Fancy dress clothes, maybe since finding a suit for a newborn is hard and they don't get the use out of them to justify buying one. Regular clothes? You have got to be kidding. You couldn't rent them out cheaper than I can get them, most of my boys clothes are either hand me downs or second hand from the thrift store. He's ruined about half of them with spit up, diaper blow outs and the like. So why would I pay to rent something I will probably wind up having to buy because he ruined it, and pay more for clothes I have to return than clothes I buy and own and then have nothing left to pass onto the next friend having a baby? Half the fun of clothing my son is seeing what his cousins and older friends children are wearing and taking bets to see if they will hold up long enough to be passed onto my son! (I'm serious, my SIL and I joke about that all the time as her boy is 5 months older than mine but he is very rough on his clothes as he is crawling, starting to walk and has an older brother).