Come September my small boy (and only baby) will be toddling off to join the nursery at school, which means it’s school uniform time. Over the last few weeks we’re been stocking up on uniform bits and pieces from supermarkets and specialist shops, but we needed a belt to go with his big boy trousers, something that his small boy hands could manage. Step forward the Easybelt.
The Easybelt is a canvas belt designed for little fingers and people who’d struggle with normal, fiddly belts. You pull the end of the belt through the D ring, pull it back and press it securely against the Velcro. It is a ridiculously simple idea and I can’t believe it’s taken so long to invent it.
The D rings come in two sizes, which make them really easy for little fingers to use. We put the belt on the small boy and instinctively, without us showing him, he started to thread the belt through the D ring. It’s such a simple, instinctive design.
The belts come in a range of sizes and designs. We got him a plain black belt to wear with his school uniform, and a funky brown belt with a racing car design on it for casual wear. There are lots of designs to choose from and different coloured belts to mix and match with outfits.
The belts range in cost from £5 – £7 which I think is a very reasonable price. They’re excellent quality and seem comfortable to wear. Because they’re Velcro the belt will grow with the child, meaning you’re likely to get a good few years of wear out of the belt.
It’s a clever invention, simple but intuitive, as the best things so often are.
Note: We were sent two Easybelts free of charge for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this review are unbiased and my own. The images are also my own.