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Spring is in the air and I have been bit by the spring clean bug! Our Spring Break has been full of adventures, but it also has been a perfect opportunity to go through EVERYTHING in our house. If you have seen any of our pictures of my youngest on any of our social media you’ve probably noticed she runs around in her diaper a lot! She has grown out of all her warmer weather clothing and in desperate need of a wardrobe refresh.
Thank goodness for OshKosh and the fabulous finds we were able to get there. OshKosh offers a large variety of cute clothing in bright colors and comfortable fabrics that tells me that they believe that kids should have fun being kids. Now my youngest has a whole new wardrobe that should last her for Spring and Summer and that she is so excited to wear.
AND the best part, it didn’t break the bank! In my head OshKosh is high quality clothing but I never knew how affordable they were. With loads of great deals topped off with a lovely coupon (scroll down), we were able to get a full wardrobe for just over $100. Plus, see that reserved spot in the picture below? We were given an extra $20 to use as early as the next day. Sweet! I know exactly what we are going to get!
5 Tips for Easier Clothes Shopping With Toddlers
I have learned that over the years, that as much as I would like to leave my toddler at home, it is best to take them with me while shopping for their new clothes… especially after a growth spurt. This ends up saving me time with multiple trips to get the right size and money from buying things in a hurry. Here are a few tricks I have learned to make shopping with a toddler easier:
Bring a stroller and keep them buckled in
This will save you time, money and worry of trying to make sure they are near while you make sure you are getting the right sizes and the right priced items. Getting a good deal and making sure you get the right tops and bottoms takes a few moments of thinking sometimes! 😉
Dress your child in comfy/non-bulky clothing
Before shopping make sure you dress your kiddo in something like a t-shirt and soft shorts/skirt that will allow you to slip clothes on top of it easily or can be tossed on and off quickly with no fuss. Leave the button up shirts or the shirt that gets stuck on their head when removed at home. (Note: I learned this the hard way). It’s better to have a happy kiddo while they are trying on clothing!
Bring a helper
If you can bring someone with you to help out, do it! I have yet to meet a toddler who does not love to pull clothes off off the racks or touch anything within reach after a little while of sitting. A helper is a life saver! In my case, my daughter was a great help. She loved helping me find the right sizes, pointing out cute items and helping her little sister try on shoes. Trying on shoes ended up being a great distraction!
Let them have a choice
This may be one of the hardest things to do, but I have found it is also one of my favorites. Let your toddler have a choice. This is another reason why I love having them shop with me because I have learned each one of my children our different and they have opinions. I cannot tell you how many times I have bought cute clothes and they, especially my girls, have refused to wear it because they did not like the color. I did not let her pick everything but I got a feel for which colors she would love with her there. She is so excited to get dressed in the morning now and even squeals when she picks out her new shirt to wear that day. Love it! Note: I did not pose her. She posed herself!
This is probably a given, but I have been shocked when I get to stores to find out how much I was able to save. So it never hurts to do a quick internet search for “promo codes” or “coupons” and see what you get. Right now OshKosh has this 25% off coupon and a lot of their in store items are already on sale. Go on PRINT THIS COUPON!!!
How do you shop with your toddler?
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