Monday, 9 November 2015

Dressing your toddler for nursery

Joey has been going at nursery for a month now and I've quickly learnt what NOT to dress your child in. Here are a few ideas and tips to save those expensive/nice clothes from getting ruined.
Dressing your little one in plain basic clothes may sound boring but believe me, when you've sent your child to nursery in a Ralph Lauren cardigan and it comes home covered in paint I'd wish I'd gone for basic clothes. Basics don't need to be boring though, H&M have a wide range of basic clothes from rompers to tracksuits in all sorts of colours and patterns.

Next also have a selection of clothes that are classed as basics that are on a 2 for £10 offer.
Zara Kids have a couple of t-shirts in their basics collection that aren't plain and at £2.99 each I think they're a bargain.

Don't even think of buying anything white for your toddler to wear (unless you use a really good stain remover). Joey seems to get stuck in with a lot of messy activities at nursery so white or light coloured clothes are a big no no. I looked in Joey's wardrobe recently and I was surprised to see that all of his winter wardrobe is full of dark clothes, I hadn't realised I'd bought so many dark clothes for him.

Plenty of clothing stores have great Multi-buy deals, my favourite stores for this type of promotion are H&M and Next. At the moment, Next have a 2 for £10 offer on some of the kids basic items. A few weeks ago I nipped in and bought him a long navy polo top and a reindeer tshirt as part of the 2 for £10 offer.

H&M have a great offer on its kids basics, 3 for the price of 2 (cheapest free). I think it's great because you have a variety of different clothes to choose from whether it's trousers, hoodie and tops etc.
I love buying clothes for Joey and him showing them off so when a piece of clothing that was expensive or special gets ruined I die a little inside. Buying basic or dark clothes for your toddler isn't necessarily boring.

How do you like to dress your child for nursery? 


  1. My son started nursery last week. They have an optional uniform, so I ordered a couple of t-shirts and a fleece. Which he wears. Bottom wise I just put him in jeans or plain trousers. With back up items are a cardigan from Primark, and a cheaper top.

    Definitely, don't want them ruining their nice clothes do we?

    1. I think Joey's nursery have polo shirts that you can order but I've never seen any of the other kids in them. I might ask about them when I take him in tomorrow. I die a little inside when I've picked him up from nursery when he first started and the clothes I'd dressed him in would be in his bag covered in God knows what.