This post is sponsored by Old Navy.

1_Old Navy Kids and Baby Invite

I love saving money on Henry’s clothes.  He doesn’t grow out of them as fast as some kiddos, but man – does he know how to get clothes really and truly dirty.  Shirts don’t last long in this house; they get stained fast!  Actually, on that note – can any other parents give me a rundown on how you keep clothes from staining?  I usually just try to peel it off him ASAP and drop it in a sink with soap and water, but that’s not cutting it… especially now that it’s smoothie season!  Guess I need to be pretreating or something, right?


Anyway, when I first began shopping for his clothes, I did a lot of shopping secondhand, and I still do.  But as he got older, more mobile, and shopping together in stores got more challenging, I started turning to more online shopping.  I was pleased to discover that Old Navy’s sale prices are very similar to consignment prices – and I don’t have to brave a store!  Win-win.


Today, I’m partnering with Old Navy to bring my fellow moms and dads some info about their upcoming baby, toddler, and kids sale.  The sale takes place THIS SATURDAY and – knowing Old Navy – discounts will be deep.  The sale is both online and in stores.  And, if you’re in the New York City area, you can check out the Big Apple’s flagship store on May 10 (see the invite above).  I desperately need some new clothes for Henry, so I’m pretty pumped about the sale. 


Here are my top picks from the toddler boys and girls sections – I hope some of my top picks for Henry are on sale on Saturday! 


From Toddler Boys’ Department – Tops*:

baby boy picks from old navy


* Side note: As I was browsing, I realized that some of the gear (well, perhaps more of the boys stuff) may appeal to both sexes.  I mean, come on – that “boy” lion shirt? I’d wear that now!  It’s fierce.)


From Top Left to Bottom Right:

Plaid Poplin Shirt

Striped Henleys

Seagull Graphic Tee

Slub-Knit Pocket Tees (comes in so many cute colors)

T-Rock Tee

Lion Graphic Tee

Chambray Shirt

Short Sleeve Plaid Shirt

Choo Choo Graphic Tee

From Toddler Boys’ Department – Bottoms:

baby boy picks - bottoms - from old navy

Striped Shorts

Plaid Shorts

Embroidered Fish Print Shorts

Roll-Up Oxford Pants

Pull-On Cargo Shorts

Pull-On Demin Shorts

Camo Canvas Shorts

Belted Twill Shorts


From Toddler Girls’ Department – Tops:

baby girl picks from old navy

Printed Empire Seam Top

Flutter Sleeve Top

Striped Ruffle Tank

Shirred Yoke Printed Tank (tons of cute prints!)

Puff Sleeve Graphic Tee

Be Free and Run Wild Graphic Tee

Flower Graphic Tee

Striped Printed Tee

Floral Tank


From Toddler Girls’ Department – Bottoms and Dresses:

baby girl picks - bottoms and dresses - from old navy

Capris (in so many nice colors – I picked two!)

Pull on Stretch Twill Capris

Flutter-Sleeve Dress

Red White and Blue Tank Dress

Chambray Romper (I die! So adorable)


From Toddler Swimwear Departments:

old navy toddler swimswear

Ruffle Bathing Suit

Rashguard Set for Girl

Striped Swim Trunks

Dinosaur Rashguard


Happy Shopping!


This post is sponsored by Old Navy.  All opinions are my own.  Thanks for supporting my blog.



  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun May 7, 2014, 2:15 pm

    Kids clothing is SO cute! I am going to be in trouble one of these days when I have a child.

    • Caitlin May 7, 2014, 2:21 pm

      Gah, I know. I love graphic tees for Henry.

  • Lee May 7, 2014, 2:36 pm

    I feel like Old Navy is too expensive, at least for an infant. I mean like $15 for pants that will fit him for two months? Not happening!

    (I do like shopping there for myself though and kind of find it ironic that it’s one of the cheaper places for adult clothes yet too $$ for baby.)

    • Jackie May 7, 2014, 5:40 pm

      Once your kid gets older (maybe 12 or 18 months on), clothes last for much longer. And once they turn 2, they are the same size for essentially a year. So in my opinion, Old Navy stuff is GREAT, price-wise for these older age groups because the quality is super high compared to other kid brands. I even suspect the clothes would last through multiple children if you can keep it stain free. (BTW – to get stains out, I usually take the item of clothing off and scrub it with dish soap and then just put it in the laundry basket and wash it on laundry day. Usually does the trick.)

      • ellen May 8, 2014, 9:09 am

        I agree. I always thought Old Navy was pricey for babies, but my son hasnt really moved out of sizes in 6 months so I guess I should check out Old Navy now.

  • Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork May 7, 2014, 2:42 pm

    Not sure if this will work for all stains, but I put some baking soda on stains and then dampen it with a spray bottle of water. It makes a kind of paste and can definitely help, especially with some greasy stains. Of course, if you don’t think you got the stain out, don’t put in the dryer, which “sets” the stain.

