Babies and children grow at an exponential rate. After four months, your child might have grown two sizes too big for their clothes or shoes. Furthermore, babies and kids are known to be messy. Babies especially are still busy developing their senses and therefore love to play with food, sand, dirt, liquids, and whatever else they can grab. Usually, whatever they may have captured will go directly on their clothing, mouth, or both. And while you want to encourage both your baby and kid to explore, get dirty and have fun, washing their clothing is not always so fun. Sometimes your kid's clothing might be so severely damaged that it is not even worth trying to salvage, so you need to go shopping.