Large retailer launches special needs clothing range for children

Retailer Marks and Spencer is launching a range of clothing for children with special needs.


M&S vests
The company has created the items in response to a customer's request for bodysuits and vests with poppers to be made for older children. Mum Zoe Hardcastle was struggling to get clothing to cater for her three-year-old disabled son Caleb who needs to wear a nappy and use a feeding tube daily. Her mother-in-law Rita Kutt then wrote to and M&S asking the firm to consider a new line of clothing to cater for children with similar conditions to Caleb. The company happily obliged and has created the range - with sizes up to seven to eight years - which is already proving popular with families. Stock has appeared sporadically on the website over the last week or so, but each time it quickly sells out. M&S is saying the items will appear gradually over the next couple of weeks. The range includes larger versions of the bodysuits, sleep suits and vests that already exist and prices range from £3 for a sleeveless bodysuit to £7 for a sleepsuit. An M&S spokesperson said: “We always listen carefully to our customers and our kidswear team worked in close consultation with Ms Kutt and other families on adapting some of our kidswear products to meet their needs. "The range currently comprises a small number of products that will be available online in the next few weeks - as with all new ranges, we will closely monitor customer interest and listen carefully to customer feedback on how it should develop in the future.”
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