Thursday, November 10, 2011

Clothing Sizes

I think all clothing should be marketed by it's measurements the way men's pants are. Can I tell you how frustrating it is to not know what size to buy for my kids. My kids are not the "average" build, and if I get pants that fit around they are too short. Or I find myself "pretending" that clothes fit my kids, when they don't really, because I don't know what size is really the right one. And a lot of clothes for babies and young toddlers come in sets. Yes they are really cute, but that doesn't help when with most clothes your baby wears 12M size shirts, but some 3-6 month pants, some 6-9M, and some 12M. But most 12M ones drown the poor kid and always fall off.

3 comments:

Rose said...

Yes, I know what you mean! Although for Cinderella, you may be able to find jeans in "Slim" sizes. For Guy Smiley, you may have to invest in the smallest belt you can find (if they even make one in his size). That solves the pants problem.

My biggest frustration is with shirts. My oldest daughter is super duper skinny. Most shirts and dresses that fit her in length look like tents on her. Then the ones that fit well in the waist and chest are too short. Something tells me you may run across the same problem with Cinderella. I don't have many easy answers for that, other than hunting for stores and brands that fit your daughter. Unfortunately that means you may have to spend a little more than you ordinarily would like. Grrrr....

Okay, off my soap box now... I'm sure you and I could talk forever about the frustrations of kids clothing! :)

Melissa said...

drives me crazy too! rachel is skinny so she wears her pants a size smaller than average but then they are high waters. at least she is really into skirts right now so its ok if they run a little short. she wears leggings under them.
If you buy used, you'll get a more true fit since they are already washed.

Corinne said...

Totally agree. Can we start a petition or something?