Choosing school uniform
With many parents having recently found out which school their little ones will be going to in September, you can’t help but think about what they will be wearing.
School uniform can be a bit of a minefield and you can end up trying a few things before you get the things you feel are hard wearing and good value for money.
I always think it pays to have a good stock of uniform as little people often come home from school quite messy. To me though, if they are messy it means they’ve had a fun-filled, action-packed day.
To save you rushing around to get uniform clean for the next day in these situations, make your life easier and have a few sets of things.
Some schools insist you purchase their own uniform from them or a specific shop, but if that isn’t something you have to do then look at all the supermarkets and check out their school ranges. It is worth comparing, as some are better than others. For example, for girls skirts I have found George at Asda the best, whereas for boys trousers, I think the TU range from Sainsburys is best. Tesco are probably the ones I buy the least of as I haven’t been that impressed with their things.
If your children have very short or very long legs then it is worth going to M&S as they stock excellent quality school trousers in a range of lengths.
With regards to socks and tights it can really vary, but little people’s feet can get very hot in their shoes all day at school so it is worth paying a bit more to get something that is going to keep their feet cool, especially in the summer months.
We like these organic cotton socks from Eco Outfitters. These look smart, keep feet cool and are great if your child has sensitive skin. They are also marked with the size on the bottom of the sock, so if you have more than one school-aged child you can organise them quickly after a wash.
With regards to a school coat, something with a hood that is at least shower-proof is best, many schools still encourage outdoor play and learning even if the weather is not that great.
It is worth shopping around for footwear, depending on how heavy your children are on shoes. They never seem to last that long, especially if your children are climbers.