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.

You can find Wooky Baby online, on facebook and on twitter.

*Open to US residents only.

*I received no compensation for this post and the opinions within are my own.

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14 Responses to Wooky Baby Giveaway

  • Kristi says:

    I wish I had been able to rent my kids’ clothes for a wedding they were just in. All three kids were in the wedding party, and we spent hundreds of dollars on clothes they are going to outgrow in just a few months.

  • Trish Palko says:

    What a fantastic idea! There are so many cute outfits out there, but as we all know, babies grow out of them so fast. Autumn’s christening outfit and her Christmas outfit are just two examples of cuteness worn only once.

  • Jennifer Ruffin says:

    With 3 kids, I can’t tell you the number of times I have bought an expensive outfit to have it worn for only a few hours! Easter, Christmas, birthdays, weddings for the past 6 years just to name a few!

  • Becky Norman says:

    This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  • Christie Brannon says:

    Such a great idea! I bought Jack a little suit for a wedding when he was in 3-6 months clothes….I feel guilty packing it away when he only wore it once!

  • Susan Hutcheson says:

    With 3 girls there is always something going on. We are currently on the hunt for Easter dresses!

  • Lindsey Harrington says:

    I can’t tell you the number of outfits that I’ve packed away for my boys that were only worn once or twice. This is an awesome idea!

  • Katherine says:

    What a great giveaway! I definitely could have used a few outfits for Thanksgiving. I didn’t buy anything special for the kids but wish I had.

  • Kimberly says:

    I wish I had known about this for all the holidays over the years with my daughter. This will help in the future.

  • Maggie says:

    What a great service! I hate spending money on clothes that the boys wear once then sit in the closet making me feel guilty every time I see them. Not only would this save money, but it would cut down on the clutter!

  • Emily says:

    I love this idea! Too much money spent on outfits that only get worn once. Then you have to store the outfit, try to sell it at consignment, or give it away. This service saves money, storage space and time.

  • Faith says:

    What a great concept! I love the idea of not having to spend tons of money on an outfit that my kids will only wear once or twice anyway. This way they can be little fashion plates at every event. :)

  • Sarah says:

    This is awesome! I’d never actually thought of renting baby clothes, but is a brilliant idea! Looking forward to the possibility of checking the company out!

  • Kayla says:

    This is a great idea! I really could have used it for a christmas dress for my daughter! I hate the thought of spending SO much money on something she will only wear for an hour or two..