I know it's the thought that counts but...

why do people not take into consideration the season it will be when a child turns a certain age?

My in-law's neighbor just gave my daughter a winter outfit to be worn at 12 months. My daughter was born in July!

Yes, they included a gift receipt, but the last thing I want to do right now is head to a mall with a newborn and a toddler.
It's hard to judge sizes. Many people think the sizes are wrong, and that kids generally wear "twice" the size that is listed. That's what I always thought too, because it was true for my boys...they were HUGE babies and always wore double-their-age in clothing sizes. My daughter was my only skinny baby and she wore her size-in-age, and I really never knew before then that a baby could actually fit correctly in age-size clothing.
Yeah, if she's big now they might be assuming she'll be big (really big) this winter.

But...my SIL gave my DD size toddler 3 pants for Christmas when she was 6 weeks old. OK, that's really pushing it. That's just illogical.
3b (with 3c tendencies) on modified CG

It's hard to judge sizes. Many people think the sizes are wrong, and that kids generally wear "twice" the size that is listed. That's what I always thought too, because it was true for my boys...they were HUGE babies and always wore double-their-age in clothing sizes. My daughter was my only skinny baby and she wore her size-in-age, and I really never knew before then that a baby could actually fit correctly in age-size clothing.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
This was the same for my kids, only my daughter wore smaller than her age. At 2 she wore 18 months. She is 5 and wears a 4T. She's my midget Is there anyone who could exchange it for you so you don't have to go?
Oh, it's not the size. It's the season. If it were a shorts set or sundress, it would have been perfect. She gave us a pair of jeans and a sweater. Great oufit, just the wrong season. That outfit would have been perfect at 6 months or 18 months.
Oh, it's not the size. It's the season. If it were a shorts set or sundress, it would have been perfect. She gave us a pair of jeans and a sweater. Great oufit, just the wrong season. That outfit would have been perfect at 6 months or 18 months.
Originally Posted by medussa
Maybe she thought you would hang onto it for cold weather?

ETA: I have friends who have bought me stuff to use down the road, since most people buy what you can use now and they figured I would get plenty of stuff to use now.
Yeah, if she's big now they might be assuming she'll be big (really big) this winter.

But...my SIL gave my DD size toddler 3 pants for Christmas when she was 6 weeks old. OK, that's really pushing it. That's just illogical.
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000



Are you serious? What's wrong with her?
3c/4a
Yeah, if she's big now they might be assuming she'll be big (really big) this winter.

But...my SIL gave my DD size toddler 3 pants for Christmas when she was 6 weeks old. OK, that's really pushing it. That's just illogical.
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000



Are you serious? What's wrong with her?
Originally Posted by Po
Could she have been re-gifting?

IC--Lilly might be able to use the sweater in 18 months, but certainly not within a year...it'll be too hot (DD will be 12 months old in July).
Yeah, if she's big now they might be assuming she'll be big (really big) this winter.

But...my SIL gave my DD size toddler 3 pants for Christmas when she was 6 weeks old. OK, that's really pushing it. That's just illogical.
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000



Are you serious? What's wrong with her?
Originally Posted by Po
Could she have been re-gifting?
Originally Posted by medussa
But she doesn't have any kids of her own. And only nephews before my daughter. So where could she have gotten those pants???
3b (with 3c tendencies) on modified CG

Yeah, if she's big now they might be assuming she'll be big (really big) this winter.

But...my SIL gave my DD size toddler 3 pants for Christmas when she was 6 weeks old. OK, that's really pushing it. That's just illogical.
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000



Are you serious? What's wrong with her?
Originally Posted by Po
Could she have been re-gifting?
Originally Posted by medussa
But she doesn't have any kids of her own. And only nephews before my daughter. So where could she have gotten those pants???
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
She got them at a sale she couldn't resist!
Yeah, if she's big now they might be assuming she'll be big (really big) this winter.

