This is a collaborative post with Kidunk
Autumn is truly upon us and in Brighton the weather has suddenly gone bitterly cold. It’s lovely seeing those golden brown, yellow and orange leaves falling as we wait for winter to arrive. However, our little toddler adventurer has gone from once beating the door down to get out and about, to insisting we “stay home, mummy” all day! At first I thought she was a little under the weather and then she told me that it’s just too cold to go out.
So when we were approached by Kidunk, we jumped at the chance to try out one of their playsuits and it’s transformed our world a little bit. Kidunk was founded by childcare experts Tina and Phill Knight, and children’s designer Lisa Joyce – who wanted children to be able to explore and imagine without the weather holding them back. They have created practical playsuits for preschool age children to encourage little ones to keep exploring and getting stuck in!
We chose the Happy top with Flamingo trousers and the first thing that struck me was the genius idea to create a playsuit is essentially two separate garments that attach at the waist with a zip. Any fellow potty training mamas will agree with me that this is a complete godsend.
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The material is fleece lined, which put my mind at ease that Emma would be comfy and warm but is also Teflon coated, making any spills at snack time easy to clean.
There were other small touches that just made life that bit easier: a button popper at the neck to make it easy to put on and an independent trouser waist so the trousers stay in place. Both top and trousers were also loose enough to fit over her outfit and she could easily put the trousers on herself – something that is very important for our independent little lady!
I personally love the designs of the Kidunk playsuits – the brightly coloured, funky designs matched the type of clothes I buy for Emma perfectly. Equally, Emma fell in love with them and really enjoyed telling us all the colours on her playsuit. Lately she’s been a little more fussy over what she wants to wear so it makes for an easier time to get out of the house.
Most importantly, Emma was warm and cosy enough that we played in the leaves for over an hour and we both got rid of the cabin fever we had been feeling for a few days. Emma’s always been a real outdoors girl so it’s been lovely to see her back in the groove and explore to her hearts’ content. It’s also the perfect outfit for when she starts Forest School with her nursery in January, something we’re very excited about, especially now I can rest assured that her clothes will stay clean and dry underneath.
Thank you to Kidunk Clothing for gifting us our playsuit for the purpose of this review, we absolutely love it! The Happy top featured here retails at £24.99, and the matching bottoms are £19.99 from www.kidunk.com