Even before the first child is born, when we start making the first purchases, we realize the difficulty in choosing the right size. When will it be born how long will it be? Will he need long or short sleeves? And the hat? The sizes for children’s clothing follow measures that are not always standard and you must therefore take a closer look before buying clothes that will not be used later. In fact, the measures tend to vary according to the brand of clothing chosen. So let’s see how to extricate ourselves in the jungle of clothes with a guide to children’s sizes!
For baby sizes
Baby size guide: start by measuring the circumference of the chest and pelvis at the widest point, so as to find the size of the bust. Then measure the height by stretching the tape measure from the head to the soles of the feet.
For baby sizes
To measure your baby correctly, only wear underwear. Make sure you pass the tape measure around the affected area loosely. This way you will have your child’s data. For kids’ sizes, measure your chest and hips first and then your height. Again, you will need to measure at the most protruding point of your chest and hips. Then find the height by placing the child against a wall and measuring the distance between the head and the soles of the feet.
For a boy’s sizes
For teen sizes, measure your chest, waist and hips first. Measure your chest and hips at their most prominent point, while to measure your waist, run the tape measure around the narrowest point of your bust. Measure the height from the head to the soles of the feet.
Usually the labels placed inside the dress indicate the height or age expressed in months or years. If you find the age, the corresponding criteria are usually specified on the online stores of clothing companies or, if you are in the store, there should be a sign with the reference indications. Be careful because one brand can be very different from the others. There are some brands that “fit smaller” than others, especially if the choice is between brands such as French, American or British, because the fit changes a lot.
Often on the labels, next to the months / years, centimeters are also indicated. Attention because they are always indicative measures so if it is a gift, it is better to ask the parents directly. If, on the other hand, it is for a newborn, it is better to choose between size 0 (if you want them to use it immediately) or 3 months if you want them to use it for a little longer.
Many items of clothing for babies and up to 6 years have comfortable elastics that allow skirts and pants to adapt to the child’s body.
A tip: if your child’s measurements are between two sizes, always order the larger size.
As for the size of the shoes, the speech is a little more difficult. As for the newborn, the measure corresponds to months. As long as the baby crawls, he will not need real shoes, but simple socks will suffice.
As soon as he takes his first steps, it is good to choose a more robust shoe. For the measurements, on the other hand, you can ask directly in the shop because each foot is on its own. Who has the thinnest instep, who has a slightly wider sole: it is not certain that every shoe fits a child. Get advice from your trusted shop!