Baby Clothing Rental: Would you do it?

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Jason from Dr. MOZ sent in a tip about a new company in Germany called Lutte Leihen that offers a monthly baby clothing rental service to parents in Hamburg, as an alternative to buying items that are quickly outgrown.

For about $30/month, parents receive a shipment of neutral, 100% organic cotton clothing in the requested size. They keep the clothes until they've been outgrown, then return them for a shipment in the next size.

While I love the idea of reducing, reusing, and recycling, I see two problems with this service: first, if you hope to have additional children, oftentimes the initial investment in baby clothes pays off, if you plan on using the clothes with your baby's future siblings.

Second, if your babies were like mine (spit-ups, diaper blow-outs, medicine stains) then you know what I mean when I say it would be stressful to use rented clothing. I'd always be worried about keeping the clothes clean enough to return!

What do you think, Internet? Is this an idea that will catch on in the U.S.?

And thanks to Jason for the link.

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.