Reassure me I'm not the only one with a 'giant' DS

(62 Posts)
stella69x Tue 20-May-14 22:27:18

Just had to send a chest measurement to the rugby team for next years shirts. DS is 14 and measuring 44".
He was only 38 in September when I bought school stuff. I bought big for growing room but didn't think he would grow 6" in 6 months!
Poor boy his school shirts must be killing him. Poor me my pocket is going to hurt as I feel the need to replace most of his tops now

steppemum Tue 20-May-14 22:32:31

ds is 11. He now wears adult size 9 shoes.

You post is my dread of the next few years!

sonlypuppyfat Tue 20-May-14 22:34:19

DS is 15 his hobby is eating he towers over me, and he is fab.

stella69x Tue 20-May-14 22:41:43

I had the shoe thing last year, size 7 sept '12, size 11 June '13. (Shakes head thinking should of known)

stella69x Tue 20-May-14 22:42:34

I had the shoe thing last year, size 7 sept '12, size 11 June '13. (Shakes head thinking should of learnt from this)

stella69x Tue 20-May-14 22:43:10

Oops blush

SqueezedMiddle Tue 20-May-14 22:44:42

My DS is 9 yrs old, in size 13 yr old clothes, size 7.5 feet. He is a head and a half bigger than others in his year group. He is definitely going to be a giant!

stella69x Tue 20-May-14 22:50:00

It's a bit mad, I know he is one of the biggest, but I tend to view him with his peers at a distance so doesn't look that much bigger (especially at rugby) but it's the numbers that get me.
Height wise yes I know he is getting tall but as I wear heels of varying sizes it's not so obvious iykwim

steppemum Tue 20-May-14 23:15:55

yes ds is so much taller than the rest of his class.
Mind you dh and I are tall, and my brothers and Dad are 6'3", 6'4" and 6'5" so it's not surprising really.

hmc Tue 20-May-14 23:18:06

I'd be chuffed to nuts if my ds grew that much in 6 months!

Costly though .....

stella69x Tue 20-May-14 23:36:04

Costly, yeah I'm about to realise that. All that I bought with growing room.. Well it's been grown into already!
As for food, I was blaming dp smile as we have only been together 18months and he is a big guy with a big appetite

iggymama Tue 20-May-14 23:47:58

My 12 year old (soon to be 13) is 5ft 11in tall, over 13 stone and size 11 shoe.

annielostit Wed 21-May-14 08:58:44

Giant child in this house too, surely 6ft2 at 15 is way to tall. He just about fills the doorway. They aren't cheap to keep.x

papalazaru Wed 21-May-14 09:03:18

Same here. DS is 12, 5ft 8 and size 11 shoe. The lady in clarks told me that their feet always grow first then comes the growth spurt. Could be an old wives' tale but it sounds logical to me. Anyway I actually think it's a nice problem to have - better to be tall than short (but that's my opinion)

LadySybilVimes Wed 21-May-14 09:08:04

I have a soon to be giant child in this house. He has just turned 11 (still primary school age) and has size 9 feet. He is 5'4" already and hasn't had his growth spurt yet!

chocoluvva Wed 21-May-14 14:17:43

Your DS might not grow much more....

then again grin

I hope my 15YO DS' feet have stopped growing as he takes a size 11.5 or 12. He is a beanpole with enormous feet.

Arky Wed 21-May-14 16:32:54

Both my boys went through a stage where they seemed to grow before my very eyes. It's remarkable albeit very normal
I love the stage where there feet don't match the rest of their bodies.

I have a 6ft 2 15 year old.

And an 11 year old with size 9 feet.

Mine grew upwards but not outwards.
It's true about the feet.
DS1 was in size 11 shoes at primary school and reached 6' tall in year 7. He is 18 now and only grew another 2" in 6 years, his feet are still size 11 thank goodness. Skinny though, he weighs just over 10 stone.
DS2 is 16 and a fraction over 6'2" (this matters when you are taller than your older brother). His feet also remained at size 11.

You need to watch out at the feet growing stage as they can go up a size in a month easily. Don''t replace all their shoes if you can avoid it.

LadySybilVimes Wed 21-May-14 16:54:22

Just to alarm those of you with tall kids even further, my dh grew 4" between the ages of 18 and 21. He was 6'2" when he started Uni and 6'6" when he finished!
I shouldn't be surprised by the size of ds really.

gymboywalton Wed 21-May-14 16:58:24

my son is 14 and 6' 2" with size 14 feet!
he is only slim though so a 44 chest would be enormous on him width ways!

10 year old ds2 is in size 7.5 shoes and is about 5'"2?

Prepare to pour food into them for the next few years.
Oh and when they bring their giant friends......

