School uniform

(33 Posts)
knickerelasticgonetwang Tue 06-Sep-16 20:10:50

AIBU or what. My school has changed its top from red to white. I have had my children back for two days and my dd white top has an impossible pasta sauce stain on which would have been OK with her red top. Feeling fed up already other parents are saying the same Have I the right to feel peeved at the change of the uniform policy

Idliketobeabutterfly Tue 06-Sep-16 20:14:09

I definitely would be peeved at the White. Whoever decided that has never had kids or is knob end or a combo of the two. Yanbu

emsyj Tue 06-Sep-16 20:15:21

Weirdly DD1's school has changed policy this year to allow green polo shirts as well as white. I prefer white everything as it's easy to keep it white by washing it all together and using lots of Vanish. I also never buy logo'ed tops as they are something silly like £10 each - I get supermarket multi packs of plain ones and bin any that get stained beyond redemption.

Pasta sauce shouldn't be a 'bin it' type stain though. A bit of Vanish, wash today and don't leave it to dry in... Dry on the line to let the sun bleach it if necessary.

emsyj Tue 06-Sep-16 20:16:29

Meant to say - I wonder if the change to allow green was in response to parents finding white too high maintenance...

Idliketobeabutterfly Tue 06-Sep-16 20:17:37

White jumper or polo? I'm confused

RozzlePops Tue 06-Sep-16 20:19:18

Can you bleach it?

RozzlePops Tue 06-Sep-16 20:19:56

Also, don't forget sun light will fade tomato stains!

ScarfForAGiraffe Tue 06-Sep-16 20:20:40

Whites fairly standard and usually dirt cheap in asda. I replace a couple each term.

buffalogrumble Tue 06-Sep-16 20:21:11

Vanish gold in little tube, leave in sunshine for 30 mins then chuck in wash.

Palomb Tue 06-Sep-16 20:21:25

White is a bloody ridiculous colour for any clothes IMO. Yanbu.

knickerelasticgonetwang Tue 06-Sep-16 20:21:30

It was red jumper or cardigan and red polo shirt. But this has changed to white pole shirt and red jumper or cardigan hope this clears it up

NapQueen Tue 06-Sep-16 20:22:07

Usually a cold soak and a hot wash work a treat on stains.

Failing that I send mine in stained. Happened at school so they can't exactly huff!

SaucyJack Tue 06-Sep-16 20:22:20

Half hour in the sun will fade tomato stains.

Are they logo'd polo tops? TBH the generic white ones are the easiest and cheapest to get hold of, so they're not all bad.

BackforGood Tue 06-Sep-16 20:23:08

White polos are fine - you can pick up very competitively priced ones anywhere, and stick them all in together on a hot wash. Much better than coloured polos IMO

knickerelasticgonetwang Tue 06-Sep-16 20:25:14

I did the vanish and straight in the wash but the stain is still there. It is almost just like it is taunting me

IAmAPaleontologist Tue 06-Sep-16 20:25:55

Ours have white polos, I don't know what they put in school spag Bol but it never comes out. Ever.

Champagneformyrealfriends Tue 06-Sep-16 20:27:19

Neat washing detergent rubbed in or washing up liquid then wash it on a normal wash. Don't buy expensive stain removers they're a con.

knickerelasticgonetwang Tue 06-Sep-16 20:28:54

I have pots of vanish because my two are always covered in something or other

Arrowfanatic Tue 06-Sep-16 20:29:33

White here too. Tesco own brand oxi spray is amazing for stain removal. Pasta sauce, grass stains, pen, it gets it all out.

dementedpixie Tue 06-Sep-16 20:33:43

I also rub washing up liquid into stains before washing

emsyj Tue 06-Sep-16 20:39:12

washing line in daylight - the sun will bleach it out. Don't despair!

Idliketobeabutterfly Tue 06-Sep-16 21:01:16

Oh ok. I thought you meant jumper. DS has white polos and never had issues

DullUserName Tue 06-Sep-16 21:03:57

Where I taught switched from a colour to white. There are two distinct approaches:
- replace regularly, or
- get greyer as the year goes on
No-one minds if you for the grey option.

rosesarered9 Tue 06-Sep-16 21:21:28

I like white polos because I can buy a multipack for £3.50 in Tesco and replace them if they are permanently stained.

Kerberos Tue 06-Sep-16 21:29:25

Just leave it in the sun for a day or so - if we ever get any sun again smile

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