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#1 OscarAndTilly

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:18 AM

Sorry another school post...

I'm going school shopping today and was curious how many sets of uniform do you have for your child?

I was thinking 3 for ds who is starting kindergarten (NSW) so will be going 5 days a wk

#2 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:20 AM

Primary school - 5 polo shirts, and 6-7 various bottoms (for summer) skirts, skorts, shorts. Trackies in winter.

High school - DD will be getting 2 dresses, and 1 sports uniform.

My kids go to school everyday in a clean uniform.

Socks - plenty! I soak them all in Napisan together at the end of the week.

You can never have too many uniforms imo.



#3 Lcasey

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:22 AM

Ds1 is starting prep next year, we've got 4 sets. 1 on, 1 in the wash, 2 changes in his bag.

#4 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:27 AM

Lcasey - I'm curious as to why you need 2 changes in your DS bag? I used to put a spare pair of undies and shorts/skirt in but that was it.



#5 LynnyP

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:29 AM

I work full time so I try to avoid shopping mid week.  My daughter has five summer dresses, two winter pinafores, five winter blouses, one sports tracksuit, two school swimmers, two sports shorts, two sports tops, six school undies, 6 pair summer socks and six pairs winter socks/tights, one blazer and three hats (we only ever know where two are at any one time!)

#6 EssentialBludger

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:29 AM

Last year DD had 5 polo shirts and 3 shorts (they dry really quickly) for summer and 5 tracks suits for winter. This was the perfect amount as I didn't have to wash every day, and allowed for drying time in winter.

This year I plan on getting 3 dresses for summer, and 2 skirts, 5 blouses, 2 jumpers for winter. Mainly because of the price.

#7 Lcasey

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:30 AM

It's what DS's school asked for. In case of accidents, or if they have trouble with the bubblers or something. It's actually what we do for daycare at the moment anyway, along with spare undies. It works really well for us.

Edited by Lcasey, 10 January 2013 - 10:31 AM.


#8 Oriental lily

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:31 AM

Three of summer and winter.


#9 Fr0g

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:42 AM

Yr 7 boy - 2 summer shirts, 1 polo sport, 1 sport shorts, 1 school shorts. A few pairs socks, 1 sports wind cheater, 1 winter jumper, 1 long sleeve shirt. No long pants at all.

Yr 2 girl - the same, but 2 dresses instead of summer shirts, and 1 winter skirt.

Uniforms are expensive; no need to spend squillions each year. Mine are clean and neat, I just wash them as usual and they're fine.


#10 Expelliarmus

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:43 AM

I remember buying three shirts and two shorts when mine started school on recommendation of another mum - one on, one in the wash and one in the drawer, but you get 2 days out of shorts sometimes.

For me, this is not enough. Even though I wasn't working I found I didn't manage to wash every day and I hated them re wearing because apparently they are grot buckets.

So I upped it to 5 shirts and 5 bottoms and my world became happy. Last year due to being unable to source items the children would wear we had, at one stage, one bottom each for the girls and DD1 had only one top she would wear. That's not enough in anyone's language!

So my suggestion is at least 3 of each shirts and bottoms. You may find you want more and it may be prudent to get 5 now given how scarce the right color polo In the right size becomes after the beginning of February.

#11 Carmen02

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:50 AM

my two have 5 polo shirts and 5 pants or shorts depends on the weather. actually reminds me i have to get DD new tops this year darn

#12 *LucyE*

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:52 AM

I have one per day so I only need to wash once per week.

For DS, that's 4 dress uniforms and 1 sports uniforms with a house sports shirt as well.

For DD, it's 3 dress uniforms and 2 sports uniforms.

I am happy to buy second hand or source them elsewhere for cost savings.

We have spare hats though.

#13 ~Bob~

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:56 AM

I have enough not to wash for the week. We have 3 days normal uniform and 2 sports. So we have 3 normal shirts and 2 sports for each child. Bottoms don't get quite as dirty, so we have 2 normal bottoms and 2 sports ones. I know I have more than average, but for me it is worth it to not stress about washing during the week.

#14 MarthaJones

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:58 AM

DD has 6 polo's and 4 bottoms (2 shorts, 2 skirts), 2 school jackets. No trackies or jumpers because she refuses to wear them.
She wears white polo's so I like to have one for everyday and soak them all over the weekend.

#15 Ducky*Fuzz

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:59 AM

Three sets. Sport is on Thursday so I do washing Wednesday night.  Sport should be on Wednesdays...

#16 baddmammajamma

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:02 AM

5-6 sets of the formal uniform; two sets of the sports' uniform

Multiple hats & two blazers...just in case

#17 Heffalump

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:04 AM

For summer DD has 2 dresses, 2 pairs of sports shorts, 2 sports tops and 3 summer jackets (always getting lost).   Less than she had in kindy and year 1 but she's been going through a massive growth spurt so I've been trying to manage on as little as possible.  I do a uniform wash midweek and all summer uniform items are quick drying so if they get hung up the night before they are fine by the next morning (usually).

For winter DD has 4 pairs of long pants, two tunics, 5 long sleeved shirts, 3 winter jackets.  Not so easy to do a wash midweek and have everything dry by the morning so I tend to wash once a week.

Then there's the everyday stuff - 3 hats (always getting lost), and countless sets of vests, undies,school socks, sports socks, shorties - (I stock up every year during the M&S free shipping period). And one school rain coat and scarf which she never uses so it never gets lost.

Edited by Heffalump, 10 January 2013 - 11:05 AM.


#18 qak

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:07 AM

I always wonder about the school dresses sold in target.  Do they actually relate to a specific school?

Anyway, I work so go for the one uniform per day. Just much easier.if something can be reworn, then it is.

#19 BadCat

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:56 AM

2 sets.  But I also have no qualms about them wearing anything but undies and socks twice.

#20 FeralBob!

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:59 AM

QUOTE (BadCat @ 10/01/2013, 12:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
2 sets.  But I also have no qualms about them wearing anything but undies and socks twice.

This, except DD has one winter tunic and 4 blouses, plus a sports uniform.

#21 unicycle

Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:03 PM

2 pairs of normal uniform; one sport uniform, but thinking of getting a second one. Having less makes it easier to keep track of lost items.

#22 kerilyntaryn

Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:07 PM

2 formal uniform, 1 sports - Gr 3


2 tops, 3 shorts - Gr 8

my Gr 12 has 2 uniforms

#23 WhatWouldBuffyDo?

Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:08 PM

My DDs each have 2 dresses, one jumper (woollen and expensive) for Summer.  DD1 has two shorts and polo tops for her two days of sport, DD2 has one for one day.

I am more than happy for the girls to wear their school dresses for two days.  They don't get that dirty, and we have old dresses as spares just in case.

FOr Winter between them we have two pants, two tunics and one skirt.  They share these (same size).

Numerous amount of white socks.

#24 vanessa71

Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:12 PM

DD has 2 long sleeve  and 2 short sleeve polo tops and a skort. She also has a winter tunic, which I paid $50 for and she wore once and won't wear it again. I will need to get her some more long pants, but I will wait until it's get cooler before buying them.

DS currently has one pair shorts and 2 short sleeve polo tops. I will buy some more shorts soon, so he has more than on pair and long pants later and well as long sleeve polos.

They have one hat each and I will be ordering school bomber jackets when school goes back.


#25 Therese

Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:22 PM

Two sets. And one hat. Plus the sports hat and sports uniform.

Edited to say in kindy I had three so there was always a change of uniform in her school bag which is what the school suggested.




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