DS1 always seems to pick very petite girlfreinds who eat like sparrows. They must be so much cheaper to feed.grin

iggymama Wed 21-May-14 20:26:14

Flipping heck, gymboy size 14 feet! Buying shoes must be a nightmare.

gymboywalton Wed 21-May-14 20:29:04

it's a nightmare-school shoes had to come from a specialist website and cost me £70!!!!!!!shock

JamJimJam Wed 21-May-14 20:33:22

My (just) 12 year old weighs 4 stone and is a size 4 shoe.

<redresses the balance>

Theas18 Wed 21-May-14 21:23:55

Aww jimjam sweet and teeny - he'll grow won't he ? ( I'm assuming he isn't growth restricted?). DS has a really good friend who didn't grow till 15- he's a year older but DS was taller from about 12 ( still is though the friend is 6 foot now)

DS is 6'2" with a 16.5 collar, which we only found out at Xmas after year maybe of "do your shirt up you scruff bag....."

But despite his rugby players neck the chest size on a conventional, even slim fit shirt is huge???and he isn't small so I dunno who they are sized for!

He's 18 now fits his frame well but from about age 11 was tall with what seemed huge hands!

JamJimJam Wed 21-May-14 21:46:08

Yes, he'll grow (I hope)! He's not the shortest in his class.

Puberty knocks late at our house..

mousmous Wed 21-May-14 21:54:33

my dc is only in year 2 but has grown 3 shoe sizes and 2 clothes sizes since christmas and is tallest in class.
hope he doesn't take after the tall half of family, I have a 7ft cousin who is always sad they can't go on many rides on fairgrounds...

Arky Wed 21-May-14 21:57:04

We had to get very technical about measuring how tall the boys were. There are so many people who 'think' say they are taller than they are. We use levels, set squares and a metel tape measure. It's all very scientific. wink. They have to be standing naturally and looking forward.

One of my DS is 5 foot and 11 and 3/4 inches high but is still taller than a lot of his friends who claim to be 6 foot. shock

My mil is absolutely tiny, she is four foot something, we can't help but smile when she hugs DS2 who is 6'3"

singaporeswing Fri 23-May-14 06:53:29

Arky my parents were the same about measuring us.

Every male I know who is 5ft 10 claims to be 6ft. I am most definitely 5 ft 9 bang on and yet they are only just taller than I am!

SpottieDottie Fri 23-May-14 07:07:10

Oh no, I forgot the puberty growth spurt. DS is 10 and I reckon he's about 4 foot 8, size 6 1/2 shoe. He's going to be tall isn't he? <sigh>
He's got larger feet than my Mum and is catching me up fast.

Theas18 Fri 23-May-14 18:47:27

but... in contrat to my average/tall boy, i have teeny daughters lol both are just over five feet!

stella69x Fri 23-May-14 20:22:07

I'm now thinking this latest growth has definitely been quick, DS is shirtless and there are stretch marks across his back and under arms! Red angry late pregnancy ones! ( ok obviously not pregnancy ones due to gender and location, but it's all I an compare them too)shock

dementedma Fri 23-May-14 21:59:57

Another giant Ds here. Only 12 but size 10 shoes and wears clothes for age 14-15 or bigger.
5 foot 7 already and growing almost daily.

Greenrememberedhills Sat 24-May-14 09:43:55

DS2 6 ft 2.5 at 15.He was 6.2 at the age of 13- measured by hospital, where he was measured occasionally because he grew so fast and it hurt his ligaments. Size 11 shoes.

Best1sWest Sat 24-May-14 21:00:44

Another one here. He is 16 now and 6'4 with size 13 feet and a 46 in chest. He was over 6' at 12. He has the stretch marks too.

Best1sWest Sat 24-May-14 21:04:58

Try finding a car with room enough for him to sit in the back. I have resigned myself to being the one in the back if DH is driving and vice versa.

bigTillyMint Sat 24-May-14 21:16:38

DS is 13 and has grown very fast - also having trouble with muscles and ligaments. Went from size 7 footy boots at the start of last season to size 11 at the start of this season. He is still getting taller, but his feet haven't got any bigger thankfully. He is not a giant yet, but is taller than me!

DisgraceToTheYChromosome Sun 25-May-14 10:22:13

Dnephew is 6'4" at 14. He can also move silently, which is really disturbing.

louby44 Thu 29-May-14 09:31:44

DS14 5'11'' and size 11 shoes

DS11 5' 5' and size 9 shoes

Their dad and I are both tall so we knew we would have a couple of 6 footers. I'm glad, I think tall men are great!

libertytrainers Thu 29-May-14 09:33:33

love this thread!

my ds(12) is 5ft 7 wears mens large in primark and has size 10 feet. when will he stop growing

libertytrainers Thu 29-May-14 09:34:10

it's annoying though as people think he's older than he is and don't realise he's still a kid into kids things sad

libertytrainers Thu 29-May-14 09:35:42

where do you all get clothing for these boys? primark is the only place i can find that isn't ridiculously expensive, all kids clothing is way too small

papalazaru Thu 29-May-14 10:55:27

Same here liberty - people expect them to behave like 16year olds when they're only 12! We also shop in primark and have found some good stuff in BHS but mine really isn't into fashion or clothes. His favourite jeans are boden ones - a nice relaxed fit and very soft denim. Not cheap but they have lasted ages and they're on sale right now!

bigTillyMint Thu 29-May-14 11:42:38

Yes Primarni here too - he's a mens medium! He does have some branded sports tops, and loads of fashion trainers as well as his actual sports kits.

