What size is your child?

Jaime - posted on 07/27/2011 ( 73 moms have responded )

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Hi All!
This is a question out of curiosity. I have a 3 year old girl who only turned 3 the beginning of July. She is 107cms (41.5inches) tall and 20kg (44lbs) She is wearing a size 5 right now but also fits into some size 6 if small make! I am only 5'4 but her daddy is 7 feet tall!! She was only average born. I always get strange looks from people when she talks very child-like and they realise she is only 3 instead of 5-6. I don't really care about what others think/say. I always tell her that she is my gorgeous girl!
How about you guys? How big or small are you little ones?

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Elizabeth - posted on 10/09/2011

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Post a reply!I have 3 boys. my oldest and youngest are average but my middle one is very small for his age. He will be 5 on Oct. 30 and is almost 32 lbs and is39 in. His 2 year old brother is 29lbs and is 33in. His oldest brother is almost 11 and is 70 lbs and 55in. I am only 5ft 5in and weigh 106 and his dad is 5ft 11in and weighs 180 so we are both small framed people. The pediatrician keeps telling me that he is to small for his age but after countless tests they still can't find anything wrong with him.

Darla - posted on 08/12/2011

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We have a peanut! She is 20 months and is in 18-24 months in most clothes, 2T is big on her. She has never been out of teens in percentile for height and weight though. Her pedi said as long as she is consistent we have nothing to worry about.

Janine - posted on 01/05/2012

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I have a 4 yo boy that fits into size 2-3 shorts, but is slightly above average for height. weighs about 16.5 kgs. My 20 month old daughter wears size OO shorts but is very tall for her age, so for pant and long sleeves needs 2s. Makes clothes shopping very difficult, she wears lots of denim shorts or skirts with tights in winter. Weighs 10kgs. Both of mine are skinny things but not surprising as I am 6 foot, dad is 6'5", both of us used to be skinny. :)

Laura - posted on 10/22/2011

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My daughter is 13 months old, is 32 inches tall, weighs over 25lb and is wearing size 5 shoes! She is the same height as some of the 2 year olds at the pre-school nursery she goes to. I've had people asking me when she started walking, then when I tell them she hasn't started yet, their answer is usually something like: "Really? How old is she?" I'm 6ft tall, and I hated it when I was a teenager, but I have already started making every effort to be confident and proud of my height so that I pass this onto my daughter. I'll do everything to be sure she's proud of being tall :) x

Shannon - posted on 09/24/2011

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my oldest - top of the growth chart as a baby (95%), shes 6 now and average height
my middle - average on the growth chart (50-60%), i think he's a little small size of average for being almost 5
my youngest - was the bottom end of the chart (3-5%), and now turning 2, is wearing mostly 12 month sizes.

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Dora - posted on 06/19/2012

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Bradley was 9lbs 9oz at birth in Oct 2010. He is between 30-35lbs now and 3ft tall already. Wears 3-4T shirts and 2-3T pants, size 7W shoes. Im only 5ft, I know those looks too :) But his daddy's family are all really tall, even has a great aunt who's 6'5". Guess he got it from them :) Nice to know there's so many children that are bigger than "average", maybe they need to recheck how big kids are now days :)

Stephanie - posted on 06/18/2012

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Both my girls are very average in height & weight. My eldest daughter who is 4 in october is 102cm tall & weight 38pounds. She wears a size 9 1/2 shoe. My youngest daughter was 2 in May. She is 87cm tall & weighs 30lbs, She is a 6 1/2 shoe. Every child is different & as long as they are happy & healthy, everythin else is just a number!

Meaghan - posted on 06/17/2012

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My son was almost 10lbs and 24 inches when he was born. Now he is 18 months and wearing 2t and 3t. He is about 34 lbs 36 inches. He is a big boy but always gas been. I'm only 5"2' and my husband is 5"8'.

