Toddler Clothing Sizes - Help!

United States
March 11, 2009 11:28am CST
Okay mommies, I have a question: My son is still in size 4T. Is there 5T?? What comes next? Do I move him to boys size 4? I'm asking because I don't actually get out much and I do alot of shopping on line... This is one of the times of year that I buy alot... I buy fall/winter stuff for next season cuz it's way cheap! I do the same thing in the winter, I buy summer stuff for the following year... So, if he's in a 4T this winter/I would normally buy a few outfits one size bigger and a few 2 sizes bigger. It's worked well in the past, but now I can't figure out what size to estimate him in for next year! Any advise? TIA
1 response
@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
11 Mar 09
Toddler clothing does go into the 5Ts. After that the sizes start at 4. I don't buy clothing to far in advance because my kids seem to grow fast. At least my daughter did. She was bigger for his age. We're playing it by ear with our son. Right now, he's falling in line with his size versus his age. He just recently started walking, so his clothing size will stagnant for a while.
• United States
11 Mar 09
Hi there, In the beginning, it was hard to shop this way, but along the way it's gotten easier. At first, I would bring home all his new clothes, wash them and put them away. But sometimes he did grow so fast that even jumping one size ahead wasn't working so I'd have all these new clothes that he couldn't wear. Also, I would tend to forget about what he had and found a few times he had so many clothes, that he couldn't possibly wear them all! So I came up with 1. buy only a few outfits that could be mixed/matched in one size larger and about twice as many outfits two sizes larger. After the first year, he's been true to size too, so this works well. 2. I stopped removing the tags and washing them until it was time to actually wear them. I try the clothes on him first and if they still fit, THEN i remove the tags/wash/put away. This way, if by chance I can't use them, I take the clothes to a consignment shop and often because they were new with the tags, I'd at least recoup my money and sometimes I even made money! Thank you for the clarification on the sizes!