Another old-school random recommendation from me: boys’ pyjamas!
Years ago I bought Sam some of these brilliant PJs from Marks and Spencer – the really great thing about them being that the shorts double up as the best hot weather shorts for boys ever.
And in subsequent years I couldn’t find them, so when I noted that they were back in stock I fell on them like Kim Kardashian on a beige lippy – and bought two pairs. Each pair is a multipack so I now have four pairs of these pyjamas – and I am considering buying more.
Why are they so good? Because they are just so soft and light and breezy with a pattern that works – like a beige lippy – in a smart or casual setting.
I find the offering for little boys in terms of summer shorts a bit uninspiring. There are either sort of smart chino things, which are just too tight with fiddly buttons or zips for Sam to deal with, or flappy cargo things, which are too hot when it’s really hot, or jersey baggies, which are alright but look a bit sloppy.
These natty checked shorts can be worn without pants, (unthinkable at the moment, but it really does get hot sometimes), and a t-shirt during the day, at night with a polo shirt for dinner and, of course, to bed.
The loose fit and elasticated waist means that even young Sam can put them on and take them off by himself, (although he will claim not to be able to, I’m sure, as he so enjoys watching me slave around after him). Finally, the cotton means it won’t interfere with his sensitive skin, which is prone to breaking out into strange rashes and eczema at the drop of a hat.
I am thinking about hot weather now especially because we are going to Oman for February half term – but I get a bit neurotic about things selling out, so like to secure essential summer-wear items now. Just in case.
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