Getting your head around your baby’s clothing size can be a minefield, especially for first time parents. Newborn clothes don’t always fit newborns for example, and the rest of the sizes can be just as confusing!
Let’s look at 3-6 month size clothing versus 6-9 month size clothing to find out more. When should you switch to the larger size? How long can you wear one size for?
What is 3-6 month clothing size for babies?
In general, 3-6 month size clothing for babies is designed to fit babies aged up to 6 months old. You can expect that most babies will move into the next size before, or not long after they turn 6 months of age. This means that when you are shopping for clothes for your 3 month old baby, the 3-6 month size is about right. That being said, all clothing styles and brands come up differently and there will be some trial and error involved. 3-6 month clothing is for babies who are approximately 12-18lbs in weight and 24-27 inches in length.
What size do most babies wear at 3 months?
At 3 months old most babies are transitioning from 0-3 months to 3-6 months sized clothing. It all depends on the size of your baby and the clothing brand you pick of course, but it is a good guide.
When can babies start wearing 3-6 month clothes?
There is no set timeline for when babies can start wearing 3-6 month clothes. You might find that your baby starts fitting into 3-6 month sized clothing anywhere from birth onwards. Some babies are ready right away and others will get there when they are ready.
Is 3-6 the same as 6 months?
For most clothing brands 3-6 months should be considered the same as 6 months. You will find little difference between the two sizes when you are out shopping.
Is 3 months the same as 3-6 months?
Usually 3 months sized clothing for babies is a smaller size than 3-6 months size items. You would expect 3 month clothing to be the same as 0-3 month sized clothes.
How many clothes does a 3 month old really need?
A 3 month old needs around a week’s worth of clothing all in all to give you time to keep on top of the laundry. This should include 2-3 outfit changes for each day to allow for any accidents or spills. Your baby doesn’t usually need as many clothes as most people think they do in the beginning. They tend to get through outfits fast and babies don’t care what they are wearing!
What is 3-6 month size in the UK and Europe?
Unlike in the USA when baby clothing leans to the smaller size on the tag, in the UK and Europe it does the opposite. This means that a 3-6 month size item is likely to come up bigger in the UK and Europe than in the USA. 3-6 month sized clothing is designed to fit babies who are 6 months of age or older across the pond.
What is the average size of a 3 month old baby?
The average size of a 3 month old baby boy is 14lb 2oz (or 6.4kg) and 24 inches long. The average size of a 3 month old baby girl is 12lb 13oz (or 5.8kg) and 23.5 inches long. This is just the average though and that means that some babies are bigger than this and others are smaller.
What is 6-9 month clothing?
6-9 month clothing is designed for babies who are aged up to 9 months old. This size may well fit your baby before they are 6 months old, while other babies may take a little bit longer to grow into it. 6-9 month baby clothing is for infants who are roughly 17-20lbs in weight and 26-28 inches in length.
Are 6 month baby clothes 3-6 or 6-9 months?
6 month size baby clothes are similar to 3-6 month size clothing in general. You will find that 6 month clothing is usually sized to fit your baby up until they are around 6 months old. 6-9 month old clothing is similar to 9 month size items and tends to fit babies up until they are 9 months old.
How many 6-9 month clothes do you need?
The amount of clothes you need for your 6-9 month old baby depends a little bit on your child and their needs. Overall, you will need enough clothing for a week’s worth of outfits. This way you can keep on top of the laundry. You will need extra outfits to use for changes along the way so plan in a few extras as well. Depending on the time of year, your baby will need lighter clothes for warmer weather and thicker layers for the colder months.
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When do babies wear 6-9 month clothing?
Most babies wear 6-9 month clothing up until they are around 9 months old. After this it is likely they will move into 9-12 month clothing.
What is the average size of a 6 month baby?
On average, the size of a 6 month old baby boy is 17lb 7oz (or 7.9kg) and 26.5 inches long. The average size of a 6 month old baby girl is 16lb 2oz or 7.3kg and 26 inches long. This is just the average though and that means that some babies are bigger than this and others are smaller.
How big is a typical 9 month old baby?
The average size of a 9 month old baby boy is 19lb 10oz (or 8.9kg) and 28.25 inches long. The average size of a 9 month old baby girl is 18lb 2oz (or 8.2kg) and 27.5 inches long. This is just the average though and that means that some babies are bigger than this and others are smaller. A typical 9 month old baby will wear aged 9 month or 9-12 month old clothing.
It is well worth looking through any clothes you have bought or were gifted and holding them up for size. Sometimes, the sizing isn’t quite what you might think they are from the label. Use the size on the labels as a guide, not a rule book. There will be that one outfit that is labelled at 3 months that will still fit your baby at 9 months, just like the 12 month size labelled item that your baby will have grown out of by 9 months.
Graham is a father of two who founded Dadometer to share his parenting journey with other moms and dads.