Struggling to Give Away Baby Clothes

Hello Mamas!

So, I’ve been having a really hard time giving away my youngest daughter’s baby clothes — I think I’m so conflicted about parting with them because it makes me face the fact that this was in all likelihood my last baby.  But “CloudBaby” Marielle is now 21-months-old and her closet is overflowing with things that don’t fit!

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Giving Away Baby Clothes

As part of my plan to start giving away old baby clothes, I’ve started by compiling the old garments in a large plastic bin in our bedroom. Eventually, I will sort through the clothes again and give them the old “grandchild test” to see if they’re worth keeping for when my children have their own babies! I can’t even begin to think about that! I’ll probably look into donating them to other mothers who need the clothes. Are any of you Moms doing the same? Watch for more thoughts on the practicalities and emotions involved in giving away your last baby’s clothing!

Anyone have advice for me? Tell me in the comments below.

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  • Rebecca

    I am going through this same issue with toys. I’m not sure I’m done having kids yet, but we have way too many toys and many of them my children don’t play with at all. I have friends that could really use them, but I have this strange anxiety about giving anything away. I keep thinking about who bought them and how much my kids loved them at one point. Today my husband has pushed me to give one box of toys to a friend of mine that could really use them. It has been so hard but I’ve finally got a box together and even put in one toy that I really did not want to part with. I think the best thing to do is start with a little bit at a time and hopefully it will get easier. Best of luck.

    • Thanks Rebecca — I still have all the pump equipment and changing tables and so much baby stuff i should start to get rid of, but it’s just too hard for me to even think about so I justify it by saying I need that stuff for future videos (ha ha!)… I think your little by little idea is spot on!

      • Heather

        Find a young mom & help her out.

    • Heather

      Ever heard of Pass it on 😉
      Its OK. Start the cycle.

  • Heather

    Don’t save them for your grandkids…if there is any elastic it will be shot, probably yellowed & gross. Unless its maybe 1 or 2 outfits.
    I would give them to friends or relatives. Its helpful even if they do have $. And do it sooner than later, girl styles change soooo fast unlike boys clothes.
    I’ve been given clothes from cousins that have been such a blessing & given away clothes to others too. Its OK to give away small amounts to different people. or if you want $ have a garage sale