Have you ever had to purchase a special occasion outfit for your baby or toddler, a special dress for a party, a little suit for a wedding, a costume, and wondered to yourself why on earth you were spending $30, or $40 or $50 dollars on a tiny little outfit that your child was going to wear once? It seems like such a ridiculous waste of money, and yet we spend it anyway, because, what else can you do. I’ve often wondered to myself, wouldn’t it be awesome if there were a place where you could “borrow” an outfit for your baby, kind of like a baby clothing library! Well, it turns out there is!
It is called Wooky Baby.
Babies grow fast! Wooky Baby, a clothing rental service for size 0-3T, was founded with the goal of reducing the “cost-per-wear” of children’s clothing. At an average of $8 per outfit, a customer can save upwards of $50 by renting instead of purchasing an outfit that a child may only end up wearing once or twice. Wooky Baby clothing rental service is not only cost-effective but also environmentally responsible.
The option to purchase outfits (new and used) was recently added to the site. Wooky Baby offers unique, fun clothes that are changing daily. Labels include Burberry, Florence Eisman, Good Lad, and Bonnie Baby.
Here’s How it works:
The Wooky Baby online catalog works like most shopping carts. There is a $5 flat rate shipping fee which includes the cost of a label to return the items when the child is finished wearing the clothes. The clothes can be returned with the supplied shipping bag and label provided via email. The shipping bag will be picked up in the mailbox by the postal service. The cost includes a one-month rental, but the clothes can be kept for longer. A recurring fee will be charged for each month the clothes are rented. The $5 flat rate shipping fee applies to both the rental and/or purchase of as many outfits are in the order.
As the mother of two girls I know how expensive it can get buying clothing for them, especially those special occasion, one wear type outfits. Having a place to go where I can rent a beautiful dress for a wedding or a party seems like such a fantastic idea. I love what Wooky Baby is doing, the service they are offering to parents. I’ll definitely be scouring their site looking for a dress for Anna for an upcoming wedding we will be attending. I’m much more open to spending $8 to rent a dress she’ll wear once instead of spending $40 to buy it and have it hang out in the closet after one use.
Now for the best part! One lucky reader is going to get a chance to give Wooky Baby a try for free. Wooky Baby is giving away 5 free rentals to one lucky reader, that’s a $50-$85 dollar value! All you have to do is leave a comment telling me about a time when you wish you had been able to rent an outfit for your child instead of having to buy one. On Monday, February 27th I will draw the winner.
*Open to US residents only.
*I received no compensation for this post and the opinions within are my own.