Size Charts For Kids – Clothing Sizes For Boys And Girls

Children are such adorable creatures and they are a whole bundle of joy to watch grow and develop.

With their wonderful behavior comes cuteness which is only complete with the right choice of clothing.

It is however never easy to make the correct choice of clothing for your child because they do not stop growing and the required size of their clothes changes as they grow.

Also, there is no uniform international standard for manufacturers of clothes to follow and this compounds the difficulties faced when shopping for clothes for children.

When it comes to choosing the right clothes for your kids, it is important to consider their height and weight instead of only banking on their age.

You should first use a measuring tape to get the accurate measurement of the child and this should be done when they are either naked or wearing tight-fitting clothes.

After this measurement has been taken, you may refer to a size chart to know the size of clothing that corresponds with the measurement you have taken.

Clothing sizes in the United States of America (U.S.A), United Kingdom (U.K), and Australia are usually based on age while clothing sizes around the rest of Europe are based on height.

These varying clothing sizes can however be converted from one international standard to the other.

These conversions are mere approximations that fashion companies make in order to produce clothes with the consideration of standard sizing.

In this article, I will be showing you the size charts for kids, so as to guide you appropriately, when selecting clothes for your kids.

How To Take Measurement For Kids Clothing

   While you measure for kids clothing, the following measurements must be done:

  1. Chest: While in an upright standing position and both hands by the side, wrap the fullest part of the chest with the measuring tape. You could add an extra inch for comfort.
  2. Waist: Wrap the measuring tape around the child’s natural waistline which is the narrowest part of the torso
  3. Hips: Wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of the hips. You may add an extra inch for comfort but it is not necessary if you are going to use a flexible clothing material.
  4. Inseam: This is done by taking a measurement from the crotch to the ankle
  5. Height: While the child is upright and barefooted, measure from the highest part of the head to the toes.

Children’s Clothing Sizes

In this section, I will show you the various size charts for kids. The age is used to name the different size categories of children and toddlers clothing.

Even though the sizes are mostly determined by the height and weight of the child, specific measurements like the chest, waist, and hips are required.

For older children, the size guide for the makes is different from that of the females because of the development of distinct male or female features respectively as they grow.

Toddlers And Small Kids Sizing Charts

With the chart below, we get an overview of U.S sizes for young boys and girls. The ‘T’ found accompanying the size number stands for ‘Toddler’ and in this age group, cloth sizes for male and female are the same.

Size (age) Height (inches) Weight (pounds)
Preemie Up to 17 Up to 5
Newborn 17½ to 21 5½ to 7½
0 to 3 months 20½ to 23 6½ to 12
3 to 6 months 23½ to 26 12½ to 16
6 to 9 months 26½ to 21½ 16½ to 19
12 months 28 to 29½ 19½ to 22
18 months 30 to 31½ 22½ to 26
24 months 32 to 33½ 26½ to 30
2T 32 to 33½ 26½ to 30
3T 34 to 37½ 30½ to 34
4T 38 to 41½ 34½ to 38
5T 42 to 44½ 38½ to 42

 

Girls Sizing Charts

Clothing sizes for girls are divided into three parts: the standard sizes, the plus sizes, and the slim sizes.

1. Standard Size Girls Chart

The chart below is for girls between the ages 3 and 12 years old whose bodies fit with standard measurement sizes.

General

Size

U.S

Size

Height

(inches)

Chest

(inches)

Waist

(inches)

Hips

(inches)

XS 4 39 to 14½ 23 21 23
5 42 to 44½ 24 21½ 24
S 6 45 to 46½ 25 22 25½
6X 47 to 48½ 26 23 26½
M 7 49 to 50½ 27 24 28
8 51 to 53 28 25 29½
L 10 53½ to 55 29 26 30½
12 55½ to 57½ 30½ 27 32
XL 14 58 to 60 31½ 28 33
16 60 to 62 33 29 34½
XXL 18 60 to 62 34 30 35½
20 60 to 62 35½ 31 37

 

2. Plus Size Girls Chart

The chart below is for girls between the ages 3 and 12 years old whose bodies measure slightly above the standard size.

