When House Of Fraser asked me to share my thoughts about Zachary starting school/nursery and pick an outfit for his first day, I couldn't say no. I was planning to write about it anyway, so this post is the perfect opportunity.
I am not going to lie, sending Zachary to nursery/school absolutely terrifies me. I am a big advocate of attachment parenting and spending as much time as possible with your child, but I also want Zachary to have fun with other kids, learn social skills and broaden his horizons. We actually tried to get a space for him in the closest nursery as soon as he turned 3, but we will have to wait till January. I am actually a bit relieved about it, because I don't think Zachary is ready for it. I am not ready either... I love his company and looking after him 24/7 is something I really enjoy. I only leave him with his grandparents when I really NEED to and I think there has been less than 10 occasions like that so far, with only one overnight stay. I simply don't feel the need of 'getting a break' from my child.
The fact that I can spend all my time with Zachary is priceless, so I am not too fussed about sending him to nursery asap. It's one of the perks of working from home and I couldn't be more grateful. I will definitely make sure he goes to nursery for at least 6-12 months before starting proper school to help him get used to it, but I know that I will be a complete emotional wreck when that happens. It's normal, right?
If Zachary got a space in our chosen nursery this September, I would have dressed him in a very comfortable outfit to make sure he is as relaxed as possible. They don't wear uniforms at that age yet, so I can still experiment with different styles etc. Here are my picks:
Benetton Boys Sweat Pants* (£8.90)
Benetton Hooded Sweat Top* (£16.90)
Pumpkin Patch Sneakers* (£21.00)
DC Hat (old, TKmaxx)
I am in love with all the pieces and the quality of Benetton joggers and hoodie is exceptional! They are lovely and worth investing in. I think I found my new favourite brand for toddler basics! The little sneakers are absolutely beautiful too and I cannot believe that Zachary will grow out of them soon. I should have sized up. I am thinking about buying another pair in a bigger size, because they are the nicest shoes I have ever seen! The t-shirt was an absolute bargain, reduced from £14.00 to £5.50.
Do you like this outfit? What does your toddler wear to nursery?
*all items, except hat, c/o House Of Fraser