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Have you noticed that the sizes on baby clothes are seriously messed up???

My DD is 5 months.. and typically fits in 6-9 months in carters for example .. well I went to the thrift store and got a 2T shirt from childrens place that fits here and a 12 month shirt from another company that fits here.. oh and her bathing suit is 12 months.. wth...How the hell am I supposed to know what size she is?!?!
haha this is my 1st baby.. so I basically just "eye" up clothes when I buy them for her , Is that what you do?


Asked by Emmajosmommy at 6:07 PM on Jun. 21, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It is all clothes. If there was an industry standard it would be great. For instance at Dress Barn they have a company label of clothing. They have blouses and dresses that are marked 2X...yeah, not so much they are more like a 14-16. Baby clothes are the same way if all 3 months old sizes were x inches by x inches the problem would be solved. But it isn't, and it likely will never be. In the meantime you just eyeball it or try them on.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 6:12 PM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • do not feel bad my baby will be 3 months old wearing 12 months ,2T,6-9 months

    Answer by WildCat73 at 7:28 PM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • k , so it's not just me lol
    ok so I will just keep "eyeing" em up when I buy them! I am getting pretty good at it now!! I can tell by looking at something if it will fit her or not ;) lol

    Comment by Emmajosmommy (original poster) at 6:14 PM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • That is all you can do....or you can bring a onesie that fits really well an measure them to that, that is what I do if I am unsure (it is pretty easy, since I always have at least 1 extra in the diaper bag). It would be so much simpler if there was a standard. Sophie got a nb outfit that didn't even fit her until she was about 4 months old!

    Answer by AF4life at 6:49 PM on Jun. 21, 2011