3 year old daughter with cruves! Help!

Suzie - posted on 09/18/2012 ( 12 moms have responded )

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OK, I have a 3 year old daughter that has always been big for her age. She is currently 41 inches and 35 lbs. She tells people she is 5 and they completely believe her because she has a fairly stellar vocab as well!



She is also the curviest little thing I ever saw! She has actual hips and a big bubble butt (I admit she got the butt from me but not the hips! And note: she doesn't come from big people... I am 5'0 and a size 0/2) It just looks like she will end up having an hour glass/pear shape figure.



The problem: I can't buy pants!! She needs curvy but with all of these skinny jeans in the kids section, I can't find anything that will get passed her hips and then if I do, I can't get them to cover her butt and then I have get the ones that will cover her butt, they won't stay up... And if you get the ones with the adjustable waist... she can't get those on and off to go to the bathroom each time. UGH!!!



Does anybody else have this problem??? What do you do with a curvy 3 year old??? And God help me when she truns 13!

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Tee - posted on 09/23/2012

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Leggings & stretch pants or relaxed fit jeans and pray that she learns fast how to maneuver the buttons and snaps on the jeans soon. Going through the same thing here with my almost 3 year old. I have to make sure her tops are loose and flowy and have to watch dresses and skirts because sometimes I have to go up a size to keep it from hiking up on her behind. It has made diapers and now pullups a pain because I have to buy a bigger size to cover her - that 2t-3t looked more like a thong.

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Sarah - posted on 10/15/2012

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Jeggings? stretchy like stretch pants but look like denim! skirts I would think are great too! so many great options at Target at the moment! (hey, leg warmers were even "in" last year!)

Kelly - posted on 10/08/2012

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Sarah, I so feel your pain. My youngest daughter is going to be 5yrs old in 2 wks (wow how times flies). Boy oh Boy does she have a booty on her and always has. It's a pain in the butt (no pun intended..lol) to find jeans for her. Last year for her birthday I had to return every pair of pants that she got and than go shopping around for pants. Luckly we found a few pr at Target (never thought I would have to bring my 4yr old in the dressing room to try on jeans) and they were only $5 each. No zippers, just elastic in the back. There was a nother pr that was on clearence that we bought and she never wore last year. I tried them on this year and her booty as actually grown and I don't think she will even be able to wear them. My mom asked me why we just don't get sweatpants and leggings, my response "even they don't always fit because the croch is so short".



Heck even my oldest daughter who will be 15yrs old in 2 wks is a pain in the butt to shop for. She is only 5'1" and about 100lbs - she has always been small for her age. She can still fit in some girls 14/16's but also some jr's - BUT finding something that actually works is a pain in the butt and I hate shopping!!



My son will be 9yrs old in 2 weeks and he got to a point where he needed he jeans in slims, went from an 8 to a 10 (huge difference in lenght). Than this year, all those pants had to go bye bye, as they no longer fit (lenght or waist). They all still look like new too, as he likes to wear his running/swishy pants instead.



One thing I hate is the butt/waist gap - if you have ever had this problem, you know what I am talking about. You find that perfect pr of jean, only to have that big ol' gap in the back, whether you have a big booty or not...

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you could probably do better with drawstring pants. if you happen to be able to use a sewing machine, you might be able to find denim fabric and make your own drawstring jeans, lol. just a though.

Suzie - posted on 09/24/2012

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Well, I am relieved to know there are other little girls out there that are "shapely" toddlers... and seriously, when these little girls turn 13, we are all in for it! haha



Natasha... I never talk about my daughters weight (she's really not overweight by any means... in fact if you take her weight/height ratio. She is 75% for weight and 90% for height. So... she is good on that front) But I never talk about that or stress her out. If you see her in a dress/skirt you would never knows her butt/thighs are a little "wide" haha It just makes jean/pant shopping feel impossible!



So... Kohls actually makes some jeans that are really lightweight... so if you live up North you are probably going to need something with some weight... but even for a size 4T it still has elastic on the back which you can't see if you have a blouse/shirt over it. That way she can get them on anf off easily without assistance and they actually cover her bum!



So I got a pair of jeans and khakis... and then she has a lot of skirts, tights, leggings... I have come to terms with the fact that she will not be in jeans for a while! haha Next year it will work out because she will be in school uniforms. Her preschool requires all kids 4 an up wearing uniforms.

Tee - posted on 09/23/2012

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Thinning out wasn't good for me - now she is 43 inches tall and lost weight so she is 29 pounds of long and skinny with hips, butt and itty bitty waist. The only good thing is now she can wear all her "too little" leggings as capris. I just tell myself that I am glad she has older brothers for when she gets bigger since she looks / talks older than her 34 months of age.

Kimberly - posted on 09/23/2012

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I have the same problem. Except I have a Boy he is 3.5 and skinny jeans in a 5 are too long but he has hips like me and they barely button n they are tight on his thighs. Even with carpenter jeans they are the same he is about 43lbs and 42 inches tall about . I hate clothes shopping because I have such issues. Pajamas I have to buy a size six and they are long on him. The 4s are too short n they don't button on him. I guess he will thin out? Smh

Natasha - posted on 09/22/2012

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Hi Sarah, your post made me giggle, i know exactly what you mean, my daughter was quite shapely at 3 my solution was to put a 3 quarter length top on with all of her jeans, then i realised how many beautiful skirts and colourful tights there are in the stores, maybe you can shop around for a few skirts, they seemed to fit and look better on my daughter than jeans, also i would advise you not to make a too bigger deal of this infront of her, kids are so sensitive, my daughter started asking me if she is fat, but i explained that she was a good size and healthy, so we came up with the term fluffy, and its fine to be fluffy sometimes lol, dont worry too much.

Amanda - posted on 09/21/2012

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I would say your best bet is to buy a belt that is easy for her to latch and unlatch and get the size that will fit her.

Suzie - posted on 09/19/2012

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Does any one know of pants that are made for little girls who have a curvier figure?

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