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Plus size clothes for children?

26 replies

cakeandduvetday · 06/07/2019 09:29

My two nieces, aged 5 and 8, are coming to live with me and will need new clothes.

They are quite overweight but not particularly tall for their age.
Does anywhere do plus size casual clothes for children or will I just need to go up a couple of sizes and get stuff taken up?

OP posts:
Amy326 · 06/07/2019 09:30

Try M&S as I’ve definitely seen plus size school uniform there but not sure about normal clothes.

Soola · 06/07/2019 09:30

clothes in larger sizes.

Will you be getting support to help them lose weight?

InglouriousBasterd · 06/07/2019 09:32

I’m sure I’ve seen George at Asda doing a generous fit range, and so do H and M online. Good luck OP Flowers

changechange · 06/07/2019 09:32

I find Asda generally fits large and is stretchy, otherwise just size up in age

Sn0tnose · 06/07/2019 09:32

There’s loads on Google. Matalan and Tu at Sainsbury’s have ‘generous fit’ ranges including school wear. H&M do the same and a couple of companies I’ve never heard of. It seems like there are quite a few that cater for larger children.

GilmoreMe · 06/07/2019 09:34

I think next do a plus range

Sn0tnose · 06/07/2019 09:36

Clothes in larger sizes.

Will you be getting support to help them lose weight?

FFS Soola Do you expect the OP to make them wear just the clothes they turn up in until they’ve lost weight? Or do you mind if she gets them stuff to wear in the meantime? You know, seeing as they’re little children and it’s not their fucking fault?!

LoafofSellotape · 06/07/2019 09:37

Will you be getting support to help them lose weight?

Dyrne · 06/07/2019 09:39

Soola given the nieces are coming to live with the OP I think there are a few more fucking issues that the OP will need to support them with. Biscuit

MauisHouseOnMaui · 06/07/2019 09:42

Soola is always rude blunt on every thread she appears on, just ignore her.

M&S definitely do wide fit, as do most of the supermarkets. At this time of year you could go with shorts/t-shirts and summer dresses which are usually more generous in how they fit anyway and then get school uniform towards the end of the summer based on what size they need at that time.

ConfCall · 06/07/2019 09:44

There is an eBay seller who sells clothes in a “stocky” size. They come from China I think. My son’s mate has his school shirts and trousers from them. Quality is ok.

Good luck to you all for the future.

Missingstreetlife · 06/07/2019 09:52

Children should not lose weight. They should grow into the weight they are or put on weight more slowly thru healthy eating and more excercise until they are in appropriate range. Doubt this will be priority, they have clearly had some trauma. Perhaps. They eat for emotional reasons. Well done op.

Namechange8471 · 06/07/2019 09:55

Asda and marks and Spencer do plus fit school uniform.

Otherwise I'd suggest going up a size or so.

I always buy a size bigger for my dd as she is autistic and doesn't like "tight clothes"

Soola · 06/07/2019 10:00

I was asking because if I was the op I would be concerned about their being overweight and want to help but because they are children I wouldn’t want to upset their metabolism etc.

Therefore I would be interested in replies from other posters with knowledge about helping children lose weight.

It’s horrible for an adult to be overweight but I imagine for a child it must be even worse so any help or support would be beneficial.

Pieceofpurplesky · 06/07/2019 10:02

Simply Be kids have a generous range

TenAndFive · 06/07/2019 10:07

I actually agree with Soola these children are 5 & 8 and are needing plus size clothing. OP now they are coming to live with you, you’re the one that needs to help them with their weight.

How big exactly are they? because as far as I’m aware they don’t do plus size clothing for children, it’s just the next sizes up.

feelingverylazytoday · 06/07/2019 10:08

Soola does have a point. The children are overweight, and hopefully they will be helped to become a normal healthy weight, though in the meantime they need clothes that fit them.

Soola · 06/07/2019 10:10

Adults can go on diets but I imagine you have to tread very carefully with children so as not to think they are being punished in some way by restricting foods.

It might be lack of exercise that’s made them overweight so encouraging bike riding etc is a way of getting them to lose weight without them realising?

BlueCornsihPixie · 06/07/2019 10:12

soola doesn't have a poimt

I'm sure in time OP will think about their weight but I highly doubt that it is high on her priorities now. And it absolutely shouldn't be

LoafofSellotape · 06/07/2019 10:13

Soola does have a point

No she doesn't, the OP didn't ask for dietary advice and it's none of Soola's business what the OP is doing regarding their weight , she asked about clothes that is all.

It's very clear from the OP that they're is a lot of background stuff going on here and any one with half an ounce of sense will realise that.

cakeandduvetday · 06/07/2019 10:14

Thanks for all the replies.

I can only find plus size jeans and uniform in their size but at least the extra length of going a size or two up won't matter so much with t-shirts and dresses.

We're obviously going to be feeding them healthily and making sure they've got plenty of opportunity to be active as soon as they're here but I'm not going to concentrate on weight loss until they are well settled in and feeling secure.

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LegionOfDoom · 06/07/2019 10:17

I’m pretty sure they op knows exactly what to do about their weight. These children have been placed in her care. I’m sure ss will have throughly assessed her before playing two young children with her.

Given op wasn’t asking any advice on helping them lose weight, soola should just keep their comments to themselves.

Op, most places have plus size school uniforms now. For everyday clothes you may have to go up a couple of sizes and may have to turn trousers up. Try getting jogging bottoms that tighten as they help. Leggings are also good. Stretchy material for dresses and tops help too.

BogglesGoggles · 06/07/2019 10:19

Ignore the pressure to make them loose weight. The priority here is their mental health I think. You can also use adult jumpers/tops for dresses-I know that sounds horrible but I’ve seen some little girls in really cute jumper ‘dresses’ and leggings which I recognised from adult brands/ranges. It might help to get more variety in their wardrobe if you are struggling to find nice things outside of uniforms.

Pieceofpurplesky · 06/07/2019 10:33

You sound like an amazing woman @cakeandduvetday

Lessstressedhemum · 06/07/2019 10:36 does clothing for kids that are overweight. They are quick and efficient and the clothes are good quality.

Ignore pressure about their weight. It's much more important that the kids can feel safe and loved in a stable environment.

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