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Children's Body Measurements and Garment Sizes
All measurements in inches.
Click here for a program that will help you convert these inch measurements to metric equivalents.

For a chart showing the amount of fitting ease to add to these measurements, click here.

Size Newborn
5-10 lbs
Six Month
11-18 lbs
12 months
19-24 lbs
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12
Chest
to 18
to 20 to 22 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 1/2 30
Waist 18 19 20 20 20 1/2 21 21 1/2 22 22 1/2 23 24 25
Hip 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 30 32
Back Waist
Length
6 1/8 6 7/8 7 1/2 8 1/2 9 9 1/2 10 10 1/2 11 1/2 12 1/2 14 15
Across Back 7 1/4 7 3/4 8 1/4 8 3/4 9 1/4 9 1/2 9 3/4 10 1/4 10 3/4 11 11 1/2 12
Shoulder
(neck edge to shoulder point)
2 2 1/4 2 1/2 2 3/4 3 3 3 1/8 3 3/8 3 1/2 3 5/8 3 3/4 4
Neck (width) 3 1/4 3 1/4 3 1/4 3 1/4 3 1/4 3 1/2 3 1/2 3 1/2 3 3/4 3 3/4 4 4
Sleeve Length
to Underarm
6 6 1/2 7 1/2 8 1/2 9 1/2 10 1/2 11 11 1/2 12 12 1/2 13 1/2 15
Armhole Depth 3 1/4 3 1/2 3 3/4 4 1/4 4 3/4 5 1/2 5 1/2 6 6 6 1/4 6 1/2 7
Upper Arm
Circumference
6 1/2 7 7 1/4 7 1/2 7 3/4 8 8 8 1/2 8 3/4 9 9 3/8 9 3/4
Wrist
Circumference
5 5 1/8 5 1/8 5 1/4 5 1/4 5 1/2 5 1/2 5 1/2 5 3/4 5 3/4 6 6
Head 15 15 16 17 18


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