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Toddler clothing size?

Anonymous

My daughter is 13 months and wears 18 month clothes. She is 32 inches and about 24lbs; so technically she meets the height requirements for carter’s 18 month clothes. I wanna know what do other parents do with clothing sizes. I feel like I can’t buy 24 month size yet cuz they are too big on her. How do other parents solve this issue?

  • Kristen
    Feb 03, 2019

    I find the size on kids clothes to be way off. Both mine and my sisters kids were in 18m clothes by 6ish months old. I always buy big if I can, to get a little extra time out of them. Sometimes that hard with pants but always with shirts. He is 27m and has 2t and 3t clothes/ coat.

  • Anonymous
    Feb 03, 2019

    Every brand is a different size. My son wears 2T in Target at 18mo in Carter’s. Just have to see what works

  • Amanda
    Feb 03, 2019

    I just don't buy my son clothes that fit. I always buy him a size up and it's ok with me if his clothes are a little loose. Expect pants, pants are a nightmare cause my son is so tall for his age and is on the thin side we have to make sure we get the adjustable waist jeans.

  • Anonymous
    Feb 03, 2019

    What exactly is the “issue”? Buy clothes that fit. Don’t worry about the actual age of your child, but look at the size chart. Most have a height or weight on the tag in smaller writing. My almost 2 year old is in 3t clothes. His height corresponds with the height indicated on the tag.

  • Elena
    Feb 03, 2019

    Dont pay attention to size buy what fits your baby mine is 21month and years 3t-4t

  • B
    Feb 03, 2019

    My daughter fits sizes almost to a tee. But my niece is always in much larger sizes than her age. Each kid is different. Just look up the weight charts and buy what fits. Also, if you haven’t figure this out, Carter’s tend to run skinnier, old navy/gap run wider, and target cat brand runs larger overall.

  • anonymous mom
    Feb 03, 2019

    I don’t pay attention to sizes anymore, I just put things on her that fit. She’s 18 months and today she was wearing size 3T pants and size 18 month shirt. She wears all kinds of brands though, I would think if you stick to one brand you should get a consistent size but even that’s not always definite (I’ve noticed carters from their store run smaller than carters sold by amazon, for example).

  • Jenn
    Feb 03, 2019

    I don't put much stock in the number on clothing labels. According to most adult clothing brands, I don't even exist and should be wearing a kid's size 12. I almost exclusively shop clearance sales at retail stores and the consignment store. If it's cheap and cute, I buy it even if it's 4 sizes too big. My 1.5 yr old daughter is currently in 18 month tops and 9 or 12 month pants (she's got her dad's stubby legs ☹). I have half a 2T and 3T wardrobe tucked away in her closet. I've got a few stragglers in sizes above that. I also looked at the WHO growth chart a while back, once she had enough dr visits to determine an average percentile. I made a chart for myself so I can know what size to expect her in at what age. It's not an exact science but it's better than nothing.

  • Anonymous
    Feb 03, 2019

    Thank you for the replies; guess my issue is she is on the taller n skinny side. Especially pants, either they are too short n fit on the waist or fit length wise but too big on waist. I guess shopping at other brands might help or she won’t grow as much now that she is over one. Just feel like lots of clothes were wasted cuz of the fitting issues.

  • Kimberly
    Feb 04, 2019

    I feel like carters shrink a fair amount. I buy the 24 month (I usually find them at Costco) my son is 21 months and the same stats as yours and although the 24 month are big straight from the store, within 1-2 wash/dry they fit alright. Pants I try to find adjustable waist at target (cat and jack)

  • Lily
    Feb 04, 2019

    Different brands are so different!!! I gave up on my little one being in fitting clothes at the right time! Mine is 17 months, 26lbs and very tall. She wears a mix of 2T 3t. Some 2t fit really well but some are way too small. And 3t is a little big, so I just roll up the sleeves. My advice is just go bigger and roll them up for awhile, she will grow into them really fast.

  • B
    Feb 04, 2019

    My daughter is tall and skinny. Children’s place makes pants with adjustable waists. They’re amazing. I find carters tops fit best and old navy is wayyy too wide. Try different brands.

  • Elle
    Feb 04, 2019

    What it all comes down to is: India-made = tall and narrow Vietnam-made = med and med China-made = short and wide

  • Nikki
    Feb 09, 2019

    I find that it really depends on the brand and your LO’s body. My 2 yr. old is wearing anything from 2T-4T. She’s tall (for her age) and, has chunky thighs, and short arms. I always check for stretch ability with pants legs because they have to get over those thighs! This means that I sometimes have to buy pants a little bigger and cuff the legs. It’s not a perfect science, but don’t worry about the size more than the fit!