I was just curious because my son (4mo) wears mostly second hand clothes from family and stores, but I gal I work with refuses to buy used clothing for her kids. She said that she always wore hand me downs and she won't make her kids do it. She thinks that I'm cheap. Which I guess I kind of am : ) I just figure he isn't going to be in them long so I'm reluctant to spend the money when I can use it for other things for him. This is just for fun and my curiousity.

Does your child were 2nd hand clothes?

  • From 2nd hand stores only

  • From family members only

  • From both stores and family

  • never

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Submitted by at 6:17 PM on Dec. 5, 2008
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Submitted by at 6:17 PM on Dec. 5, 2008
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  • neko-nikki
    Submitted by   at 8:10 PM on December 5, 2008

    i got most of my baby clothes from yard sales!

  • mamak57
    Submitted by   at 11:47 PM on December 5, 2008

    baby clothes are the most recycled items out there. they do not wear them long enough to wear them out and the thought of throwing good clothes in the trash is so wasteful
    i had three older sisters so my hand me down were hand me down of hand me downs

  • utopiaseas
    Submitted by   at 2:32 AM on December 6, 2008

    My younger daughter has a lot of hand me downs from her older sister, but my older daughter only has new stuff. I don't mind second hand things but my husband thinks it's gross unless it's from a family member.

  • okmanders
    Submitted by   at 7:41 PM on December 6, 2008

    we got second hand things from my DHs coworker. most of them were brand new...i know we had some outfits my DD never even wore. i gave them to another coworker. i buy thrift store stuff for myself & i would for my DD too. she still young enough tho that we havent had to. its not gross so long as you wash it first haha

  • jtr01mommy
    Submitted by   at 7:20 PM on December 9, 2008

    im the first in the family to have kids for my generation i might add, so i get alot from yard sales and consignment stores

    Submitted by   at 1:19 PM on December 11, 2008

    Thank you all so much for responding. I can't believe I forgot yard sales.

  • carlamj38
    Submitted by   at 5:33 PM on December 12, 2008

    I consider it a blessing to get 2nd hand clothes from whomever wishes to give them to us. (Which is usually from close friends or coworkers of my husband). My twin sons are almost 4 years old and we have been blessed with all types of clothes, footwear, sheets, blankets, coats, books, toys, etc. since they were a few months old and we are still being blessed with items. For my husband and I being cheap doesn't have anything to do with it. It saves us money and that money can be used on other things that are needed. Also, at his age the kids don't know that the clothes or other items are 2nd hand.

  • drowningin...
    Submitted by   at 2:35 PM on December 16, 2008

    All my kids wear second hand clothes. They are too expensive to buy new!! I get designer stuff cheap at 2nd hand stores. Also, they have a cousin whose 1 size above my oldest, and my middle son and SS are the next size down. They get new for Birthdays and Chrismas, though.

  • youlookin4...
    Submitted by   at 3:56 PM on December 16, 2008

    I just bought my 2YO a pair of Levis from a thrift store for $1.99 it looks like they have never even been worn. I dont do the hand out from local churches though we shop thrift b/c it stretches our $ not b/c we cant afford clothes. Some people think only poor people shop at 2nd hand stores, not true the one we shop at has new stuff for cheap to. We can't live w/o Ohio Thrift stores.

  • TeeJai
    Submitted by   at 2:38 PM on December 18, 2008

    I shopped Goodwill for my kids all the time. I lived in a big city and there were several and my kids loved to go "Goodwillin'!"

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