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    My ds starts school next year and we are able to buy his uniform now. He does not have huge growth spurts he is more gradual in his growing.
    When did other mums get the uniforms? When is the best time?

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    When ds1 started school we bought the uniforms in the January of that year. One thing we learnt was to buy the next shirt size up. I know that sounds silly and most people do it anyway but he was tiny and always had been then just shot up.

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    My son starts prep next year and we have brought his shirts already, we brought a some 6 even though they are a bit big, he is only 4.5

    I wanted to avoid the rush in January.

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    I bought about 2wks before school started. His shirts still fit him but i will have to buy some the next size up for next year as i am expecting a growth spurt. I bought him 5 shirts so they could be kept in a semi good condition to resell after he grew out of them.

    Shorts he will wear next year and i bought them the same time i bought his shirts.

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    Around here the uniform shop has sales in Dec-Jan so I usually buy them then. However if you do that you run the risk of things being not available. You could probably buy them now but just be wary of leaving plenty of growing room.

    Shoes I buy in January.

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    I am going today to see if they have any secondhand ones and to get my spot for next year. (they only open by appointment in the new year). All my kids need new uniforms this year. DS1 is going into high school, DS2 is starting prep, DD2 and DD3 have just shot up so much, that they new ones too.

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    I'm the same with my DS as you OP and I have put everything he will need on layby and both my mum and MIL have helped to pay for them. He will then receive them as Christmas presents. I've generally gone one size up and I am able to return things to exchange if they don't fit. All the best with your little one starting school it's very exciting!

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    I have already bought DD's uniforms. They said at the uniform shop that it's crazy busy and hot in the time they're open in Jan. But they did say I could exchange size then if I needed to. I also wanted her to get them early so she could practice getting in and out of them before school starts as she needs to get herself changed for swimming class. They're pretty big, I took the uniform shop lady's advice on size, I hope she's right!

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    I go in January- a few weeks before school starts- I get there before the shop opens and then get fitted for everything head to toe in one go. Same with school shoes- I get there before the shop opens and am in and out quite quickly.

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    Our uniform shop gets super busy in the first few weeks of school and they usually run out of the popular sizes. Especially the little ones. So, I would be getting at least 2 uniforms now anyway.

    When my girls started school they were all so tiny that the smallest size was enormous on them so growth spurts weren't a concern.

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