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to be confused by baby clothes sizes.....?

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LifeIsButtercream Fri 17-Dec-10 09:19:24

Ok, my daughter is 19months, she is 50th Centile, long and leggy - is not blessed with gorgeous chubby baby legs and arms.

I got her some long sleeved tshirts from Tesco, she is only just starting to fit into 18-24month sized clothes - but the sleeves on the tshirts fitted pretty much skin tight on her arms...... same went for some short sleeved tshirts from Next - baggy over her pot belly, but tight cuffed on the sleeves - left marks.

Mothercare tights in size 1-2yrs have to be seriously stretched already to be long enough (she is long and leggy, but not that tall!) while other tights are baggy Nora-Batty style....

AIBU to be totally confused and be hmm at how on earth these clothes are expected to fit an average-if-a-bit-slender-limbed child now, let alone when she is 2?

Anyone else have this problem? I mean, my daughter has skinny arms and legs and they fit tightly, what about babies with gorgeous chubby rubber-band-wrist arms?

BiscuitNibbler Fri 17-Dec-10 09:24:45

My DD wears different sizes in different shops. At 20 months she regularly wears 6-12 months tights from one supermarket and 18-24 months ones from others. She has some 12-18 months clothes still a bit too big for her and some 18-24 months ones which fit her perfectly. I've given up worrying about it.

LifeIsButtercream Fri 17-Dec-10 09:26:21

Its wreaking havoc with my 'buy next years clothes in the sale' technique! sad

thesecondcoming Fri 17-Dec-10 09:27:55

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LifeIsButtercream Fri 17-Dec-10 13:23:55

Waistbands are fine - i look for adjustable ones, its the sleeves that get me!!

5DollarShake Fri 17-Dec-10 13:34:49

YANBU. DS is nearly 23 months and we have similar problems. 3 YO clothes are the right length, but way too baggy.

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