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Does 2T mean 18-24 months in toddler clothing sizes?

How does the measuring system work? (I'm not in America...)
I wabnt to shop for toddler clothes online, but can't figure out what the heck "2T" or "4T" is???

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:52 PM on Jul. 5, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • 2T is about a 24 month size, 3T is 36 months etc....most companies on their website will have the weight for those sizes listed, so you can go by that. also, the difference between a 2T and a 2, is that the 2T is made to fit with diapers, the 2 is made to fit w/o diapers.

    Answer by vabchmommy at 3:56 PM on Jul. 5, 2009

  • Usually there is a size 18-24 months (or 24 months) and then the next size up is 2T. So 18-24 months means what it says and then 2T would mean 24-36 months. And sorry to confuse you more but I'm pretty certain 24 months is made for a diaper, and 2T is without. My son completely skipped 24 month pants and went straight into 2T because the 24 months were too wide. The T's are in the toddler section and the plain numbers 3,4,5 etc. are when it's moved over to the kids section. But of course every brand runs differently too, even within brands they aren't very consistant.

    Answer by mybella81 at 5:21 PM on Jul. 5, 2009

  • T stands for Toddler. The cut is usually different bc toddlers don't always wear bulky diapers anymore

    Answer by admckenzie at 5:53 PM on Jul. 5, 2009

  • The 18-24 months tends to be a little smaller than the 2T's. The number 2-5 is about the age a child would start wearing that size. It's based on an average but some brands runner bigger or smaller.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 5:55 PM on Jul. 5, 2009

  • All he above is true and I'd also add that its avg. to AMERICAN babies and children.

    Answer by MamiJaAyla at 6:24 PM on Jul. 5, 2009

  • there is 18 months then 24 months then 2t so i would say 2t is like 24 mo to 36 mo

    Answer by Riosmommy at 6:29 PM on Jul. 5, 2009

  • No. 2T is taller and a little more narrow than a 24 month. 24 month is for shorter, stockier babies.

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 7:03 PM on Jul. 5, 2009

  • 2T is generally a little longer in the legs and arms - if it's pants or a long sleeved item. The butt is a little slimer since it is assumed the child is moving from bulky diapers to undies but there is still plenty of room for a diaper. The little dresses generally don't come with a matching diaper cover once you get to the "T" sizes.

    Otherwise, some brands use 24 month, some use 2T. Some have both.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 7:09 PM on Jul. 5, 2009

  • It all depends on the brand. Some places don't have a 24 month size and just have a 2T. Some don't have 2T and just have 24months. Some have both and there is no difference. Some have both and the 24 month is cut to accomodate a diaper. Some have T sizes (2T, 3T, 4T, etc) that are cut for a diaper and corresponding non T sizes (2,3,4) that are cut for kids who have potty trained. Your best bet is to check the size/measurement chart and err on the side of big.

    Answer by JMmama at 8:07 PM on Jul. 5, 2009

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