Marina - posted on 06/16/2012

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My daughter is 18 months old she is in the 96% and she wears anywhere from a size 24months to 3t

Brittney - posted on 06/15/2012

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Ruby is my Sept 2010 baby, she is almost 2 years old, weighs 25 pounds and is 36 inches (at 15 month appt) she wears size 5T-6/7 shirts, 3-4T and a few 5T pants, size 8 shoe. She is very tall for her age and people think she is 3 or 4 years old and they look shocked to find she is only 1. She was born 7.8 pounds and 22.5 inches. I'm 5'8 and her daddy is 6'3. She is very skinny (except the toddler tummy).

Amber - posted on 06/14/2012

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my 2year old ways 18kgs and is 89 cms, she is bigger then the average to yeah old shes wears size 3 to 4. she is a lil chubby but big boned. dose anyone else have a girl her age that weighs that?

Amber - posted on 06/14/2012

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my 2year old ways 18kgs and is 89 cms, she is bigger then the average to yeah old shes wears size 3 to 4. she is a lil chubby but big boned. dose anyone else have a girl her age that weighs that?

Zeudi - posted on 01/01/2012

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My daughter is 8 and my 2nd born is 7. she fits into a size 8 and so does he. Myboy who is kind of small is 5 and fits in a 5-6 but my baby who is 19 months still wears size 3 diapers and fits perfectly in the waist with size 6-9 month clothes but lenght wise 18 months.

Stacy - posted on 12/29/2011

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My oldest son is 6 and right on track for a 6 year old, wearing size 6-7, I also have my daughter who is almost 5 and just started wearing size 4 clothes and an almost 4 year old who wears size 2...as well as my 18month who is right between 6-9months and 12months

Tabb - posted on 12/27/2011

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My 2 yr old can share clothes with my 5 yr old. He wears 2/3/4T some 5T. My daughter is in sizes 4/5/6. Kind of nice they can share.. sometimes.

Brittany - posted on 12/26/2011

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As of December 22, 2011, Aiden who turned 2 on December 15 was 30.1lbs and 35.5inches tall. He's in a 2t both top and bottoms, but will be in a 3t top soon.

Joy - posted on 12/11/2011

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DOn't worry about the sizes at this age. My son was born at 8.5 lbs. at over 6 months, he was only 10 and everyone worried. By the time he was 3 he was wearing size 6! Now at age 18, he's 6ft 4 in and weighs about 200 lbs. Tall and thin. Just have to wait and see what happens.

Cheyanne - posted on 12/08/2011

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My son is 22months and is 86cms tall, 14kgs and is in size 1 pants and size 3 shirts (he has wide shoulders like me and daddy lol)

Krystal - posted on 12/07/2011

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My 3 1/2 year old is perfectly average. Went they ratio her weight to height she's in the 32 percent tile. 31.8 lbs, and 38.4 inches tall. My 18 month old is, compared to her sister's growth chart and the "average" 18 month old has been labeled "short." She's small 24 lbs and only 27 1/2 inches tall. She fell in the 10th percentile, and as WIC goes 10 and under for weight and height is low. But she's happy and healthy so she's okay! We knew she was going to be short from a young age, and that's just her!

Marcia - posted on 12/07/2011

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My son is 3 and is 39.5 inches tall, 29 lbs and wears a size 10 shoe. By his looks and the way he speaks people think that he is around 5 years old. When I tell him he just turned 3 (August) they look at me like I'm crazy. He can hold a full blown conversation with a adult, like he grown, and has a memory out of this world. .

Kimberly - posted on 12/05/2011

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My daughter is two and weighs 21lbs and is 33in she still wears size 0 in bottoms some size 1 if they have adjustable waists and size 1 or 2 in tops for length. Most of her clothes she been in for at least 9-12 months and she usually out grows them in length before she actually out grows in the body. She is just a little build and one plus is she actually gets to wears clothes for a long time!!!!

Tamara - posted on 12/05/2011

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My little girl Jasmine is 3 today and she weighs 38lbs. and over 3 feet tall. She is in 4 in shirts and 5 or 6 in pants... But she really don't like wearing blue jeans so she wears stretch pants and they are size small or med. But she still weighs the same when she was 2 years old... She has not gain or lost any weight for a year.. But she has grown since last year to..