U.S Size Height

(inches)

Chest

(inches)

Waist

(inches)

Hips

(inches)

7 Plus 49 to 50½ 28 27 30½
8 Plus 51 to 53 29½ 28 31½
10 Plus 53½ to 55 30½ 29 33
12 Plus 55 to 57 32 30 34
14 Plus 58 to 60 33 31 35½
16 Plus 60 to 62 34½ 32 36½
18 Plus 60 to 62 35½ 33 37½

 

3. Slim Size Girls Chart

The chart below is for girls between the ages  3 and 12 years old whose bodies measure slightly below the standard size.

U.S Size Height

(inches)

Chest

(inches)

Waist

(inches)

Hips

(inches)

7 Slim 49 to 50½ 25½ 22 25
8 Slim 51 to 53 26½ 23 27½
10 Slim 53½ to 55 27½ 24 28½
12 Slim 55 to 57½ 29 25 30
14 Slim 58 to 60 30 26 31
16 Slim 60 to 62 31½ 27 32½
18 Slim 60 to 62 32½ 28 33½

 

Boys Sizing Charts

Clothing sizes for boys are also divided into three parts, the standard sizes, the plus/husky sizes, and the slim sizes.

1. Standard Size Boys Chart

The following chart is for boys aged 3 to 12 years old whose measurements fit with standard measurement sizes.

General Size U.S Size Age Height

(inches)

Chest

(inches)

Waist

(inches)

Hips

(inches)

XS 4 3 to 4 39 to 41½ 23 21 23
5 4 to 5 42 to 44½ 24 21½ 24
S 6 5 to 6 45 to 47½ 25 22½ 26
7 6 to 7 48 to 49½ 26 23½ 26
M 8 7 to 8 50 to 52 26½ 24½ 27½
L 10 8 to 9 52½ to 55½ 27 25½ 28½
12 9 to 10 56 to 58 28 26½ 30
XL 14 58½ to 60 29½ 27½ 31½
16 11 to 12 61 to 64 31 29 33
XXL 18 12 to 13 64½ to 66½ 32½ 30 34

 

2. Plus/Husky Size Boys Chart

The following chart is for boys aged 3 to 12 years old whose measurements are slightly greater than standard measurement sizes.

U.S Size Height

(inches)

Chest

(inches)

Waist

(inches)

Hips

(inches)

8 Husky 49 to 51 30 29 30½
10 Husky 51½ to 54½ 30½ 30 31½
12 Husky 55 to 57 31½ 31 33
14 Husky 57½ to 59½ 33 32 34½
16 Husky 60 to 63 34½ 33½ 36
18 Husky 63½ 36 34½ 37

 

3. Slim Size Boys Chart

The following chart is for boys aged 3 to 12 years old whose measurements are slightly lower than standard measurement sizes.

U.S Size Height

(inches)

Chest

(inches)

Waist

(inches)

Hips

(inches)

8 Slim 50 to 52 25½ 21½ 25½
10 Slim 52½ to 55½ 26½ 22½ 26½
12 Slim 56 to 58 27 23½ 28½
14 Slim 58½ to 60½ 28½ 24½ 30½
16 Slim 61 to 64 30 25½ 32
18 Slim 64½ to 66½ 32½ 26½ 33

 

Children’s Pants Size Charts

1. Boys Pants Size Chart (2 to 7 years old)

U.S Size U.S Alpha

Size

Age Weight

(pounds)

Height

(inches)

2T 2T 2 Years 24 to 29 33 to 35
3T 3T 3 Years 29 to 33 35 to 38
4T 4T 4 Years 33 to 37.5 39 to 41
4 S(4) 3 to 4 years 37.5 to 42 44
5 M(5) 4 to 5 years 42 to 46 45 to 47
6 L(6) 5 to 6 years 46 to 53 48 to 49
7 XL(7) 6 to 7 years 53 to 58 50 to 52

 

2. Girls Pants Size Chart  (2 to 7 years old)

U.S Size U.S Alpha

Size

Age Weight

(pounds)

Length

(inches)

