buying kids clothes is something that i love and loathe all at once. there are just so many cute and beautiful things out there to buy. but there’s never enough money. and the thought of spending more than $10 on any item of clothing is killer for me because i know they are going to grow out of whatever i am buying them. and FAST. too fast.
an awesomely great ‘investment’ is in Garanimal pants, that they sell at Walmart. they come in boys and girls sizes 12 months to 5 years. i am generally not the biggest fan of Walmart clothes. but if my kids need pants, i go to Walmart. the picture above is of three of Lily’s pants. i bought the jeans and khakis a year ago. they are size ’24 months’ and she still wears them, even though she is 32 months (oh time flies! no weeping. must post about pants without weeping…) the black stretchy pants are also Garanimals, and they were actually a hand-me-down, which means some other kid wore them for about 6 months to a year, and they are in perfect condition! no holes, no rips.
the pants are all pretty ‘thin’, which is just fine for living in Arizona. they are nott too hot in spring, and just warm enough for our winters too. the thinness of the material makes it more comfortable for the kids to play in, and sit in (compared to some other pants my kids have). they also all have elastic waistbands, that are shockingly not too loose (my general complaint against the clothes at Walmart) and not too tight (cause no one likes a muffin-top. not even on a 12 month old. just joking. topher’s got a sweet muffin-top and we are all proud of it!)
the best thing about Garanimals is the price. the jeans and khakis are regularly about $5, and the leggings are about $3.50. and they always go on sale at the end of a season. so awesome. considering the fact that you can drop $25 for a pair of pretty stiff jeans, that have embroidery, or characters on them, which doesn’t even make them ‘matchable’ with every outfit, at Gymboree or the Gap, this is a smokin hot deal.