With my first child I would have never even considered the idea of buying from a consignment store. Then a friend of mine introduced me to the Pumpkin Patch and I was hooked. You can get first quality name brand clothes, toys and even furniture for your little one at great prices. With my 2nd child I knew how little they use all this stuff and have been a lot smarter about my shopping. I would definitely recommend The Pumpkin Patch to anyone on a budget and even to anyone NOT on a budget.
The only drawback that I saw was when I tried to sell my children's clothes to get them out of the house and earn more money for more clothes, they pay very little. I'm talking not even 1/4 of what you pay for the stuff. I think if you're interested in selling your children's stuff you can do much better selling it on ebay or having a garage sale.