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.
Basics
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.

Dark
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.

Multi-buys
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? 


2 comments:

  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?

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    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.

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