5 Ways to choose childrens clothes sizes【How to avoid making mistakes】


Choosing clothes for growing children can be difficult.
You can't wear the same clothes every year like an adult, so there must be a lot of people who are worried about choosing a size.
This time, I will introduce how to choose the size of children's clothes without fail.
Please use it as a reference when buying new clothes or giving children's clothes as a gift.

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Children's clothing size guideline


First of all, let's check from the general guideline when choosing children's clothes.
The type of clothes will change depending on your age, so be sure to check that as well.

Newborn to 1 year old children's clothing size

A newborn baby grows about 25 cm tall and weighs about 6 kg until it reaches 1 year old.
Of course, children's clothes will run out quickly, so buy only what you need.

■ 50-60 cm: Newborn to six months after birth
It is necessary to change the underwear as they grow, such as long underwear or short underwear immediately after birth, and combination underwear when they start moving their legs.
Baby clothes with top and bottom connected, such as rompers and bodysuits, are mainly worn over underwear.
Clothes for this period have snap buttons on the crotch for easy diaper changes.

■ 70 cm: 6 months to 1 year old
After half a year, it's an active time to learn tossing and turning and crawling.
Choose clothes that are easy to move around in and easy to change diapers.
Please choose clothes that are just the right size so that they won't fall over by dragging their clothes when standing or crawling.

■80cm: Around 1 to 2 years old
After the age of 1, your child will start to sweat more when walking, so it's a good idea to choose clothing that breathes well.
Most children will wear separate type clothes.

Children's clothing size from 1 to 4 years old

After 1 year of age, growth slows down a bit.
Still, it grows every year, so there are many times when you can't wear the clothes you bought last year.
It's a time when you feel like you want to do it yourself, so the ease of changing clothes is also an important point.

■ 90cm/95cm: 2 to 3 years old
Some children will be able to do more things, and they will want to change clothes and choose clothes by themselves.
This is the time when many children start potty training, so wear pants that are easy to take off.
Encourage autonomy by letting your child choose their own clothes and incorporating patterns that they like.

■ 100cm: 3 to 4 years old
After the age of three, most children learn to live in groups.
In kindergartens and nursery schools, there are many situations where you have to take off your clothes yourself, so it is important to make it easy to take off and put on.
Also check if there is a place to write your name on the tag.

Children's clothing sizes from 5 years old to elementary school students

From size 50 to 100, it is classified as "baby clothes", but after size 100, it changes to the category "kids clothes".
Depending on the brand, it is also called a toddler size.
Although it does not grow in size as quickly as in infancy, it is still a period of growth.

■ 110cm: around 5 to 6 years old
They will be in the highest grade at kindergarten and nursery school, and will become strong older brothers and sisters.
Many girls start to become interested in fashion, so choose carefully not only the size but also the design.

■ 120cm: around 7 to 8 years old
Enter elementary school and start studying in earnest.
Let's choose clothes that are easy to wear in a group life.

■ 130cm・140cm: around 9 to 10 years old
It's a difficult time to choose the size because there is a difference in the body shape of the child.
It would be nice to graduate from too childish patterns and choose cute and cool clothes together.

5 Tips for Choosing the Size of Children's Clothing


Children grow fast, so if you don't check carefully, clothes may be wasted.
Here are some points to consider when choosing children's clothing.

  • Use height as a guideline
  • Use your weight as a guideline
  • Think from the body shape
  • Think from the design
  • Try on

Point 1: Use your height as a guideline

If your child is of average weight, height should be used as a guideline.
60 size is around 60 cm tall, and 100 size is around 100 cm tall.
If you're not sure which one to choose, it's best to choose the larger size.

Point 2: Use your weight as a guideline

In the case of Japanese children's clothing, if you look at the tag, the height and weight that it is suitable for is written.
For size 60, the weight should be around 6kg, and for size 100, around 16kg.
If you're of average height, consider choosing one that's based on your weight.

Point 3: Think from your body shape

Just like adults, children have different body types.
Even if you are of average height and weight, if your stomach is protruding or your legs are thin, the standard size may not be suitable for you.
Let's choose clothes according to the child's body shape, such as buying one size larger for a child who is hungry.

Point 4: Think from the design

Even children's clothes of the same size come in a variety of designs, from loose to snug.
If it's a loose design, you may be able to wear it for a long time even if you buy the right size.
Clothes that are too tight may not fit quickly, so it's a good idea to order one size larger.

Point ⑤: Try it on

The best way to avoid making mistakes when choosing a size is to try it on.
Instead of having them wear all the clothes you want them to wear, it's a good idea to just get a sense of the size for each brand.
It would be nice to be able to choose, “This brand is small, so buy one size larger,” or “Because the brand has a lot of loose-fitting clothes, choose the perfect size.”

How to choose children's clothing size 3 points to note


We have introduced the points for choosing the size of children's clothes, but there are also points to be aware of.
I will tell you what to be careful not to say "I hate this clothes!" to children.

  1. Which country is the brand from?
  2. Where do you wear clothes?
  3. Are the clothes suitable for the age of the child?

Note 1: What country is the brand from?

If you find yourself thinking, "I bought the same size clothes as usual, but for some reason they are too small," it may be that the clothes are not made in Japan.
There are various sizes depending on the country, such as the United States, where the waist is made smaller, and the United Kingdom, where there are many loose designs.
When purchasing children's clothing made overseas, it's a good idea to check the length and waist sizes.

Point 2: Where to wear clothes

There are various types of children's clothing, from underwear to outerwear.
Choose a flexible size depending on the type of clothing, such as a larger size for winter outerwear that you will be wearing a lot inside, and a perfect size for underwear.
Please take a look at the balance between the child's body shape and clothes, such as "I have a big butt, so I should wear pants one size larger" or "I should choose a larger top because my upper arms are tight."

Note 3: Are the clothes suitable for the age of the child?

No matter how good the size is, children cannot wear clothes that are not appropriate for their age.
Snap buttons on the shoulders are helpful for up to about size 90 when parents wear clothes.
For children who are still in diapers, it is important to wear clothes that are easy to change.
Choose clothing that is comfortable and appropriate for your child's age.

Pay attention to how to choose children's clothing sizes and buy clothes that children like!


Choosing the right size can be difficult because different children have different heights and body types.
If you make a comprehensive judgment by suppressing the points introduced this time, you will be less likely to make mistakes in choosing the size of children's clothes.
Please find your favorite children's clothes that you want to wear every day.