Buy Unisex Clothing. If you plan to have more than one child, stay away from stereotypical pink or blue outfits, suggests Jonathan Pond, author of “Grow Your Money.” Many t-shirts, shorts and pants can be worn by both boys and girls through preschool, so it makes financial sense to maximize your hand-me-down potential.
My forays into the children's departments of stores suggests that this may be harder than it sounds, unless you are ready to stretch the clothing industry's notion of what constitutes "unisex". Truly designed-to-be-neutral clothing disappears above the smallest infant sizes, and dressing a toddler in unisex styles usually means foraging in the boys' section for the plainest options. Or am I wrong? Where do you find neutral styles in 2T-4T and 4-6 sizes?