A great way to save money on baby items is to purchase secondhand. Today, I stopped at a consignment store that just opened up nearby called Once Upon a Child. I don’t really need anything, but I thought I’d check it out anyway.
I was really impressed with the selection they had for children; they had clothes, toys, strollers, carriers, safety gates, costumes, nursery items, etc. Plus, everything was in great/excellent used condition. They also sold a few brand new items. From what I noticed, baby/infant clothing ranged from $1.50 to $15.00/piece and swings and bouncers started at $30. The clothing sizes ranged between newborn to 8 years of age.
There were so many cute little outfits that I wanted to pick up, but I managed to fight the urge. At least I know where to go when I realize the baby needs a special outfit or mommy needs to freshen up his wardrobe :)