How to shop for kids clothes online

Shopping online is still new to some and you want to be sure you are choosing the right sizes for your kids. This quick guide will show you how to shop online for kids clothing and shoes.

The basics of buying kids clothes online

Here you will learn the age and weight for each size of children’s clothing along with the difference between sizes that overlap in ages.

What are kids sizes in clothes?

Typically you will see the following sizes when looking for kids clothing:

  • Baby (Preemie, 0-24 months)
  • Toddler (2T-6T)
  • Little Kid (4-6X)
  • Big Kid or Tween (7-16)
  • Extended sizing (18-20)

What does the T mean in children’s clothing?

The T means “toddler”. Simply put, 2T clothing are made in styles for bigger kids that are in the toddler stage versus babies who are still in the 18-24 months stage.

Is 18-24 months the same as 2T?

Size 2T is usually, slightly larger in length than 18-24 months. Kids clothing brands generally go up to the highest month which is 24 months. 18-24 months clothing is made in styles and prints for babies and is intended for babies 18 months “up to” the age of 24 months. Whereas 2T (toddler sizes) are intended for 2 year olds “up to” the age of 3 and usually come in styles/prints to match 3T,4T,5T.

What are baby sizes?

  • Preemie: (Weight) up to 6 lbs/ 2.7 kg., (Length) up to 17 in/ 43 cm
  • Newborn: (Weight) 6-9 lbs/ 2.7-4.1 kg., (Length) up to 21.5 in/ 55 cm
  • 0 to 3 months: (Weight) 9-12.5 lbs/ 4.1 – 5.7 kg., (Length) 21.5 – 24 in./ 55 – 61 cm
  • 3 to 6 months: (Weight) 12.5 – 17 lbs/ 5.7 – 7.7 kg., (Length) 24 – 26.5 in./ 61 – 67 cm
  • 6 to 9 months: (Weight) 17 – 21 lbs/ 7.7 – 9.5 kg., (Length) up to 28.5 in. /72 cm
  • 0 to 9 months: (Weight) up to 21 lbs/ up to 9.5 kg., (Length) up to 28.5 in./ 72 cm
  • 12 months: (Weight) 21 to 25 lbs / 9.5 -11.3 kg., (Length) 28.5 to 30.5 in. / 72-78 cm
  • 18 months: (Weight) 25- 28 lbs / 11.3 – 12.7 kg., (Length) 30.5-32.5 in. / 78 – 83 cm
  • 24 months: (Weight) 28 – 30 lbs/ 12.7 – 13.6 kg., (Length) 32.5 to 34 in. / 83 – 86 cm

What size does my toddler wear?

The breakdown for toddler clothing based of weight and height:

  • 2T: 25–27 lbs., 32–34 in.
  • 3T: 28–32 lbs., 35–37 in.
  • 4T: 33–36 lbs., 38–40 in.
  • 5T: 37–42 lbs., 41–43 in.

What are big kids clothing sizes?

Although ages 4 and 5 overlap with toddler sizes, these measurements are for styles made for bigger kids.

  • 4 or S: 37-41 lbs., 42-44 in.
  • 5 or M: 42-46 lbs., 45-47 in.
  • 6 or L: 47-53 lbs., 48-49 in.
  • 6x/7 or XL: 54-58 lbs., 50-51 in.

Where can I buy cute school clothes?

The places that I love to buy school clothes from are:

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