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How big is your 2 Year Old's (or older) waist?

Poll Results: How big is your 2 year old's waist (or older)?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 2% (1)
    15 inches
  • 9% (4)
    16 inches
  • 9% (4)
    17 inches
  • 13% (6)
    18 inches
  • 31% (14)
    19 inches
  • 18% (8)
    20 inches
  • 15% (7)
    21 inches or larger
44 Total Votes  
post #1 of 37
Thread Starter 
I'm making a critical Elbee decision so if you wouldn't mind voting it would really help me out!

I made it so you can pick more than one option if you have twins or a two and three year old or remember your 4 year olds measurements when she was two, etc.
post #2 of 37
I voted for 20 inches for Ben who is 2.5. He is average sized. Not chubby and not skinny. And he wears a 3T. He weighs about 33lbs, too.
post #3 of 37
Thread Starter 
Thank you Kim!
post #4 of 37
My son is napping right now so I can't measure his waist - and I don't remember it offhand. But, I just got my elbee order of mediums and they fit him with one or two snaps showing in the middle (depending on fabric). He will be two next month and I'm sure he'll never grow into larges. He has MAYBE gained between 1 and 2 pounds in the last 6 months. I also have some el bees that Laura made with crossover snaps.

Hope that was kinda what you were looking for
post #5 of 37
I voted for my almost two year old and then realized I could have voted for my now 5 year old too! I have his measurements written down! So now I can't vote again but he was 19 inches... Hope this helps, -Azadeh
post #6 of 37
When I had elbees, I tried a large on him. The waist wasn't the problem. It was the leg gaping around the thighs. LB had suggested medium longs for him.
post #7 of 37
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mom2jack
I also have some el bees that Laura made with crossover snaps.

Hope that was kinda what you were looking for
I'm trying to decide if I should get the crossover snaps on the mediums. They'd fit him a lot better now and prevent wing droop for the first 6 months or so but they'd limit the waist to about 19 inches instead of 21-ish but I REALLY want him to potty train in them if possible. Were your crossover snap ones mediums?



Thank you so much everyone for responding and voting it's definitely helping!
post #8 of 37
I voted 19 AND 20. When Harrison had just turned 2 his waist was right at 19" - now that he's 2 1/2 it's closer to 20 (just over 19 1/2).
post #9 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by JennInSeattle
Were your crossover snap ones mediums?
I had to check! I got half mediums and half medium longs and the crossover snaps are the medium longs.
post #10 of 37
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mom2jack
I had to check! I got half mediums and half medium longs and the crossover snaps are the medium longs.
:LOL Figures!

Ok, I'm still wobbling but I'm thinking of going without crossover snaps..

Thank you Mia!!
post #11 of 37
Ryan is 2years and 3 months and his wais is 18 -18.5 it changes........ but he also has about a 17 inch rise
post #12 of 37
I really recommend the cross over snaps. They do not add any bulk to the wings when crossed. I voted 18" for my 2 year old.
post #13 of 37
CHandler's about 20.5. I voted 21.
post #14 of 37
Thread Starter 
Ok, now I'm leaning toward getting them (which is what my current order has) and then trading for those without if I need them later.. that's a thought I suppose.
post #15 of 37
I voted 16" and 19". :LOL My first had a 16" waist when she potty trained at 2-years old and 23-lbs. She has a 19" waist now and she'll be 4 in July I think she's about 31-lbs now? I take it you finally heard back from Laura?!?
post #16 of 37
I said 17 inches for my almost 29 month old. She's had a 17 inch waist since she was about 10 months old. She's just starting to become a little more "solid" after an upward growth sprut if you know what I mean, so maybe she'll hit the 18 inch mark. She's 24lbs if that helps any. It's so hard to tell because a child the same age and weight can have a waist that vaires as much as 16 inches all the way up to 22 inches. All shapes and sizes

Amber
post #17 of 37
Thread Starter 
Amber - I agree, it is hard to tell but I wanted to know if I was way off in my thinking.. you know, if everyone had 2 year olds with waists over 20 inches then I'd know that my thinking was way off but if people had two year olds with waists smaller then I'd know that there's a possiblity we'd be fine.

Nathan's waist is 16 inches (smallest snap setting) at 10 months old. At 2 months old his waist was 15 inches and it took 7 months to move up a single inch! lol And he's not even walking yet! Yep.. I think it's crossover snaps for us!

Kristen - I did hear back thankfully! Laura thought she'd responded to me and just hadn't, her machines both died last week so it will be another week before she starts my order (which is just fine with me) so I still got to make my changes!
post #18 of 37
Julian has a 19" waist but he's 3.5 now.....
What is the benefit of cross over snaps & what do they look like
post #19 of 37
Maddy is 2.75 and 19 inch waist. She's about 34 lbs and 38 inches tall.

Tammy
post #20 of 37
Hunter is (holy crap we just had a huge earthquake!) anyways... back from the doorway LMAO....
21 mo, 18 in waist/rise and 11" thighs... he's 24lbs and 32"
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