I can’t even begin to describe it – the feeling of being a grandmother. And when I shop for the grand children it feels like Christmas for me. I almost feel guilty because I enjoy it so much.
But, I’m not really a “shopper”. In fact, I really hate to shop. So the process starts with endless hours of searching. “What’s out there? I haven’t breached the door of a store in six months or more, so I really don’t know what’s out there.” Do I jump up and start to the nearest store? “Not on your life!” It’s straight to the internet for me and a look around at some of my favorite brick-and-mortar stores but online … and maybe a few that don’t have the brick-and-mortar, too.
Shopping for Baby – Burlington Coat Factory
The first store that pops in my mind is Burlington Coat Factory. My experience has been that they have quality products at great prices and coats too. I love their coats. One year we found the cutest leather (I think) coat for our first grandson. So I drop by burlingtoncoatfactory.com. I probably spent over an hour looking through this online store. I found a purse that was on sale and I need a blazer or a duster. The prices are so low! Well, right now I’m looking for baby clothes. Right there on the top right of their website is a link to the “Baby Depot”. That 4-piece tuxedo is a hoot. But I really don’t need to buy that. Oh, there’s a pair of Velboa Booties (0-6m) with footballs on the toes and it’s football season … concentrate Stephanie!! I’ve got to be practical and reasonable 🙁 . Ok, click clothing — baby boy clothing — body suits – size 6 to 12 months. Tada! There’s no rating on this item, but the 3-6m had a 5 star rating.
Snap-bottom All Star Onesies – short sleeve.
5pk Little All Star Onesies (6-9m)
Shopping for Baby – Osh Kosh and Carter’s
Now, that was the practical shopping, well “looking”. I’m off to find the good stuff.
When my kids were young, I always wanted to get them Osh Kosh clothes. So it’s off to OshKosh.com. These clothes are so cute! They have a 60% off section! This is great, but I’m looking for clothes that will work in any season. Most of these clothes rig
ht now are winter clothes on sale – hoodies, jackets. I’m not sure what season it’s going to be when he gets into 6 month clothes (per Mommies request) so I’m going to look some more — Baby Boy — Gift Guide — looking…looking…looking
2-Piece Bodysuit & Pant Set
Well, somehow, during that process, I managed to move form oshkosh.com to carters.com, but that’s ok. This is what I was looking for. And they are two fine brands of children’s cloths. As it turns out, Carters and Osh Kosh share a website with separate tabs.
Where to Shop?
My next decision will be whether to shop at the brick-and-mortar shops or at the online stores. Both of the websites offer ways to find a brick-and-mortar business close to me, or I can purchase right there from the website. I personally prefer the brick-and-mortar shopping, because I can put my hands on the item right there, if they have it. I have also had some not-so-good experiences with the mail service during a previous online buy. Check out Buying for Baby to see what happens next.
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