Maxwell is due to start school in September. I remember last year mid August, my friends telling me that the school uniform they had ordered had sold out and they were left having to buy second hand uniform or not the correct uniform they wanted their child to wear. Having learnt from their lesson, we are already prepared this year with Maxwell's school uniform.
Maxwell is our only child however we have learnt that school uniform amounts to a very large cost. I had no clue how much Maxwell's school uniform would cost us however I have been surprised at the cost of school logo'd items but on the other hand I have been surprised at how competitively priced the non logo items are. This year Lidl has come to our rescue thanks to their bargain school uniform range.
This year Lidl are offering school uniform including a polo shirt, jumper and trousers or skirt for £3.75. There are also other items from their back to school range including sweatshirts for £1.25 and school shoes from £6.99. We were sent a range of items in aged 4-5 years from their boys range for Maxwell to review.
Another favourite item out of the new Lidl school uniform range was the fantastic pack of 5 pairs of socks that we were sent. As a parent, I always struggle with finding the correct socks for school, I even had this struggle when Maxwell was at preschool. I struggle to find the right colour of socks and the right fit. I often find that socks can be brightly coloured in Maxwell's size, something that Maxwell's new school do not allow. I often also find that socks can stretch or come up to large on Maxwell's feet however Lidl's school socks offered me the right colour and the right fit at a fantastic price. A pack of 5 socks are priced at an amazing £1.79.
After testing the uniform I have found that it is built to last. The quality of the material used is great and the stitching is strong meaning that it is unlikely to start getting holes in the uniform after a couple of weeks of wearing it. I have found that the uniform is soft on the skin and the sizing is perfect for Maxwell's shape. Maxwell has recently been struggling with the head holes in his logo'd school uniform however this is not the case with his Lidl school uniform items.
Lidl's school uniform range washes up incredibly well. I love that all the items can go in the same wash with a colour catcher and I love that all the items can be spun in a 40ºc wash. I found that the uniform dried well on the line on a hot summer's day. The uniform did not bleach in the sun and after a good wash, the uniform looked as good as new and came out nice and fresh.
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