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We're due between March 6th and March 10th and are having trouble finding affordable unisex baby clothes. We've already purchased every non gender specific item available at our local Walmart, Target and Burlington Coat Factory. We now have a total of 12 outfits, including the 5-pack of Gerber sleepers. I know Babies R Us has a wide variety but I just can't justify spending $20+ on one outfit that baby will wear for a month. We are a blended family and this baby makes #5 between us. I've seen some really cute things on sale online at Khols that are very affordable but that would only give us a small handful more. I don't want to have to launder baby clothes daily on top of the mountain of laundry I already have (we're planning to use a diaper service). I've thought about buying a couple of items from a second-hand place, dissecting them and using them for patterns to make our own gender-neutral clothes. Does anyone have any other ideas?
 

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dig a little more in the baby boys section of things. There are alot of things that you'll find there that you'd be comfortable putting a girl in. I got a white onsie with a red star on it at walmart for dd last pregnancy. Baby blue, red, and navy on a girl is no big deal expecially if you put a little bow on her. You can always check ebay for lots of clothing too. Don't forget Goodwill & the salvation army. I have a hard time buying newborn clothes brand new period. Its just silly. I would say that you will get plenty of gifts once he/she is born but being as this is # 5 I know the gifts start to dwindle down! Also never underestimate the wonder of the white onsie!!!! You can put it with SO many different little pants!
 

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Hmmm...why buy secondhand baby clothes to pull them apart and make new clothes out of material you had to go and buy? That sounds like a lot of trouble, and more expensive than just buying a big pile of used clothes. It's so easy to get baby clothes for next to nothing secondhand, and lots of it is very gender neutral. I bet you could get another 12 outfits on ebay for 10-15 dollars.<br>
And of course, your baby won't be gender neutral when it gets here <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> So with 12 outfits already, it sounds like you're doing pretty well for now, and you can shop more when baby is here.<br>
I'm not sure if you were talking about doing separate loads of baby laundry, but I don't bother to do that. We wash everyone's clothes together and just use detergent without perfume, like All Free & Clear.
 

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2nd hand all the way! reuse, reuse, reuse <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
It's SOOO much cheaper that way and as long as you wash it, you'll know the clothes are clean and ready to wear.
 

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2nd hand is it for us to. I love zutano, (most of their stuff is really bright primary colors and gender neutral.) so I shop alot on ebay.<br><br>
Also if you have a Ross, Marshalls or Nordstrom's rack type store a lot of times you can find really great stuff cheap.
 

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Try Old Navy, and if you have a Gymboree nearby go raid their sale bin. Oh, and Ebay! I've gotten a ton of barely used baby clothes on Ebay.
 

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I find a lot of gender neutral clothes in our local consignment stores. I don't know what it is, maybe those clothes get less wear because a lot of moms prefer the gender specific stuff. And it's often easy to get nice, brand-name stuff for very little. There are various organizations near me that run big giant consignment sales twice a year, too: those are always great.
 

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I also agree that second hand is the way to go! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> We're fortunate to have a great consignment shop near us, but you can find so much online nowadays. I also agree with ~Katrinka~ that you probably won't be dressing your baby in as many gender neutral items once he/she arrives! It sounds like you've got a good stash so I would just wait and see what you need once the baby arrives. Good luck!
 

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Aww, thank you all so much for your suggestions. Since we've opted not to find out the baby's gender, most of my family and friends have decided to wait until baby comes to buy us anything. I just remember with both DD and DS we went through 3 or 4 outfits a day in the very beginning until their legs got fat enough to keep the diapers from leaking.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Aww, thank you all so much for your suggestions. Since we've opted not to find out the baby's gender, most of my family and friends have decided to wait until baby comes to buy us anything. I just remember with both DD and DS we went through 3 or 4 outfits a day in the very beginning until their legs got fat enough to keep the diapers from leaking.</div>
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Popping in from Feb.<br><br>
We didn't know the gender of my twins. I got some really cute stuff from gap that was from the boy section, I just paired it with a pink hat or whatever when the time came. I also loved those carters pants in gn / boy colors. If you have a girl just put on a pink shirt w/ the blue pants and you have a "girl" outfit. Baby gowns were also available in gn colors and we had quite a few of those.<br><br>
HTH
 

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I feel your pain...I hate that it's so hard to find gender neutral baby clothes.<br><br>
Another idea that I haven't seen here is TJMaxx. My local TJMaxx has them seperated into "boys" and "girls", so you'd have to look through both racks to find some gender neutral things, but they are discounted prices.
 

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Tell me about it! We're not finding out either & unisex stuff is not only hard to find but ugly! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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