Kids Height and Fit Guide

Kids clothing is generally sized based on the age of the child.  If the child is average height and weight, then a brand that fits true to size should work just fine. We generally like to size up, so that the child can wear an article of clothing for more than one season. 

Generally speaking, kids tend to prefer larger, baggier sizes since many kids find clothing to be itchy, too tight, or too constrictive. Also, remember that little kids tend to prefer pull up pants and zip flys, buttons, snaps etc. are a nuisance for the preschooler (and nursery school teacher who might need to help with the buttons).

If you are a parent focused on maximizing your kids' height and protein, milk and wheat are at the forefront of your kids' diets, watch out, they may outgrow you during the teen years.

Please know that growth spurts do tend to accelerate in the tween and early teen years, so your 10-14 year old will likely grow at a much faster rate during these years than in their toddler years. Many kids may even outgrow their parents during these years. Many kids can start to fit into their parents' clothes and shoes at this stage.

Tween and teen sizes and fit can be quite variable especially as kids' bodies start to deviate away from the mean. Look to the individual brand's styling to see if a larger, looser, baggier fit is appropriate or a more tailored fit is appropriate.

Here are some additional tips that can help:

1. Consider the child's age and size: Start by selecting clothes that are appropriate for the child's age and size. It is essential to note that some brands may have different sizing standards, so you may need to try on different sizes to find the perfect fit. European kids clothing brands tend to fit a little smaller than American kids clothing brands.

2. Take some measurements and compare them to our size chart: Use a tape measure to take accurate measurements of the child's chest, waist, hips, and inseam.

3. Look for adjustable features: Clothes with adjustable features such as waistbands, cuffs, and straps can be useful since they can help you adjust the fit as the child grows and the fit may be more forgiving. This can help prolong the life of the clothes and save you money in the long run.

4. Pay attention to fabric quality and construction: Choose clothes made from high-quality fabrics that are comfortable and durable. Look for clothes that have reinforced seams and stitching, especially in sportswear, as these will hold up better over time.

5. Don't forget about style: While fit is essential, it's also essential to choose clothes that the child likes and feels comfortable wearing. Let the child have a say in the clothes they wear and consider their style preferences when shopping.

When in doubt, choose the larger size.