The following table of children's sizes can be considered an illustrative one for several reasons. Among all else, the individual size set by the producer, cut, material, and features alike have to be taken into account while measuring an item to be bought. The tables that can be found below present the sizes that are typical for items of apparel made for toddlers (3-months) up to those that can be identified for items produced for older children. As it is commonly known, children grow very quickly. What is more, they grow out of the clothes that are purchased for them even faster. Therefore, it may be sometimes quite difficult to keep up with their sizes. It has to be remembered that each child grows in its own pace, meaning that items that are just perfect for one kid may turn out to be way too small for another one. Therefore, in the tables published below, some estimated ranges are provided with regard to the size of chest, hips, and waist, in order to facilitate the measurement of clothes for the child.

What clothes to buy for a child?

In the majority of cases, it is not worth buying clothes that fit your children. It may turn out that after several weeks, such items of clothing are simply too small and some new ones have to be purchased to make up for that. Youngest children grow very fast – approximately 25 centimeters during the first year, 13 centimeters during the second, and 9 centimeters during the third one. We hope that the provided sizes will be of use for you while choosing baby clothes.

Sweatshirts, T-shirts, Shirts - Size chart girls

Size Height Chest Waist
4 XS 38 - 41" 21 - 22" 21.5 - 22"
5 S 41 - 44" 22 - 23" 22 - 22.5"
6 S 44 - 46.5" 23 - 24" 22.5 - 23"
6X / 7 M 46.5 - 50.5" 24 - 26" 23 - 23.5"
8 M 50.5 - 52.5" 26 - 27" 23.5 - 24.25"
10 L 52.5 - 55" 27 - 28.5" 24.25 - 25"
12 L 55 - 58" 28.5 - 30" 25 - 26"
14 XL 58 - 61" 30 - 31.5" 26 - 28"
16 XXL 61 - 62.5" 31.5 - 33.5" 28 - 30"

Dresses - Size chart Girls

Size Height Chest Waist Hip
4 XS 38 - 41" 21 - 22" 21.5 - 22" 22 - 23"
5 S 41 - 44" 22 - 23" 22 - 22.5" 23 - 24"
6 S 44 - 46.5" 23 - 24" 22.5 - 23" 24 - 25"
6X / 7 M 46.5 - 50.5" 24 - 26" 23 - 23.5" 25 - 27.5"
8 M 50.5 - 52.5" 26 - 27" 23.5 - 24.25" 27.5 - 28.5"
10 L 52.5 - 55" 27 - 28.5" 24.25 - 25" 28.5 - 30"
12 L 55 - 58" 28.5 - 30" 25 - 26" 30 - 32"
14 XL 58 - 61" 30 - 31.5" 26 - 28" 32 - 34"
16 XXL 61 - 62.5" 31.5 - 33.5" 28 - 30" 34 - 36"

Trousers - Size chart Girls

Size Height Inseam Waist Hip
4 XS 38 - 41" 15.5 - 17" 21.5 - 22" 22 - 23"
5 S 41 - 44" 17 - 18.75" 22 - 22.5" 23 - 24"
6 S 44 - 46.5" 18.75 - 20.25" 22.5 - 23" 24 - 25"
6X / 7 M 46.5 - 50.5" 20.25 - 23" 23 - 23.5" 25 - 27.5"
8 M 50.5 - 52.5" 23 - 24.25" 23.5 - 24.25" 27.5 - 28.5"
10 L 52.5 - 55" 24.25 - 26" 24.25 - 25" 28.5 - 30"
12 L 55 - 58" 26 - 27.5" 25 - 26" 30 - 32"
14 XL 58 - 61" 27.5 - 29" 26 - 28" 32 - 34"
16 XXL 61 - 62.5" 29 - 29.5" 28 - 30" 34 - 36"

Sweatshirts, T-shirts, Shirts - Size chart Boys

Size Height Chest Waist
4 XS 38 - 41" 21 - 22" 21.5 - 22"
5 S 41 - 44" 22 - 23" 22 - 22.5"
6 S 44 - 46.5" 23 - 24" 22.5 - 23"
7 M 46.5 - 49.5" 24 - 25.5" 23 - 23.5"
8 M 49.5 - 52" 25.5 - 26.5" 23.5 - 24.5"
10 L 52 - 55.5" 26.5 - 27.5" 24.5 - 25.5"
12 L 55.5 - 58.5" 27.5 - 28.5" 25.5 - 26.5"
14 XL 58.5 - 61.5" 28.5 - 30.5" 26.5 - 28"
16 XXL 61.5 - 64" 30.5 - 32" 28 - 29.5"

