Hand me downs !! what do you think

@ersmommy1 (12605)
United States
April 5, 2008 9:32am CST
about hand me downs? I think they are wonderful. A money saver and helpful. My child is an only.But she has 6 girl cousins.So we never run out of clothing. Do you have hand me downs? Have you passed anything down?
1 person likes this
10 responses
• United States
6 Apr 08
The idea of hand-me-downs might not be so favorably received by children, but by adults it is great. It keeps perfectly 'good' clothes from going to waste -- but I favor the idea of passing them around to friend's families. That way, no one goes to school knowing they are wearing their brother or sister's hand-me-downs. It can be taken as a sign of poverty and a reason for kids to tease and taunt. But, then again, I guess there is no stopping kids from finding ways to be mean.
1 person likes this
@williamjisir (22909)
• China
5 Apr 08
Hello dear ersmommy. I am very happy that I do not have to worry about where my used clothes would go because my brother-in-law would not mind my giving him my clothes as most of mine are still in good condition when I give him. He is happy for those clothes I give him.
@ersmommy1 (12605)
• United States
5 Apr 08
then your brother in law is lucky. You do a nice thing for him.
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
12 Apr 08
i wear a lot of hand-me-downs. usually house clothes. we have relatives in California that sends us old clothes once in a while and often there are lots of pretty clothes there that are reusable. sometimes there would be pretty clothes too that can be used in going out. its really nice because we can't buy those kinds of clothes here. i've also given hand-me-downs to a lot of my relatives. and i'm planning to give out more because my closet is getting crowded day by day.
@Bethygrl (92)
• United States
11 Apr 08
I think hand me downs are awesome. My opinions is why go and spend tons of money on sumn they are going to out grow in a matter of months or just get mud all over. My oldest boy is 10 and its getting harder to find clothes for him that are hand me downs cuz they wear them out so fast. So its getting more expensive to shop for him, plus he is getting picky about what he wears. Be grateful for hand me downs while you can.
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
5 Apr 08
I like some hand me downs. they are ok. I had alot of those when I was growing up from my older sisters. It saved my mom alot of money also. I have a few hand me downs right now but not much. I do hand some of my things down to my daughter though.
• United States
5 Apr 08
ersmommy1, We don't call them hand me downs in my house. I give all my daughter's clothes to a few of my friends. I have friends who give be buckets loads of blessings. They know I take good care of them. Then I have a friend Brandon who only takes blessing from me. She says I take good care of them. They be like new when she gets them. I don't do anything but wash and hang dry them. I started taking blessing before my daughter was born. I had a friend give me a big bucket of white onsies. I boiled them and folded them and she was ready before she saw day light. Now it's hard for me to get much. I stopped taking blessing from a neighbor across the street. She told me herself how she and her three kids go shoplifting. They are not setting a good example for my daughter. I read in a mom magazine years ago. About clothing swaps in wealthy neighborhoods. That is just awesome.
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
5 Apr 08
My daughter gets some hand me downs from her cousin. She also wears her brothers old t-shirts that he has outgrown to run around the house in. When I was a kid I got some hand me downs from cousins. My sister is 9 1/2 years older than me, so I didn't get any of her stuff.
• Bahamas
5 Apr 08
In my family we hand down everything. There's hand me down shoes, cloths, uniforms,bags etc.I've passed down all of my children stuff and received lots of stuff, sometimes some of the things i gave comes right back to me.Lets just say there is never a need for anything in my family.
@rev1wendy (613)
• United States
5 Apr 08
My kids are grown now, but my daughter has 2 younger brothers. The boys had pants with no back pockets due to me ripping off the girl designs. lol Hand-me-downs keep a lot of kids in clothing!
@mememama (3077)
• United States
5 Apr 08
My son is an only and has a boy cousin so we get lots of hand me downs! He's the youngest in the family, so I have no one to give them to, but someday we might have another so I'm saving the clothes for that.