Joined: 26 Mar 2009 18:25 Posts: 4812 Location: East Kilbride
I'm afraid I agree with Yvonne - and all mine are dressed in Next (only sale stuff though), Asda, Tesco, Primark and occasionally places like Dolly Dimples, or the wee designer shop up in the outlet centre if they have a massive sale (minimum 75% off) xxx
Personally when i had my first baby i got loads of second hand stuff from ebay as you can get some really decent stuff on there if you have a good look around, you can also get some on facebook now i have noticed. Your baby really doesnt stay in them long as they grow up so quickly, so unless your made of money i wouldnt buy new expensive stuff. With my 2nd baby who is now 4 months old i did the same but i had also kept some of my 1st childs clothes for my future children and sold some on ebay just to save some money. I have started to do the same with my 2nd babys clothes and kept some of them aswell as i will be having more babys in the future.
I say as long as you like the clothes your babys are in it doesnt matter what brand they are or where they come from.
Its when they get to school is when they become a bit picky as they usually want what their friends have got which is what im finding out with my 7 year old its the same with toys and gadgets.
We've had a bit of a false start when it comes to weaning. We started earlier than the recommended six months in a bid to help combat separation anxiety and relieve exclusive breastfeeding, but it was soooo slow and then a vomiting bug and reluctance for food took us right back to the beginning.