Whether your child needs more accessible clothing to accommodate feeding tubes, easier clothing to put on, or materials that are super soft for sensitive skin, you’ll be delighted to hear that M&S has launched a new easy dressing range of kidswear.
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Dressing can be tough when your child needs some extra help, but this new Adapted for Easy Dressing range from Marks & Spencer is designed to make getting dressed easier, quicker and more fun!
Children using wheelchairs, crutches and frames, or those who have different needs can now choose from fun, soft prints and fabrics with clever detailing to make getting dressed and undressed less of a chore. And the best bit is that the range looks the same as the main kidswear collection, so there is the same choice available as siblings and friends.
After the success of the easy dressing range of schoolwear, which launched in 2016, parents are sure to be delighted with this new autumn-winter collection.
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How is the Easy Dressing Range Adapted?
The easy dressing range was was designed in partnership with customers, including parents from three specialist schools, and expert advice from consultant paediatrician Dr John Chang.
“Parents passionately told us that disabilities don’t define their children, so the adaptations shouldn’t define their clothes, it’s why all the products are inclusively designed and modelled closely on our main collection,” said Rebecca Garner, kidswear designer at M&S who helped create the range.
“So whilst big sister might wear a dress with sequins, the little one who wants to match but has sensory needs will have a softer glitter. Offering great value has been a key consideration and parents purchasing Easy Dressing products will never pay more.”
All of the easy dressing range has been made with the softest materials, the fewest seams possible, and hidden care labels. They’ve also been created to have a nod to fashion without adding unnecessary detail.
More adaptations include:
- Trousers and shorts with the zips and buttons replaced by a straightforward popper
- Leggings with flat-lock seams (usually used in sports leggings)
- T-shirts with a soft velcro fastening at the back of the neck for easy over-the-head dressing
- T-shirts and dresses with discreet pockets for a feeding tube
- Coats and gilets with velcro down the front and back so they’re easier to put on if you’re in a wheelchair
- Smart shirts with soft velcro behind the buttons
- Babygrows with dimensions to allow for a cast, suitable for babies with hip dysplasia
The Adapted for Easy Dressing range is available exclusively online up to ages 15-16.
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Does the new M&S easy dressing range make a difference to you and your children? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!