For those of us who design our own baby stuff, and all others who are simply bewildered by the whole mess related to the different baby sizes charts and measurement, I am putting here a size chart. As I have personal experience with the accuracy of available charts that may be found all over the Internet, I am providing this info here, rather than linking to a chart online.
* The measurements in the brackets are in cm.
Newborn Measurements: Head: 14in (35.6); Chest circumference: 14 in (35.6); Back of neck to hip length: 8in (20.3); Waist to ankle length: 12in (30.5); Crotch to ankle length: 6in (15.2); Sleeve length: 8 in (20.3)
1 – 3 Months: Head: 16in (40.6); Chest circumference: 16in (40.6); Back of neck to hip length: 9in (22.9); Waist to ankle: 13 in (33); Crotch to ankle: 7in (17.8); Sleeve length: 9 in (22.9)
3 – 6 Months: Head: 17in (43.2); Chest circumference: 18 in (45.7); Back of neck to hip length: 10in (25.4; Waist to ankleh: 13in (33); Crotch to ankle: 8in (20.3); Sleeve length: 9in (22.9)
6 – 9 Months: Head: 18in (45.7); Chest circumference: 19 in (48.3); Back of neck to hip length: 11in (27.9); Waist to ankle: 15 in (38.1);Crotch to ankleh: 9 in (22.9); Sleeve length: 13in (33)
9 to 12 Months: Head: 19 in (48.3 ); Chest circumference: 20in (50.8); Back of Neck to Hip Length: 12 in (30.5); Waist to ankle length: 16 in (40.6); Crotch to ankle length: 10in (25.4); Sleeve Length: 14in (35.6)
Infant Shoe Sizes:
Note that these measurements are for the finished product, & length only.
Newborn: 3.5″ (8.8 cm)
3 – 6 Months: 3.75″ (9.5 cm)
6 – 9 Months: 4.25″ (10.7 cm)
9 – 12 Months: 4.5″ (11.43 cm)
Sleeves are so variable I don’t feel comfortable giving measurements for them! You are best off measuring something in ready-to-wear that has sleeves you like. Trust me that people don’t look at you too oddly when you do this in Wal-Mart.
You can of course make baby blankets in any size you want. Sizing them to fit a crib might be a very good idea, but I don’t have any idea what size a crib is! When I make baby blankets, I make them the same size as a receiving blanket. This is the size I have found most useful.Finally, when buying new baby clothes, remember: When in doubt, make your purchase based on weight and height rather than age! It is always safe to go one size bigger.
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