Yes, I know it’s February and it’s cold, dark and miserable outside. But it really won’t be long before we are all preparing for the summer, or jetting off to find the sun in warmer climates (if that’s you, I am very jealous by the way). I have been thinking about the children’s summer clothes early this year, as I want everything to be sorted before the new baby arrives. I know that all 3 of them need new tshirts, new shorts and new swim wear before they are ready to face the summer, the beach and the pool.
There are several websites that I go back to time after time, as I know the clothes are good quality and look great, as well as being practical and comfortable. One of my favourites at the moment is Melijoe – they have a fantastic range of clothes that you are not likely to find on the high street, and I love having the children dressed in something a little bit different.
When it’s really hot, or when we are on holiday or relaxing by the sea, the older children spend pretty much the whole time in swimming costumes or swim shorts, so I will be splashing out on decent options for them. I will also get a good pair for Max, as this summer he will be 2 and toddling about a lot more than last year – it will be so lovely to see them all paddling together. When we are at home during the warmer weather, Max lives in bodysuits, and I love the Petit Bateau range, which will be comfortable for home and garden, as well as being easy to dress up with a pair of trousers for when we need to go out. For Jacob, when he isn’t swimming or playing football, he lives in comfortable shorts and tshirts, and Gemma loves a pretty dress or some pink shorts, so there is definitely a bit of shopping to do there too – they have all grown a bit since last year! I will also need to buy a few summer bits for the new baby once we know if it’s a boy or girl. For now, I have started to stock up on a few basic bodysuits and cotton rompers ready for the first few weeks. Do your children spend all summer in swim shorts and bodysuits too, or do they have a favourite summer outfit?