Beavers Uniform - what size?

(7 Posts)
LightTheLittleLight Tue 13-May-14 18:45:57

DD1 has been on the waiting list for ages and just got a place smile. She's 8 in summer so almost Cubs age, but if we don't take the Beavers place she'll go the back of the list again for Cubs. So I need to kit her out for Beavers as cheaply as possible, and given that she's only going to wear the uniform for a few months it doesn't need growing room!

What size tops would you go for, for an average size year 3 girl, 128cm tall? We're looking on eBay etc so can't really try on.

whatchatalkinboutwillis Tue 13-May-14 18:49:01

What about going into John Lewis (or wherever else sells beavers uniform) and just trying it on?

petalunicorn Tue 13-May-14 18:54:34

Can you ask the leader if there's anyone leaving that can give you a t-shirt? I got our tshirt that way. The trousers are the same for cubs as for Beavers I believe if you do choose to get them (everyone uses school trousers here though). I really wouldn't buy a second hand jumper as IMO they are bad quality and ours quickly went bobbly and it would have holes where other people's badges had been picked off.

LightTheLittleLight Tue 13-May-14 18:56:49

Well yes, that would be the obvious answer grin but if I can avoid dragging three kids through after-school/Saturday traffic to the shopping centre, I will!!

I've just tried her brother' s old Cubs sweatshirt (32) on her and it looks massive, so I'm guessing she's a 28 or 30...

LightTheLittleLight Tue 13-May-14 18:58:30

petal I agree the trousers are probably worth buying new if she can keep them for Cubs.

Do you really think the sweatshirt needs to be new? She'll wear it 8 or 9 times max before summer, then move up. It seems such a waste of money sad

petalunicorn Wed 14-May-14 20:21:45

I agree it sounds a waste of money but I really can't see how you could get the badges off without leaving holes. I know a lot of parents glue them on too! I also can't imagine people wanting to part with one that had all their kid's badges on.

You could ask if they would just let her have a t-shirt? You might get lucky on ebay if some one else had to join late, or they started and didn't like it, in which case great!

DeWee Wed 14-May-14 21:36:57

I use for ds cheap blue trousers from M&S, they came in a 2 pack one navy, one beige for about �10.

I would get a second hand sweatshirt. Loads have them at ds' pack, admittedly mostly from older brothers but not exclusively. Try asking round among anyone who turned 8 just before Easter in the hope they've moved up to cubs and not passed on their uniform yet.

But I would go and discuss it with the leaders, they may say something along the lines of as long as she can borrow one for her promise not to worry. They're a lot less strict on uniform than when I was little.

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