Geraldine - posted on 11/30/2011

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my 5 year old is wearing size 7/8 clothes and my 1.5 year old in is 3t i think kids are just getting bigger these days

Tracy - posted on 11/26/2011

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I have two very different children. My oldest turned 4 in March and she wears size 5T for length but can fit her tiny figure into a size 2 or 3T waist. All of her pants have to be altered to fit her tiny waist. She only weighs 36 pounds and is 45 inches tall. She also wears a size 5 shirt for arm length and torso length and a size 13 shoe. I am only 5'6" tall and average weight and build, her father was 5'10" athletic build average weight but the doctors have told me she is under weight for her height and tall for her age. My youngest daughter will be 2 in January and she wears size 3t it fits her perfectly. She weighs 30 pounds and is 34 inches tall and size 9 shoe, she has a big appetite and is growing so much faster than her sister. My doctor told me she is in the 90th percentile for her weight and height compared to her sister in the 10th percentile. My youngest daughter's father is 6'4" and of average build for his height. I think in the next year or two they will be in the same size clothes. Either way I'm not concerned about either of my girls in their size because they are both healthy and growing as they should. I figure the oldest is going to be the dancer/actress/model from her personality and her body build and the oldest is going to be very athletic into sports like soccer, swimming and wrestling all of which she is already showing interest in.

Char - posted on 11/20/2011

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my daughter is 21 months and wears 3-4 T shirts and wears 2-3 T pants. she weighs 32lbs and height is 34inches. she is quite bigger then most 21 month olds, her doctor even tells me all the time how she's never seen such a big 21month old. her father and I are both about 5'8 but I have a longer torso like her, and she has her dads big bones. she is off the charts on her height and 90% in weight, but shes healthy and happy so no matter how big or small she ends up being, I love her !! oh and my daughter wears size 5 pulls ups hope any of this helps !!

Josie - posted on 11/17/2011

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my son is 19 months. he wears anywhere between 3t- 4t.. depending on the brand. if im lucky, he can still wear 24 months or 2t but again, it depends on the brand. i find circo and carters to be really good brands (he doesnt outgrow them quickly) right now, hes 32lbs and 33 in hight. at birth he was 9lbs and 2oz and 21 inches long. some people think hes already 2/3yrs old...

Ellen - posted on 11/16/2011

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My daughter is 22 months old and she only wears 18 month clothes, and sometimes 12 months. I'm small though. I am 23 and 4'11 so she is going to be little forever probably! Every baby is beautiful no matter their size. :) My soon to be step son is almost 4 and wears like 5 year old clothes because his mom is like 6 ft tall. So he will be a big boy. It's funny how opposite they are for siblings. :)

Renee - posted on 11/15/2011

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My daughter just turned 3 and she too is in size 5 in Ireland, which would be a 6 in US. My 21 mo. son is in size 3 US/2 Irish. I too get a lot of strange looks when they hear their ages. I am only 5'4", and daddy is 5'11", but I have a medium frame. My DD seems to have inherited this, as when you stand her next to her almost 5 yr old cousin, she dwarfs her. Her cousin has the McCarthy willowy frame. My DD has the Dumas medium or large frame. My son is the same size as his 3 yr old cousin. It's all just genetics. (Btw, I'm American living in Ireland if you wonder why I'm putting both sizes up). :-D

Geraldine - posted on 11/05/2011

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my eldest is 5 and wearing size 7/8 my youngest is 1 and wearing size 2/3 so i wouldnt worry she probably takes after hubby in size think there getting bigger these days

Jessica - posted on 11/01/2011

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my daughters almost 23 months and weighs 45 lbs she is as tall as her 3 year old cousin so shes tall for her age and she is is size 3t for shirts and 2t for pants her legs are a little shorter then the rest of her

Morgan - posted on 10/30/2011

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My son will be 20 months on the 14th of november.. he weighs about 20/21 lbs and at his 18month check up he was 31 1/2 inches tall.. he's in the 6th percentile for weight 15th for height just a lil booger but the doc said he's really healthy just high metabolism. he wears size 3 diapers and can fit into clothes ranging from 6-9 mos to just now starting on 18 mos =)

Toshia - posted on 10/30/2011

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My son & daughter are opposites. My son will be 4 in Dec & wears 2T-4T pants and 5T shirts. My daughter will be 2 in Dec & wears the same size pants as my son but they're too long but fit good in the butt and wears 2T-4T shirts. My son wore 12 mo pants until he was 2.5 yrs old. He's very petite & thin and my daughter is plump.

