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January 22nd, 2010, 03:45 PM
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I am just curious if I am the only one who buys things for their LO way ahead of time. I was looking through Katie's stuff the other day and saw that I already have an Easter bunny holding a cross for her and she has the Baby's First Valentine's Day bib in her bib drawer (yes, I have a drawer for them separate from other stuff because we have so many). I have dresses for her to wear next Christmas including one that I know will just be perfect for her Christmas 2010 dress to wear the night of the church Christmas play. I have close to a dozen summer dresses that should fit her this summer. Am I totally off my rocker to have gotten this stuff? I mean it is all size 12 months and size 18 months since she is already wearing 3-6 and 6-9 month stuff at just over 2 months old. In my defense I have to say that most of the stuff was on clearance for less than $3 and the most expensive thing I have bought was on clearance for $9 and it was the Christmas dress.
I am just wondering if the mommies who are expecting as well as the mommies who have LOs here already are 'guilty' of doing the same thing as me.
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January 22nd, 2010, 04:59 PM
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I have picked up a few summer outfits that were on clearance, and I have some 6 months and older clothes.
Other than that I haven't bought to much for the future, having to much fun buying stuff for now!
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January 22nd, 2010, 05:24 PM
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I do buy some stuff ahead of time. Lucky for us, we do get some boxes of handydowns from people at church. I think people just know it will get used in a family our size. But you just never know how they will grow. Nathan (our youngest is almost 10 months) and is still in 6-9, and maybe some 9-12's. So he is rather small for his age. Travis (who is 20 months) was in size 18 months at 8 months. Same parents, just different kids. So I try not to buy to much a head of time for that reason. But I would say you have adjusted sizes pretty well for Miss Katie. I hate to see people buy 6-9 month, intending it to be for when they are 6-9 months. Most kids grow lots faster than the sizes the clothes state. But I think 18 m for next Christmas is a good idea. Once they geta little older, they slow down so much and are so much more predictable.

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January 22nd, 2010, 06:48 PM
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I only buy a few things in each size, not season or occasion specific--my 8 month olds are in 18 month clothes-I have no way to predict what size snowsuit to buy for next year. Probably a 2, but only if they lean down lots once they start walking.
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January 22nd, 2010, 08:32 PM
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I don't really... but like Mari we often get hand me downs from a couple of friends who have older boys...so every time I thought I needed something, I'd go check a box and find that I had clothes already... I do get tempted by cute pj's for the next year if they're on sale though!!

And... it is hard not to want to buy a couple of baby outfits for the new baby!! The thing that stops me is that last time it was so hard to find anything neutral/ie. unisex when we don't know the gender!...so I haven't looked much yet.

And, I have seen some really cute dresses 50% off and so tempting to buy things in advance for my niece's first birthday!!!!
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January 26th, 2010, 03:34 AM
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I do that with my nieces & nephews for now. They're older then infants (youngest was 2 in Nov) so it's easier to guess their sizes. With this LO, I did buy a few Christmasy things for next Christmas (1 sleeper & some bibs), but went with 6/9 month size as I have no clue to how big/small Mark will be. And they were on clearance so I paid very little $1-2 a piece. I'm sure once he gets here and I get a feel for how he's growing, I'll start buying ahead for him too.
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January 26th, 2010, 09:50 AM
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I've been trying really hard to be a good girl Even tho Jayeln's only a month old and is still in NB clothes, I'm still not sure how fast she's going to grow. Besides, I haven't really seen anything that I've just gotta get for her right now....whether it fits now or later.

And, Beth....we too have a drawer specific for things like bibs
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January 27th, 2010, 02:12 AM
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Jess my first ds was out of some of his newborn clothes within six weeks! so yes you just never know how quickly they'll grow..especially considering I didn't buy anything in the 'really' newborn size (sorry I know my sizing won't mean anything to you)... he was 7lbs2oz born and the winter onsies he wore were swimming on him...6 weeks later... too chubber!!
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