But...my SIL gave my DD size toddler 3 pants for Christmas when she was 6 weeks old. OK, that's really pushing it. That's just illogical.
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000



Are you serious? What's wrong with her?
Originally Posted by Po
Could she have been re-gifting?
Originally Posted by medussa
But she doesn't have any kids of her own. And only nephews before my daughter. So where could she have gotten those pants???
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
She got them at a sale she couldn't resist!
Originally Posted by medussa
LOL!

Were they really cute, spiderlashes?
3c/4a
Spiderlashes, my MIL does the same thing. I think she really has no clue about children's sizes. She bought Xander something that was a 4T when he was 6 months old. She then expressed her disbelief to me about it not fitting because "it's so small."


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Several people in my family and in-laws are notorious for this. Last x-mas the in-laws gave my 15 month old son a bunch of toys for newborns, and a walker when he had already been walking without assistance since he was 9 months old. And for extra fun all of it removed from it's original package. And then someone else gave him a bicycle, a real one, and I live in an apartment and don't have space to store things like that.
Medussa, in their defense, I NEVER thought about sizes and seasons until my mom started saying, you can't buy that, and counted out the months.
My MIL does the size thing with my stepdaughter. She bought her size small underwear, not toddler (like for a 5-6 year old) when she started potty training.

Yeah, if she's big now they might be assuming she'll be big (really big) this winter.

But...my SIL gave my DD size toddler 3 pants for Christmas when she was 6 weeks old. OK, that's really pushing it. That's just illogical.
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000



Are you serious? What's wrong with her?
Originally Posted by Po
Could she have been re-gifting?
Originally Posted by medussa
But she doesn't have any kids of her own. And only nephews before my daughter. So where could she have gotten those pants???
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
She got them at a sale she couldn't resist!
Originally Posted by medussa
LOL!

Were they really cute, spiderlashes?
Originally Posted by Po
ummm, not particularly. LOL And the sad part is that she wears size 3T now and I have no idea where they are!
3b (with 3c tendencies) on modified CG

Spiderlashes, my MIL does the same thing. I think she really has no clue about children's sizes. She bought Xander something that was a 4T when he was 6 months old. She then expressed her disbelief to me about it not fitting because "it's so small."
Originally Posted by DarkAngel
You'd think someone w/ kids would know this stuff!
3b (with 3c tendencies) on modified CG

I too always thought that baby and infant clothes were always sized on the small side. Last year I bought some t-shirts and sweaters I was CERTAIN would fit DS for when he starts daycare next month. My little guy is so small - I'm not sure when they will fit him. He's still wearing 6 month/9month sized clothes - and he's 11 months.

On the other hand, my friend's daughter is two weeks older than DS and she has been wearing 12-18 month for a while now.
Long, blonde, 3a/mostly b hair.

I had the opposite problem. Instead of people buying huge clothes everyone bought me almost too small. I had a shower about a month after the little one was born. He was 8 pounds 6 oz. At the shower everyone bought me 0-3 months....which he was already almost out of??? I really thought everyone would buy 3 to 6 months at least. Oh well, I returned what I could and used the rest for the remaining weeks.

Some people don't know how sizing works and some people just see a cute outfit and get it not thinking seasons or size. I guess I learned about sizing from my nieces and nephews. If I buy clothes as a present...I always buy for a year in advance and include a gift receipt.
I had the same problem, i recieved soo many cute summer outfits what were 0-3 months. He was born in Oct but my shower was in Aug. Many times i layered everything with long sleeve tee's under. He is still a very small baby, still in 6-9 month clothes at 10 months old. And we JUST busted these out about 1 month ago. He still wears a size 0-3 month pair of short overalls i recieved.

My friends baby on the other hand was in 6-9 months at christmas, she was born the say before Steven. I believe she is in 12-18 month clothes already and growing out of these!!!!!

When i buy clothes for friends i always buy 6-9 month Sleepers for mom's. I only recieved one of these, compaired to the hunderds of 0-3 month ones.
I usually buy 3-6 months for the current season. That way, if the baby is growing fast they can wear it now or if the baby is small they have time to grow into it. Even if the outfit is a little too big, they can still wear it.
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