Getting The Wear Out Of Your Child's Summer Wardrobe This Autumn

We've only just took the tags off the children's summer clothes and the weather is already warranting a whole new Autumnal one!

Does anyone else feel as though they barely just took the tags off their children's summer clothes and the weather is already warranting a whole new Autumnal one? Some of our bits and pieces were used once or still have tags on them and the thoughts of spending a fortune on a whole new wardrobe is making me twitch.
I've been thinking about ways that I can still “get the wear” out of my son's summer wardrobe while still making sure he is warm and appropriately dressed. I think I might just be on to something...
This is my plan – it might just work for you too!
  • You know all those shorts? Why not use those as the “spare” clothes in your child's play-school bag. It is probably very rare that they'll actually need them. The odd accident or lunch spillage perhaps so having them in a pair of shorts for an hour isn't a big deal. You'll feel like they are not going to waste too.
  • Use t-shirts as a PJ option. The Autumnal months mean a very changeable weather situation. Some nights are actually on the warmer side and a full length bottom and shorter top might just be the perfect combination. They will also work for house-days where you are lounging around the house and don't have to worry to much about the temperature.
  • Rather than stocking up on lots of new long sleeved tops you could buy a packet of long sleeved vests in white and navy or colours that will look well under your child's t-shirts. That means they'll still get the wear out of them in the colder months.
  • If you have a little girl don't put away the summer dresses that still fit them perfectly. Just pick up a couple of pairs of tights and some cardigans. Team with a pair of winter boots and you have a whole new Autumnal/Winter wardrobe.
  • Not quite ready for a winter coat purchase but finding a hoody or a raincoat just isn't making the cut? Teaming a hoody with a lightweight raincoat is actually the perfect solution. It's warm, rainproof and can easily be adapted to suit a colder or milder day by removing either of the items.
Written by Tracey Quinn, staff writer with Family Friendly HQ

Tracey Quinn

Proud mum of two who got married on Don't Tell The Bride and had an accidental home-birth (loves a good story). She's passionate about breastfeeding, positive thinking & all things cosy.

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