself, what is this blog about? Well, if the title didn't give it away, I am the mother of three young kids and a newborn baby. Raising these four angels (well, sometimes monsters - but mostly angels) has been quite an adventure, but I think now that I'm on my fourth I might actually have a grip on this parenting thing.

I know when I had my first child 8 years ago, it was the most exciting/magical/blessed/scary time of my life, and each subsequent child has had all of the excitement, magic, and blessing but gradually less scariness as I started to realize I might finally know what I'm doing. So I started this blog to help new parents, expectant parents, or future parents learn all that they need to know so that it's as much excitement as possible and as little scariness as possible.

Check back regularly for new posts and I look forward to sharing my experience with you!