Well, perhaps school wear is partially purpose-designed not to be too comfortable, but there are a few things you can do to make sure your kids’ school uniform is indeed comfortable enough not to be a hindrance or cause any form of discomfort that impedes their performance and progress. This is not to say that – if as soon as they come home from school and they can’t wait to kick off their school shoes and almost always conspire to lose their ties – your kids’ school wear is uncomfortable beyond what is acceptable. A little discomfort is fine because it inherently alerts their subconscious that they are to focus and apply themselves while out at school.
When they start to develop skin rashes or things like blisters however, then their attire is obviously a bit too uncomfortable and is worth looking into as a matter of urgency.
Size and Fit
Again, a little discomfort never killed anyone and it sure won’t kill your little darling. There is a threshold however, between slight, bearable discomfort that comes with wearing uniform and the sort of discomfort that really gets in the way. That’s why the size and fit of your child’s uniform is very important, so you should always make sure their attire fits properly, particularly that it’s never too small. Size and fit becomes even more crucial when you take into account things like the physical development of your child at this delicate stage. The amount of time they spend in their school shoes for example is way too significant for you not to invest more time in ensuring they fit perfectly. If there are shoe makers and retailers who offer shoe fitting services on a professional level, then you best believe it’s a matter of real importance to ensure your child’s shoes are the perfect fit for their unique feet. It would be much more expensive and more difficult to try and reverse any biomechanical problems which may arise as a result of something as seemingly simple as shoes which don’t fit properly.
First time parents particularly experience nightmares when it comes to dealing with things like skin allergies and reactions. Unfortunately it’s usually a matter of learning as you go along, but it’s good practice nonetheless to monitor any signs of allergies or reactions your kids may be depicting, possibly as a result of certain types of materials used in their attire.
It’s not all bad new though because fortunately, the clothing manufacturing industry has come a really long way since it became more global a couple of centuries ago. The fabrics used especially in school attire are often very neutral in any agents known to cause skin reactions and trigger allergies. You’re not likely to discover that regular flannel stockings or nylon-and-cotton trousers and shirts cause skin irritations or evoke other allergies, but what you should rather consider is how such fabrics and materials react to elements such as wet weather, extremely dry conditions and the like.
Otherwise generally, if it fits well it’ll probably offer just as much comfort, within reason of course.