Category Archives: Baby Clothes

Give forward by bringing back

I think I have found a solution to my problem of disposing old clothes and old school uniforms that have been bugging me for a long time.

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My son gave me this pamphlet from a popular shopping retail company. The pamphlet said the store accepts old clothes in whatever form they may be. The goal is to:

REWEAR (clothes that can be worn again);

REUSE (textiles that are no longer suitable to wear are converted into other products, such as cleaning cloths);

RECYCLE (textiles that can’t be reused get a new chances as textile fibres, or are used to manufacture products such as damping and insulation materials fro the auto industry.

The company’s collecting initiatives aims to lessen the clothes and textiles that end up in landfills when 95 percent could be used again.

“The H&M garment collecting initiative has been created to decrease the waste and close the fashion loop. So if you’ve got something worn, torn, or hopelessly out of style – don’t throw it away or let it pile up in the back of our wardrobe. Bring back all your unwanted clothes and home textiles to your local H&M store.”

As a token for the effort in bringing your old clothes to the store, they will be giving voucher (for each bag you hand in) with a discount for your next purchase. Please visit their website to know more about this initiative.

I’ll be sorting more old clothes this week to free additional space in the cabinet and do my share in reducing waste from old clothes and textiles.

Best baby shopping tips


When I saw cute baby clothes online it brings back memories of my shopping experience for my first baby. I was so excited that I started collecting baby stuff as soon as I discovered that I’m pregnant. I thought that shopping early gives me ample time to look for inexpensive and quality baby items. I shop for a few pieces every pay day so it won’t hurt my budget. I bought baby clothes (mostly whites), sweater and bonnet, mittens and socks, wrapping blanket, bedding and sheets; diaper stuff, baby essentials like soft washcloth, disposable wipes, rash cream, and hypoallergenic soap, lotion, etc. Even if I have plan to breastfeed, I still bought feeding bottles, big and small ones.

I added a few items with shades of pink and yellow when I learned about the baby’s gender through ultrasound. Bigger items like crib and crib mattress pad were bought towards the end of my pregnancy. We don’t have a big room to accommodate the crib so we decided to purchase it less than one month before my expected delivery. I used the same items (except for the pink clothes) when I got pregnant the second time. I only add some items with shades of blue for our baby boy. I remember checking for Red Sox baby clothes particularly the cute onesies for the little boy.

If you are expecting a child, its best to keep a list of baby items that you need. You may include a couple of new wardrobe for you. Don’t forget to include a pair of nursing brassieres in your list. It’s best to prepare early when your tummy is not yet big than cram when you can no longer move or go about because of your big tummy.

You may also check for local and branded baby products online for convenient shopping.

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Babypalooza Bazaar


Are you looking for pre-loved and new baby items for your own kiddos or for gift items. Check out Babypalooza Bazaar on August 15, 2015. It will be held at Walter Hogan Center Ateneo Quezon City. The venue is open from 10am -7pm. Entrance is free.

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