View Full Version : When is it time to move up a size?
01-15-2010, 09:03 AM
How do you know it is time to move up a size in clothes?
(I mean, it could be that the clothes is just shrunken!)
01-15-2010, 09:09 AM
When things are too short or too hard to get on. If I can't get a shirt over a head, then I size up in shirts (my kids have big heads). If the pants aren't covering ankles, they're too short.
As for shrinking, the next size up might do that too, so I don't really consider that.
01-15-2010, 12:29 PM
You'll know. LOL.
With my dd, it's always been that the sleeves/pant legs have gotten too short.
01-16-2010, 01:04 PM
Once a size starts to fit my DS, I size up. I don't mind if his clothes are a bit big.
01-17-2010, 12:52 PM
I was just going to ask a question about this. Generally I start to go up a size when the tummy seems tight (my dds are petite, so length on pants is generally not the issue) or I can see belly or sleeves get to short on her arms.
I move DS and DD up when they no longer have a break in their pants and their ankles are showing. I move them up in shirts when (for DD) they get tight in the chest. DS is super skinny, so I move him up when they get to short.
01-17-2010, 07:32 PM
Sleeve lenght is too short OR
Leg length is too short OR
Waist is too tight
01-18-2010, 01:27 AM
I usually move up the size when we're changing seasons. Or I retire the item when it's either too short in the legs/arms or too tight in the chest.
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01-18-2010, 01:38 AM
Depends on your child. My sons tummy generally starts showing first. So he usually grows out of his shirts before his pants. Also have to buy rompers, overalls, jammas and onsies extra big because he has a long torso.
01-18-2010, 04:00 AM
Different brands and style fit, shrink and wear differently. I don't ditch all the clothing in old sizes and move up a size. My very tall, almost 4 yr old DD has clothes in her closet ranging from sz 2T-sz 5. I buy her 4 yr old size in most things, but some things I'll buy 5, depending on the brand and how long she is going to wear it. If it's daily use basics, buy the size she currently fits into. If it's something more infrequently used, and pricier, I might go up a size so we can get more use out of it.
And as to how to tell your kid has outgrown something - well, it's usually pretty obvious! Too tight/too short/uncomfortable are good indicators.
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