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To be slightly sad that ds is so tall?

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Wideeyedcarrrot Sun 03-May-15 23:11:49

Ds is 5 and 10 months and currently in age 8 trousers and age 8-9 tops. He's 134cm and has been tall since he was born. Shoe size is now a 1 and a half.
His dad is 6 foot 5 and his grandads are both over 6 foot. His uncles are all 6 foot 5 or 6 foot 4 so I guess he was ever likely to be tall which is nice but I wish he'd slow down a bit. Firstly because it's more expensive to buy larger clothes but secondly and mainly because we are now pushed into the older boys' sections and I've had no time at all in the cuter younger boys' sections! Most of the younger styles stop at 6. Ds was wearing age 6 when he was 4 so effectively he's been two years ahead for a while.

I know his growth will slow down and level out but in Next today I was looking at the nicer stuff he could have if he was in a 5-6 rather than an 8-9. Maybe not nicer, more she appropriate perhaps. Younger styles.

I cannot do much about it I appreciate but I still feel slightly disgruntled every time I go clothes shopping!

Bonsoir Sun 03-May-15 23:16:17

Try Zara Kids - they have several ranges including quite traditional looks that still go up to age 13/14.

Scholes34 Sun 03-May-15 23:16:29

Remember, 8-9 year olds look cute when your DS is 16.

Annunziata Sun 03-May-15 23:17:12


Wait until you get teenage cuddles from this big lanky boy towering above you. They're great smile

He's perfect just the way he is.

WorraLiberty Sun 03-May-15 23:17:19

My niece has a very tall son too, but her problem is getting trousers to fit around her son's waist.

He's always needed 2 ages above for the length, but there's too much material around the waist for even a belt to cope with.

Wideeyedcarrrot Sun 03-May-15 23:18:56

Yes we have trouble with that too.

Only1scoop Sun 03-May-15 23:29:48

Dd always followed 99th percentile is almost 5 and towers above her classmates. To get length in clothes they are always baggy as she is very slim. Dp is 6'5" so she is taking after him.

Do get a bit hmm when people presume she's about 7

She's just perfect smile

Scholes34 Sun 03-May-15 23:29:50

Next and Gap seem to cater for tall, skinny children.

ShouldIworryornothelp Sun 03-May-15 23:53:18

Try having tall girls. My 10 year old is in adult size 4 jeans with a 29" inside leg. shock

ouryve Sun 03-May-15 23:55:49

Look at Landsend if you want lovely straightorward stuff for older boys that isn't all skulls and monkeys. It's excellent quality, as well, (and now that DS1 is in Next 13s, much, much cheaper, as the prices don't shoot up every few sizes)

QOD Sun 03-May-15 23:56:17

Dd was 98th centile for height until about 11.
Tallest girl at primary. At age 2 1/2 she was 3ft so predicted 6footer.
Nope. She's barely 5ft 5 and size 4.5 feet

Weird innit

pregnantpause Sun 03-May-15 23:58:04

I hate to be sexist but it's worse when it's a dd who's too tall. Boys fashion stops being cute and young but still stays appropriate for age. Girls it's a struggle to find appropriate clothing for young teen girls that isn't sexualised let alone your 7 year old in 10 year old clothingconfused .

Pico2 Sun 03-May-15 23:58:54

I was a bit sad to find that the Next younger girls range only goes up to 5-6 and seemed only to be stocked up to 4-5 in the shop I looked in. DD is 4 and the Peppa Pig pyjamas in the smaller range are far more appropriate than the One Direction ones in the older range. Next seems to be the first shop I've had this problem with.

rebelfor Sun 03-May-15 23:59:04

ShouldIworryornothelp Agree with that, my 10 year old is in size 3 shoes, a lot of the clothes and shoes which fit her are for older girls.

ShouldIworryornothelp Sun 03-May-15 23:59:34

I agree with that pregnant

ouryve Sun 03-May-15 23:59:57

We have the trouser size dichotomy with DS1, Worra (That's probably a Big Bang Theory episode). He's both quite (not exceptionally) tall at 11, but quite skinny, often getting very skinny after a period of heavily disordered eating or a growth spurt. He's currently in fairly slim fitting joggers that are a wee bit too short and skinny turn up chinos with the turns ups turned down for length and the elastic bunched in as far as possible so they don't keep falling down.

ShouldIworryornothelp Mon 04-May-15 00:00:33

rebel at a size 4 we find hush puppies are still fairly age appropriate for shoes. Pricy though

ouryve Mon 04-May-15 00:01:07

Oh - and Next do seem to win for lanky kids, particularly because their returns are so easy! Landsend are crap for that.

ShouldIworryornothelp Mon 04-May-15 00:03:17

Next are crap we've found the girls stuff is more for the larger in all areas child. H&M is a favourite for us.

SilverBirch2015 Mon 04-May-15 00:10:47

If it's any consolation, I've heard taller children statistically achieve more academically. It's partly because other adults and teachers subconsciously treat them as older and more responsible, and they learn to to respond to that expectation.

thetroubleis Mon 04-May-15 00:11:42

DD is a shoe size 2, not quite sure how tall she is exactly, but I'd guess about 134cm ish. Also her hands are as big as mine, my fingers don't meet my thumb any more when I hold them sad

She's 6 (seven soon tbf) and trousers are a nightmare- long enough in the leg means falling down at the waist! I usually buy her pinafores for school and dart them under the arms.

DixieNormas Mon 04-May-15 00:25:36

Ds1 was the same, it was a pain at that age because he was so skinny. I remember gap being good but it was along time ago.

Hes now 20, 6.4 and built like a brick shit house as my dad would say

MinionDave Mon 04-May-15 00:31:01

My DS is nearly 10 and wears 13/14 clothing. He is 5ft tall and in size 5 shoes, will be annoying when he goes up another size and I'll have to pay the full adult price for shoes then hmm

DD in the other hand has just turned 9 and is the complete opposite, she is 132cms and size 13 feet so a petite wee thing. Funny how siblings can be so different.

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SorchaN Mon 04-May-15 00:44:20

I can sympathise. My 10 year-old son is wearing men's size small, or even a medium. My teenage daughter has size ten feet and can't easily buy fashionable girls' shoes. Both my husband and I are above the 99th centile for height, so it's not unexpected, but still challenging to keep everyone in clothes.

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