Have you considered renting the baby clothes for a newborn?

Would you consider renting the baby clothes for a newborn baby?-Baby wearing a cute knitted outfit with hat.
Would you consider renting the baby clothes for a newborn baby?-Baby wearing a cute knitted outfit with hat.

Many new parents are aware of the ongoing environmental concerns and follow a more sustainable lifestyle with their growing families. There are plenty of innovative businesses around offering eco-friendly products and services to align with sustainable lifestyle values. Also, baby clothes’ trends are not left behind, and more sustainable choices are offered such as renting the baby clothes for a newborn.

Renting baby clothes has significant benefits for your wallet, your baby and the environment. .

Have you considered renting the baby clothes for a newborn baby?

Challenges with newborn baby clothes.

Ideally, it would be great to purchase high-quality garments for a newborn as they are super comfy and a more sustainable choice, however, the price can quickly add up when buying complete baby clothes set up.

Babies grow super quickly, especially in the first few months and soon enough you will upgrade the hardly worn baby clothes for the next size up. Perhaps your baby has only worn an outfit a couple of times and already outgrew their pretty businesses.

To avoid expense issues, you may consider cheaper baby clothes, which will save a lot of money, but choosing cheap baby clothes has some concerns. One of the problems is that more affordable baby clothes are overall, not the best quality, and soon ends up on the landfill site. Long story short, purchasing cheap baby clothes is not mainly the most sustainable choice.

More sustainable solutions

Would you consider renting the baby clothes for a newborn?-Machinery working on landfill site.
Would you consider renting the baby clothes for a newborn?-Machinery working on landfill site.

Yes, there are super cheap cute outfits, and perhaps it can be tempting to buy as a baby do grow so super fast. Still, if you think about it, there is a lot we can do to reduce the overproduction of baby clothes to reduce the number of baby clothes ending up on landfill.

What can we do to keep baby clothes out of the landfill for as long as possible? Purchase high-quality garments suitable to sell as a pre-loved item is a great way to keep garments out of the landfill.

Yes, I can hear you thinking, but what if purchasing expensive durable items doesn’t fit our budget?

I got you, and luckily there are many solutions now to make sustainable baby clothes accessible for a broader audience.

The price tag of sustainable baby clothes

You know, the fact is that durable baby clothes can be pricey, and purchasing a full wardrobe of organic baby clothes can add up. If you have the budget to buy sustainable garments for your baby, that is wonderful, and you quickly sell them as pre-loved items as purchasing used baby clothes have become rather popular now.

So if you can’t justify firmly priced sustainable garments, don’t worry you are not alone and cute pre-love sustainable baby clothes become more accessible now for a broader audience.

Excessing  the baby clothes for a newborn on a budget

Would you consider renting the baby clothes for a newborn?-Piles of coins with little plants growing out of the middle.
Would you consider renting the baby clothes for a newborn?-Piles of coins with little plants growing out of the middle.

When you are going through your affordable garments options and prefer to purchase organic or sustainable baby clothes, don’t worry as your opportunities are growing rapidly.

In the U.S we see several sustainable baby clothes brands participating in sell back programs which is pretty exciting indeed. If you purchase the baby clothes from a particular brand, some brands let you sell back those garments and give you a discount for the next size you are buying.

Some brands are so user friendly that they accept clothes with stains as return items and what they, in this case, will donate to recycling organizations.

In Australia, we don’t see brands offering sell back services as we see in the U.S just yet, but there are several innovative businesses running consignment programs. Melbourne seems to be a popular spot where quite a few innovative companies offer services purchasing and selling used baby clothes. Still, all these services are available online, so wherever you are in Australia, you have the opportunities to participate.

Why renting baby clothes make sense

Would you consider renting the baby clothes for a newborn?-Baby sound a sleep in a wooden bed and a white pillow and brown knitted blanket.
Would you consider renting the baby clothes for a newborn?-Baby sound a sleep in a wooden bed and a white pillow and brown knitted blanket.

Did you know you can choose to rent baby clothes?

When you first heard about renting baby clothes, you may need some time progressing the thought, and perhaps you are not sure what to think about this. But when you get used to the idea, it just makes so much sense.

It has so many benefits for you, your baby and the environment. It is convenient, you save money, and your baby has the advantage to enjoy the comfort of high-quality garments. In contrast, you enjoy the dollars left in your wallet and a great feeling watching your baby grow in eco-friendly clothes.

