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    • Moguline
    • By Moguline 15th Jun 18, 1:59 PM
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    How many school uniform items to buy?
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    • 15th Jun 18, 1:59 PM
    How many school uniform items to buy? 15th Jun 18 at 1:59 PM
    Hi all,

    my DS starts school in September and I'm really stumped about how much of each item to buy for his uniform.

    I'm thinking

    2 Jumpers
    2 short sleeve shirts
    3 long sleeve shirts
    2 ties
    3 pairs of trousers
    1 pair of shoes
    1 pair of pumps
    1 PE top
    1 pair PE joggers
    1 coat

    Does that sound like enough? I'm thinking I can always add more if it turns out we haven't enough - what are people's experiences with this?
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    • thegreenone
    • By thegreenone 10th Aug 18, 7:41 PM
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    Oh my goodness, I didn't buy half that and my boys survived all the way through school. My youngest got to Year 10 until his PE kit went missing from his locker and that was the first we'd lost for both.


    I would strongly suggest that if your child needs proper shirts, buy short sleeved. Wash, press, hang up to dry. Both my boys broke wrists and had plaster and I cut up the sleeve of one short sleeved shirt and washed it every day, pressed, hung, dry. I refused to cut any other shirts. I was working full-time. One tie, one jumper, one pair of trousers/shorts and five shirts.
    Last edited by thegreenone; 10-08-2018 at 7:45 PM.
    • Ms Chocaholic
    • By Ms Chocaholic 2nd Sep 18, 9:27 PM
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    Ms Chocaholic
    Thanks all for your input. Sadly no polos at this school - it's white shirt and tie from reception! My DS will only turn 4 in the middle of August, so I expect him to be quite messy at first haha! Saying that, he does usually come home unscathed from nursery so could potentially get a couple of days out of him in one outfit at times.
    He feels the cold quite a bit which is why I was thinking long sleeve shirts for the winter. Might rethink my short and long sleeve ratio though!
    Originally posted by Moguline

    It may be better for him to wear a vest underneath a short sleeve shirt than wear a long sleeved shirt. A short sleeved might also be easier to get on/off, no buttoned cuffs to worry about.
    Last edited by Ms Chocaholic; 02-09-2018 at 9:30 PM.
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