From the moment a child is born, its weight and its size determine its size. And it is that way for quarters until the first year of life. Babies’ sizes, up to two or three years, are marked by months and are determined by height. After three years, height is related to age and height, until they reach the age of 16, or exceed the height of 160 cm. The tables of measurements are always indicative.

They are based on the generality, on the average of boys or girls from different geographical areas and ethnic groups. Depending on the type of feeding, or genetics, they can vary several centimeters. The taking of the different measurements of the boys and girls will determine the adjustment that the garments will need while the patterns are made, they are sewn, or at the time of buying them, with respect to the established tables.If a measure is in the middle between two values, that is, between two sizes, we must assign the size of the highest value, because the children grow, and surely reach that measure immediately. Also, when making your clothes, it is easier and more practical to adjust the garments, reducing them.

The necessary data to take out patterns, make, or buy the perfect clothes

children's clothing size chart
children’s clothing size chart

Table of sizes and sizes of babies (in cm)

  00m   0m   3m   6m   9m  12m / 1  18m  24m / 2  30m  36m / 3
  47   51   60   64   70   74   80   86   90   98
Contour chest   46   48   50   52   54   56   58   60   62   64
Waist outline   47   49   50   52   54  54’5   55   56   57   58
Contour hips   44 45   46   48   50   52   54   56   58   59
Long back / waist   11   12   14   16   17   19   20   22   2. 3   24
Long arm   16  17’5   19 21   2. 3   24   26   28   30   33
Neck contour    19   20   22   22   2. 3   24   25   26   27   27

This table corresponds to the average of children’s measurements. Girls tend to grow two cm less than children at height. Except for the stature, the boys and girls babies share the rest of values. The elastic waists will help to adjust the size of the different waists. It will always be very varied, depending on the constitution of the baby. More or less plump or stylized.

Table of measures of children (in cm)

  4 a   5 a   6 a   7 a   8 a   10 a   12 a   14 to   16 a
Height   104   110   116   122   128   140   150   164   170
Contour chest   58   59   60   63   66    72    78    84    87
Waist outline   54   55   56   57   60    65    70    75    77
Contour hips   61   63   65   67   70    76    82    88    91
Long back / waist   25   26   27   29   30    33    37    41    43
Long arm   36   38   41   43   46    51    55    59    61
Neck contour   28   28’5   29   30   30    31    33    35    36

For the intermediate ages of 9, 11 and 13 years, their measurements will be the intermediate values that are marked in the previous and subsequent ages. Thus, for example, the chest contour between 10 and 12 years has an average value of 75 cm. And correspond to the age of 11 years.Girls match their measurements with children up to six years. In most cases, when this age is exceeded, variations of measurement between the two genders occur. Especially in the contours of chest, waist and hips.

Table of measures of girls (in cm)
  4 a   5 a   6 a   7 a   8 a   10 a   12 a   14 to   16 a
Height   104   110   116   122   128   140   150   164   170
Contour chest   58   56   60   62   64    68    76    84    88
Waist outline   54   55   56   57   58    61    65    69    71
Contour hips   61   63   65   67   69    74    82    90    94
Long back / waist   25   26   27   29   30    32    36    40   42
Long arm   36   38   41   43   46    51    55    59   61
Neck contour   28   28   29   30   30    31    33    35   36

In the USA and other regions of the world, the inches are the units of measure that are used for the lengths.  Therefore, to determine the sizes. Every 2.54 centimeters is an inch. It is easy to find the equivalence with the centimeters by making a simple multiplication.

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