By- Varda Agrawal
Our kids are in their fastest growing phase, especially when they are babies & toddlers. Their wardrobe needs an update almost every month or two in the beginning. No wonder baby’s clothes are available in sizes according to the months New Born, 1 to 3 months, 3 to 6 months… etc.
All the Mother’s to be are gifted with whole lot of baby stuff in baby shower (God Bharai), & most of them are clothes. Parent’s To Be also buy things for their baby… toys, baby gear, baby toiletries & not to forget baby clothes.
I mean, when you see all those cute little clothes in the shops, it’s hard to resist yourself! & more if the SALE is going on. Gifts are also poured in by the guests & relatives who visit post baby’s birth.
Also there are variety of things which go along with the clothes like burp clothes, bibs, receiving blanket, swaddling clothes, caps & mittens, wash clothes, towels… so much to manage!! Is it not so????
In the beginning it’s very easy to manage baby clothes, as you have to keep only one size in the wardrobe & you know what size it is… Pick up the New Born clothes & hang them or fold & stack them. All the things very easy … as you have lots of time to manage things but after having baby the tasks are endless & you have very less amount of time in your hand. At least it seems so!!
I will share with you the things which worked for me.
Sort out all the baby cloth stuff you have in the beginning every month & later as & when needed, in following categories
- Worn & Torn Out
- Very badly stained
- Stretched & deshaped
- Good but undersize
- Clothes in very good quality eg. Party wear
For the worn out & torn out clothes, you can just throw them away. If you are in mood of recycling & reusing these clothes… use these clothes as rags for deep cleaning you house & throw them after that.
For very badly stained & deshaped & stretched clothes, ask your maids if they are willing to use those for their kids. They get these clothes altered & corrected according to their needs.
For clothes which are good in quality but are undersized, wash & dry them properly, & store in some luggage, with naphthalene balls… they may be useful in future, if you plan a another baby.
For party wear clothes, you can approach your drycleaner, for getting them cleaned. Yes it sounds little weird, but, drycleaners do wash small clothes too. Store them well for future use.
If you do this sorting & purging every now & then, your child’s closet will always be decluttered & updated, having only good, wearable clothes of right size.