by Tia

In South Africa, the demand for baby clothing increases during the colder months, causing price fluctuations. While some parents prefer brand-name or designer baby clothes, there are plenty of affordable options available to prepare your baby for the winter season without breaking the bank.

“Choosing winter clothing for newborns is not just about keeping them warm; it’s about surrounding them with love and comfort, ensuring that each piece embraces their delicate journey into the world. We understand the importance of every cent for our customers, and our selection of winter baby clothing focuses on providing cozy garments that wrap your little one in warmth and smiles during the chilly days, all within a budget,” says Garney Claasen, Ackermans Baby Buyer Manager.

There are various options for parents to assemble a winter baby basket on a budget. Here are some ideas for parents to consider for their baby within a budget of R500, while keeping the baby stylish.

Baby Essentials

Babies are more sensitive to temperature changes than adults, making it crucial to keep them warm and shielded during the colder months. Having essential winter items like blankets, hooded towels, and natural swaddles is vital to safeguard your baby’s health and reduces the risk of cold-related illnesses such as hypothermia and frostbite. It is also important to ensure that these items are durable enough to withstand daily use, all available within the price range of R100 – R280.


Personalized baby clothing continues to be a popular trend. Customized baby grows make thoughtful gifts for baby showers and birthdays. Vintage-inspired baby grows are making a comeback, featuring designs reminiscent of past eras. Cute animal prints and nature-inspired motifs like woodland creatures, safari animals, or sea creatures are perennial favourites. These playful designs add a sense of fun and adventure to baby clothing.

From retro floral prints to classic knitted rompers, these nostalgic styles bring charm and whimsy to a baby’s wardrobe. Ackermans offers adorable Babygrow sets curated to make it convenient for parents to stay updated with the latest trends in a wide variety of beautiful colours and textures, refreshed throughout the season to provide customers with value for money. Snuggly baby rompers and cute tracksuit sets for both boys and girls are available ranging from R60 to R250, offering a plethora of choices.

Durability and Functionality

Practicality is essential when it comes to baby clothing, with parents preferring items with functional features like snap closures for easy diaper changes, fold-over mittens to prevent scratching, and built-in footies to keep tiny toes warm. The demand for baby clothes made from organic cotton, bamboo, or other sustainable materials is on the rise. Sherpa fleece garments are known for their durability and longevity, contributing to their eco-friendliness.

Natural dungaree sets are a charming and versatile option for little ones, featuring practical snap closures for easy diaper changes and dressing. These sets not only offer comfort and functionality but also provide a classic and unisex look that can be styled for various occasions. These sets within the price range of R110 – R150.

Ackermans stores offer a lay-by option to make shopping more convenient and accessible for everyone. The Layby service allows customers to secure desired clothing items with a small deposit of 10% and the flexibility to pay for them over a 3-month period. “Laybys are cost-effective as they help you save money, but it’s important to plan ahead and start laying by early enough to ensure that you have paid off your items by the :me you need them,” says Katinka van Huyssteen, Ackermans spokesperson. “Whether you are preparing for your new bundle of joy or looking to gift someone this winter, we offer a wide range of winter essentials that will keep the baby warm and stylish.

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