How do children's clothes sizes work?

How do children's clothes sizes work?



So how exactly do children’s clothes sizes work? We have all asked this question at some point in our lives. Different shops can have quite different sizing labels (especially abroad) which leaves a lot of parents baffled as to which one to choose.

In the UK, children clothing size is labelled by age, so most of the time what you will see one the tag is the age range: 2 Years, or 2-3 Years. But what if your child is not the average size of the two-year old? What if he or she is a lot bigger or a lot smaller and you know their measurements? How would you then choose the correct size for your little angel?

Another scenario:  you are on your amazing family holiday abroad; you go for a little shopping spree and you see this super cute set for your little cub, but the label leaves you even more confused as it is in centimetres… You stand there contemplating ways you can measure your screaming toddler so you can buy his or hers new mini disco outfit but just the thought of it leaves you utterly stressed and defeated…And you ask yourself how do children’s clothes size really work?



We fully understand how frustrating it can be to choose the correct size for your little darling so we came up with a complete children’s clothing size chart that will hopefully save you a lot of hassle and nerves next time you go shopping.


The first chart below shows age range and the conversion into centimetres and inches.

Age

Height in cm

Height in inches

0-3 mths

62

25

3-6 mths

68

27

6-9 mths

74

29

9-12 mths

80

31

12-18 mths

86

34

18-24 mths

92

36

2-3 Years

98

39

3-4 Years

104

41

4-5 Years

110

43

5-6 Years

116

46

6-7 Years

122

48

7-8 Years

128

50

8-9 Years

134

53

9-10 Years

140

55

10-11 Years

146

57

11-12 Years

152

60

12-13 Years

158

62

13-14 Years

164

65

14+ Years

170

68


Our second chart shows the exact age and its conversion into centimetres and inches:

Age

Height in cm

Height in inches

3 mths

62

25

6 mths

68

27

9 mths

74

29

12 mths

80

31

18 mths

86

34

24 mths

92

36

2 Years

92

36

3 Years

98

39

4 Years

104

41

5 Years

110

43

6 Years

116

46

7 Years

122

48

8 Years

128

50

9 Years

134

53

10 Years

140

55

11 Years

146

57

12 Years

152

60

13 Years

158

62

14 Years

164

65

15 Years

170

68


You can also view the charts by following the link:

https://www.littlefeetkidsclothing.co.uk/kids-clothing-size-chart


We hope that we have answered your question on how do children's clothes sizes work and solved the mystery around it. Choosing the perfect fit for your little angel should now be easy and stress free so you can fully enjoy your next shopping spree...