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My DD is 17lb, 6.5oz and she can still wear the 3-6 month stuff. It says "up to 18lbs" on the tag. I put her in 6-9 month stuff to have a bit more room sometimes too. I was just wondering if anyone else has found that they DON"T have to go up a size w/ cding? I thought that the rule was to go up a size to compensate for the dipe
We use mostly pockets and CPFs, and don't have a problem with many clothes yet. That might change when we get to wearing jeans this winter. What is your experience with clothing sizes?
 

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My first was a peanut of a baby. She was 23 lbs and happily in 12-18 or 18-24 mos clothes when she potty trained shortly after her second birthday. I never needed to size up.

My second is a super chub.
She's in 3-6 mos clothes and will be 6 mos in less than 2 weeks. I can see having to size up with her as she gets older though for now, we haven't had to.
 

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Originally posted by momtokay
My second is a super chub.
She's in 3-6 mos clothes and will be 6 mos in less than 2 weeks. I can see having to size up with her as she gets older though for now, we haven't had to.
LOL super chub and in 3-6 month clothes at 6 months? all three of my babies were out of 3-6 months before they were 2 months old!
super chub is a baby at 9 months who is in a 24 mo-2T (without upsizing) or a 3 yr old in a 6-7/8-10 because he is thick! LOL none of them are fat, just BIG kids!
it is funny to see that comparativly super chub can me so many different things to different people!

My SIL has a 4 1/2 year old who is only 26 lbs, the same weight as my 10 month old.....
 

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I've found that it depends on the brand and, of course, the fabric. Before 9 months we bought mostly "baby" outfits. Knits and such. There was always enough stretch in the seat.

Now we're buying 12-18s for my 12 month old and since he's a little guy he fits nicely in them in cloth. Actually, his cloth diapers are holding up most of his pants these days.
 

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I had to size up in most everything when we started CDing, as Ds was about in the middle of the 18m size range (at 13 months). Sweats still fit, and of course wiggle pants fit, but other slim-fitting things like jeans and even some of his overalls did not fit. However, he's been in 24 months, now for almost 9 months, with a few 2Ts here and there.

I wonder if the 'T' sizes run slimmer than the month sizes....I got 2T jeans and they are slimmer than 24 m, both 'Sprockets' brand, but from different seasons.
 

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Last winter we had to upsize, especially in jeans. During the summer all he's worn are onesie type outfits by GAP which I think tend to run a little big. He's 19 lbs at 10 months (10th percentile) and in 12-18 mo but just hit a height growth spurt and need a biger size. When we go out he wears Little Lambs or FB both of which are pretty trim. At home he's just in a diaper and I plan on getting some confy sweats for the winter at home.

BTW he was in 3-6 mo sizes at 6 weeks and 6 mo at 3.5 months.
 

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I usually use brands that don't require me to size up. She seems to outgrow them a little sooner than she would otherwise, but I don't purposely "size up".
 

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I have no idea. I can't tell you if we "size up" because I've never found one size that fits DS consistenly. He's got 24mo outfits that fit and 4T outfits he's outgrowing. When he was a baby we had to buy larger than normal sizes but he was very big for his age both length-wise and in terms of weight, diapers weren't the problem he was just huge. It's been my experience that as DS gets bigger sizing makes less and less sense.

I do look for brands and styles that are roomy in the waist and seat, but that's as much a function of DS's build as of CDing.
 

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Cole is a big kid - 25 lbs. and 33" tall at 10 months. He fits perfectly in 18 mos. clothing, has some room to grow in 2T (generally). The diapers fit fine under his clothes, and he would be in the larger size range even if we were using disposables. But I have tried to find the trimmest diaper/cover combos I could, considering I can't use PUL.
 

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Just FYI on "T" sizing vs. month sizing:

The fit block used for pants in "T" size ranges makes no allowance for a diaper. So if you had the same pair of pants in a 24 month cut and a 2T cut, the 24 mos. would have more room in the rear and they would both be the same length.

HTH
 

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We're just now switching from disposables to cloth. I've found that her current size in sposies works with cloth, just a bit snugger. Where I end up with issues is usually in the length of the clothes from shoulder to crotch. Similarly, we struggled a bit with our carseat belt length (not easily adjustable in old style Century Smart Fit carseat) because she needed a longer length to get around her diaper in cloth.

She wears mostly knit bubble suits and onesies. Her woven pants need sized up. I can't imagine getting those over her bubble bum.

And size ranges are hilarious for us. She's just turned 4 months, is 17 1/2 lbs, 25 in, and wears 12 mo size clothes. She's over the 100th percentile in weight and 80th in height.
 
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