Shaun Holland was shopping for underwear for his three-year-old son who was potty coaching (Image: Media Wales)
A livid dad claims he was stopped from shopping for underwear from Marks & Spencer for his three-year-old son after workers mentioned it was a ‘non-essential merchandise.’
Shaun Holland, 39, from Swansea. mentioned he and his companion wanted to buy new underwear to assist with potty-training for his or her younger son Tyler.
However the couple have been left shocked when an M&S department in Swansea, refused to promote it to them as a result of it was classed as ‘non important’ through the ongoing Welsh ‘firebreak’ lockdown.
Wales returned to a full lockdown on October 23 after a spike in coronavirus instances. Non-essential companies have been closed and people allowed to open are solely allowed to promote important objects.
In accordance with Welsh Authorities tips enforced through the firebreak interval, retailers are allowed to promote child merchandise equivalent to garments. Nevertheless a selected age restrict was not said.
Mr Holland mentioned Tyler’s new nursery was encouraging kids to return
to highschool in underwear, moderately than nappies, to assist them with potty coaching.
Mr Holland mentioned: ‘His nursery have a coverage that youngsters his age have to return in sporting underwear moderately than nappies to potty practice them, to encourage them to make use of the bathroom.
Marks & Spencer workers in Swansea mentioned it was a ‘non-essential merchandise’ (Image: Shaun Holland/Media Wales)
‘We predict it’s a superb thought and totally assist it. We would like him to be potty educated.
Mr Holland mentioned he and his companion have been ‘devastated’ after they found the underwear on the Oxford Avenue department was cordoned off .
He mentioned: ‘We went to get him some extra underwear for him from Marks & Spencer.
‘The garments have been sectioned off so we defined to a workers member that he wants them to go to nursery however have been informed they don’t seem to be important.’
Mr Holland mentioned he and his companion have been stunned, for the reason that store was promoting underwear for youngsters underneath three.
The 39-year-old was pressured to purchase underwear from Pound Land as an alternative (Image: Shaun Holland/Media Wales)
He added: ‘We didn’t perceive the distinction between underwear for a nought to three-year-old and underwear for a kid over three.
‘They’re youngsters till they’re about 16 and regardless that they’re
staying dwelling quite a bit their uniform can get broken and soiled at college.
‘We felt segregated as a result of garments for a three-year-old have been classed
The mother and father have been pressured to purchase underwear from Poundland as an alternative.
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