My daughter is almost 18 months and I an having a hard time finding clothes that fit her. She is in the 25th-ish percentine for weight, and the 89th-ish percentile for height...making her a tall skinny toddler. Right now only 12 month bottoms fit her waist, but they look like capris! And 18 month clothes fall right down when she walks around. Shorter pants are Ok for the summer, but for winter I want pants that will keep her warm.
Does anyone have any suggestions on belts, tailoring, ect for toddler clothes? '.Thanks!
I am having the same problem. My 2 1/2 year old is 10th for weight and 75th for height, so 18m pants fit great around the waist, but are too short. 24m or 2T are waaaaay too big in the waist, but perfect length. If anyone is aware of a tall and skinny store for toddlers, then holler!!!
I have the same problem with my 4 year old. 10th for weight and 90th for height! When I buy him pants, I buy him 4T but they either have a built in belt, or he wears it with a belt. The same for my 2 year old daughter, though she's a bit more evenly proportioned (50th for weight and 97th for height) A belt is really the only solution I have found, and by buying them bigger but long enough, my kids can wear those close longer (unless they grow taller really fast)
my daughter is 25months she is below 1% .....weighting in at 21lbs and is 34in. she is a 9month waist but 18month length! I dont have a solution childrens place has pants that have ajustable waist inside the pants ask about them or I use legging jeans they are ment to have a tight fit I got hers at target.
I bet our daughters are the same size. My daughter is almost 19 months, weighs 21 pounds and is 36 inches tall. All of her pants from last winter still fit. I have a bunch of jeans and pants (thankfully hand-me-downs) that are 24 month and 2T that I was hoping she could wear. They slide right down. She's barely 12-months at the waist. Even those are roomy.
A friend recommended "dapper snappers" to me. I'm going to give them a try. http://www.dappersnappers.com/
I have used dapper snappers with my daughter, and they work great! She is tiny, both in height and weight, but she has long legs and a short torso (she gets that from me) so she has the same problem with pants being either too short or too big in the waist.
With dapper snappers, you either have to have belt loops on the pants, or buy the converter that will allow you to clip them on whatever pants, and loop the dapper snapper through that. They are definitely worth it! I found mine at a discount web site for about half the retail price (www.babysteals.com).
Another thing I've done with leggings is just sew the back myself. I fold over the waistband and put several stitches along the folds to hold it. That works pretty well, but it does take time.
What others have mentioned about the adjustable waistbands is also a great option. Some Old Navy pants have them, and I know BabyGap also has them. So, they're not the cheapest brands, but it's worth it to have clothes that fit.
I just wanted to add that I did get the dapper snappers and they are AWESOME! I bought a 3-pack on amazon.com, so it wasn't that bad. Less than $25 for 3. My daughter wore a pair of 2T jeans today. They were perfect for length, and they stayed up. Finally!
My son is in the same boat he is 22 months and he is in the 90th percentile for height and bout 10th percent tile for weight. Right now 2T clothes are good around he waist but to short. 3T is right length but dont fit around his waist. It is very hard to find him pants. Most of the time however I try to find the pants that u can adjust the waist. When I put those pants on him then they fit perfectly fine because u can adjust the waist as much as you need. I would try finding the pants that have those elastics and buttons to adjust the waist. However they also have littles kids belts that you can adjust as much as you need.