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hoopdeloop Thu 25-May-17 19:51:12

I'm desperately searching for shorts for my skinny 2 year old. I've not found any that have adjustable bits inside. I have drawstring ones but they don't work. I resorted to a peg today to hold his wee shorts up. Please lovely mumsnetters, help spare my DS the shame of flashing his nappy to all and sundry x

Highlove Thu 25-May-17 19:57:43

Most shops do them with adjustable bits on the inside.

Highlove Thu 25-May-17 20:00:25

Oops sorry, posted too soon. Next, JoJo. Polarn and John Lewis all feature for my skinny three year old, always adjusted. But if uts shirts, can you not size down a bit. My skinny but tall three year old wore 18-24 months to nursery today!

HalfStar Thu 25-May-17 20:05:43

Size way down and then some more. Primark had loads of cotton vests and shorts in different colours the other day. Elasticated waists.My skinny 2.5 year old is in 9-12 months and my skinny 5 year old is in 2-3 years 5 yr old tried on the 9-12 months and could fit in them too

hoopdeloop Thu 25-May-17 20:32:34

I might have to do that, he is on the small side anyway, just managed to get him in 18-24 month jeans! Will have to get him to try the small stuff again!

Starlight2345 Thu 25-May-17 20:36:18

I have a skinny tall 10 year old. He is still in some 7-8 shorts as he is so skinny however they are now shorter.

Passthecake30 Thu 25-May-17 20:50:44

Make sure you buy long shorts and they will last for years. My 9 yr old can fit into his 5-6 yr ones.

H&M coloured jean type shorts and jean shorts come up narrow and Asda have some swimming shorts where the drawstring takes in the entire waist rather than just does a bow for appearance sake.
I also dart the waist of my children's joggers, leggings etc, at each side of the waist.

TheWorldHasGoneToCake Thu 25-May-17 21:24:08

Mine is very skinny but so aged nearly 5 is in 3-4yrs and bought in either Next or M&S.

imjessie Thu 25-May-17 21:55:23

Just size down if it's shorts ! Most tailored type shorts have a waistband thing inside but next do a slim range on some clothing on line .

eltsihT Thu 25-May-17 21:57:53

I got some trousers from trespass that convert to shorts with the adjustable waist. But my 6yo still wears 2/3 size shorts as bigger ones fall down

Glittter Thu 25-May-17 21:58:53

Just size down-if it's shorts tge length doesn't really matter. My 7yo still wears shirts that are age 2yo!

KatharinaRosalie Thu 25-May-17 21:59:20

try Vertbaudet - they are very slim fit, and adjustable

bojorojo Thu 25-May-17 22:10:59

Zara!!! Made for child models! Everything was great there for my skinny one.

RandomMess Thu 25-May-17 22:13:17

My 11 year old has finally out grown her age 4-5 denim stretch shorts, she could still get them on but the usual acrobatics were a bit tricky!!!

MrsMarigold Thu 25-May-17 22:17:10

Petit Bateau or almost any French brand, also we've had some good skinnies from Sainsbury's.

Mehfruittea Thu 25-May-17 22:22:15

My tall slim 5.5 yr old is wearing football shorts age 2-3.

ShiningWhit Thu 25-May-17 22:39:58

Gap do a super skinny range for kids. Massimo Dutti kids also are very slim. Zara is great as someone else mentioned.

Peppardew Thu 25-May-17 22:43:14

Primark and la redoute come up nice and slim I've found

NennyNooNoo Thu 25-May-17 22:52:26

We always size down by 1-2 sizes for shorts to get a better fit on the hips as well as the waist. DD (3) still wears some shorts in 12-18 months size. DS(12) still has some age 7 ones that just about fit - he didn't grow into them until he was at least nine. Shorts sizes are arbitrary as you can wear them at any length.

hoopdeloop Fri 26-May-17 06:52:35

Thank you everyone, I think I've been a bit daft with my logic of, 'he is 2 so get 2-3'. He is my first so I'm going to say I'm still clueless! Will be raiding the attic for last years shorts!

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