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Okay, I give up... ski wear for 3 year old???

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ovariantryst Thu 19-Jul-12 22:53:52

I really do give up... Surfanic don't make items that small and I've read bad things about Dare2Be zips, plus Trespass just seem a bit cheap. So help me - where do you get clothes for a 3 year old - including base layers and all that jazz?

She'll be about 102cm by the time we go - oh, and to top it off, she's a redhead, so most things pink are out. I am having a nightmare. She's my youngest and last so I don't want to spend a fortune. It'll all be on Ebay once we get back.

deste Sun 05-Aug-12 18:57:42

There is absolutely nothing wrong with Tresspass.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Wed 05-Sep-12 21:03:34

Togg 64 kit has been excellent for our dc

toomuchcoffeetoomuchwine Thu 04-Oct-12 00:58:43

I got my 2yo a Columbia ski suit size 2T off eBay for £12 which was practically new then M&S thermals underneath which worked a treat. Then Bolle goggles for £13 on eBay also which should do another few years. Plus good gloves, if they are cold they will be miserable.

MummaMinnie Wed 17-Oct-12 20:25:58

Helly Hansen make great ski clothes for little ones and our daughter had a really good salopettes and jacket outfit when she was 2 that still fitted when she was 3.

narmada Mon 22-Oct-12 23:34:29

Your DD is is going to be skiing for probably less than a couple of hours a day, right?

You don't need any special kit save for waterproof trousers and a waterproof coat. Really. Trespass are fine. They do small sizes. Age 3 will be fine for a child of that height. It doesn't matter really whether they're going to stay the distance as they'll be done with in one season. For colours, I suggest black. Anything other will be covered in horrible slush marks and mud stains unless you're v lucky to get fabulous, crispy snow cover.

Mittens from Lidl, buy loads, they will get lost.

Base layers - pah. Cotton tops and fleeces from normal clothes shops will be fine, unless you're going to northern Finland or the States/ Canada/ Japan in which case you will likely need proper gear. If it's minus 15, a 3 year old is not going to be out skiing in any case, not unless the instructors are complete sadists.

Snow and Rock and Ellis Brigham are ridiculously pricy - don't go there unless you're desperate. Internet shopping is your friend!

fedupwithdeployment Fri 09-Nov-12 13:48:35

Try Decathalon. Their kit is good, but cheap. Our DSs are good adverts for it!! you might be able to order on line - and if you do, their sizes are small. My boys are 6 and 8, and have been wearing their age 6 and 8 jackets for a couple of years...we'll be upsizing this year.

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