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Sleeplessinselsey Sun 12-Jul-20 22:11:37

Dd1 is starting in September and I have no idea what uniform to buy in terms of quantity. Do I go for just skirts, a pinafore, trousers? Please help lovely ladies!

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thenewaveragebear1983 Sun 12-Jul-20 22:19:03

I'm buying 5 polo shirts, 5 trousers, 5 pairs of grey socks. This is because I'm returning to work on 1st sept so we need clean every day, so getting this for both boys (1 yr 4 and 1 starting reception). Each will then have 2 sweatshirts (youngest will also have hand down ones as back ups). PE shorts and t-shirt as well.

AbsolutePleasure Sun 12-Jul-20 22:32:26

What @thenewaveragebear1983 said. My dc have left primary now, but i found the best way was to have as much uniform as you can. Ask your school about second hand - they quite often have some - to build up your stock.
Having a clean set for each day reduces your stress massively, and means that mostly you can stop worrying about them getting dirty, leaving things in school, coming home with other kids clothes etc.

I also recommend not making them get changed when they come home, it just makes 2 sets of dirty clothes at the end of the day instead of 1.

CatToddlerUprising Sun 12-Jul-20 22:34:52

5 polos, 2 cardigans, 2 trousers, 2 skirts, 1 pinafore. Plus 5 pairs of socks and 5 pairs of tights

NickMarlow Sun 12-Jul-20 22:44:08

Dd is just finishing Reception. She had 2 jumpers, 2 pinafores, 2 trousers and 5 polo shirts. Next year I'm just going to get 1 jumper and 1 pair of trousers, but 3 dresses, she wore the dresses far more and likes wearing a cardigan better - cheaper too, 2 school cardigans are £6 in a supermarket, 1 logoed jumper is £16 in the school uniform shop!

mogtheexcellent Sun 12-Jul-20 22:49:52

Will your child be doing wraparound care? If not they can change after school.

My DD is in breakfast and after school club every day so she needs fresh uniform every day. 5 polo shirts, 4 skirts, 2 pinafores, 5 summer dresses, 5 cardigan. Dont forget spares for accidents as I think most will have accidents in the first year. Second hand from the pta is usually excellent quality and the rest is 25% off at TU.

sirfredfredgeorge Mon 13-Jul-20 09:08:25

2 trousers, 2 skirts, 1 pinafore

I wouldn't buy a choice of things, find out what she likes to wear and buy that, DD for example exclusively wore shorts, buying a range would have just annoyed her wearing things she didn't want, or extra washing and wasted clothes.

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Mon 13-Jul-20 09:15:15

I always buy 3x 2 packs of polo shirts (ours are white so means I have 1 spare), 3x bottoms (I have 4 in school they all like different) 5x socks,(my dd's like knee length grey) 5x tights, 3x cardigans or jumpers. Also 1x pe hoodie, 1x pe T-shirt & 2x pe bottoms. 3 of the 'main' items means 1 on, 1 clean, 1 in the wash (or spare in the wardrobe). My eldest is going in to y6 & I've found it to be the right amount over the years.

CatToddlerUprising Mon 13-Jul-20 13:52:26

@sirfredfredgeorge, Don’t worry, I can guarantee she’ll wear it. It was more cost effective to buy two of the trousers and skirts (Asda) than separately so I have spare.

Sleeplessinselsey Wed 15-Jul-20 07:27:36

Thanks very much for your thoughts, I'll be off to buy them with her soon, she's so excited she wants to go tomorrow (last day at nursery today 😆)

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