What is the difference between 24 months and 2T?

Kristi - posted on 08/09/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




My son is 15 months old and he weighs 29 pounds and is 32 inches tall. He was in 18-24 month clothes until it felt like over night, none of it fit him anymore. I usually just go to the next size up and buy them a little bigger so he fits in them longer. But now I'm getting into toddler sizes and I heard that 24 months and 2T are basically the same, but 2T is made for children wearing underwear and not diapers. The 24 month pants I put him in today only covered half of his butt, but fit perfectly for his length and not tight around his legs. To where the 2T pants covered his butt completely, but were really tight around his waist and were really long and baggy. I'm wanting to buy his fall and winter clothing soon and I'm just wondering if I should try 24 months or just go strait to 2T. And also does the size thing apply to shirts and jackets? Thanks for any advice you can give!



Dawn - posted on 08/09/2012




It depends on the brand. 2T is for kids not wearing diapers, like you said. My daughter is small. She was wearing size 18 months until just over age two. Now she's three and she wears 3T unless the neck is too small or doesn't have buttons because her head's so big. My thought has been to buy her clothes as she needs them and not in advance. If possible, I take her with me. If not, I keep my receipts and try things on her before I wash them. This has worked well for us. Good luck!


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Michelle - posted on 08/09/2012




I agree with Dawn, my daughter is 3 and wearing size 4 or 5 depending on the brand and make of the clothes she is quite tall for her age so definitely doesn't fit the smaller stuff except in skirts. I also take my daughter with me when I buy her clothes and only buy her what is needed that way we use it before she outgrows it.

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