Checklist: how to determine the size of your baby’s clothes


Determining the correct size of children’s clothing is not too difficult, as well as measuring the child in such a way that you definitely do not miscalculate. After all, all children are different. Some grow faster, some slower, and standardized numbers are often deceiving. Knowing the height, chest circumference, weight of the baby, you can choose the right thing even via the Internet. Moreover, many sites have a size chart.

In this guide, we will tell you how to measure correctly and find out what size clothes are right for your baby.

Very often, the labels of children’s clothing indicate either the age for which the model is intended, or the height in centimeters by which you need to navigate. But if you are just expecting a baby, then you should focus on the average sizes of clothes for newborns.

How to determine the size of clothes for babies

  • Suitable for a newly born baby: European size — 50-56 cm. Russian size — 18 or 36.

  • 0-3 months: European size — 62 cm. Russian size — 20 or 40.

  • 3-6 months: European size — 68 cm. Russian size — 22 or 44.

  • 6-9 months: European size — 74 cm. Russian size — 22 or 44.

  • 9-12 months: European size — 80 cm. Russian size — 24 or 48.

  • 12-18 months: European size — 86 cm. Russian size — 24 or 48.

How to determine the size of the cap, hats

The headgear of a newborn is an essential attribute of clothing for crumbs, their volume can be determined by measuring the girth of the head. To do this, attach a centimeter tape to the most protruding point of the back of the head at the back and on the brow ridges in front. In this case, the tape should not be stretched.

Or just focus on the age of the baby and the data below:

  • The first days of life, the volume of the baby’s head is 35-40 cm.

  • 1-3 months — 41-43 cm.

  • 3-6 months — 43-45 cm.

  • 6-9 months — 45-47 cm.

  • 9-12 months — 47-49 cm.

The letter markings of the cap size mean: XXS — head circumference 40-43 cm, XS — 44-46, S — 47-49, M — 50-52.

How to determine the size of tights for a child.

The size of the tights corresponds to the height of the child in centimeters and is designed for a standard foot length. Height is indicated on tights with double values.

  • For example, a product marked 50/56 is suitable for a child in the first days of life.

  • 3 months — 56/62

  • 6 months — 62/68

  • 9 months — 68/74

  • 12 months — 74/80

How to determine the size of socks for a child

The size of socks, golf is determined by the length of the child’s foot in centimeters.

  • Up to 3 months — 6-8 cm.

  • Up to 6 months — 8-10 cm.

  • 6-12 months — 10-12 cm.

  • 12-24 months — 12-14 cm.

How to determine the size of children’s shoes

Everything is very simple. Either you are again guided by approximate standard data, or you measure the foot. The first option for children up to a year is quite acceptable.

  • 1-3 months (foot length — 9.7-10.8). English size — 0. European size — 16.

  • 3-6 months (foot length — 10.2-11.3). English size — 1. European size — 17.

  • 6-9 months (foot length — 11.5-12.1). English size — 2 European size — 18.

  • 9-12 months (foot length — 12.4-13.0). English size — 3. European size — 19.

  • 12 months (foot length — 14.1-14.7). English size — 4. European size — 20.5.

How to determine the size of children’s mittens, gloves

  • From birth to 6 months: Russian size — 10.

  • 6-12 months: Russian size — 11.

  • 12-24 months: Russian size — 12.

When choosing a dress, panties, skirts, shirts and other things, you should be guided not only by the growth of the child

It is important to take into account the volume of the chest, head circumference and weight of the child.

This process has its own characteristics:

  • The height of the child is determined in a straight line, laying a measuring centimeter from the top of the head to the toes.

  • The circumference of the chest is measured in centimeters so that it passes over the shoulder blades and chest.

  • The circumference of the hips is measured by putting a meter tape around the hips.

  • Sleeve length measurements are from shoulder to palm.

  • Foot size — put the baby’s foot and circle it with a pencil. Apply a ruler and measure the distance from the heel to the edge of the thumb.

It is very important when measurements are taken that the child should stand straight, so that the feet fit snugly on the floor surface.

Do not pull the centimeter too tight — the thing should fit, but not restrict movement and not interfere with the child’s movement. When it comes to buying a winter children’s jacket, overalls or a demi-season coat, you should dress your baby in a sweater or jacket.

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