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Two children wear the new easy-dressing range from M&S




Photographer: Damian Weilers

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claire askew

Kidswear editor


Say hello to the high street’s first range for kids with disabilities – and it’s cool too, says a mum who’s tried it

There are around 1.5 million children in the UK who have a sensory or physical disability. So after talking to parents and experts, we’ve developed an easy-dressing range for kids that’s fun to wear, plus the designs are the same as our standard range, so kids have the choice to wear the same cool clothes as their friends or siblings. From all-in-ones that allow for a cast (for hip dysplasia) to tees and dresses with discreet pockets for feeding tubes, the range uses the softest materials, the fewest seams possible and hidden care labels that won’t irritate sensitive skin. We gave Emma, mum to three children including five-year-old twins Edward and Celia (pictured here), a sneaky peek.


“Edward has hemiplegia, which is cerebral palsy that affects his right side. He has limited control and movement in his arm and leg and epilepsy. We use a wheelchair a lot of the time, particularly when Edward’s tired," Emma explains. "That’s why this range is great. The Velcro fastening down the back of the sweater and bodywarmer means I can easily get Edward ready to go out when he’s in his wheelchair. I haven’t seen anything else like this before – Edward loved how cool they looked. The dress Celia is wearing is in the standard and adapted range too, meaning it can also be removed easily with the Velcro strip. I’m sure loads of girls out there will love to wear it – Celia did!”
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