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US Toddler Clothing Size (2-5 yrs)

Let's determine US toddler clothing size
Children between 2 and 5 years old (so called toddlers) grow fast. But be aware that both too small and oversized clothes can be uncomfortable wearing. Kids are active, and they need well-fitting clothes to feel well.

Child Size vs. Toddler Size

Toddler clothing size (2 to 5 yrs) and Children (little boys/little girls) clothing size (4-7 yrs) often overlap. So, what is the difference between toddler and children clothing size? This depends on brand/manufacturer. But usual differences include:

-Some child sizes are narrower and longer
-Some toddler sizes are roomier (beacause of diapers)
-Some children and toddler sizes are the same, but the garments have different cuts/styles

Keep this in mind when shopping for a 4 or 5 years old child, that actually often can use both sizing systems.

How to Measure Toddler Size

Determine toddler's size from height, chest and waist measurements
To determine US Toddler Clothing Size, you will need to take three simple body measurements:

1. Height: Body height measured when standing upright against a wall.
2. Chest: Measurement: Measure circumference around chest at widest point (under arms).
3. Waist: Measurement: Circumference around toddler's waistline (just above the navel/belly button)

Use your body measurements to determine Toddler Clothing Size from the US Toddler Clothing Size Chart below. These measurements are more to likely to help you find the correct size than the kid's age.

Toddler Size Chart, US

Boys/girls. All measurements in inches.
Chest Waist
2T 33-36 20.5-21.5 19.5-20-5
3T 36-39 21-22 20-21
4T 39-42
21.5-22.5 20.5-21.5
5T 42-45 22-23 21-22

Toddler Size by Weight/Height

We recommend to use height/chest and waist measurements to determine toddler clothing size. But if you not are able to use these measurements, you can also determine appox. size by using body weight (pounds) and height (inches). Use the Toddler Clothing Size by Weight/Height Size Chart below:
2T 30-33 33-36
3T 33-36 36-39
4T 36-40 39-42
5T 40-46 42-45

Tips, Tricks or Questions?

Have you got tips, tricks or question about toddler clothing/toddler US clothing sizes? Please leave a comment below. Thanks :)

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