This year is the first that I will have both children in school which means that I have had to find uniforms that are cost effective. Trust me I’ve tried different brands I need ones that will last a year with the wear and tear of a boy and an adventurous girl fit them now and last as much as possible as they grow throughout the school year and still look good at the end of the year especially after arts, crafts, mud-days, cooking and lots and lots and lots of suntan cream use over the summer months.
It’s always trying getting clothes that fit, I have a short thin boy and a tall thin girl, two school years apart and they are in the same size clothes so top of my list of must have’s is an adjustable waisted skirts and trousers so they will stay up, but from experience they need to be comfortable. The BHS adjustable waist skirts and trousers were giving the hands up verdict for comfort especially when trying them out in the garden playing around on the slide and a simple obstacle course.
For 2 years now I’ve looked at the lovely red jumpers that my son has gone to school on that first day of term to return home that evening covered in pen or paint from back to school and start of school projects, the jumper goes in the wash and comes out dull and losing its vibrant red colour. By the end of the school year some are still red and some have faded to a dirty red grey colour. The ones that have lasted the year still looking red have got a Longer Lasting Colour Finish and wash after wash come out the same colour they went in.
I mentioned mud – my kids love it and the school is “fantastic” it has a mud-kitchen kids can use year round, they provide overalls but it’s amazing where the mud gets to even with those overalls on – I sometimes wonder whether they have actually worn them in the first place. Add to that the falls in the playground, the climbing frames and not to mention the paint I literally end up washing 90% of the school uniform every day. With DupontTM Teflon® fabric protector to repel stains the BHS school uniform washes up well every single time and if the kids don’t grow (yes I doubt it as well but there is always hope) they will last another year.
My childhood was spent with my mum doing the ironing on a Sunday for the following week as she worked all week and it was saved up – I think there is part of me rebelling that I don’t want to be my mum so I try and avoid ironing as much as possible. Having a uniform that I can either take down from the line or out of the tumble drier and straight onto a hanger and then to a child the next school day is ideal. BHS schools uniform is non-ironing meaning that it can be worn without ironing and still look good. If it’s been screwed up at the bottom of a cupboard then a quick turn in the tumble drier refreshes it removes the creases and we can wear it again the next day.
Buying the school uniform once a year and knowing it will last and still look good on the first and last day of school and cost effective is what I look for and I’ve got all ours ready for September just got to label up everything and get it ready for the first day of school.
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