2T 2T 2 Years 24 to 29 33 to 35
3T 3T 3 Years 29 to 33 35 to 38
4T 4T 4 Years 33 to 37.5 39 to 41
4 S(4) 3 to 4 Years 37.5 to 42 42 to 44
5 M(5) 4 to 5 Years 42 to 46 45 to 47
6 L(6) 5 to 6 Years 46 to 53 48 to 49
6X XL(6X) 6 to 7 Years 53 to 58 50 to 52

 

3. Boys Pants Size Chart (7 to 14 years old)

U.S Size Age Height

(inches)

Chest

(inches)

Waist

(inches)

Hips

(inches)

S(8) 7 to 8 Years 50 to 53 27 to 28 23 to 24 28
M(10 to 12) 8 to 9 Years 54 to 57 28.5 to 30 24 to 25 29
M(10 to 12) 10 to 11 Years 58 to 60 30 to 31 25.5 to 26.5 30
L(14 to 16) 11 to 12 Years 61 to 63 31 to 32 26.5 to 28 31 to 32
L(14 to 16) 12 to 13 Years 64 to 65 33 to 34 28 to 29 33 to 34
XL(18 to 20) 13 to 14 Years 65 to 66 34 to 35 29 to 30 34 to 35
XL(18 to 20) 14+ Years 66 to 67 35 to 36 30 to 31 35 to 36

 

4. Girls Pants Size Chart (7 to 14 years old)

U.S Size Age Height

(inches)

Bust

(inches)

Waist

(inches)

Hips

(inches)

S(7 to 8) 6 to 7 Years 51 to 52 26 to 27 22.5 28
S(7 to 8) 7 to 8 Years 53 to 54 27 to 28.5 23.5 29
M(10 to 12) 8 to 9 Years 55 to 56 28.5 to 29.5 24.5 30
M(10 to 12) 10 to 11 Years 57 to 59 30 to 31 25.5 31 to 32
L(14) 11 to 12 Years 60 to 62 31 to 32 26.5 33 to 34
XL(16) 12 to 13 Years 63 to 64 33 to 34 27.5 35 to 36

 

Kids Clothing Size Conversion Chart

The chart below shows the conversion of clothing sizes for kids. Note that these conversions are approximations.

U.S Size Child’s Age Height

(inches)

Height

(centimeters)

E.U Size U.K Size
2T 2 36 to 38 92 to 98 92 to 98 2 to 3
3T to 4T 3 to 4 38 to 41 98 to 104 98 to 104 3 to 4
5 4 to 5 41 to 43 104 to 110 104 to 110 4 to 5
6 5 to 6 43 to 46 110 to 116 110 to 116 5 to 6
6X to 7 6 to 7 46 to 48 116 to 122 116 to 122 6 to 7
7 to 8 7 to 8 48 to 59 122 to 128 122 to 128 7 to 8
9 to 10 8 to 9 50 to 53 128 to 134 128 to 134 8 to 9
10 9 to 10 53 to 55 134 to 140 134 to 140 9 to 10
11 10 to 11 55 to 57 140 to 146 140 to 146 10 to 11
14 11 to 12 57 to 60 146 to 152 146 to 152 11 to 12

Tips for finding the Perfect Fit for kids

Having your boy try on each and every article of clothing is the biggest and best method to get the correct size for him. Because each manufacturer has its own sizing criteria, there will be significant differences in size from one to the next. Examine the sizing standards for the particular brands you buy to acquire the perfect fit for your boy. To make shopping more convenient, note the brands and labels your kid likes to wear so you can go shopping without him and not stress about the size issue.

Take into account that kid’s sizes are designed for growth. When trying on isn’t a possibility, take accurate measurements of your child and start comparing them to the retailer’s size chart. If you’re unsure about your size, go for the larger option; most boys prefer loose-fitting clothes.

Choosing the Correct Size

Kids will feel most at ease and comfortable in clothes that are tailored to their bone structure and interests. You can make the ultimate selections in boys’ apparel, from classroom fashions to leisure and sporting wear, if you know clothing sizes.

Conclusion

It can require time and effort to discover the right fit for your child because there are so many complexities to children’s clothing sizes. Sizing charts and understanding your child’s measurements before going shopping will be helpful. It will be a lot simple to shop for your children after you’ve determined that, regardless of which label you’re shopping for.

That’s all on the size charts for kids. I hope you find this article on size charts for kids helpful?

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