Best1sWest Sat 31-May-14 18:20:43

H&m, Matalan are good too.

DS is 16, 6ft 3 and size 11 shoe

DD on the other hand, age 23, 5 ft 6 and size 5 shoe

Both eat for England grin

DS has 34" inside leg and 33" waist, school trousers are a nightmare!

LizzieVereker Sat 31-May-14 18:33:45

DS1 is 14, 6ft 2, and size 12 feet. Where will we even buy shoes if his feet grow more?

LizzieVereker Sat 31-May-14 18:38:43

Honeybeer we have the same problem with school trousers. DS is 34 long leg. The school shop ones don't fit DS, but a lot of men's trousers look "fuddy duddy" on him. He will wear the Good Souls ones from the Littlewoods catalogue - they're dearer than school shop ones, but smart enough for school, not too uncool for DS, and last really we'll.

JamJim, I'll help you redress the balance, DS (12, 13 in Sept) is 4'5 1/2", 4st and size 2 shoe. He mostly wears age 9 clothes, and clearly walks among giantsgrin.
He was pleased to find this week he's finally tall enough not to need a car booster seat any more!

moolady1977 Sun 01-Jun-14 01:31:07

and i thought my ds of 14 was bad at 5`9 size 9 shoe and in mens large tops he towers me and is fast catching his dad

No1 son is 13, 5' 10 and size 10 shoes and a mans M to L
No2 Son is 12, 5' 9.5" and a size 9 shoes and wear's Mens M.

Re the car comment earlier, My OH has an estate already so when I was changing my car from a 3 door Clio I didn't want another really big car. I've gone for a Nissan Note as you can slide the back seats back and make a bit smaller boot but does give acres of leg room - to the point where they can stretch out, but it still isn't too big a car.

Dontwanttobeyourmonkeywench Mon 02-Jun-14 12:24:16

My DS is nearly 17, size 10-11 (depends on the shoe design) feet and wears a mans XL because he has ridiculously broad shoulders, 46" chest and 17-18 neck thanks to DH's giant genes. He's an incidious grower and is now 6' but will prob end up at 6'3-4 same as DH (who hit his full height at 13 shock) because he is still stretching...

I have taken to lowering the hems on his trousers because he has longer legs than DH (36 compared to DH's 35, which is important apparently hmm) grin I do like to remind them that DSD2 is 5'9 with a 36 inch leg, which means she has longer legs than them in proportion to her height wink

SpottieDottie Mon 02-Jun-14 13:12:02

Wellingtons are the issue here, some are needed for a school trip to a farm but size 6.5 wellingtons means men's sizing and so crazy prices and the length is too long for a 10 year old.

Spottie - get woman's ones, they are not so long in the leg and if you choose black or green then who can tell?

I got some reasonably priced on Amazon recently - men's size 10s for under a tenner delivered!

IrianofWay Mon 02-Jun-14 14:05:53

No, you are not alone. 17 yr old DS is 6'2 and seem to be growing at the rate of an inch a month! He is truth be told a little porky but I suspect the porkiness will disappear in the next 12 months or so as he continues to grow and he will end up long and thin just like his uncle and cousin.

SHoes are size 12. Only reason his jeans are long enough is that he wears them around his arse!!!

My DS is 11, about 5ft 6, size 7 feet. I am bracing myself for that growth spurt. Since all the men in my family are over 6ft, and so is DH, he is going to be tall - but not a string bean, as he has really broad shoulders already.

His godfather who never sees him sent him an age 11 t shirt for Christmas. It got given straight to 7yo DD, and fits her well. I don't even bother shopping children's sizes for DS any more, except for school trousers which seem to go up to large teenage sizes. hmm.

SpottieDottie Tue 03-Jun-14 05:09:25

Thanks soontobe I have already ordered some welling tons describes as short welling tons but if they are no good I will order women's ones. Not sure why auto correct makes it two words but it is better than the it making it willies or I'd be talking about short willies,,,,

kyessleigh Thu 12-Jun-14 14:18:00

Hi you are deffo not the only one with a giant ds my 14 yr old is 6ft 4inch and 17 stone of muscle and and attitude to match lol xx

BuzzLightbulb Thu 12-Jun-14 16:11:18

And next comes the clumsy phase because they can't control their bodies properly.

My daughter can trip over thin air.

madeofkent Thu 12-Jun-14 17:09:50

This thread reminds me of my nephew, now 26 but as a teen his parents had to have a bed made for him because longer beds weren't available over here for 6'6" teens 12 years ago!

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