Where can I rent baby clothes?

Babies grow so fast the first few months, the rotation system of Organic baby clothes’ rotation system makes sense in so many ways. One eco-friendly service in Australia offering renting services for baby clothes is Conscious Koala.

The baby clothes you rent are Organic, and you sign up for a subscription and pay $49,- per month to excess the service. Whenever your baby is ready for the next size up you, send the garments back, and you will be sent a size bigger to use. Sounds pretty convenient, right?

There is a pretty great innovative business in the U.S who is passionate about making organic baby clothes more accessible for a broader audience. While you can only choose the size of the garments with Conscious Koala, the U.S rental service gives you several choices such as the garments’ style, the number of items in your bundle and the warmth of the clothing needed to suit the climate you are living in. You can also choose you would prefer new or pre-loved garments and to purchase or rent.

Verdict on renting baby clothes

Would you consider renting the baby clothes for a newborn baby?- Pregnant lady holding a white bodysuit.
Would you consider renting the baby clothes for a newborn baby?- Pregnant lady holding a white bodysuit.

Renting baby clothes is a service perfectly aligning with the ongoing sustainable lifestyle trends. Innovative businesses like Up choose in the U.S, and Conscious Koala in Australia makes organic baby clothes accessible for a broader audience.

When your baby is ready for the next size garments, you can let the provider know, and a new bundle will be sent to your house. Next, you return the outgrown size back to the provider. After careful inspection, the garments can hopefully be enjoyed by many more families.

Renting baby clothes for a newborn is a sustainable choice and will significantly reduce baby clothes’ overproduction. Renting baby clothes services may not be known well know yet, and spreading the word will help change the norm in using baby clothes and perhaps renting baby clothes will be the new norm for the future.

Would you consider renting baby clothes for a newborn? Please leave your feedback in the comments below.

Jude

4 thoughts on “Have you considered renting the baby clothes for a newborn?”

  1. This is such an interesting topic, and in my opinion, my answer is yes. We all know that the kids grow so fast; that is why the hand me down exist. Why do we want to waste money in the material that we can only 1-2 times and buy the whole new set when we know that the toddlers will grow out of it quick. I will check conscious koala out.  

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    • Hi Nattanee, yes, you are so right that using hand me downs or renting baby clothes makes complete sense to me. Or alternative purchasing durable garments suitable to sell as pre-loved garments and stay good quality for an extended time.

      It is exciting that services like Conscious Koala in Australia and Up choose in the U.S make renting organic baby clothes accessible for more families. As far as I am concern this is a great way to excess high-quality baby clothes for an affordable price, and a friendly gesture to the enviroment as well.

      Have a great day Nattanee, and thank you for stopping by.

      Jude

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  2. Rent-a-Romper makes it possible. In fact, this innovative company, which launched in March 2020, makes it easy to rent your tot’s entire wardrobe. Rent-a-Romper offers rental clothing subscriptions for babies and toddlers, offering a capsule wardrobe that grows with your child. When your baby outgrows a Rent-a-Romper clothing assortment, you just send the clothes back to Rent-a-Romper for someone else to wear and dress your tot in the next-size Rent-a-Romper capsule that’s delivered to your door

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    • Thank you for stopping by and leaving us a comment on renting baby clothes for a newborn. Yes, we have heard of rent a romper as well. Like Up choose, Rent a romper is based in the U.S. However, both companies offer similar services, rent a romper is more straight forwarded and smaller-scaled compared to Up choose. 

      Some of the most significant differences would be the fact that Up choose garments are all organic. While for some rent a romper might be perfect and offer sufficient choice, others might prefer a few more options like the bundle’s size.

      Upchoose also give you the opportunity to either buy or rent the baby clothes bundles. In the event you have decided to rent a bundle but change your mind later and like to acknowledge the set, you can still do this with Up choose. 

      Long story short, both of these U.S businesses have set up fantastic sustainable businesses and depending on your personal needs; one might meet your needs better than the other.

      I reckon both businesses are words checking out. 

      For anyone interested to learn more about rent a romper, you can visit their site here. And if you are interested to learn more about your opportunities to rent baby clothes with Up choose you can learn more here.

      Jude

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