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#1 of 3 Old 08-28-2007, 04:24 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I went shopping yesterday and found some terrific clearance sales on summer stuff for baby. I am talking $.50 to $3.00 for shorts. I got some jean shorts, some khaki and print shorts, and some stretchy cotton shorts. I bought 6-9 months size because baby will be around 6 months in May. I am cloth diapering (mostly prefolds and some kissaluvs). Do you think I made a mistake with the size?

I am worried after reading some of the other posts about how quickly some babies grew out of 0-3 months and 3-6 months.

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I bought into the conventional wisdom about sizing before Dylan was born, but he wound up running "true" to size, moving into 3-6 at about 3 months, etc. And in his case, a lot of what drove the sizing was the length of his legs. He's STILL wearing 24 mo shorts!

It varies a lot from brand to brand and baby to baby, but most baby clothes aren't very fitted and have elastic waists, so there is some room for error.

I wouldn't worry about it too much... it's not like you bought a christening gown. If you guessed wrong, then you can trade them with someone else when the time comes, or save them for the next baby.
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Don't worry about it! You will have NO idea what your kids will do so just collect those finds and resell if you can't use them. My kids were in 6/9m by 3-4 months or so. Depending on the brand, etc.. But my friend's baby is spot on wearing clothes sizes that reflect his age.

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