My son has Autism and can’t dress independently yet,but I am always looking for ways to make life easier for us. Yesterday, I spotted that Marks and Spencer have a new “Easy Dressing” School Uniform range, and I was more than a little bit excited!
Marks And Spencer say: With help from The National Autistic Society, we’ve created a range to make dressing for school easier, quicker and more comfortable.
I immediately bought Sam 6 pairs of the pull up school trousers and 2 pairs of the pull up school shorts. They are available from age 3 to age 16, which is amazing in my book! There’s no back pocket for comfort, and the care label has been moved to inside the pocket, so the label won’t irritate the wearer. Once they arrive, I’ll share my opinion of them on here. I have bought Sam polo shirts from M&S before though, and the quality is always brilliant.
The range also features school shirts with a hidden panel of soft Velcro behind the first 4 buttons, which should make getting dressed quicker.
The seam – free socks will be a godsend to some children (and parents) too, I’m sure! These are available from a child’s size 6, right up to an adult size 10.5!
They haven’t forgotten girls, either! There’s a pull on school skirt, girl’s pull on trousers and velcro fastening blouses too! Plus all of the unisex items!
You can also find sweatshirts, T shirts, and polo shirts without irritating labels, as well as jogging bottoms with drawstrings, too.
I am so pleased that M&S are once again meeting the needs of special needs families. They have offered adapted underwear and nightwear for a while now, and sam wears nothing else to bed these days.
The onesies are popper fastening right along the inner legs and crotch, so nappies can be changed without removing his pyjamas. They are made from really soft cotton and wash amazingly well. The onesies are available in long and short sleeves, in a range of colour options and up to age 8.
The vests are available in long, short and no sleeves, and you can get them with no tummy access, or with poppers across the tummy area too, which makes tube feeding easier. They are available up to age 16, in a range of colours.
Once again, a massive thank you to Marks and Spencer for listening to special needs families and filling what was a massive gap in the market with high quality items which don’t cost the earth!
PS There’s 20% off school wear until 4th of July!