Rated 5 out of 5 by starrina Great Trousers
We have struggled to find trousers that my son found comfortable. These are perfect he does not have one complaint.
02 December 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by cuppapepperminttea Stylish trousers without zips and buttons
Perfect for my 11 year old with fine motor skill problems. He cant deal with zips or fasteners and having started at senior school he doesn't have his own aid to help. And at his age, he wants to do things by himself otherwise its embarrassing.
So these are perfect as they look like regular trousers with a fly, but they're easy to slip on and off.
Quality is fine, what I would expect.
28 November 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mummygonemad Great trousers
These trousers are from the easy dressing range. I bought them for my 7 year old autistic son. They are a great fit and he tells me they are more comfy than his last school trousers! The fact that they have no fasteners is great as it makes it easier for my son to be more independent. Overall, a great trouser from a great range.
15 October 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Whitgoesshopping Great thought, but could be so much more
A really great idea for children with sensory issues, but not enough of a departure from the regular product to feel like something different or new, or to address the sensitiivities that make things tough for my kids.The tag is moved to inside the pocket. The back pocket is gone, but the material feels same as the "regular" version, and is not any softer. It is stiff and annoys them. The waist has an elastic with a button inside the waist on each side to make it tighter. This is helpful for my skinny boys, but binds and pokes just as much as the regular trousers. The same look in a softer, fluffier material, with soft seams and waist would make it do the job. Some of the girls' trousers I have seen are like that. My boys can't undo the clips on the regular trousers, so we just leave them clipped and use them as pull ups. There is no clip in the front here, but we weren't unclipping it anyway, so it does not make that much difference to us. I was surprised the NAS collaborated on this and did not tell M&S the same thing. It seems very basic to parents of kids with sensory difficulties. So, overall, it is fine, but not really much different from the regular school trousers, and does not really address the sensory issues that many ASD kids have.
12 October 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by AutismParent Doesn't fit over nappies!
I was really excited when I heard that M&S were developing a new line of school uniform for autistic children and delighted that labels were being (re)moved and pockets relocated. I honestly thought these would be fabulous for my little autistic son.
I was however very disappointed with the fit - my son remains in nappies as part of his disability and I know this is not unusual in autistic children. But these trousers offer no variation in fit, they are the standard age ranges and don't even incorporate things like "Plus Fit" as M&S do in other ranges.
My son is not remotely overweight but because of the artificial padding around his bottom, he needs trousers designed to accommodate a nappy while still having age appropriate inside leg dimensions - effectively the way toddler trousers are designed.
I'm really glad M&S are leading the way on at least trying to introduce clothing for autistic children but they need to think further than just removing labels and fastenings. A much wider range of fit / waist and hip sizes needs to be included if they going to be helpful.
I'm sorry to say that these were returned.
20 September 2016