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View Poll Results: Have you / would you find hand-me-downs for your children?
Yes, I have / would 42 100.00%
No, I haven't / wouldn't. Dirty. 0 0%
No, I haven't / wouldn't. Dirty and the fashions change. 0 0%
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Old 07-27-2010, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Minnesota, USA
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Default Do / would you clothe your children in hand-me-downs?

Do you procure, or would you procure, hand-me-down clothes for your children, as long as they are clean? Or are do think yourself above that?

I don't have any kids, but I sure would for mine! At least until the age of 10. It's a cheap way to keep clothing on your children. My mom did it quite often. She was the middle child of a family with 7 children, so pretty much all the stuff she wore were hand-me-downs (and she still wears a lot of hand-me-downs from my grandma!)
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Old 07-27-2010, 03:50 PM
 
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We've got two small children and probably 95% of all their clothes (and a smaller percentage of their toys) are hand me downs from friends, neighbors and relatives. Little kids grow out of stuff so quickly that it doesn't make sense to buy all their clothes brand new.

That being said, I'm sure that as they get older the ratio of new to old clothes will shift towards more new stuff.
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Sherwood
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Shucks yeah, if I had to suffer...LOL
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Absolutely! They grow so stinkin fast it just makes sense. And if they weren't "clean" I'd wash them.
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Old 07-27-2010, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Hillsboro, OR
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If my kids want name brands then they come from re-sale shops. The mark up for a label is ridiculous. Since ripped up pants and distressed looks are cool, why not go for hand-me-downs.
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:23 AM
 
Location: colorado
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Originally Posted by tvdxer View Post
Do you procure, or would you procure, hand-me-down clothes for your children, as long as they are clean? Or are do think yourself above that?

I don't have any kids, but I sure would for mine! At least until the age of 10. It's a cheap way to keep clothing on your children. My mom did it quite often. She was the middle child of a family with 7 children, so pretty much all the stuff she wore were hand-me-downs (and she still wears a lot of hand-me-downs from my grandma!)

My kids have worn hand me downs and even gave clothes away
as long as they are in good condition and clean, why not
I love hand me downs
My nephews wear expensive designer clothes and often give my boys their hand me downs, my boys love their older cousins
But I dont get it when women of 40 will wear hand me downs from a women of 70.
The same age group they work well..
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:32 AM
 
Location: following the wind of change
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Yes, I did.
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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I remember when my daughter started kindergarten and told me she wanted 'ticket' clothes. We had no idea what she meant until she explained she wanted clothes that had store tickets hanging on them. Due to the good church group of moms, we just passed our used clothes around for years. It never occurred to me that she noticed.

So I took her out to buy some new outfits for school and she almost cried when we had to cut the tickets off.

She is now 20 and we still tease her about this.
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:35 AM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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Thats something you can get away with when your kids are young. When they start school, its kind of a no..no. Where I live the public schools incorporated uniforms, khakis and collared golf type shirts, everyone looks the same, so there are no clothes identity issues until they get to middle school and high school, when second hand clothes become a definite no..no.
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:16 PM
 
Location: state of procrastination
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I think the question should be - why wouldn't anyone recycle kid's clothes?
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