It’s Possible To Get Great Toys And Beautiful Clothes Without Buying Them

July 31, 2009 – 7:20 am

Mom, I know you don’t want your kids to go without great toys and beautiful clothes.  I know you’re trying to make everything possible for your kids, even when you don’t have two nickels to rub together.  So, when you see a new, wonderful toy that you really want your toddler to have, or you are attending a family wedding and you want your little girl to be dressed in the most beautiful fancy dress on the face of the earth, it just breaks your heart if you can’t get those things for your children.

That brings us to a whole new world of shopping.  Think NetFlix for kids toys and clothing.  Let’s face it, you are not going to rent your kids’ undershirts and diapers.  You won’t rent your kids’ pacifiers, books, or puzzles.  But, there are times when you would really like to have a great toy, but the price, or the idea of having to get rid of it after your child outgrows it, are issues you just don’t want to deal with.

I came across two very different rental sites that appeal to very different needs.  The first one is all about toys.  The site is called BabyPlays.com and is full of information and items for the thrifty parent.  The coolest thing I saw on the site was that you can actually rent a box of toys to be delivered to your vacation destination.  Now, that’s thinking!  If you travel during the summer to a cabin, retreat, or to Grandma and Grandpa’s, don’t you always have times when you wish you had something, anything, for the kids to play with?  There is bound to be a rainy day or two during your stay, so what better way to entertain your kids than with a new box of toys!  You really need to check this site out before your next family vacation.

The second site is geared toward those times when we want our little princess to look her best, without having to skip the mortgage that month.  This site is called WowClothingClub.com and is based on the assumption that not everyone wants to shell out big bucks so their little girl can dress pretty.  I like this site primarily for special occasions.  There are some rather expensive dresses on this site priced lower than you could find at any discount shop.  It’s worth a gander, especially if you have some dressy event in the future.

Renting items of any kind isn’t always the best solution, but sometimes it just makes sense to save your money when an item isn’t something that you would want to keep for any length of time.  If you find yourself in a situation where buying something for your children just doesn’t seem right, look into renting that item and see if it doesn’t work out for you.

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