Kiesha Bowles is a wife, and stay at home mom of 3 young children. She has found a unique way to recycle the clothing of her two sons. Initially she boxed up her first born son’s clothing and reused the for his brother who came 4 years later. Now she is using those same clothes on her two year old daughter.
When my children were young boys and girls clothes were so well defined, that there is no way I could have used my oldest sons clothing on his sister. I did have a friend who let her young son wear his older sisters night gowns and shirts while he was inside the home.
Kiesha’s oldest son is now 7 He was born in Germany, where his mother often found bargains in thrift stores. When her second son was born in the states she opened the boxes of clothing that his older sibling had worn, and saved money. She also takes her children’s gently worn clothing to Once Upon a Child, where she gets money to purchase more clothing at a bargain.
Styles today are often gender neutral. The jeans in the photo cannot easily be distinguished as being a boys or girls design. The flower pattern on the shirt would have been a no no for boys in previous decades ago This shirt has been worn in the Bowles household now for 7 years.
Adding a headband with a flower gives the total look a bit of femininity for those who desire their little girls to have that girly girl aura. If that is not what you desire, the child can wear the clothing as is. Mrs Bowles also recycles clothing with friends. She combines different outfits together to come up with completely new looks
Kiesha and other mothers trade their boys and girls clothes between each other as needed. She has fun altering items to make the just right for her daughter.This saves time, gas, and money. And can also be a lot of fun for creative mothers. Mixing the old, the new, gently worn, off the rack, and second hand clothing to make a variety of outfits can e rewarding.