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What do you think of moms that...

buy the majority of their children's clothing used?


Asked by Anonymous at 10:34 PM on Jan. 20, 2010 in General Parenting

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Answers (21)
  • I think they must be one smart mama. Like PP said, they know how to save money. Lovemytwinsters- It's really not just about not being able to afford new clothing. I can afford new designer clothing for both of my children but I choose not to spend that kind of money on something they will out grow very quickly. I buy name brand used clothing for dirt cheap and when they are done with it, I resell it and actually make money from it. I would much rather save money and put it into their college funds.


    Answer by legalmommy101 at 10:46 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • I don't think anything, I honestly don't care...

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 10:35 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • they know how to save money :) I thrieft store shop sometimes.

    Answer by Super09Mom at 10:36 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • Umm nothing. At least their kids are not naked

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:37 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • I don't care really....

    a lot of my kids clothes are from clothing exchanges (big group of women get together with clothes that don't fit or whatever and you take what you want - we always donated the leftovers), or hand me downs.

    as long as its nice, clean, unstained, in good repair....who cares where it came from?

    Answer by hypermamaz at 10:38 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • Nothing. I can afford to buy my kids new clothes, good. They can't, they're doing the best they can. I was about to answer "I wouldn't do it" but then again, who knows? If I didn't have enough money to buy them new clothes I sure wouldn't leave them naked.

    Answer by lovemytwinsters at 10:39 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • there smart!! i buy some of my own clothes used!! why not?!?

    Answer by EmilyAnn1012 at 10:43 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • Unless they are getting used clothes from the garbage, there really isn't any way of knowing that they were second hand. I have never seen an outfit on a child and thought - "Wow, that was second hand." Most thrift stores only take "lightly worn" clothing which makes it almost as good as new and make it imposible to tell what was bought new and what was bought second hand.

    As for what I think of the moms, I don't really care. I grew up in hand me downs from family and friends, that's no different from buying thrift. It never hurt me! Now, new or old, if the clothes are dirty or damaged - I have issues with that. But I can't stand moms that don't wash their kids faces before they leave the house either...

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 10:46 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • they are smart, frugal, and ecologically aware.

    Answer by autodidact at 11:12 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • They can't, they're doing the best they can.

    not necessarily. We could afford all new but buy some stuff used.


    Answer by autodidact at 11:14 PM on Jan. 20, 2010