[Help Needed] Preloved Children's Clothes. Yay or Nay?

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[Help Needed] Preloved Children's Clothes. Yay or Nay?

Post by ADJ » Tue, 01 Mar 2022 12:36 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm a new mum, and I find that infant's clothes are expensive and seldom worn. I am wondering if other new mums are willing to swap preloved children's clothes? It is a very sustainable way to reuse and recycle clothes that have only been worn once or twice.

It's only a short 5 question survey.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8FFR9B3

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Post by abbby » Wed, 18 May 2022 8:24 pm

I've bought new ones all along...never swopped clothes or took people's used clothes before. Maybe it's just the asian culture, we just buy off the shelves, it's easier.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 18 May 2022 10:00 pm

When we were kids, we often wore hand-me-downs or hand-me-downs from cousins a year or two older. But back then, people weren't quite so prideful. In fact, we also did that with our kids and it's been passed down to my children who are now parents of a 1.5, 3 & 6 year old.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by Myasis Dragon » Wed, 18 May 2022 10:09 pm

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Wed, 18 May 2022 10:00 pm
When we were kids, we often wore hand-me-downs or hand-me-downs from cousins a year or two older. But back then, people weren't quite so prideful. In fact, we also did that with our kids and it's been passed down to my children who are now parents of a 1.5, 3 & 6 year old.
SMS - we were so poor that we wore our own hand me downs.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 19 May 2022 11:35 am

Myasis Dragon wrote:
Wed, 18 May 2022 10:09 pm
sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Wed, 18 May 2022 10:00 pm
When we were kids, we often wore hand-me-downs or hand-me-downs from cousins a year or two older. But back then, people weren't quite so prideful. In fact, we also did that with our kids and it's been passed down to my children who are now parents of a 1.5, 3 & 6 year old.
SMS - we were so poor that we wore our own hand me downs.
That's rough. The being poor part. We weren't poor, just frugal.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by Lisafuller » Mon, 23 May 2022 3:46 am

Myasis Dragon wrote:
Wed, 18 May 2022 10:09 pm
sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Wed, 18 May 2022 10:00 pm
When we were kids, we often wore hand-me-downs or hand-me-downs from cousins a year or two older. But back then, people weren't quite so prideful. In fact, we also did that with our kids and it's been passed down to my children who are now parents of a 1.5, 3 & 6 year old.
SMS - we were so poor that we wore our own hand me downs.
What do you mean? Isn’t the whole idea that you pass on your clothes when they no longer fit? Or do you just mean you never got new clothes?

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Post by Lisafuller » Mon, 23 May 2022 3:48 am

abbby wrote:
Wed, 18 May 2022 8:24 pm
I've bought new ones all along...never swopped clothes or took people's used clothes before. Maybe it's just the asian culture, we just buy off the shelves, it's easier.
You’re very lucky then, not everyone has this privilege. I’ve been blessed as well to not really need to use hand me downs out of necessity, but rather by choice (still, 90% were first hand). When my daughter was younger she would get hand me downs from her older cousin in the US. Was nice because she was a pretty fashionable girl, saved me a lot of time shopping.

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Post by Lisafuller » Mon, 23 May 2022 3:50 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Thu, 19 May 2022 11:35 am
Myasis Dragon wrote:
Wed, 18 May 2022 10:09 pm
sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Wed, 18 May 2022 10:00 pm
When we were kids, we often wore hand-me-downs or hand-me-downs from cousins a year or two older. But back then, people weren't quite so prideful. In fact, we also did that with our kids and it's been passed down to my children who are now parents of a 1.5, 3 & 6 year old.
SMS - we were so poor that we wore our own hand me downs.
That's rough. The being poor part. We weren't poor, just frugal.
My mom is so frugal that she prides herself on wearing the same things for 30 or 40 years. Just stitches up any holes and it’s good as new in her opinion. It seems like a challenge to her almost, to see hour long she can make things last.

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Re: [Help Needed] Preloved Children's Clothes. Yay or Nay?

Post by BBCDoc » Mon, 23 May 2022 8:14 am

We’ve been enjoying hand-me-downs from my niece to both my girls.

Saves a lot of effort, only throw out when the elastic is broken, holes or very messy food stains.

Mainly buy Children’s clothing new if there is a discount or a real need, so we feel kind of bad the older one tends to get most of the new clothing. Young one not complaining much yet….


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Post by Myasis Dragon » Mon, 23 May 2022 10:50 pm

Lisafuller wrote:
Mon, 23 May 2022 3:46 am
Myasis Dragon wrote:
Wed, 18 May 2022 10:09 pm
sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Wed, 18 May 2022 10:00 pm
When we were kids, we often wore hand-me-downs or hand-me-downs from cousins a year or two older. But back then, people weren't quite so prideful. In fact, we also did that with our kids and it's been passed down to my children who are now parents of a 1.5, 3 & 6 year old.
SMS - we were so poor that we wore our own hand me downs.
What do you mean? Isn’t the whole idea that you pass on your clothes when they no longer fit? Or do you just mean you never got new clothes?
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Post by Lisafuller » Tue, 24 May 2022 12:14 am

BBCDoc wrote:
Mon, 23 May 2022 8:14 am
We’ve been enjoying hand-me-downs from my niece to both my girls.

Saves a lot of effort, only throw out when the elastic is broken, holes or very messy food stains.

Mainly buy Children’s clothing new if there is a discount or a real need, so we feel kind of bad the older one tends to get most of the new clothing. Young one not complaining much yet….


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Honestly, if they’re in good condition it’s much more worth it to just use hand me downs. At the rate children grow, by the time you get them new clothes it’ll only be a couple months before they’ve already grown out of them.

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Re: [Help Needed] Preloved Children's Clothes. Yay or Nay?

Post by Lisafuller » Tue, 24 May 2022 12:15 am

Myasis Dragon wrote:
Mon, 23 May 2022 10:50 pm
Lisafuller wrote:
Mon, 23 May 2022 3:46 am
Myasis Dragon wrote:
Wed, 18 May 2022 10:09 pm


SMS - we were so poor that we wore our own hand me downs.
What do you mean? Isn’t the whole idea that you pass on your clothes when they no longer fit? Or do you just mean you never got new clothes?
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