    • Caitlin May 7, 2014, 2:43 pm

      This is awesome – I will definitely try it. A lot of the “stain fighting” stuff at the store seems so expensive and it’s all chemically – baking soda sounds like a good place to start. THANKS!!!

  • Meg May 7, 2014, 2:44 pm

    I have a 2 year old so his clothes are a diaster by the end of the day. I use the OxiClean Max Force to pretreat the stains (or sometimes the whole shirt). I love the Old Navy shorts/jeans since they are so reasonably priced and hold up pretty well.

  • Alexa May 7, 2014, 3:27 pm

    I find this Clorox 2 product:
    works really well for my toddler’s stains. I pre-treat with it for a few minutes, and then add a little bit of it to the washing machine basin, along with the regular soap for that load. Sometimes I’ll have to do the process twice to get a really tough stain out, but I’ve found it’s the best so far!

    I really want to get my son those oxford pants and chambray shirt for a little outfit!

    • Caitlin May 7, 2014, 3:28 pm

      ooo thanks for the link!

  • Marie May 7, 2014, 3:59 pm

    I will soak my twins’ clothes in a sinkful of water and add about 1/3 to 1/2 cup of vinegar and a bit of Dr. Bronners immediately, if they spill on themselves. My son just spilled some of his smoothie on his yellow shirt last Monday and I thought it was a goner but it came out fine. Usually, I will all that amount of vinegar in my washer and let it soak for 30-minutes before running the washer and have had no problems with stains and it is so easy to do. No pretreating necessary. I have read that using vinegars helps clothes not bleed and some people don’t even separate the colors but I still do. 😉

  • Laura May 7, 2014, 4:24 pm

    I can’t speak to “toddler” stains specifically (FTM with a 4 month old), but I have found that borax gets out even the worst baby poop stains so I imagine it would be effective. You can add it to a bucket of warm water to presoak and/or add it directly into the wash.

  • JENNIFER May 7, 2014, 7:57 pm

    I let my toddler wear just a diaper around the house, then if he gets dirty it doesn’t stain his clothes!

  • Grace @ Grace Dishes May 7, 2014, 8:37 pm

    That’s really cute options!! I actually found some really nice fitting jean shorts in Old Navy last summer.

  • Maryea {happy healthy mama} May 7, 2014, 10:39 pm

    I have to get that Be Free and Run Wild shirt for my daughter. So cute!

  • Erin May 8, 2014, 9:00 am

    I LOVE Old Navy toddler clothes- more than their infant clothes. Mostly because (I think) like Henry, my daughter is on the lower end of the weight scale (below average height and really really skinny). Lots of their jeans and capris have the adjustable waist, so the length is right but they stay up on her non-existent little hips and bum. And their t-shirts are great too! And they are super cheap when you hit one of their sales.

    • Caitlin May 8, 2014, 9:44 am

      Yup – henry is a little squirt. It’s kind of nice because he doesn’t immediately grow out of clothes!

  • Linda May 8, 2014, 10:33 am

    My mother in law purchased some cleaner for us called A Clear Choice. Here is an amazon link:
    This stuff is amazing on berry stains. I used to think clothes were ruined once strawberry, blueberries, etc got on them but this stuff gets it out. Even if it has sat for a few days. The spray changes the color of the stain and then once you wash it – it completely disappears. Also, this is all natural Give it a try!

  • Suzy May 8, 2014, 1:03 pm

    I love Old Navy’s kids clothes. And their socks, those suckers stay on!! It’s my go-to baby shower gift.

    Oh and for stains, I’m LOVING BabyGanic’s stain remover. I was so surprised how well it removes stains. Bonus, you can find their stuff at Target: )

  • Catherine May 8, 2014, 1:44 pm

    I am so happy that I didn’t buy any new clothes for my 6 month old (got all of his clothes handed down from a friend) because he grew at an abnormally fast rate until he was 4 months old. He was barely 7 lbs at birth and newborn clothes swallowed him. Now he is 24 lbs and wearing 18 month clothes! He outgrew 0-3 and 3-6 month clothes in the same month! They grow so fast especially in those first few months. Sigh. But yes, it does slow down. My daughter will be 2 next month and still fits into most of last summer’s clothes.

  • Dianne May 9, 2014, 10:05 am

    My never fail stain pretreat is Dawn dishwashing detergent. I just smear some on the stain and throw it in the wash. Other dishwashing detergents do not do the job as well.

  • nancy May 9, 2014, 1:31 pm

    Love Old Navy! I have used them for years to buy basic pieces for myself and my kids. I have two very fashion forward teenage girls and we use Old Navy extensively for their basic pieces and more casual clothes. Cardigans, t-shirts, cami’s and casual dresses for them and shorts and tops for me. I have found that getting an Old Navy credit card is very helpful. Card holders earn rewards and get sale notifications other people don’t. I happened to place an online order just this week and planned to use a 30% off offer I had received as a cardholder. I got distracted and forgot to use the discount code. I called their customer service and they applied it after the sale without a problem. Three summer t-shirts and one pair of new shorts delivered to my door for a grand total of $37? Yes please!

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