Wrapping up for Winter
Georgie absolutely adores going to the local park, and has recently become obsessed with doing the loop of up the ramp and down the slide over and over again. As the weather becomes wetter & colder, I have to admit I don’t love the idea of her soaking her jeans through, so I’ve been looking around for an all-in-one suit that will keep her warm as well as dry this winter.
After browsing the various children’s clothing and outdoor wear sites, I opted to buy this Regatta Splosh suit – in the red though, as the pink is just way too girly for us. We managed to find it new at half the RRP on eBay so I’m quite pleased with our choice – let’s hope it’s as good as it looks! It is fleece lined as well as being waterproof,
In addition to the quest for a winter outer layer, James and I have been desperately trying to find some winter shoes for her so that she doesn’t ruin her only pair of nice trainers! We popped over to our local Brantano Footwear and managed to find a pair of wellies in 4.5 that fit ok(ish!), and a pair of winter boots too, woohoo!
We actually ended up picking these welly boots from the little boys doodles range, made by Clarks, as we didn’t like any of the girl designs and we wanted something that would go well with her red winter coat and the regatta suit we picked out. The fact they come in half sizes is a huge bonus as all size 5 wellies we’ve tried just fall off her feet! Georgie wore them for the first time at the weekend and they were still a little loose, so once we’ve seen what they’re like with her regatta suit we might start keeping an extra pair of socks handy to double up.
The Mso Snowy Calf Boot we found have plenty of space for her feet to grow while still being comfy and secure on her foot – the velcro straps are great for her narrow legs, and I think I might pop an in-sole in each boot to make them a half-size smaller for now too. Most importantly, they will keep her feet warm and dry while she scrambles about outside this winter.
Now I just need to find a coat for me that will go up over the bump, and a nice warm hat!