Do Gymboree clothes run big?

Lilly got a bunch of Gymboree outfits (12 mos) for her birthday and they look huge. These clothes make me feel like my daughter is malnourished.

Please tell me they run big.
We don't have anything from Gymboree, so I can't comment on their sizing, but hugs to you. As another mom of a slim/small baby, I can relate to how you feel. But you know she's healthy and happy and not malnourished.
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Most of my Lilly's clothes are from there and she can't wear any of them yet. I have had to go out and buy her Carter brand clothing until she grows into her other stuff. The 0-3 months clothes absolutely swallow her up.
They seem longer than some of the other designers to me. This works perfectly because I have a very long skinny child.


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From what i can tell, they run about 1 size bigger. The clothes we have the best luck with are from old navy and Gap, they seem to run pretty true to size for little ones
My kids are small, so it seems like everything is too big.

Sophia is 9 months old and fits perfectly in Gymboree 3-6 months. I know she's tiny but I feel like she'll never fit in their 6-12 months.

I find Gap and Gymboree to be bigger than Carters or Old Navy.
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They must run big. Zora got a size 2T dress from Gymboree as a gift. She hasn't worn that size in over a year - she's in 4T in every other brand - and it does fit her, though just. Since the store here didn't have another one in the right size, and it matches one for her sister, I decided to just keep it and make sure not to dry it so it won't shrink.
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Yeah, they're kinda biggish. Then again, I feel ya on the little baby...is always a size behind the average for her age. She will be 2 in a couple weeks and still had 18 mo. stuff that falls off her skinny butt. The other problem is that she's average height for her age, so then all her stuff is too short. Thank goodness it's summer...then I can just claim all her pants are crops or capris!
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I guess I must be the only one who thinks they run small. When my son was born he was so little (in preemie clothes) and I always bought him Gymboree clothes because they were smaller. I think Carter's and Old Navy brands are pretty true to size.
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I guess I must be the only one who thinks they run small. When my son was born he was so little (in preemie clothes) and I always bought him Gymboree clothes because they were smaller. I think Carter's and Old Navy brands are pretty true to size.
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I had a 3-6 month sleeper from Gymboree for Solomon that was really snug on him. Not tight, but not as roomy as his other sleepers. A couple of moms I know IRL told me it was probably for fire safety standards. Maybe their sleepers/PJ's are more form-fitting than outfits?
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I made a mistake. The 12 mos jumpers are from Carter's. The crotch hangs really low and the arm holes are huge.

Gymboree, OTOH, is fitting pretty well (6-12 mos). I took a picture today. I will post it later.
They run big to me. Kennedy is wearing 5 and 6x in other brands (and she's not yet 3) but can still wear gymboree 4T.

Carters seem to run small for my big girls. They are both tall and thick and we always go 1 to 2 sizes over. Cassidy is wearing their 12 months at 7 months of age.

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I agree with PP - they tend to run big. DS is also a skinny-minny guy. Baby Gap/Gap kids also tend to run a little on the big side - although not quite as much as Gymboree.

I also find that Old Navy is truer to size.
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They run big. Well actually, they are true to size/age on Dylan, but in all the other brands, he wears a size or two higher.
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Chas is an average size child. Gymboree fits great. Granted with the gap of 6 months (18-24) they are big on him in the beginning but still fit him all the way through to 24 months. Gap however I find runs big. His pants are still bagging from gap.
Carter's (notice the arms holes)



The bottom snaps are almost around her knees!


Gymboree (maybe a little long?)



Teehee! Cute! She looks like a tiny little thing, no wonder the clothes run big.
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I think they are generous, but fit pretty true to size for Audrey based on their weight/height guidelines. Gap/Old Navy fits a little smaller, but I usually get the same size as her gymboree clothes. Clothes I have trouble with that I need to get a bigger size are circo (taget) and okie dokie (JC Penny).
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medussa- majerle has that same carter's dress! she has alot of those. the majority of her dresses that are 12 mos all come down to that length on her! i just thought thats how they were supposed to fit. oops.
most of the clothes i get for her are always too big with the except of circo brand from target. shes still a bit on the petite side so her carter's onesies that are 9 mos still fit her perfectly. shes in size 3 diapers and those come down to her knees still.

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