I have assistance and my kid is loaded with name-brand clothes. *Don't click if you don't like these posts ;)*
She owns Sperry's, Timberland's, Nike Shox,Tommy Hilfiger Sandals, and tons more shoes like that. She has Gap, Old Navy, Eddie Bauer, J Crew, Ralph Lauren etc. clothes. 95% of the clothes are a brand like that. No, I am not trying to brag. The point I am getting to, is I did not buy one bit of it. I have a very loving and dear person who passes tons of them down to me because she just wants them out of her way, and they are in in great condition.
This person is a clothes freak, and also a clean freak so the clothes are sometimes not not even worn, and many look new . I still buy things, but they are definitely not name brand. I buy as we need, and after my kids grows out of them, whatever is in good condition, which is a good bit, I will sell them in yard sale's and they sell super fast, so I personally think it's smart thinking.
I laugh when I see people act like it's a mortal sin if you have something like that and have assistance, because they really just have no idea about a person's situation to be so quick to assume. I think how I do this is beneficial and definitely saves money. I hardly ever have to buy most clothes, and then I can go and sell a lot of them since kids go through them so fast, anyway.
Before anyone attempts to bash me for my kid wearing "hand me downs." I really don't care. Lol. Like I said, they are in great condition, they are stylish and I personally see nothing wrong with it. :)
I just started thinking about this when I saw a post about how a child shouldn't we wearing Timberland's or something absurd like that.