Trousers - Size chart Boys

Size Height Inseam Waist Hip
4 XS 38 - 41" 15.5 - 17" 21.5 - 22" 22 - 23"
5 S 41 - 44" 17 - 18.75" 22 - 22.5" 23 - 24"
6 S 44 - 46.5" 18.75 - 20.25" 22.5 - 23" 24 - 25"
7 M 46.5 - 49.5" 20.25 - 23.25" 23 - 23.5" 25 - 26.5"
8 M 49.5 - 52" 23.25 - 24.25" 23.5 - 24.5" 26.5 - 27.75"
10 L 52 - 55.5" 24.25 - 25.5" 24.5 - 25.5" 27.75 - 29"
12 L 55.5 - 58.5" 25.5 - 27.25" 25.5 - 26.5" 29 - 30.5"
14 XL 58.5 - 61.5" 27.25 - 29.75" 26.5 - 28" 30.5 - 32"
16 XXL 61.5 - 64" 29.75 - 31" 28 - 29.5" 32 - 33.5"

Children's tops sizes EU

Sizes of tops provided within this table include, among others, T-shirts, sweatshirts, shirts, T-shirts, and dresses for girls.

Size EUR Age Sleeve length measure [cm] Chest [cm] Average length [cm]
62 3 – months 30 40 30/27*
68 6 – months 32,5 44 32/29*
74 9 – months 35 48 34/31*
80 12 – months 37,5 48 36/33*
86 18 – months 40 52 38/35*
92 24 – months 45/43* 52 41/37*
98 3 years 47,5/45,5* 52 43/39*
104 4 years 50/48* 56 45/41*
110 5 years 52,5/50* 56 47/43*
116 6 years 55/52,5* 60 49/45*
122 7 years 57/55* 60 51/47*
128 8 years 62/59* 64 54/49*
134 9 years 64,5/62* 68 56/51*
140 10 years 67/64,5* 72 58/53*
146 11 years 70/68* 68/72* 60/55*
152 - 72,5/71* 72/76* 64/58*
158 - 76/73,5* 76/80* 66/60*
164 - 78,5/76,5 80/84* 68/62*
170 - - /88* -

Children's sizes EU - bottom

This category incorporates, among others: denim pants, sweatpants, skirts, short pants or tights / pants for children.

Size EUR Age Waist [cm] Hip [cm] iInternal length [cm]
62 3 – months 40 41 18
68 6 – months 44 44 20
74 9 – months 48 47 22
80 12 – months 48 47 24/25*
86 18 – months 52 50 27/28*
92 24 – months 49 58 33/32,5*
98 3 years 49 58 37/35,5*
104 4 years 52 62 40/38,5*
110 5 years 52 62 44/42*
116 6 years 55 66 47/46*
122 7 years 55 66 50
128 8 years 58/56* 65/72* 54/56*
134 9 years 61/58* 69/76* 58/60*
140 10 years 64/60* 73/80* 60/64*
146 11 years 61/60* 71/80* 64/67*
152 - 64/62* 75/84* 69/72*
158 - 6764* 79/88* 73/76*
164 - 70/65* 83/92* 76/80*
170 - - - -

As it can be easily seen, purchasing items for children is not an easy task, because they grow extremely fast – so fast that parents may sometimes find it hard to keep up. The best solution to avoid the necessity to purchase new clothes every month or so is to buy items of clothing that are bit too loose and too long – they will become perfect after some time. If you notice that they become smaller and smaller with time, it will be the perfect opportunity to introduce some changes to the outfit of your beloved child. Do not fret, as after some time the extremely fast growth will become remarkably slower, which will make it easier for you to buy blouses, t-shirts, or trousers for your child. After the age of 11, kids may start to make some purchases for themselves, as it can be then safely assumed that a given item will serve them for more than several weeks only, obviously providing that it will not be worn out or damaged quicker in the course of more demanding games or while doing sports. We are, however, sure that parents are fully prepared for such cases and that it will not be a problem for them at all.

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