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How to measure a child

How nice it is for busy parents (grandmothers, friends, etc...) to shop online! When buying children's clothes online it helps to have measurements of a child to judge which size will best fit. This will also help prevent an unnecessary returns for improper fit. Of course this isn't always a reality and that is why our sizing charts can help you make your best decision.

We would recommend larger sizes for most children (room to grow). We

Our tips for a proper CLOTHING fit for children:
  • Know the child's approximate weight and height. Weigh the child and measure approximate height by having the child lie down or stand against a wall. We recommend measurements in inches.
  • Measuring the child's waist. It's hard when they wiggle about, but again, an approximate measurement can help.
  • Measure the child's inseam. This is easiest by using a pair of pants that properly fit. The inseam is the measurment up the inside of the leg from the ankle hemline to the crotch seam.
Our tips for a proper HAT fit for children:
Measure the circumference around the child's head. The best place to measure is just above the ears.

For more interesting information see our parenting articles at the Parenting Patch or find helpful Vermont information for traveling in Vermont with children.


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