my daughter is turning 2 the end of this month, and she is at the 77th% for height but only the 24th% for weight. this was fine for the summer, as i let her wear last year's pants as capris, but now the cooler months are approaching and i don't know how i'm going to keep her pant from falling down.
we use a belt with some of her pants, but it seems to cause her some discomfort. and if we bought pants that were long enough for her, i don't think even the belt would make it tight enough to keep the pants up.
i wish i knew how to sew, but i am a decidedly uncrafty person.
does anyone know if there are stores that sell TALL sizes for toddlers? or is there a way of shrinking the waist of a pair of pants without diminishing its length? am i asking for the impossible here??
BTW, where did you find a toddler sized belt?
Originally Posted by zmom
...BTW, where did you find a toddler sized belt?
In fact, I realized that my daughter's good-fitting clothes (pants) don't really fit all that well once I substituted some disposable diapers while we were traveling. It has made me cool with holding off on getting her into undies or training pants, just because her pants will slide down when she's wearing them, versus when she's wearing cloth dipes. (So, she uses the potty most of the time, but still wears cloth diapers.)
Most of my girl's cloth diapers and covers are relatively trim, but they're still a bit bulkier than a 7th Generation disposable, and the wool covers also seem to hold up the pants (grab them a bit, maybe?) better than the more slick disposables. So it's not like she's got a huge bubble butt, but still it's enough of a difference that I had to make sure to have her in last year's pants if she wasn't in a diaper.
The adjustable waistbands are supposed to be good (I don't have any, but I've heard.) Also, some pants do have drawstrings built-in. Usually, they are comfy knit pants. I got some last year from Old Navy, and we have some this year from the Hanna Andersson catalog and from Lands End. (The Lands End ones with the drawstring were shorts, but I bet they've got an option in their fall/winter line, too.) Having that adjustability (the drawstring) is nice.
Also any elastic pants can be pulled in with a little cut in the waistband you can pull the elastic out and cut/sew it smaller or tie a knot in it, and slip it back in the band...
theecstore.com sells clothing for babies who don't wear diapers too!
i also found some toddler belts here:
again, if i were craftily inclined, i would try to make one myself.
Kate, mom to 7 year old Djuna and 4 yr old Alden. Missing our good friend Hal the cat who died June 2, 2010
a friend of mine made a "belt" using the straps on her changing pad (ya know the clip things) she cut them off her changing pad b/c she dosn't use it anymoreand sewed them together.....and it works great because you can make it as small or as big as you need!
I stick with pants with stretchy waistbands. They are especially good for us, since DD is learning to dress and to use the potty on her own.
She's worn knit capris from Old Navy all summer. I was so happy with them that when they went on sale (3for $12) I bought a bunch in size 3T and 4T for future summers. I've also had some luck with the Gap.
I got DD some elastisized pants with belts from Target, but they didn't work for us at all.
I am dreading finding heavier pants for the winter that are also long enough to reach her ankle. I'm going to check out Old Navy this afternoon for fall or winter pants, and I'll come back here and tell you how they fit.
Anne, Mama to Conner 2/27/04 Gabrielle 2/6/06 W/LMC-TCS, Neurogenic Bladder, AFO & KAFO wearer, Neurogenic Bowel & Delaney 5/12/08 & Beethoven & Gizmo
Another way to deal with too big knit waistbands is to fold them over once or twice. It also helps with the rise being too big for your small panty wearing girl, now that it's no longer going over a diaper.
we have resigned ourselves to jumpers and tights this fall and winter. as far as pants children's place seem to be tighter, sometimes gymboree, i don't bother with gap, old navy or carters anymore. jeans never fit, i have to get the elastic waist knit pants. overalls do fit fine but she can't get them off when she has to pee so we don't buy them. i wish there was a better answer! i did buy a pair of tights and she liked them, i was worried she might not wear them this winter. it was a relief.
i am really thinking suspenders! also, fleece doesn't fray, so if you found fleece pants you could cut open the back and tighten the elastic w/o worrying about the material fraying in the wash. i will probably do that for dec/jan/feb.
My DD is in the 10th for weight and 20th for height and her heiny must be tiny!
The leggings seem like they will be snug enough to stay up.
I've been told that Children's Place pants/jeans run slim and I think I saw them advertise the adjustable waist too.
my mom told me she used to just place a stitch or two to tighten the waist bands on my pants and then if I grew it was easy to let out. I may try that too.