Munchkin is only 4, tall and slim, but I’ve been having problems finding trousers to fit him properly around the waist since he was just 2, which coincidentally is also when I stopped buying dungarees. Now, shorts are OK because he can just wear ones for a year younger or his old ones, but I have to buy trousers for his current age for the length (“cropped” trousers may be a good look in summer but not in winter). Some companies do make trousers that can be pulled in at the waist, but not all. It would also be great to have some smarter trousers and jeans without an elasticated waist instead of having to live in tracksuit bottoms. And as for the toddler/pre-school version of “builder’s bum” or trousers looking like they’re meant to be hipsters! A family member bought Munchkin a belt for his 4th birthday but of course on the smallest hole it was far too big. Then I saw Easy Belts on Twitter and decided to give them a go.
Easy Belts are fabric belts with a Velcro fastening that can be adjusted to fit and easily put on and taken off by a child. The belts come in three sizes for children, 20, 22 and 24 inches, and a variety of colours and patterns, including pink, brown, grey, black, navy and ones with a car, butterfly or flower motif. There’s bound to be at least one your children will love! Munchkin is due to start school soon, so I chose a plain back belt. He, on the other hand, was very definite about wanting the one with the red car on the front, so we went for that one as well. Here they are:
They looked great, good quality and should last for ages. So far so good. Now for the real test. Could Munchkin fasten and unfasten the belt on his own without any help? Oh yes! In fact, he loves his belts so much he insisted on wearing them with everything and it took quite a bit of persuasion to convince him that he doesn’t need them with all of his trousers!
I can definitely recommend Easy Belts, and at just £6 or £7 they’re a bargain.
Easy belts also come in sizes 26 to 34 inches for young adults/adults.
Disclosure: I was generously sent the belts to try, but genuinely wanted to try them. My opinions are my own and honest.