Saturday, 18 March 2017

Kids and Baby Clothing: Solving the Sizing Mystery

Whether you are buying kids and baby girl dresses online or visit the brick-and-mortar stores, you always face a sizing mystery. Each manufacturer has their own vision about the size of a baby. Meanwhile, you have to consider many other factors in order not to miss the size. So, if you are not a fan of returns or exchanges, here are a few tips that can help you solve the sizing mystery.

Tip 1: Look for the Size Chart
Many brands offer their own size chart, which can be completely different from the one you are used to. Make sure to check the parameters mentioned in the chart when choosing the right size for your kid. Online stores often offer certain garment measurements that can help you make the right choice.

Tip 2: Baby Sizes Show the Maximum
Baby sizes (under 24 months) usually look like 6, 9, 12, 18, and 24. This number means the maximum size for your baby. Accordingly, you should read them as 2-6, 6-9, 9-12, 12-18, and 18-24. So if your baby is 9 months old, you might want to buy a garment labeled 12 (i.e. 9 -12) months. This way you will have some room for maneuver.

Tip 3: “T” Sizing is Always a Mystery
Ideally, a garment labeled with a “T” (2T, 3T, 4T) signifies a “toddler” size, which means there is an extra room to fit a diaper. The difference between “4” and “4T” should be the room in the pants/shorts. However, to some manufacturers “T” means a different cut or style. When you face overlapping sizes (4 and 4T), go for “4” if your child doesn’t wear a diaper and is on the skinny side. Go for a 4T if you kid still wears a diaper or is somewhat chubby.

Tip 4: European Sizing is Straightforward
If instead of 6, 9, 12 or 1, 2, 3, you see large numbers, such as 62 or 104, then the size is based on your child’s height in centimeters. This makes the choice of kids and baby clothing easier.
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