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Baby clothes that is. I know we will have another baby and I know it will be a boy. We'll start trying feb. 2009.<br><br>
I have 2 daughters already. So do I keep the girly clothes or not? I am going to keep 2-3 favorites for memory's sake anyway, but not everything...or should I?<br><br>
The thing is I'm not sure we'll have another baby after the next and even if I don't know if it would be another girl. Or does it even matter because I'd never plan anything less than 3 years age difference anyway and they'd be dated by then?<br><br>
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I'd keep the clothes that are in good condition. I don't think baby clothes get dated.
 

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Baby clothes get dated? I didn't keep things after #2 because they looked awful from use from #1 and #2. We will probably get rid of things from #3 after they are done, since we aren't wanting a #4 for many many years, if at all.
 

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I say keep them.. the second you get rid of them you'll get pregnant. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> At least that's my experience. baby clothes don't get dated either.
 

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How do you know it will be a boy?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
I say keep them.No reason to buy more stuff if you don't need to.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">How do you know it will be a boy?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
I say keep them.No reason to buy more stuff if you don't need to.</div>
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My thoughts exactly! How can you know it will be a boy?
 

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i'm going to be the minority here.<br><br>
i say get rid of them. i have dd's clothes that i'm going to sell. i don't want to hang on to that stuff until we have another baby.<br><br>
who knows if you'll have another child of the same gender and in the same season.
 

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I have 9 years between 1 and 2, some clothes really look dated I think. And more worn that I thought I would after seeing them again after all this time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I say keep them.. the second you get rid of them you'll get pregnant. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> At least that's my experience. baby clothes don't get dated either.</div>
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I agree when it comes to sleepers, underwear etc, I'll keep that anyway, but the rest can get dated I think.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">who knows if you'll have another child of the same gender and in the same season.</div>
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totally forgot about the season...my 2 have their birthdays nearly exactly 6 months apart.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My thoughts exactly! How can you know it will be a boy?</div>
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Charmarty told me and I sort of knew it all along <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">How do you know it will be a boy?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
I say keep them.No reason to buy more stuff if you don't need to.</div>
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Not really a financial question, ebay has really good deals for small children I think.
 

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What is the condition of the clothes, your storage and financial situation?<br>
If it is just one box, the clothes are in good shape and you have the room to store it I'd just hang on to it. If it going to be 2+ years before you ttc and you can afford to replace all the clothes I would say to sell or donate most of the clothes. I don't think baby clothes get dated. I put my dd in some clothes that I wore as a baby and they didn't look too old.<br><br>
You say you are having a boy but how you can be so sure?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">What is the condition of the clothes, your storage and financial situation?<br>
If it is just one box, the clothes are in good shape and you have the room to store it I'd just hang on to it. If it going to be 2+ years before you ttc and you can afford to replace all the clothes I would say to sell or donate most of the clothes. I don't think baby clothes get dated. I put my dd in some clothes that I wore as a baby and they didn't look too old.<br><br>
You say you are having a boy but how you can be so sure?</div>
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We're moving a lot so it's just additional stuff that needs to be taken care of.<br>
I AM keeping the newborn stuff anyway, but the things from 4 months to indefinitely is the question...<br><br>
DH just said to get rid of the car seat instead if hanging on, maybe I should let him decide <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I held onto dd1's clothes for 4 looooong years until I had dd2. Because we didn't find out the gender with either baby the gender neutral newborn clothing was the most useful. Even though both are girls they were born in different seasons and dd2 is growing much slower than dd1 so some of the clothes has been useful but not all. If I had it to do all over again I would have kept a lot less stuff, just newborn clothes, Hanna's and other faves.<br>
We may have a 3rd but I'm still giving away a lot of the clothing. I'm tired of seeing them at this point, lol!<br>
So I'm on the side of purging as opposed to keeping!
 

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I vote get rid of it. You can keep a few things that may be sentimental to you but that's a long time to hold onto clothing that's not being used.
 

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Sounds like you want/need to get rid of it so get rid of it.
 
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