Children’s clothes sizes in UK

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The chances are, that quite a few years have passed since you were wearing children’s clothes sizes yourself. It is also very likely that you didn’t use to pay any attention at all to the numbers on the labels of clothes you used to wear as a child. We usually find interest in children’s clothes sizes only as adults. The table below will help you refresh your memory so that you can find the right fit for your little ones.

UK children’s clothes sizes are based on the age (to compare, EU sizes are named according to a child’s estimated height rather than age).

In a baby’s first 18 months, weight is an important factor for determining clothes size (as babies typically treble their birth weight within 1,5 years!), while older children need to have chest, waist and hips measurements taken.

From about 10-12 years of age (depending on a brand), as children enter puberty, girls’ and boys’ clothes sizes start to differ.

Baby sizes:

Size

Height

Weight

Newborn

56cm/22’’

4.5kg/10lb

0-3M

62cm/24.5’’

6kg/13lb

3-6M

68cm/27’’

8kg/17.5lb

6-12M

80cm/31.5’’

10kg/22lb

12-18M

86cm/34’’

12kg/26.5lb

 

Childrens’ sizes:

Size

Height

Chest

Waist

18-24M

92cm/36’’

52cm/20.5’’

50.5cm/20’’

2-3Y

98cm/38.5’’

54cm/21.5’’

52cm/20.5’’

3-4Y

104cm/41’’

56cm/22’’

54cm/21’’

4-5Y

110cm/43.5’’

58cm/23’’

55cm/21.5’’

5-6Y

116cm/45.5’’

60cm/23.5’’

56cm/22’

6-7Y

122cm/48’’

62cm/24.5’’

57cm/22.5’’

7-8Y

128cm/50.5’’

64cm/25’’

58cm/23’’

8-9Y

134cm/53’’

67cm/26.5’’

60cm/23.5’’

 

Pre-teen sizes:

Girls:

Size

Height

Chest

Waist

Hips

9-10Y

140cm/’’55’’

70cm/27.5’’

62cm/24.5’’

77cm/30’’

11Y

146cm/57.5

74cm/29’’

64cm/25’’

81cm/32’’

12Y

152cm/60’’

78cm/30.5’’

66cm/26’’

84cm/33’’

 

Boys:

Size

Height

Chest

Waist

Hips

9-10Y

140cm/’’55’’

70cm/27.5’’

62cm/24.5’’

74cm/29’’

11Y

146cm/57.5

74cm/29’’

64cm/25’’

78cm/30.5’’

12Y

152cm/60’’

78cm/30.5’’

66cm/26’’

81cm/32’’

 

Teen sizes:

Girls:

Size

Height

Chest

Waist

Hips

13Y

158cm/60’’

81cm/32’’

67cm/26.5’’

87cm/34’’

14Y

164cm/64.5’’

83cm/32.5’’

68cm/28.5’’

90cm/35.5’’

 

Boys:

Size

Height

Chest

Waist

Hips

13Y

158cm/60’’

82cm/32’’

69cm/27’’

84cm/34’’

14Y

164cm/64.5’’

86cm/34’’

72cm/28.5’’

88cm/34.5’’

Remember that clothes sizes vary from a brand to brand and the above tables present the approximate measurements only.

What about you? Do you choose clothes sizes for your chidren at a guess or do you need to take measurements first?

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