Time passes!!!!! Baby bird going to kindergarten! What do i buy?

Time passes!!!!! Baby bird going to kindergarten! What do i buy?

Joined: December 10th, 2008, 6:33 pm

July 28th, 2015, 2:38 am #1

Any of u remember desperate posts on hiw my husband should give me progesterone shots? Six years ago !

We have four seasons here and baby bird starts school in fall what do you buy in fall for your growing childs school year interms of clothes?
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July 28th, 2015, 6:43 pm #2

1) Backpack
2) good pair of shoes for running/ PE class. Our child's school wanted her in athletic shoes every day. Make sure to get a pair with good soles on them.
3) pants and t-shirts.
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Joined: January 19th, 2007, 7:18 pm

July 29th, 2015, 2:26 am #3

Any of u remember desperate posts on hiw my husband should give me progesterone shots? Six years ago !

We have four seasons here and baby bird starts school in fall what do you buy in fall for your growing childs school year interms of clothes?
I'm not sure if it's because I have boys, it's hot here when school starts & will be for months to come, or they outgrow things at other times of the year, but we don't do the traditional back-to-school shopping I did as a kid.

For K, we did (#1) & will do (#2) a new backpack & lunchbox. Beyond that, I just make sure they don't need anything new, like shoes. I end up having to get stuff throughout the year so they usually don't need anything. Shorts season here is roughly April through October, so any new shorts or sandals they needed were long since bought.

And so far, they have zero interest in clothes or shoes.

Ds #1 is going into 2nd grade & he still has the same backpack he got for K. It's holding up & isn't babyish so....

Good luck & have fun!

Oh, & so far, we haven't needed to buy school supplies. I assume that varies by school & teacher, & will change when they're older.
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July 29th, 2015, 1:55 pm #4

My kids go to day care, which is functionally like preschool. They already have knapsacks, and their clothes will do as far as I know. I always make sure my boys have two pairs of sneakers, though, so that if one pair gets damaged or they do something like completely coat them in mud -- yes, this has actually happened -- then they have a spare pair to wear. And with money so tight, thank heaven there isn't a lot of stuff to buy for kindergarten. Good luck! Maggie (in VA)
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Joined: March 25th, 2008, 8:46 pm

July 29th, 2015, 2:37 pm #5

Any of u remember desperate posts on hiw my husband should give me progesterone shots? Six years ago !

We have four seasons here and baby bird starts school in fall what do you buy in fall for your growing childs school year interms of clothes?
I got Jonathan a bunch of shorts that retailed from $30-40 for about $6 each and some very cute Kids Headquarters sets for about 75% off too. It's a good time to buy boots too. I got him some Ralph Lauren and Ariat boots, both for about 75-80% off. And $100 rainboots (Ed Hardy, which may be passe but I do not care) for under $10. It's a good place in general to buy kids' shoes. Almost all ours come from there and we rarely pay over 70% off retail.
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July 29th, 2015, 2:45 pm #6

I'm not sure if it's because I have boys, it's hot here when school starts & will be for months to come, or they outgrow things at other times of the year, but we don't do the traditional back-to-school shopping I did as a kid.

For K, we did (#1) & will do (#2) a new backpack & lunchbox. Beyond that, I just make sure they don't need anything new, like shoes. I end up having to get stuff throughout the year so they usually don't need anything. Shorts season here is roughly April through October, so any new shorts or sandals they needed were long since bought.

And so far, they have zero interest in clothes or shoes.

Ds #1 is going into 2nd grade & he still has the same backpack he got for K. It's holding up & isn't babyish so....

Good luck & have fun!

Oh, & so far, we haven't needed to buy school supplies. I assume that varies by school & teacher, & will change when they're older.
We have a long list! I am almost done thank goodness. The things I am picky on (triangular Ticonderoga Laddie pencils etc) I bought a while back and other stuff I have grabbed as its gone on sale. But it is not cheap!
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Joined: September 13th, 2008, 5:13 pm

July 29th, 2015, 4:31 pm #7

I got Jonathan a bunch of shorts that retailed from $30-40 for about $6 each and some very cute Kids Headquarters sets for about 75% off too. It's a good time to buy boots too. I got him some Ralph Lauren and Ariat boots, both for about 75-80% off. And $100 rainboots (Ed Hardy, which may be passe but I do not care) for under $10. It's a good place in general to buy kids' shoes. Almost all ours come from there and we rarely pay over 70% off retail.
I used to go to Amazon for most of the kids' shoes, too. About 6-9 months ago, though most of the deep bargains on boys' shoes seemed to evaporate on Amazon, and prices seemed to go up substantially at other sites like 6PM and Shoebuy, too. This was especially hard with regard to my bigger twin who wears XW shoes. I posted about it on the local Moms of Multiples list, and other moms agreed at what I was seeing. They suggested I join a buy-sell-trade group. Take care, Maggie (in VA)
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Joined: March 25th, 2008, 8:46 pm

July 29th, 2015, 4:53 pm #8

I did see these:http://www.amazon.com/New-Balance-KB82- ... 3491790011

But you are right, it is sad for XW. Jonathan has a medium width and I am still finding all kinds of shoes and stuff for him there.
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Joined: May 18th, 2015, 12:27 am

July 29th, 2015, 7:02 pm #9

We have a long list! I am almost done thank goodness. The things I am picky on (triangular Ticonderoga Laddie pencils etc) I bought a while back and other stuff I have grabbed as its gone on sale. But it is not cheap!
Our school gives us the option to pay for a package of school supplies that they purchase for us, so we don't have to go shopping for all that stuff. It is very convenient.
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Joined: January 19th, 2007, 7:18 pm

July 30th, 2015, 2:00 am #10

We have a long list! I am almost done thank goodness. The things I am picky on (triangular Ticonderoga Laddie pencils etc) I bought a while back and other stuff I have grabbed as its gone on sale. But it is not cheap!
Who knows how long it will last. Next month, each boy's school as a pre-first day function so I think that is where we will find out whether we need anything this year.
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