New moms who fill their nursery with expensive-but-adorable infant wardrobe items are in for a rude awakening. Babies have an unerring way of knowing which of their clothes are the priciest, and take every opportunity to soil them beyond any hope of cleaning. Then they proceed to outgrow the rest of their outfits as quickly as possible – usually after just one or two wearings.
Kristin Cavallari has learned that lesson well – so well, in fact, that she chooses to play it smart when it comes to buying new clothes for her seven-month-old son, Camden. “I’m all about Carters, and we’ve bought so many outfits at Target,” she tells Us Weekly.
The high-end clothes in Camden’s closet, she adds, are mostly presents from friends. “At first I was all into the outfits – and some days I am – but other days he’s just in pajamas,” Kristin says. “They grow out of [outfits] so quickly, so there’s no point in spending so much money.”
Another way in which Kristin economizes is in making her own baby food – pureeing organic goodies in her portable food grinder (one of the “as seen on TV” brands).
Brava to you, Kristin. You’re discovering the realities of motherhood and learning that it’s just not worth blowing the budget on $200 overalls.
But just wait till you and your fiance, Jay Cutler, have your next child. You’ll be dressing him in nothing but pajamas for the first nine months – all of them Camden’s hand-me-downs. You’ll also be trading the lovingly hand-mushed organic rutabagas for jars of brand-name strained peas because now you have two children in the house and they’re wonderful but so demanding and you’re always running after one or the other and you barely have time to slap on makeup, much less fix homemade meals GIMMEABREAK DON’TJUDGEME.
Anyway, let’s hear it for a famous mom who appreciates a good bargain!
[Photo: via PacificCoastNews]
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