Newborn Clothing Sizes


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.

Baby Blanket:

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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Source by Dusan Knezevic

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