I spent a fortune buying piles of baby clothes despite not even being pregnant

A WOMAN bought a whole wardrobe full of baby clothes even though she wasn’t pregnant – but now she’s a mum-to-be and it’s all paid off. 

Expecting mother and TikTok user Tanisha Clay went viral for sharing her method of preparing for motherhood, despite the fact she wasn’t actually pregnant at the time. 

Tanisha started collecting baby clothes long before she got pregnant

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Tanisha started collecting baby clothes long before she got pregnantCredit: @tanishaclayy/Tiktok
She had a whole wardrobe full of baby outfits

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She had a whole wardrobe full of baby outfitsCredit: @tanishaclayy/Tiktok

In the original video, she outlined how and why she bought so many baby clothes – and she said everyone who wants a baby some day should be doing it too.

She said: “If you’re the kind of girl whose eyes light up when you walk past the baby section, let me just tell you why you should stop walking and go in. 

“This is my baby clothes closet and I’m going to give you a few reasons to justify why you should be doing it.”

She pointed out that expecting mothers often receive a range of newborn clothes as gifts. 

She said this wasn’t ideal, as babies only stay tiny for so long, and that anyone who wants a baby should stock up on larger baby clothing sizes in advance. 

She has four simple rules to make sure your future baby will be sorted for clothes for more than just the newborn stage.

Tanisha said: “I made the plan. It’s called the baby closet. 

“Rule number one is that the item needs to be gender neutral. 

“Rule number two is that if it’s for a boy I need to be able to pair it with a boy to make it fit a girl. 

“Rule number three is anything that I can’t use when I have my child is passed on to someone else at a baby shower. 

“There’s actually a fourth rule in that it has to be sized three to 24 months. No newborn.”

She added that she always bought baby clothes on sale or if they were just too cute to pass up.

“I do not purposely go looking for baby clothes, I let the baby clothes find me and it has brought me so much joy and anticipation while me and my husband are waiting for the right time to have a baby”, she said.  

She cited TK Maxx and H&M as great places to find gender neutral baby clothes, and she asserted that most boys baby clothes are already very wearable for baby girls as well. 

The clip racked up 242,000 likes and some commenters couldn’t wait to try out the method. 

One wrote: “Oh no, I did not need permission to do this lol I love this idea! It would make me so happy!”

“I did this! It’s good advice, spread that huge expense out”, added another. 

A few people, however, said their partners wouldn’t be too happy about all the baby preparation.

“My bf would panic”, said one viewer, and another added: “My bf isn’t going to be happy when I send him this.”

The mum-to-be said she buys outfits on sale in shops like TK Maxx and H&M

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The mum-to-be said she buys outfits on sale in shops like TK Maxx and H&MCredit: @tanishaclayy/Tiktok

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