Change of seasons always catch me out when it comes to clothing. Take spring for example, the slightest hint of sunshine and I’m ditching to the dark wooly jumpers in favour for cool pastel cottons and end up a shivering mess cussing my perpetual predictability and lack of learning from all the previous years mistakes. I’m just an eager beaver ready to step into the next phase of good ol’ english weather I guess. It’s even worse when you’ve applied the same thought process to kids. They end up whingey that they’re cold or you run the risk of WORSE PARENT EVER syndrome for letting the kiddos out unsuitably dressed. Nothing scorns harder than a whispered “tut, tut” from another well prepared adult.
Not this spring as I’m on it, on it like a car bonnet with bells on as the kids step out in spring proof (and autumn / winter) coats from the new Berghaus range. Dressed in the cutest Fourstones and Ancroft parkers with super soft hoods, they’ve had a thorough testing. Despite being warm and practical ( we’ve survivied a rain soaked dog walk ) they’re quite light and look pretty cool. The 4 external pockets came in handy for storing daisies, sticks and shells too and are long enough to cover bums when picnicking. (or even handier when covering up a toddler potty training accident!)
It wasn’t all about the parkers though, this Carrock 3 in 1 jacket is a fabulous all-rounder. The outer layer is fully waterproof while the warm and toasty thermal inner layer can be zipped away for cooler sunny days. The roll away hood proved a big hit (and limited any chance of getting caught when tree climbing) while sporting my own personal fave on a kids coat; reflective piping. Once kids are walking about on their own on dark evenings this feature comes into its own and has been a deal breaker when choosing kids coats in the past.
Zipped pockets mean there’s no chance of loosing precious items and in the summer you can remove the fleece layer so you have a lightweight waterproof. Just a heads up, these seem to come up a little small which is perfect so they aren’t stuck with bulky heavy coats, but if you’re choosing a size I’d suggest bigger. My toddler is nearly 3 and wears a 3-4 comfortably with room to go for next winter.
So happy days all round and even happier, suitably dressed kids ready to tackle whatever the weather throws at them and carry on with even more out and about adventures!
This is a collaborative post for which I have been gifted these jackets