Adrian - posted on 10/29/2011

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My daughter is almost 21 months old. She just hit 20 lbs. and she's just over 2 feet tall. I'm really small, always have been, but her dad is 6'1", so her doctor thinks she has a growth problem... She did stop growing in utero twice, but after she was born, she's been nothing but healthy, just really small. She's wearing 12 M size clothing still... I like it though, because I can still pick her up when I want to dance with her, she's not too heavy

Andrea - posted on 10/27/2011

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my son is 20months and wears 4-5t shirts and 3-4t pants. he has always been off the charts but is proportionate. he is 41lbs and 42" tall. he looks like a 3 year old but definetly acts his age.

Sharlene - posted on 10/24/2011

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Hi . thats goods she a care free healthy looking little girl and I would think that's a compliment other people thinkig she 5/6 yrs old that means to that she's mature for her own age group so darling you shouls be greatful and thinking of her as your gorgeous little girl ,Cheers

Nikki - posted on 10/24/2011

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my son is 19 months hes in size 2 hes a solid lil boi and hes short like me his dad is 6 foot and my 4 yo looks like shes 5 shes very tall and thin

Katie - posted on 10/23/2011

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My eldest is 6 and he wears 7-8 or even 8-9 but he is really skinny so struggles in the waist size ! she is beautiful as she is regardless of whether she is tall or small! :)

Tania - posted on 10/19/2011

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I have the reverse with one of mine, as she is 12 and roughly the size of a six or seven year-old. She has always been little, although fullterm.Her younger sister overtook her when they were 6 and 5 respectively, and that has caused a few issues over the years, mostly because the younger one can go places without people questioning her, but until a year or so ago kind strangers would still pull over and check that the older one wasn't lost, and that Mum knew where she was - very embarassing for a ten-year-old! (I should add that where I live, children still go places quite safely alone or in groups without adults...).

Anyway, your girl sounds gorgeous. You may have to be careful with how other people treat her though. We have found over the years that in general life is much easier for small children than for tall children - my daughter has gotten away with emotional reactions in the past that her much taller friends, who are sometimes younger, get told off for! Very unfair.....



P.S. It's amazing the range children are, isn't it...My 12 year old is just 26 kilos (have forgotten what that is in pounds). However it sounds like your girl is proportional, as is mine, so things like weight are not worth worrying about too much.

Suzfinn - posted on 10/18/2011

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My daughter is also just 3 (actually 3 in 2 week so still technically 2) and I ALWAYS ALWAYS get shocked faces when I say how old she is. She is tall...about 39/40 inches I think and about 40 lbs. No heavy, proportioned. She wears 4, 5, or 6's depending on the brand. She also speaks very well....and does it often (she really doesn't shut up! lol) so that adds to people thinking she is older. One of my nephews is tiny and is just shy of 2 yrs older than her and they are the same size...if not my daughter is actually slightly bigger.
My son, who is now 5 1/2 is the same way. Or was. he's still tall for his class in K but not overly so and it has leveled off for him. Assume the same will happen with her.
I am 5'7'' and my husband is 6'. Neither drastic.
Both my kids were also big at birth. My son was 8 1/2 lbs, born a month early (and I know the dates were right) and my daughter wwas 9 lbs 10oz born at 39 weeks.

