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

medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
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. :?

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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    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.
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Yeah, if she's big now they might be assuming she'll be big (really big) this winter.

    But...my SIL :roll: 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.

  • internetchickinternetchick Posts: 6,191Registered Users
    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.

    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 ahmcio.gif Is there anyone who could exchange it for you so you don't have to go?
  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    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.
  • internetchickinternetchick Posts: 6,191Registered Users
    medussa wrote:
    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.

    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.
  • PoPo Posts: 2,607Registered Users
    Yeah, if she's big now they might be assuming she'll be big (really big) this winter.

    But...my SIL :roll: 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.


    :laughing9: :laughing9: :laughing9:

    Are you serious? :laughing9: What's wrong with her?
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  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    Po wrote:
    Yeah, if she's big now they might be assuming she'll be big (really big) this winter.

    But...my SIL :roll: 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.


    :laughing9: :laughing9: :laughing9:

    Are you serious? :laughing9: What's wrong with her?

    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).
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    medussa wrote:
    Po wrote:
    Yeah, if she's big now they might be assuming she'll be big (really big) this winter.

    But...my SIL :roll: 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.


    :laughing9: :laughing9: :laughing9:

    Are you serious? :laughing9: What's wrong with her?

    Could she have been re-gifting?

    But she doesn't have any kids of her own. And only nephews before my daughter. So where could she have gotten those pants??? :laughing9:

  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    medussa wrote:
    Po wrote:
    Yeah, if she's big now they might be assuming she'll be big (really big) this winter.

    But...my SIL :roll: 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.


    :laughing9: :laughing9: :laughing9:

    Are you serious? :laughing9: What's wrong with her?

    Could she have been re-gifting?

    But she doesn't have any kids of her own. And only nephews before my daughter. So where could she have gotten those pants??? :laughing9:

    She got them at a sale she couldn't resist!
  • PoPo Posts: 2,607Registered Users
    medussa wrote:
    medussa wrote:
    Po wrote:
    Yeah, if she's big now they might be assuming she'll be big (really big) this winter.

    But...my SIL :roll: 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.


    :laughing9: :laughing9: :laughing9:

    Are you serious? :laughing9: What's wrong with her?

    Could she have been re-gifting?

    But she doesn't have any kids of her own. And only nephews before my daughter. So where could she have gotten those pants??? :laughing9:

    She got them at a sale she couldn't resist!

    LOL!

    Were they really cute, spiderlashes?
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  • DarkAngelDarkAngel Posts: 2,671Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    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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  • cymprenicympreni Posts: 9,609Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    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.
  • MunchyMunchy Posts: 5,206Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    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.
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Po wrote:
    medussa wrote:
    medussa wrote:
    Po wrote:
    Yeah, if she's big now they might be assuming she'll be big (really big) this winter.

    But...my SIL :roll: 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.


    :laughing9: :laughing9: :laughing9:

    Are you serious? :laughing9: What's wrong with her?

    Could she have been re-gifting?

    But she doesn't have any kids of her own. And only nephews before my daughter. So where could she have gotten those pants??? :laughing9:

    She got them at a sale she couldn't resist!

    LOL!

    Were they really cute, spiderlashes?

    ummm, not particularly. LOL And the sad part is that she wears size 3T now and I have no idea where they are!

  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    DarkAngel wrote:
    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."

    You'd think someone w/ kids would know this stuff!

  • curly_keltiecurly_keltie Posts: 791Registered Users
    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.
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  • inheritedcurlsinheritedcurls Posts: 2,954Registered Users
    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.
  • deezee02deezee02 Posts: 1,509Registered Users
    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.
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  • Jenny CJenny C Posts: 1,195Registered Users
    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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  • j'adorej'adore Posts: 1,966Registered Users
    Most people do not think about that stuff or have no clue that they are supposed to know. I remember a woman asking me about that, and I told her to make sure the size would be appropriate for the season if she was going to buy a bigger size. She said she had never thought about that.

    A family friend bought Marley a HUGE snowsuit type jumper for Marley when she was born. It was a size 3T I think. She is an older lady, so I'll let her off the hook....I remember her saying she wanted to hurry up and get it to me before if "got too small."

    It's still sitting in the closet. :laughing9:
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  • goldilocks777goldilocks777 Posts: 1,020Registered Users
    If your daughter was born in July, maybe she thought that a 12 mo. size would fit your daughter in Jan/Feb - you said your daugther is bigger? I have always had to buy things 6-12 months "bigger" for my nephew.
  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    If your daughter was born in July, maybe she thought that a 12 mo. size would fit your daughter in Jan/Feb - you said your daugther is bigger? I have always had to buy things 6-12 months "bigger" for my nephew.

    No, my kids are petite. They usually lag behind by 6 months to a year in size. I agree with J'adore. Some people just don't consider the season when buying large clothes for a newborn.
  • mad scientistmad scientist Posts: 3,530Registered Users
    If you are going to buy season clothes it needs to be on season. I've learnt that the hard way. My son was on the small side and everything seasonal that I bought ahead for him didn't fit him on time. The clothes I bought for this summer and going to fit him sometime this winter.

    We also go an adorable snowsuit for DS. It was in size 6M and he was going to be 6M in the summer. However, we lived in California!!
  • inheritedcurlsinheritedcurls Posts: 2,954Registered Users
    j'adore wrote:

    A family friend bought Marley a HUGE snowsuit type jumper for Marley when she was born. It was a size 3T I think. She is an older lady, so I'll let her off the hook....I remember her saying she wanted to hurry up and get it to me before if "got too small."

    It's still sitting in the closet. :laughing9:

    I totally forgot someone gave us a 12 month snowsuit. Chas was born in August??? Plus we live in Texas and maybe need a snowsuit once a year if that? I guess I'll sell it....we have no use. It's hanging in the closet right now.
  • curly_keltiecurly_keltie Posts: 791Registered Users
    In the winter I was going through some summer clothes that were sized 6 months - DS was born in Sept '06. I put them aside thinking 'He's going to be way to big for these in the summer - what were people thinking!' As I got ready for our move two weeks ago, I found the summer clothes and they wound up fitting him perfectly! It was good timing too because we were in the middle of the hottest July on record.

    So I guess I've come to the conclusion - if you aren't sure what size to buy as a gift, ask the mom!
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