Many of the best bar­gains can be found at the end of each sea­son.

Parenting - - Real Life -

If you are so­cial-me­dia savvy, do a search on Face­book for lo­cal buy, sell and ex­change groups, and join as many groups as you can. You will need to ask for per­mis­sion to join the group, as most groups are pri­vate, but once you have been ac­cepted, you will be able to post mes­sages on Face­book when you are look­ing for free or cheap clothes. You may even be able to ex­change some of your child’s cloth­ing with an­other par­ent in your area who is look­ing for a smaller size. Other great places to head to are your near­est out­door mar­kets or car boot sales – these are usu­ally held on week­ends in wellpub­li­cised in­ner-city mar­ket venues or in su­per­mar­ket car parks in your lo­cal sub­urb.

I have found lo­cal mar­ket stalls to be a trea­sure trove for qual­ity baby and tod­dler clothes, es­pe­cially gor­geous pinafores and rompers. Cloth­ing prices will vary from mar­ket to mar­ket, but in my ex­pe­ri­ence they are any­thing from $5 up­wards per item. The big­gest ad­van­tage com­pared to in­ter­net shop­ping is that you can see ex­actly what you are buy­ing and get the siz­ing cor­rect.

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