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    Default SO: what's the difference between sizes 2 and 2T?

    And 3 and 3T, and, for that matter, size 2, 2T, and size 24 mo (spotted this one last week but seems rare). We're in 18 mo sizes for the most part and DS is 12 mo old, but I'm confused about how kids go up in size. What's the trajectory?

    A silly question from a first time mom.
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    I've always thought that if it was a T, that meant that it was a little bigger in the bottom to accommodate a diaper. I've found that if it had a T, it was also a little shorter. As far as 2T, 2 and 24 month, it all depends on the brand. The companies that do 24 month usually won't have 2T or 2 sizing. I find that 24 month stuff are slightly smaller than 2 and 2T.
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    24 mo. Is for toddlers older than 18 mo but not yet 2.
    2t is for 2 year olds.
    3t is for 3 year olds.
    Etc

    The non-t versions are longer and skinnier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wellyes View Post
    24 mo. Is for toddlers older than 18 mo but not yet 2.
    2t is for 2 year olds.
    3t is for 3 year olds.
    Etc

    The non-t versions are longer and skinnier.
    Sounds like a 2 would be perfect for my tall thin ds. Can you rec any brands that do the non-t sizing? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by YouAreTheFocus View Post
    Sounds like a 2 would be perfect for my tall thin ds. Can you rec any brands that do the non-t sizing? Thanks
    Gymbo does. I told my MIL that DD wore a 3T and she just bought us a bunch of size 3 stuff from Gymbo which is really long (and my DD is 99th percentile in height, so when something is way too long for her it is very long).
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    Almost everywhere carries non-t sizes starting at 4, not lower. It's frustrating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wellyes View Post
    Almost everywhere carries non-t sizes starting at 4, not lower. It's frustrating.
    Ahh, that was my problem. My nearly 2.5 yo ds is still in 18-24 pants bc, across several brands, those are the only ones that fit in the waist. IME the jump to 2t is huge!

    I do wish he didn't have to be walking around in pants several inches short, though.

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    Also, for Gymboree, the non-t pants have a real drawstring. The t sizes have a faux drawstring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wellyes View Post
    Almost everywhere carries non-t sizes starting at 4, not lower. It's frustrating.
    Gymboree starts non-T at 3, but you're right - everywhere else I can think of starts at 4 (or even 5, like Old Navy). IMO, Crazy 8 is the best about adjustable waists. A lot of their T sizes (especially jeans) have them, even at small sizes (like 12 months, etc.). Gymbo is the same company as C8 and charges more, but their adjustable waists don't start until 2T. Weird.

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