27.May.2009 - 14:55 hrs
I wanted to buy some new outfits in preparation for the birth of my first baby, but I so do not understand the sizes here? I was looking for things like 0-3 months, 3-6months etc, but all I saw was 50/56 etc, can anyone please tell me either how to convert these european sizes to UK, or what they mean, thanks so much
27.May.2009 - 15:06 hrs
50, 56, etc.. Refers to the childs size in centimeters. So, my child was 54 cm when she was born, so I bought 56. Typically 50 is newborn, 56 is about 1 month, etc...
I got this chart from another website:
Baby and Childrens Clothing Sizes
Age Height (cm)
Newborn 47 - 56
2 - 3 Months 56 - 62
3 - 6 Months 62 - 68
6 - 9 Months 68 - 74
9 - 12 Months 74 - 80
12 - 18 Months 80 - 86 1 Year XXXS
18 - 24 Months 86 - 92 2 Years XXS
3 Years 92 - 98 3 Years
4 Years 98 - 104 4 Years
5 Years 104 - 110 5 Years XS
6 Years 110 -116
7 Years 116 - 122
8 Years 122 - 128
9 Years 128 - 134
10 years 134 - 140
27.May.2009 - 15:12 hrs
Beckita72 you are a star, thank you so much, that really helps big time
28.May.2009 - 15:46 hrs
I feel that I should warn you not all babies grow at the same rate, or start wearing clothes at the same size. The European size system is better in a way as it relates to the actual size of the child, not the average for that age.
So if you are about to have a baby now I would recommend a limited amount of size 56 - these are outgrown quickly, more in size 62 and wait until the winter clothes are in the shops before getting anything bigger.
When you have a scan at the end of the pregnancy the doctor can give you an idea of how large your baby will be at birth so you know whether you are buying for a large or small baby. If the baby is small get some size 50.
31.May.2009 - 19:36 hrs
great advice rebecca, definately taking that onboard, cheers!
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