First day at school is a huge milestone for children and even parents, and it is easy for them to become anxious about new routines after a long summer break and social situations. As many of you know, Marks & Spencer (M&S) has been making school uniforms for decades, and knows what it takes to keep your child smart, confident and comfortable through the school day. At the heart of that is letting kids be themselves and being comfortable in their own skin.
We are no stranger to M&S school clothing as we frequently buy the coloured t-shirts and trousers from them. Their adjustable hem trousers means there is no need to get the needle and thread out, yet you will get an extra 3cm room for growth.
With help from The National Autistic Society, M&S have created a range to make dressing for school easier, quicker and more comfortable to ensure our children feel confident on the first day of school. We also love their ultimate non-iron shirts/blouses that are crease free and with jumpers that are machine washable which will stay bobble free.
When I was asked how I could ensure my children to be confident on their first day of school, I would always allow my children to pick their own style of clothing that they feel comfortable in. I would not want to force them to wear something they would be embarrassed of or a style that they don’t feel would be appropriate for the school. Mr K would choose to wear cotton polos for school as they are more comfortable, breathable and are comfortable to move in.
Earlier this month, we have been shopping online with M&S for Mr K and he asked for a red cotton polo. He also ordered black trousers with Supercrease, lace up trainers and 5 pairs of Freshfeet socks.
This red cotton polo comes in a pack of three and are made from pure cotton. It keeps him cool and comfortable. This Stay NEW technology keeps clothes looking newer and brighter for longer, reducing bobbling and colour loss caused by washing and wear.
His trousers features Triple Action Stormwear™ which keeps him dry in rain showers and helps to repel and release mud and stains. The crease resist technology keeps him looking smart all day. He is wearing a size 10-11 which is slightly too long for him but he’ll grow into them in no time.
Next he is wearing the black lace-up trainers in size 3 and this range starts from size 13 to size 7. His first impression was that he likes the padded ankle for support and the fit is comfortable. He also likes that these shoes are lightweight. At the moment, the sole is a little stiff but I imagine after a few more wears, it will be slightly softer and more flexible.
To go along with his trainers, he is wearing the Freshfeet technology socks which keep feet fresh by combating the bacteria that cause odour. The material of the socks are quite thin and comes with lovely colours. They are comfortable to wear.
So what are your tips to ensure your child has a confident first day of school? Why not comment below and share it with us?
Disclosure: We received the samples for the purposes of writing this review, however all thoughts and opinions remain our own. This is a featured post.