Dressing Children For A Heatwave

I didn’t anticipate how warm this summer would be which is very silly of me but you never can judge the great British weather can you!  When Arthur was born in March I purchased summer clothing in age 3-6 months figuring that he would be in that size, how wrong I was!  Arthur is now in age 6-9 month clothes and he is only 18 weeks old.

The last thing my children want to be doing on a hot day is visiting clothing stores to try on summer outfits, to save my sanity and them from getting hot and bothered I find it easier to purchase items online.  Browsing an online store can be done at my leisure, once the items arrive my children can try the items on when it suits them and if they don’t fit we can easily send them back which cuts out waiting in a queue in a store.

K&Co were formed in 2011, when Kays, Great Universal and Empire Stores were brought together under one name to create K&Co. What appeals most to me about K&Co is the big named brands, easy ways to pay and free delivery and returns (very rare with internet clothing retailers).  When I choose a retailer to purchase children’s items from I like to make sure I’m choosing somewhere that is family friendly, offers a great range of styles and sizes and can cater for children from babies to teenagers.

K&Co have a great range of boy’s clothing and my top picks for Arthur’s summer outfits are shown below:

K&Co Baby



I love to dress Arthur in novelty clothes for bed as he just looks so super cute, my favourite picture of him so far is of him wearing a tigger babygrow when he was a week old, I love the Tigger 2 piece suit £12.00 (1) which consists of a long sleeve top and trousers with feet is super cute and is available in 6 different sizes.

Arthur is currently teething which means I’m going through so many bibs that I can’t keep up with the washing.  I love the Ladybird boys bibs 4 pack £7.00 (2) what stands out for me is the side position of the popper, I find it difficult to remove a wet bib that has a back popper especially when Arthur is sleeping so the side popper would make life so much easier.

Not everyday in the summer is going to be warm so instead of only having shorts and vests I think it’s sensible to have a warmer outfit like this Ladybird hedgehog tracksuit £17.00 (3), the spiked hood really sells this for me.

You never know when you might get invited to a party or occasion at short notice so it’s very important to have an outfit just in case, I adore little boys in suits and this Mamas & Papas 5 piece tweed blazer set £60.00 (4) is just adorable.

When it’s hot outside I like to keep Arthur as cool as possible which usually means dressing him in only a bodysuit.  The Mamas & Papas printed bodysuits £17.00 (5) come in a pack of 5 meaning there is one for each weekday.

As a family who loves Converse this 5 pack Converse babygrow set £31.00 (6) is perfect.  Each babygrow is colourful and light enough to wear on it’s own on a hot summers day.  I’ve just ordered this set for Arthur today so please look out for a review in the next couple of weeks!

Lucie has her own fashion style and no longer likes to wear what I put out for her.  Lucie’s style usually involves a summer dress with converse, denim shorts or a playsuit.  K&Co offer a fantastic range of girls clothing so you can clothe your child from baby right through to their teenage years.

K&Co Girl


The Freespirit striped dress £20.00 (1) is both a favourite of mine and Lucie, it can be dressed up or down to suit the occasion and of course it’s on trend with the nautical theme.

Denim shorts are a wardrobe staple for teenage girls and these Freespirit shorts £14.00 (2) are perfect for the summer season.

Lucie lived in playsuits last year and she was drawn to the pattern on this Freespirit floral playsuit £13.00 (3). The playsuit has a retro look to it and paired together with a denim jacket and a pair of converse would really make this outfit stand out.

I only wish that this Freespirit toucan print dress £15.00 (4) came in adult sizes because I also adore it.  Lucie is a budding fashionista and felt like this dress deserved a mention, it’s cute, retro and perfect for a summer garden party.

Having two children with such a big age gap usually means a visit to several shops when clothes shopping but K&Co really removes that hassle.  I love the wide range of items that K&Co offers and the added knowledge that I’m buying from a well known trusted brand really makes me feel at ease when shopping online.

* This post was in collaboration with Littlewoods, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. My posts are always honest and impartial*

One Response to Dressing Children For A Heatwave

  1. Ange says:

    I didn’t know converse did baby clothes! I agree that the Toucan dress is beautiful.

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