Not having a plan is by far the worst idea when interested in buying childrens clothes. Buying clothes for your little one is not like buying groceries. You cannot just hang around the store and look for whatever is fresh. Such stores are extremely diversified and might become very overwhelming. You risk buying the wrong things or spending a fortune due to not being able to make a final choice. With these aspects in mind, think upfront about whatever you need to buy. This way, you kid also knows that they do not have the freedom to pick all the things they want.