Skinny skinny boy pants needed age 2!

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He's been dry since summer. I bought mothercare pants which were ok size wise BUT in true Mothercare shit-ness, the elastic has gone in every single pair.

I looked for new pants today.
The leg holes are giant easily 15cm across laid flat in M&S, John Lewis, Next were just as big and also as wide on the waist.
I tried Hennes who didn't have any pants, Gap whose leg holes were better but would reach his armpits.

Got some in Zara I'm happy on the leg holes but the waist is too big and they fall to his ankles.


I won't have this problem in a year or two as I can age down. But pants seem to only start age 2-3.

Anyone got any other ideas? Poor boy walks about hoiking his pants up all day long his mother does it on MN but he's only 2

Perhaps they do, I should check but you still have to pay postage to receive.
I had some hand me down pants labelled ladybird (woolworths) 2-3 and they are a perfect fit, tiny pants! They are 6 years old.

Just goes to show sizes have dramatically increased over last few years.

CuriousMama Fri 30-Nov-12 19:05:58

Oh sorry I thought they did free returns, my mistake. Must've changed now?

Posted too soon.
I feel dubious about buying online as if they are no good, I have to pay to send them back. The reviews for those baby pants isn't too good otherwise I may have ordered them.

I looked vertbaudet boys (not babies like you linked to curiousmama) and because the sizes are 2/3 and 4/6 I just know they are going to be massive.

CuriousMama Fri 30-Nov-12 17:42:42

Vertbaudet have some from very young age. Small sizes too, I used to buy from there for my 2 skinny boys, they're older now though.

GrownupGoth Fri 30-Nov-12 17:37:12

Deffo Primark, their cheapest soft jeans fit extremely skinny DS well too. Bargainous.

Have been to; (in descending order of hugeness)
John Lewis
Disney store
Gap (to be fair, waist was ok but reached his nipples)

That's conclusive then. Primark make the SMALLEST pants, with suitably sized leg holes for skinny boys.

Still want to try Debenhams and would love Petit B if I could find any.
Anyone tried Boden pants??

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Sun 25-Nov-12 14:20:41

H&M work for our skinny kid, not tried the pants but the trousers are so skinny my DS doesn't need to hold them when he runs - bonus grin

Petit bateau (I think?) does underwear for little ones, my tiny 2yo charge wears them but they are bloody expensive and plain, we have 5 for her and they are in constant rotation!

ItsALongWayToPickAWilly Sun 25-Nov-12 14:13:03

Primark ones are always tiny. Poor DS (2.5) is quite chunky and he gets age 4-5 from there!

FreshWest Sun 25-Nov-12 14:09:32

I'm not sure if it would be the same for boys but dd is really skinny and is in George (Asda) 2-3 pants.
she is very tall too so all her trousers either fit on the leg or fit at the waist!
She's 4.8 btw grin

BeauNeidel Sun 25-Nov-12 13:18:10

Defo Primark. My boys are almost 4 and still in 2-3 pants. Also managed to get boxers in that size, but our is a massive one.

Pigley I find next the worst for skinny ness. All their trousers have fake waist strings and my kids refuse their trousers as they are too low cut on the rise and I have to pull the elastic to the extreme if they are to stay up. This causes them to look most ungainly and fit most uncomfortably.

I have taken to calling DS Snake hips

BRANdishingMistletoe Sun 25-Nov-12 10:02:10

I wondered that Shattered, but when I looked at the underwear it actually started from 2, not 3, in the boys section.

Also try Asda, DS took about 3years quite a while to potty train so I had to buy a lot of pants and Asda were always sturdy and comfortable for him. He only wore briefs though, he doesn't like boxers.

pigleychez Sat 24-Nov-12 23:03:13

We have this issue too for DD2.
She's 2.6 and still in 9-12 and 12-18mth clothes.

Her's are mainly from Tesco (18mths) and Sainsburys (2-3) which are slightly baggy but not too bad.
Ive heard Asda do little ones too.

re trousers- With two very skinny DD's I only buy trousers/skirts with elasticated waists. Next are good for these.

BillyBollyBallum Sat 24-Nov-12 20:04:43

Primark are tiny!

dinkystinky Sat 24-Nov-12 20:03:13

Normally sainsburys but we have some tesco and primark ones too

Ok so explain why baby are to 23m and boys from 3 years???
Excitement vanished!

Olivermoliver Sat 24-Nov-12 19:55:38

Next boxers start in age 2 - 3, DS has always been tiny but never had an issue with them falling down.

Ah! Clicked link. Going shopping!!

Are they online? I can't get any trousers to fit him either!

BRANdishingMistletoe Sat 24-Nov-12 19:47:48

Do you have a Du Pareil au Meme near you? They're made for super-skinny French kids and suit my super-skinny not-French DC very well. I think they do underwear in small sizes.

I never had the puddle around the ankles with DD and remain happy with mothercare Knicks for her. Leg holes gaping is my biggest issue with her!

DS has trousers so wouldn't be so bad, BUT his bits fall out adding to the hoiking.

Hmmm I haven't seen any boxers that small. Seen some jerseys jockey style but they too would puddle around his ankles straight off.

Holding out for sainsbury!

Tesco do 18-24mo pants, DD2 is 2.6 and still in them as she is tiny.

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