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post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by polishprinsezz View Post
i just have to ask without trying to sound too snarky,how does one realistically justify spending $34.00 on a baby sleeper bag or $9.50 for a bib from kissy kissy or those other speciality stores? some of those outfits are $50 apiece! most people dont have the superstar income. you could take that $50 and go to a garage sale in a wealthier neighborhood and by a really nice wardrobe for the baby. i got a cute nordstrom outfit for my baby for a dollar.i believe the outfit they come home in should be somewhat special without breaking the bank. it just goes against my thought of what natural family parenting means to me.
I don't have an issue with buying one super cute newborn outfit for $30 or $40 - even though they wear them for such a short time...My mom saved me and my brother's nicest newborn outfits and I consider them to be a family heirloom.

I don't see how it goes against NFP to buy an outfit you love - how many $100+ outfits on hyena have you seen? I mean, the outfit I got from speesees was organic

The rest of my newborn shopping is from our local consignment store & hand me downs from friends - it all balances out!
post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by polishprinsezz View Post
i just have to ask without trying to sound too snarky,how does one realistically justify spending $34.00 on a baby sleeper bag or $9.50 for a bib from kissy kissy or those other speciality stores? some of those outfits are $50 apiece! most people dont have the superstar income. you could take that $50 and go to a garage sale in a wealthier neighborhood and by a really nice wardrobe for the baby. i got a cute nordstrom outfit for my baby for a dollar.i believe the outfit they come home in should be somewhat special without breaking the bank. it just goes against my thought of what natural family parenting means to me.
My kissy kissy sleeper was part of a lot that I got on ebay for $10. And my tiny toes outfit (which tends to be rather expensive) was a gift from my Aunt when my first son was born. Some people do see take home outfits as heirloom pieces, so I imagine spending a bit more to get a higher quality that will last isn't the worst idea.
post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by polishprinsezz View Post
i just have to ask without trying to sound too snarky,how does one realistically justify spending $34.00 on a baby sleeper bag or $9.50 for a bib from kissy kissy or those other speciality stores? some of those outfits are $50 apiece! most people dont have the superstar income. you could take that $50 and go to a garage sale in a wealthier neighborhood and by a really nice wardrobe for the baby. i got a cute nordstrom outfit for my baby for a dollar.i believe the outfit they come home in should be somewhat special without breaking the bank. it just goes against my thought of what natural family parenting means to me.
Hmmm... I don't really see how spending money on clothing has anything to do with 'natural parenting', but I can certainly see what you are saying about spending $50 on an outfit that a baby will wear once or twice. With ds I spent almost no money on clothes as we were blessed enough to receive SO many things from friends and family, so when I did buy something, even if it was a little pricey, I didn't feel guilty about it. With the girls, most of the things I have purchased have been from a high-end second hand store in our neighborhood- I have gotten the most beautiful things without having to pay boutique prices for them Personally, I would rather spend a little more on higher quality fabrics and more unique items than buying from large chain-type stores, but that's just me

And, FWIW, we are talking about a 'coming home' outfit specifically, which many people regard as an heirloom item.
post #24 of 26
i believe it to be a little more on the mainstream parenting side to pay an outragous price for heirloom clothing. i do believe in looking for those same clothes on ebay or resale shops. i'm very thrifty by nature and have a hard time spending money on any overpriced baby items that arent really nessessary. i myself have special items i took each of my babies home in. i also saved them. my 16 year old sons outfit came from the salvation army and is still in excellant shape. not all quality items have to be new and pricy.
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by Charmie981 View Post
OMG, that is absolutely beautiful!




I agree with this, too. As beautiful as everything here is, I'm not the type to spend $50 on a baby outfit. My two that are in the running for baby's first outfit came from a yard sale and a baby gift from Target . Atley came home from the birth center in a Carter's onesie and knit pants and Samuel came home in an Osh Kosh sleeper, but only because he peed on his Old Navy union suit.

I think, though, that if one wants to have a really special outfit and has the money, it's their choice to spend that money how they want. And I can think of lots worse things to spend $50 on that would be way less NFL than a cute going home outfit .
i agree and the way i look at it is someone has to spend the money or how will the rest of us get this stuff at garage sales and second hand stores?! i'm glad there are ppl who can justify it!
post #26 of 26
I will spend a significant amount of money on 2-3 really great outfits made by WAHM's on Etsy or HC. But buy over 90% of my kids clothes at thrift stores or garage sales.

We have a wonderful GN Sweat Pea outfit made by a wonderful mama @ HC to bring our LO home in.

Not sure of the link policy here so IDK if I can add it. but if I can and any one wants to see it LMK.
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