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to want to buy underpants for my 6 year old ds???

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bibbitybobbityhat Thu 24-Sep-09 11:01:54

Poor ds is squeezing into undies that are getting too small because I can't seem to find new ones anywhere.

For the last three months every time I have been in a large supermarket or Marks & Spencer I have looked for little undergruds for him and there are NEVER any in his size.

Tell a lie, Sainsburys had some Thomas ones age 6-7. But isn't he a bit old for Thomas? The boys at school would tease him mercilessly.

I have resorted to buying him boxers, but I much prefer the look of "slips" on his little bum.

norktasticninja Thu 24-Sep-09 11:03:26

Is it not better for his later fertility to have him in boxers?

brimfull Thu 24-Sep-09 11:04:43

my ds wears the fitted boxers

not the flappy ones

from marks

matalan does them to

mankyscotslass Thu 24-Sep-09 11:06:26

We have moved the boys onto trunk style shorts, more fitted than boxers but not like slips.

We found our eldest got teased horribly for wearing slips when he got into year one.

seeker Thu 24-Sep-09 11:06:37

Oh, little boy's bums in boxers look wonderful!

Tortoise Thu 24-Sep-09 11:07:56

Primark normally have pants.
My DS's prefer boxers though. The tighter fitting ones look better.

tibni Thu 24-Sep-09 11:08:31

Asda do pants rather than boxers and they have just plain colours. DS (ASD) prefers pants and is in age 10 so I know how difficult it can be to find tradional pants as they get bigger.

brimfull Thu 24-Sep-09 11:08:31

ben10 and spuderman ones in marks

mankyscotslass Thu 24-Sep-09 11:10:00

GGirl, thats the ones we got I tihnk, they also had Go Ape ones and Bart Simpson ones!

Both boys love them and say they are comfy.

overmydeadbody Thu 24-Sep-09 11:10:15

I have the same problem.

DS refuses to wear boxers or shorts, he only wants pants and aparantly all the other boys wear them too.

Luvkily he still fits into his 4-5yr pants.

stealthsquiggle Thu 24-Sep-09 11:10:31

Jersey trunks are definitely the way to go - the last of DS (6)'s friends wearing slips finally admitted to his mother a few months ago that he was being teased about them. DS insisted on trunks about 3 months after being potty-trained, so I have actually had the opposite problem in the past, struggling to find trunks small enough.

DS is in matalan ones ATM and they seem fine.

stealthsquiggle Thu 24-Sep-09 11:11:08

LOL at that x-post, OMDB!

kitbit Thu 24-Sep-09 11:11:20

H&M do the little stretchy boxers in plain colours or with characters on them

potplant Thu 24-Sep-09 11:14:26

I stocked up 6/7 in Asda. They are only plain ones tho.

I didn't even realise that Yr1 boys would even notice what other kids are wearing never mind comment on them.

KormaNotReallyHereChameleon Thu 24-Sep-09 11:15:34

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norktasticninja Thu 24-Sep-09 11:15:56

tibni if you get desperate I can send you some from the Netherlads, these, these and thesego up to about age 12. Super cheap too.

brimfull Thu 24-Sep-09 11:16:32

tis true though

size 6/7 is always out of stock

ds weaars 4/5 and he is 7

overmydeadbody Thu 24-Sep-09 11:17:29


So my DS and his mixed yr 1-2 class are the only boys still all insisting on wearing pants then?

stealthsquiggle Thu 24-Sep-09 11:19:34

Oh yes, Y1 boys notice. They compare what's inside as well as the pants hmm.

tibni Thu 24-Sep-09 11:21:20

thank you norktasticninja - we are ok at the moment but I may come shouting when he grows out of these. He is only 8 but the same size as his 10 yr old sister! And too small pants are just not nice!

funkybuddah Thu 24-Sep-09 11:52:17

ASDA do them, I got ds some in ages 7-8 about 7 pairs for £2 i think

OtterInaSkoda Thu 24-Sep-09 11:52:44

Is my ds (y4) the only one still in slips then?

moosemama Thu 24-Sep-09 12:08:15

My dss (5) and (7) both still wear slips and so do most of the other boys in their classes. Mum bought them some of the fitted boxers for school but they both flatly refused to wear them.

I bought their school underwear from M&S, but have just checked and they only have plain white ones left in larger sizes of slips. here.

Woolworths are out of 5-6 but have 7-8 left here.

Alternatively, Next usually have them, but I find the elastic is not very good on them and tends to go slack after a couple of washes.

moosemama Thu 24-Sep-09 12:10:15

Sorry, crossposts with Korma and Funkybudda - I have the flu and its taking forever to do anything this morning. sad

Furball Thu 24-Sep-09 12:14:36

my yr 4 ds asked for boxes when in yr 3 - I think he was being teased (or at least had comments) for wearing pants.

It's literally pants isn't it

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