How much outgrown baby clothing do you own?
Here’s a new finding that might surprise you! New research has found that the nations’ mums and dads are hanging on to huge amounts of baby clothing, long after their little ones have all grown up, and that’s the equivalent of 250 items of baby clothing for every baby born in the UK in 2017!
Here at UKMums.TV, were keen to know how much outgrown baby clothing you own? The survey of 2,000 parents with children aged 18 and under, commissioned for Mothercare and the sustainability charity Hubbub, found that as many as seven in 10 parents (71%) still have baby clothes their children have outgrown, which they say they are unlikely to use again! And over half of parents (53%) whose youngest children are now in their teens admitted they are still hanging on to their baby clothing. Aren’t we a sentimental bunch?!
That’s why we were pleased to hear of a new scheme that’s taking place in the run up to Mother’s Day. The #GiftABundle initiative is asking parents to gift quality unwanted baby and children’s clothing to other local families in need, and over the next four weeks bundles of six items of good-quality clothing for children up to three years old can be handed in at selected Mothercare stores across the UK. The clothing will then be beautifully gift-wrapped and distributed to other local families.
Heather Poore, Co-Founder of Hubbub, said: “We hope this campaign provides a great opportunity for parents to sort through those clothes stashed in wardrobes and lofts and give them a chance of a new lease of life.” You can find out more about the #GiftABundle campaign here. In the meantime, confess! How much outgrown baby clothing are you hanging onto? Let us know over on our Facebook and Twitter pages!