If you are anything like me, you know how fast September can creep up on you and therefore have already bought and labelled all the stuff your children need for the Autumn term (apart from shoes of course) and it is sitting in the wardrobe ready for the first day back at school.
It may still be the beginning of August and over 20 degrees out but have you included in your preparation the looming cooler weather, which if the past month is anything to go by could happen as early as next week!
We don't live far from the Little Ones school and walk there every day whatever the weather, over the years we have seen it all, been ankle deep in snow, soaked to the skin with driving rain, right through to being almost blown off our feet and baked in 35 degrees.
It pays for me to be prepared for the weather, all the children have rainsuits, wellies and hats etc but Little 3 is tall and getting too long for the footmuff on the pushchair so I had begun thinking how I was going to keep him warm and dry on the school run this winter.
With perfect timing Dry Kids contacted us and asked us to test their product. Little 3 was sent a pair of fleece lined waterproof dungarees (rrp £17.95) and we think they will be great for the winter school runs as well as puddle jumping, walks and building snowmen in the garden this winter too.
We chose the navy colour in age 1-2 years (Little 3 is 16 months). They look good quality, feel thick and warm inside and are waterproof all over. They have an elasticated cuff and reflective strips on the leg as well as the all important stirrup that stops them riding up.
They are secured with elasticated adjustable over the shoulder straps which just about fit Little 3 on the smallest I could make them so there is plenty of room for his body to grow. There are also underarm poppers to adjust the fit there as well.
They are a good generous size so that they should fit well over bulky winter trousers and the leg length is generous too. Little 3 is quite tall and wearing 18-24 month trousers, the dungarees have plenty of growing room and will last him quite a while.
It hasn't quite been the weather for testing fleecy waterproof dungarees (not that I am complaining) but we did our best and put them to the test. Little 3 went puddle jumping one rainy day not far from our house and had a wail of a time, he was lovely and dry when we got home and rather sweaty so they definitely kept him snug and warm.
This weekend I popped them on him again to take some lovely pictures in the garden and let him loose with a giant homemade puddle, he loved stomping and sitting in the water and having a good old splash about and afterwards he was totally dry.
So these dungarees get the thumbs up from us, they will be sure to keep him warm and dry in the pushchair and toddling to school this winter.