I mentioned yesterday’s post to a coworker today, who went on a long rant about how her daughter grew out of all the baby sizes so fast it was ridiculous.
It occurred to me to go back and look at the sizing on baby clothes compared to growth charts, and here’s what I found for boys:
Size Upper Weight Limit Age 50th percentile boys/girls reach that weight
Newborn 8 lbs 1-2 weeks/2 weeks
3 Month 12.5 lbs 2 months/3 months
6 Month 16.5 lbs 5 months/7 months
9 Month 20.5 lbs 8 months/13 months
12 Month 24.5 lbs 18 months/22 months
So a boy outgrowing all the sizes early is actually extremely likely (though the upper sizes seem a bit confused). Interestingly, the height based portion was actually pretty accurate.
Just thought it was an interesting take on what baby clothes sizes actually meant, at least for one company.
Alright, done with the baby stuff now, at least for a bit.
One thought on “…and one more thing about babies”
I always translated the sizes, like “18 months” as “When American children grow out of them and third-world children grow into them.”
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