Size Guides and Measurements

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Following are a number of different size guides for dresses, tops, bottoms and onesies to help you establish the most appropriate clothes size for your child.

Although, the clothes I make tend to be on the generous side for comfort purposes – when measuring, please consider that the below childrens’ sizes are based on average industry standards. You may find that your child’s size is actually different to the below guides, as kids are different – so for instance, a 3-4 yr old size can be perfect on some 2 year olds and 5 year old ones alike. 

If in doubt, please check the product information to verify sizing or you can always send me a quick message here to request more information.

So get your tape measure ready, ensure your little one is calm and relaxed, and discover what size clothing would best suit your little loved one…

GENERAL GUIDE – Newborn to 12 Months

SIZE HEIGHT (cm) WEIGHT (kgs) WEIGHT (lbs)
New Baby Up to 50 Up to 3.4 Up to 7.5
Up to 1 Month Up to 56 Up to 5 7 – 1
Up to 3 Months 56 – 62 4.5 – 6 10 – 14
3 – 6 Months 62 – 68 6 – 8 14 – 18
6 – 9 Months 68 – 74 8 – 9.5 18 – 21
9 – 12 Months 74 – 80 9.5 – 11 21 – 24

 

GENERAL GUIDE – 1 Year to 2 Years

SIZE HEIGHT (cm) CHEST (cm) WAIST (cm) HIPS (cm)
12 – 18 mths 80 – 86 49 – 51 47 – 49 50 – 52
18 – 24 mths 86 – 92 51 – 53 49 – 51 54 – 56

 

BABY ONESIES – Newborn to 18 Months

SIZE AGE CHEST (cm) HIP (cm) LENGTH (cm)
0000 Newborn 38 34 56
000 0-3 mths 43 41.5 62
00 3-6 mths 45.5 44.5 68
0 6-12 mths 47.5 47 74
1 12-18 mths 49.5 49 80

 

BABY TOPS & BOTTOMS – Newborn to 2 Years

TOPS / SHIRTS TROUSERS / PANTS / SHORTS
SIZE AGE CHEST (cm) LENGTH (cm) WAIST (cm) HIP (cm) LENGTH
(of the garment)
0000 Newborn 40 28.5 31 45 28
000 0-3 mths 43 – 46 30 – 32 34 48 32
00 3-6 mths 46 – 49 31.5 – 33.5 37 51 36
0 6-12 mths 49 – 52 33 – 35 40 54 40
1 12-18 mths 52 – 55 34.5 – 36.5 43 57 44
2 18-24 mths 58 38 46 60 48

 

BABY DRESSES

SIZE HEIGHT (cm) WEIGHT (kg)
3 – 6 Months 62 – 68 6 – 8
6 – 9 Months 68 – 74 8 – 9.5
9 – 12 Months 74 – 80 9.5 – 11

 

BABY CAPS / HATS / HEADBANDS

SIZE HEAD CIRCUMFERENCE (cm) SIZE (cm)
Newborn 36 – 39 36 – 38
0 – 4 mths 40 – 43 40 – 42
4 – 9 mths 44 – 47 44 – 46
9 – 24 mths 48 – 51 48 – 50
3yrs – 7 yrs 52 – 55 52 – 54
7yrs – 10 yrs 56 – 58 56

 

BABY BOOTIES

SIZE FOOT LENGTH (cm) SOCK SIZE (cm)
Newborn – 2 mths 7 – 8 14
2 – 6 mths 8 – 10 15 – 17
6 – 12 mths 10 – 13 18 – 20
12 – 24 mths 13 – 15 20 – 22

DRESSES

SINGLE SIZING

SIZE HEIGHT (cm) CHEST (cm) WAIST (cm) HIP (cm)
3 yrs 98 55 53 56
4 yrs 104 57 54 59
5 yrs 110 59 56 62
6 yrs 116 61 58 65
7 yrs 122 63 59 68
8 yrs 128 66 60 71
9 yrs 134 69 61 74
10 yrs 140 72 62 77

 

DUAL SIZING

SIZE HEIGHT (cm) CHEST (cm) WAIST (cm) HIP (cm)
12-18 mths 80-86 49-51 47-49 50-52
1.5-2 yrs 86-92 51-53 49-51 52-54
2-3 yrs 92-98 53-55 51-53 54-56
3-4 98-104 55-57 53-54 56-59
4-5 yrs 104-110 57-59 54-56 59-62
5-6yrs 110-116 59-61 56-58 62-65

 

Other

GIRLS TOPS / BLOUSES TROUSERS / PANTS / SHORTS
SIZE CHEST (cm) LENGTH (cm) WAIST (cm) HIP (cm) LENGTH (cm) (of the garment)
2 58 38 49 58 53
3 60 40 51 60 57
4 62 42 53 62 61
5 64 44 55 64 65
6 66 46 57 66 69
7 68 48.5 59 68 73
8 70 51 61 70 77
9 72 53.5 63 72 81
10 74 56 65 74 85
BOYS TOPS / SHIRTS TROUSERS / PANTS / SHORTS
SIZE CHEST (cm) LENGTH (cm) WAIST (cm) HIP (cm) LENGTH (cm) (of the garment)
2 62 42 50 62 54
3 64 44 52 64 58
4 66 46 54 66 62
5 68 48 56 68 66
6 70 50 58 70 70
7 72 52.5 60 72 74
8 74 55 62 74 78
9 76 57.5 64 76 82
10 78 60 66 78 86

 

SINGLE SIZING

SIZE HEIGHT (cm) CHEST (cm) WAIST (cm) HIP (cm)
3 yrs 98 55 53 58
4 yrs 104 57 54 60
5 yrs 110 59 55 62
6 yrs 116 61 57 65
7 yrs 122 63 57 66
8 yrs 128 64 59 68
9 yrs 134 68 61 71
10 yrs 140 71 64 75

 

DUAL SIZING

SIZE HEIGHT (cm) CHEST (cm) WAIST (cm) HIP (cm)
12-18 mths 80-86 49-51 50-51 52-54
1.5-2 yrs 86-92 51-53 51-52 54-56
2-3 yrs 92-98 53-55 52-53 56-58
3-4 98-104 55-57 53-54 58-60
4-5 yrs 104-110 57-59 54-55 60-62
5-6yrs 110-116 59-61 55-57 62-65
MEASURING TIPS
  • When measuring your child, make sure the room temperature is nice and cosy.
  • Keep the tape firm, but not tight
  • Do not take measurements over under garments or other clothes.
  • Unless specified, waist measurements are for a relaxed elastic fit.
  • When selecting your child’s size fit to the widest part of their body and choose the size closest to the widest measurement. If in doubt, choose the next size up.
  1. Height: Measure the whole length of the body.
  2. Chest: Place tape close up under arms, measure chest at fullest part.
  3. Waist: Measure around the natural waistline / belly button level.
  4. Hips / Seat: Stand with feet together and measure around the fullest part of the seat.
  5. Leg: Measure from the crotch down to the bottom of the foot / sole.
  6. Head circumference: Measure over the most prominent part on the back of the head and just above the eyebrows.
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