While on Vacation we noticed that some of the shorts we brought with for DD, as well as a couple of the shirts, are getting too short. So, tonight I started pullling out all of the 12 months clothing from her dresser, just leaving the 12-18 month stuff (since those seem to be longer) and planned on taking out her 18 month stuff (shes a small almost 2 year old lol). Well, I did notice that some of her 12 month stuff looked like it could maybe still be ok, but pulled them any way since I really dont like having mulitple sizes out at once... plus this way I am giving my sisters all of the clothes in that size at once. Well, I went to pull out the 18 month stuff and am noticing that most of that stuff is going to be HUGE on her. Ugg.
So, now what do I do? Put the 18 month stuff in her dresser and hope she hits a super growth spurt? Or, put her 12 month stuff back in her dresser and wait till she out grows it all??? I am really wanting to get this house de cluttered, organized, and room made for the baby's stuff... Yes, some call it nesting, I call it wanting to be prepared. My hope is that I wont have any of the issues that I had with my last pregnancy, but I also dont want to put everything off and end up not having it done.
So, what would you all do?
In what way are they huge? My 20 month old son is getting into all of his 24 month clothing now except for pants. Pants are waaaaay too long still. Thankfully it's summer and he never wears pants but they'll probably be too long this fall too, so he'll wear shorts w baby legs. At least with girls dresses work for longer! I also don't put up all of one size of clothing bc there is such a huge variation in clothing sizes between brands. Aiden has a pair of 18 month shorts that are larger than his 24 month! Aiden grew out of 18 month onesies and rompers a couple of months ago so those have been put up but others like those shorts will stay out awhile.
~Jackie, mommy to Aiden (11/2/10) and Zoe (VBAC 11/27/12)
If I were you I would just give your sister the 12m stuff that you're 100% sure won't fit her just to get it gone and keep the 12m stuff that fits still. Have you tried the 18m stuff on her or are you just eying it and assuming it won't fit? I know that with DS a lot of times stuff looks like it won't fit but then I'm really surprised that it actually does.
My DD will be 3 in July and is very small in size. She's about 24lbs and is just barely in 24 months. 18 months size is too "short" but the waist fits, and 24 is perfect for length but the waist is huge.
I usually am able to roll the waist down once and they stay up reasonably well. Or if that doesn't work I stitch them in the back about an inch or two. It's easy to take out as she grows.
I totally agree it's a huge frustration. I would just give your sister the 12 month items that you are sure will not fit you DD that way you're not holding on to a bunch of clothes or filling drawers with a bunch of clothes that really don't fit.
Thanks everyone. I think I will go through everything and put back the stuff that does fit. And, go through all the 18 month stuff and see what will fit in there. I hate this in between stage... I was just eye balling the 18 month stuff, so I will try holding it up to her and see. The pants just look SO long, and a few of the shirts almost look like they could fit DS2 lol.
Its funny how different each kid can grow. DS1 was in preemie clothes for the first 2 weeks or so, then in newborn till he was about 3 months old... 0-3 till he was 7 months old, then 3-6 till he was about 15 months old (he has always been supper skinny, and with his birthday being in June, I can get away with leaving a smaller size out longer in the summer) 6-9 till he was about 17or 18 months... I think... it get hazy from there... has been a few years He is in size 6 now, so he has caught up. Hes still this long, skinny thing. He tends to grow from his feet up lol. DS2 has been a bit different, but not a whole lot. He tends to grow from his head down. Like a PP said, he can be in pants way longer than shirts. Infact, he is just finally solidly in 3t clothing I really think all the companies should just get together, decide on a universal sizing, and stick with it lol. Oh well, just the joys of raising kids