A woman has shared the ‘baby clothes hack’ she swears by, which she believes will save people who one day want to have a family from a big headache later on in life
When out shopping, if I walk by a baby section and spot the teeny-tiny clothes and shoes, I simply cannot stop the ‘awwww’ that slips out of my mouth.
From onesies to little dresses and blankets, everything in the children’s section is just adorable and the urge to buy things I see can sometimes be too much.
But if you don’t have any children or aren’t planning on having any for a while, should you let this stop you from looking – or even buying certain baby items?
One TikTok user from the US has been encouraging people to buy what they like whenever they like as part of what she calls her “baby clothes hack”.
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A wedding photographer named Tanisha Clay has gone viral on the video-sharing platform after showing off her own wardrobe full of baby clothes – despite not having any kids or being pregnant.
She said: “Ok hear me out if you’re a girl who wants a baby one day, maybe not today, but one day, just hear me out because I have a tip that is going to bring you joy and a lot less of a headache later.
“If you’re the kind of girl whose eyes light up when you walk past the baby section let me just tell you why you should stop walking and go in.
“This is my baby clothes closet and I’m going to give you a few reasons to justify why you should be doing it too.”
Tanisha continues: “Have you ever been to a baby shower and whenever the mum opens the present this is all you see… newborn outfits.
“The reality is that the baby will only be tiny for so long and then after that, what’s the plan?
“Well I’ve made the plan, it’s called the baby closet.”
Along with her baby closet come a couple of rules, the first being that all of the items she buys have to be gender-neutral – but if she finds an item she likes for a boy, she has to be able to pair it with a bow in case she has a girl one day.
Another rule is that anything she is unable to use when she has a baby in the future has to be passed on to someone else in need.
Her final rule is that all the clothes have to be size three to 24 months, no newborn stuff is allowed – though she admits she has broken this rule twice.
She goes on to explain: “I always shop for items on sale unless it’s too cute to pass up and then I’ll take it with me.
“I do not purposefully go looking for baby clothes, I let the baby clothes find me and it has brought me so much joy and anticipation while me and my husband are waiting for the right time to have our baby (we know there’s no right time, you don’t have to tell us).
“The reality is it makes me so happy and by the time baby Clay gets here I will be fully prepared when it comes to clothes.”
Tanisha also shared a few of the shops where she finds her baby clothes, including TK Maxx and H&M.
She adds: “Honestly, if you love the baby clothes sis, just buy them.”
Her video has since gone viral, being watched over 570,000 times and garnering more than 140,000 likes and many people agreed with her parting message.
One person replied: “I love how your justification is ‘it makes me happy’ like ma’am that’s all that matters.”
Another said: “Now I’m upset that I haven’t purchased some of the cute baby outfits I’ve found.”
A third admitted: “Ths made me feel so much better about WANTING to buy them, but knowing it’ll be another few years to use them. Haha, thank you.’
A different user added: “I had a baby box. I started in 2016 because I knew I wanted a baby someday. I’d buy stuff on sale or things I loved. I had my baby in 2020 and loved seeing her wear it!!”
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