Marsha - posted on 10/18/2011

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My daughter is 19months old and very small. She's 30" tall and only 20lbs! She was a premie and has always been small though

Kayla - posted on 10/15/2011

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My little girl has been out of 18 month size since she was about 16 months old! She is about 40inches tall and only 33lbs and she's almost 19 months old. The 18 month old size is perfect for her small frame but she is wayyy too tall for it so she usually wears size 2 or 3 and I take in the waist. And that is still usually too short on her. When I was 2 years old a lady asked my mom if I was under-developed because I was acting like a little kid and she thought I was at least 4 years old lol Every child is different and every child is beautiful :)

Michelle - posted on 10/13/2011

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My 22 month old baby girl is 24lbs and 30 inches. She is very petite but she was 5 weeks premature only weighing 4lbs 8oz.

Emily - posted on 10/10/2011

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my little one just turned 18 months and and the 18 month clothes are huge around the waist he could probably wear 12 month stuff if it was still summer and he was in shorts.

Elizabeth - posted on 10/09/2011

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Post a reply!I have 3 boys. my oldest and youngest are average but my middle one is very small for his age. He will be 5 on Oct. 30 and is almost 32 lbs and is39 in. His 2 year old brother is 29lbs and is 33in. His oldest brother is almost 11 and is 70 lbs and 55in. I am only 5ft 5in and weigh 106 and his dad is 5ft 11in and weighs 180 so we are both small framed people. The pediatrician keeps telling me that he is to small for his age but after countless tests they still can't find anything wrong with him.

Michelle - posted on 09/17/2011

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I have the same issue with my 4 year old. He is 45 inches tall and 68lbs. He wears a size 10/12 already. I am 5'3 and hubby is 5'9 so I think he is getting his height from my dads side of the family whom are all 6'0 and over. One the flip side my almost 3 year old is very petite and can wear a 24 month bottom and 3T top due to height. As long as you daughter is healthy I wouldn't worry about everything else...just remember by 6th grade she might be eye to eye with you!

Heidi - posted on 09/15/2011

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My 21mo old is wearing 12-18 mo clothes, size 3 diapers, and size 3-4 shoes. I didn't think that he was that small, but maybe he is.

Dawn - posted on 09/13/2011

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my son just turned 4 in august and is 48lbs and is 46 inches tall and wheres a size 6 in pants and a size 5 in shirts everyone thinks he is 6..he has never been on the chartsfor height or weight....my daughter who just turned 2 in august is the complete oppositeas she is 32inches tall and is 20lb, if i want pants to fit her i have to get a 12month with adjustable waistotherwise she still wears her 6/9 month shorts and tops

Tiziana - posted on 09/12/2011

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My son in 21 months and wears 18 months clothes he as some 2T but it depends on the brand. He is slim and tall so I have issues with long pants, if they fit @ the waist they r short and if they are long enough they are too big on the waist. My nephew is the same as your daughter, he is now 8 and wears teenagers clothes cause he is tall. People always give strange looks when we go somewhere he looks older then he is but behaves like an 8 year old.

Jennifer - posted on 09/08/2011

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my daughter is 21 months and wears a size 4. My daughter has been above the 95th percentile for height/weight since she was born. With me being 5'9" and my husband 6'3" we knew there was no way she was going to be an "average" size.

Robin - posted on 09/03/2011

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My son is 18 months old, and is 33 inches tall. He weighs about 35-36 pounds. He has got a little chub, but still has a good metabolism. He has been fitting into size 2T and 3T for about 4 or 5 months though. I know it is not as drastic as your kids, but still posting my child's size. Hope it helps a little at least.

Shelby - posted on 09/02/2011

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my daughter is 19 months (almost 20). She is 24 pounds but is about 34.5 -35 inches tall. Everyone thinks she is around 3 because of her height and when i say no she is not even 2 yet they are all shocked. She is wearing 18-24 month and size 2 clothes. She is very skinny, though she eats tonnes. She is very active and has a fast metabolism.

Stephanie - posted on 09/01/2011

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My 21 month old Girl is just now getting out of 12 month clothing and into 18 months although it is all still a bit big on here. 2 weeks ago she was still fitting in 9 month clothing and then she had a growth spurt. She has a very high metabolism like her father and is not by any means tall. I get comments all the time about how tiny and precious she is, but inside that tiny baby body is a monster waiting to be unleasheed!!

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