Adapted Clothing for Kids

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It is not always easy to find suitable adapted clothing for children with special needs. Here is an overview of some types of clothing we have found

Please send us an email if you don’t find what you are looking for here – we are always happy to try and help you track down elusive items of adapted clothing.

Aprons and bibs

Well designed aprons, tabards and smocks can keep clothes clean, while enabling children to enjoy a range of messy and fun activities, including cooking and painting.

The PVC aprons shown here are water and flame resistant, and available in a range of colours and styles, including wheelchair-friendly designs.

Children who have impairments which make eating difficult and messy, or who tend to dribble a great deal, can be kept cleaner and more comfortable with an absorbent bib.

As well as protecting their clothes from stains, a bib can also protect from injuries caused by spilling hot liquids.
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Swimwear and underwear

swimwear for incontinent kidswaterproof pantsPlastic pants (left) are available in sizes to fit children, teenagers and adults. They are available in a range of bright colours and pretty patterns, as well as the traditional white or see-through. May be used with disposables or washable terry-towelling reusable

Vests or bodysuits with popper fastenings are comfortable and useful for holding nappies in place. They are now widely available, in sizes to suit older children and teenagers, as well as babies and toddlers.

Parents of incontinent children who like to swim may be interested to know that it is possible to buy special swimwear (right) for boys and girls of all ages and up to adult sizes.
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Adaptive outerwear


Trousers (left) that are elasticated or side fastening may be easier to put on and off.

Smart school uniform shorts and trousers with an elasticated waist can help disabled children dress independently, like their nondisabled peers.

Jumpsuits (right) in a range of colours with easy front popper fastenings.
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