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School Clothes Shopping with Kids
This is the first year that my daughter, Priscilla, will be going to Preschool. So I was pretty excited to go school clothes shopping with her. I have fond memories of school clothes shopping with my mom. And while my oldest, Sawyer, doesn’t like shopping at all, I’ve been betting that my girly girl, Priscilla, would love to shop with mama. I was right! But school clothes shopping wasn’t nearly as magical as I’d imagined. I still stressed about whether I had everything she needed, was spending within my budget, was keeping her from running around the clothing racks… So I thought I’d come up with some tips for making school clothes shopping with the kids just a little easier and more fun…
8 Tips for Smooth School Clothes Shopping with Kids
1. Take Inventory First – Make sure to go through the clothing your child already has from last season to see what still fits and is in acceptable condition.
2. Make A List – Make a list of what your child needs and what you plan to purchase. How many short sleeve shirts, long sleeve shirts, pants, dresses, etc.?
3. Check Their Sizes – Make sure you know your kids’ clothing sizes before you head out. It’ll save lots of stress in the dressing room.
4. Treat It Like A Date – Make this shopping trip seem extra special to your child by treating like a mama-daughter or mama-son date day.
5. Know Your (And Your Kids’) Limitations – You know your child best and what he or she can handle. I know mine couldn’t handle an entire day hopping from store to store to store. I know their limitations and choose just a couple stores that we like best.
6. Take Snacks and Drinks – Especially if you’re planning a long shopping day, make sure to bring along snacks and drinks for your child. Or plan a lunch or treat break at a kid-friendly restaurant.
7. Let Them Be In Charge of the List – Keep your child focused on the task at hand by giving them an important job: checking off things on the list as they’re purchased.
8. Download Some Kids Apps – I only let my kids play apps on my phone when we’re waiting in waiting rooms or we’re out and about shopping and they need a distraction so I can finish up!
Kukee Makes School Clothes More Fun!
Wanna make school clothes shopping super fun for your daughter? Download the new Kukee App from Evy. Check it out…
“KuKee is an augmented virtual reality app that is being shared and distributed via Evy of CA’s new Hello Kitty Clothing Line at Macy’s. Each Hello Kitty piece will come with Hello Kitty Finger puppets and once the KuKee app is opened and used to scan the tag on the garment, a puppet show will pop up. The user can then create a show with the finger puppets and the app, take pictures and share their experience with friends.”
We had so much fun with the Kukee App and Priscilla’s new Hello Kitty clothes. It’s super easy, too..
First, download Kukee to your iPhone or Android Phone.
Then, open the app and aim it at the sewn-on tag on the Hello Kitty clothes.
Finally, let your kiddo use the finger puppets (Priscilla’s were cute little tattoo ones) to create a fun puppet show!
I think Priscilla’s a fan. What do you think?
To have some Kukee fun, too, just download the app and head to Macy’s for some cute Hello Kitty clothes. Make sure to look for the ones with the sewn on Kukee patch. And have fun! For more updates, follow Kukee on Facebook, on Twitter, and on Instagram.
How do you tackle school clothes shopping? Do your kids enjoy it? I’d love to hear your tips and tricks in the comments below!
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What a cutie! I love the finger puppets. That would definitely amuse my kids on a shopping trip, but the app idea is great too. Thanks for the great back to school shopping tips!
Love this list! I want to try to make it more of like a special date like you said, especially since it’s harder to get some one-on-one time once you have more than one child. Your daughter is SO cute btw!!
Becca @ The Earthlings Handbook says
Aww, Priscilla looks a lot like you! 🙂
I tend not to do “back-to-school shopping” as such but to hit the sales as we find them throughout the year, but of course this is a great time of year for kids’ clothing sales! The clothing my son most often needs at this time of year is long pants–because some of them got too short over summer–so I watch the Sunday newspaper ads for sales on boys’ pants and then look at what else is on sale at that store to help make the time and gas stretch farther.
When I’m planning a big shopping trip with kid, I look for a two-for-one milkshake coupon for Steak’n’Shake. They have a restaurant in one of the big shopping areas near us. With the coupon, we spend about $6 including tip for 45 minutes of sitting down at a clean table (nicer than a lot of ice cream or fast food places) enjoying a sweet treat that also has some protein to fortify us!
Great tips to make back to school clothes shopping virtually painless! I’ve pinned it on my parent share board. I have to admit I love back to school shopping so much that I was excited to be able to take my granddaughter, and I think her mom is okay with it, too, as it takes a little pressure off. Thanks for adding this to the Back to School with KBN linky!
Krissy @ B-Inspired Mama says
My mom loves to take my kids, too. I still like to, though, also, so they just get a little extra! 🙂