Anyone who has had to buy for a baby, whether it be their baby or not, has likely purchased at least one article of clothing. When my son was born, we had a wardrobe at home ready for him. It consisted of some newborn items plus some three-month old items. After my almost nine pound baby made his entrance, I knew that we would be in trouble. At no point in time did he fit into anything with a newborn tag on it. So my ‘too small bag’ was already started, hours into his life.
Since then he has never fit into any range that was designated to him by age. At three months he was in six-month-old clothing. At four months he was wearing nine-month-old clothing and now at six months, he is wearing 18-month-old clothing.
I often wonder if there is a rhyme or reason for this? Is it that difficult to produce accurate sizing? Or maybe it is just my son – he is pretty large, however I am confident others have this problem too.
Shoes have universal sizing – shouldn’t baby clothes? A carter’s nine-month-old outfit should be the same as Costco’s nine-month-old outfit and any other popular brand’s nine-month-old clothing. I find this a common problem with diapers too. Maybe I do have a jumbo baby…
Look out NBA – my son is coming for YOU.