View Full Version : What size comes after 18 months?

02-06-2004, 12:16 AM
I feel like I should be able to figure out the answer to this, but I am so confused! I went shopping today because Colin is outgrowing his 18mos. jeans and had the hardest time figuring out what size comes next. I saw 18-24 months, 2, & 2T. Depending on the store and selection, each of those seemed like they could be the next size up.
What size should I buy?

02-06-2004, 02:45 AM
I think it's 18-24 months.

02-06-2004, 11:38 AM
It depends. DS has pants that fit in 18 months, 18-24 months, 24 months AND 2T! It just depends on the brand. It's really annoying, isn't it?

Mom to Truman 11/29/01 and EDD 4/23/04!

02-06-2004, 06:10 PM
It does depend on the brand. Just do a size up against him and see! Generally if a brand has 24 months AND 2T the 2T is bigger.

The difference between 2 and 2T is that the T sizes are supposed to be a bit bigger to accomdate a diaper.

02-09-2004, 02:41 AM
AND quite often the 24 mos stuff is a bit larger in the diaper area than a 2T. I think I only got a couple 24 mos things with DS and pretty much jumped to 2T from 18 mos. ITA with Helen that it totally depends on the brand, as with any sizing.

02-09-2004, 01:15 PM
It depends on the time of year too. Both of my kids are making/made that change in summertime and it's easier to get shorts rompers in a larger size and let them hang a bit. Long pants and long-sleeved shirts need to fit a little better.

02-17-2004, 03:33 PM
24 mos are a little more for the stockier set. A little shorter leg, more tummy room. My friend has a preemie who we lovingly call "Monster Baby" because he is off the charts now for height and wt. That is what he is in now. He looks like a big baby as opposed to a toddler. I hope that makes sense.

Karin and Katie 10/24/02

03-17-2004, 04:17 PM
My son has consistently been short for his age. While he's fit right by age size thus far, the 2 year old marker threw us off. What I've learned (the hard way) is that 2 & 2T pants are a few inches longer than 24 month sizes!! Both have fit my guy fine in the waist, but shrimp that he is, he's now 33 months & *almost* fits into the length of 2T pants!!! Now we only have to roll the cuffs twice rather than 4 times! :>