About this time each year, the stores start moving their winter clothes to the clearance rack to make room for the spring stuff. As a man, this has probably never made sense to you. As a dad, it means big bargains!
You see, baby clothes, toddler clothes, and even most kids clothes don’t really fall into the whole spring, summer, winter, thing very well. That blue long sleeve t-shirt on the $2.99 rack will be just as great for your little on an a breezy May night as it is in the middle of January.
If you don’t want to go to the mall, don’t worry. They sell baby clothes at tons of the places you already go, Sears, Target, Wal-Mart, and so on. Just find the baby section, then head for the big signs that say clearance. Ignore everything in the normal price and sale section and you can scan through the whole smash in five or ten minutes.
If you don’t even want to do that, get online. Children’s Place does huge sales at the season change and so does Pumpkin Patch and a bunch of others too.
Don’t bother buying things like boots, gloves, mittens, hats, snow pants, coats and so on unless they need them for this winter. They grow way too fast to guess what size will be right next winter, so whatever waterproof snowman gloves your toddler has now, are the ones he’ll keep, but definitely go ahead and get him some more pants, shirts, and socks. He’ll need those each and every month from now until next year.