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What size diaper should an average/skinny sized 2 year old wear?

One of my daycare kids is 23 mos old and skinny/a little tall for his age. His mom has been sending size 6 diapers for him which seem HUGE on him...when they get wet they hang to his knees and when he plays they slide all over the place.. If I fasten them where they meet they will be almost up to his chest....I want to ask the mom for smaller diapers but don't want to offend her!!

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:37 PM on Jul. 19, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • They are sold based on the weight of the child. I would think on the average either size 4 or 5 would be a pretty good fit.
    NannyB.

    Answer by NannyB. at 2:39 PM on Jul. 19, 2011

  • He is probably more like a size 4. I would just be honest. Tell her there might be a leaking issue, and maybe a siz or two smaller would really help you out.
    ImaginationMama

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 2:39 PM on Jul. 19, 2011

  • My son will be 2 at the end of August and he is currently wearing a size 4. Size 6 is WAAAAAYYY too big!
    hootie826

    Answer by hootie826 at 2:41 PM on Jul. 19, 2011

  • Probably a 4 or 5.. My 7 month old is in a 3.
    SuperrMommyy

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 2:45 PM on Jul. 19, 2011

  • Neither of my kids ever wore above a size 3, and they weren't potty trained until they were 3. I can't imagine a 2 year old in size 6.
    Cavalrybaby02

    Answer by Cavalrybaby02 at 2:45 PM on Jul. 19, 2011

  • at age 2 they shouldnt even be in diapers !
    ELMO156

    Answer by ELMO156 at 2:53 PM on Jul. 19, 2011

  • My DS was a little chunky yet at 2 but fit fine int size 4 Luvs during the day (size 5 for overnight).
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:54 PM on Jul. 19, 2011

  • Really Elmo? What should they be in? Most 2 year olds are not ready to be potty trained. Why would you push a child to do something they are not physically able to do yet?
    Cavalrybaby02

    Answer by Cavalrybaby02 at 2:57 PM on Jul. 19, 2011

  • based off of my kids...no bigger than size 4, unless he's a bit chunky and has reason to need a bigger size. And really, wouldn't getting a smaller size honestly save her a little extra money since there are more diapers in a pack, the smaller the size?
    brit0813

    Answer by brit0813 at 4:53 PM on Jul. 19, 2011

  • depends on how big the 2 year old is put the toddle on the scale on match the measurements with the diapers or go down a size or 2. good luck
    confused1984

    Answer by confused1984 at 5:10 PM on Jul. 19, 2011

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