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Popper vests in larger sizes?
 

AlwaysRunning

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Anyone any ideas where I could get popper vests in larger sizes that don’t cost a fortune?

13 October 2014 11:36 AM # 1

Little_em

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I think racketys do them but I’ve no idea on cost.
I’ve seen some people adapt ordinary vests by attaching an extra pants section and adding poppers. It’s not something I could do myself mind you but if you knew someone handy with a sewing machine it might be an option.

13 October 2014 11:57 AM # 2

louisew

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On amazon you can get vest expanders which you just add to the press studs at the bottom of vests.

13 October 2014 03:55 PM # 3

AlwaysRunning

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Thanks guys - at £10.95 racketys is a bit too dear but will give the extenders a shot!

13 October 2014 06:46 PM # 4

Healing Heart

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The only one I am familiar with in the UK is Rackety’s, but I am not sure what sizes they have: http://www.disabled-clothing.co.uk/disabled-childrens-clothing/popper-vests-for-disabled-children.html

Here in the US, we call them onesies, we have a few distributors with larger sizes, but I don’t know if they ship to the UK.  A lot of us here in the states use Essential Whites (but I think they are currently out of inventory?) http://www.essentialwhites.com/t-sizing.aspx

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17 October 2014 07:11 PM # 5

Nathan's Nanny

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My grandson is nearly 5 but can still wear Tesco 2-3 yr old poppers vests.  When he needs larger ones I’m going to try cutting off the bottom half of his popper vests that don’t fit (so they are like a pair of pants) and stitching that to an ordinary vest to make a new, longer popper vest. Hope that makes sense!

18 October 2014 11:10 AM # 6

Waggytale

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Fledglings have a catalogue full of clothes and toys suitable for kids with special needs in the uk. Small company, very friendly and can help source things for you. I know they have larger vests, not sure of price tho, but they’re not unreasonable.

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