Does it ever seem like the best deals on kids’ clearance racks are in the itty-bitty newborn sizes? I found that to be true at the Old Navy Clearance Sale yesterday, and used the opportunity to buy ahead for our nephew on the way. Deals like that are also great for shower gifts, but my daughter had another idea on how to use them to her advantage.
My daughter, age 11, has always loved playing with dolls. She uses her own money to purchase doll accessories, so lately (just like mom) she’s been searching for deals. Last week, we hit up a couple thrift stores looking for inexpensive newborn clothes and accessories we could use for her dolls. Most everything we saw was worn out, too big, or not to her liking. However, when she saw the cute finds I had picked up at Old Navy she asked me to take here there to shop for her doll.
It turned out to be a great idea. She found four outfits for her Chou-Chou doll (Sophie, pictured above). She threw in a pair of tights that weren’t on clearance, and still spent under $12 in all. The 0-3 month sizes were just a little on the big side, but I think after they’re washed they’ll fit perfectly. If you can find them, preemie sized clothing works especially well for newborn-sized dolls.