I'm with the petite group. My daughter will be 5 in 3 months, and is still wearing some of her 18, 24 month and 2T's. In the past, she has worn most of her clothes for 2 years in a row, and now some of them even 3.
My main problem is getting clothes to fit around her waist so I have to look for pants with adjustable waists. Even elastic doesn't always work. She also wears alot of dresses so that we don't have to deal with the waist problem.
In the last 3 months, she seems to have finally had a growth spurt, and is now able to wear most 3T's and even some 4T's depending on the name brand and style. I weighed her the other day and she weighed in at a whopping 34 pounds which is the heaviest she has ever been. (she was stuck between 24-27lbs forever). She has always been in the 5th% for weight and 10% for height and has followed the curve all along so I have never been worried.
It all boils down to genetics and even though she is small, she is very mighty and can definitely stand up for herself
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07-16-2006, 06:58 PM #11Sara-Madison
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07-16-2006, 11:15 PM #12nychrisRegistered Userhas no status.
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I'm 4 10 1/2--you just deal with it--makes me who I am. Now dd will be taller than me by first grade and I'm thrilled, finally get to shop out of the petite dept.
07-17-2006, 07:07 AM #13
I'm thankful for the reassuring responses!
Right now, Grace ENJOYS being babied by everyone. All of the kids in the neighborhood want to pick her up and carry her around - including some kids who are YOUNGER THAN HER! Hopefully, when I start working again and she goes to a more formal pre-school setting (right now she still goes to a baby sitter a few days a week), she'll begin to strike a balance between being a little one yet a "big girl" too.
I'm also happy to hear about all the other kids here who don't outgrow little clothes. Grace still wears a pair of shorts and several bloomers for use under dresses that are 9-month size! Most of her shorts are 12 month. It is true that dresses work well since the waist isn't an issue. 18 month clothes actually fit best except they're just too short for her now. Even some of the elastic waited 24 month and 2T outfits have required that I take them in. I don't have any real sewing skills, so I just pinch them at the seam and stitch it up. Usually the shirt covers it up.
One of my friends who is under 5ft said her styles aren't really want she WANTS to wear, it is just that she needs to wear more formal "adult" clothes, heels, big clunky jewelry and a hair-do that is "older" every day to avoid being mistaken for a kid. I just looked at her as fashionable and into clothes & jewelry. Instead, she said she longs to just blow dry her hair and throw on shorts & sandals to run to the store. With her youthful face and casual attire, she really does look like a young teenager. Her much taller teenage son is handed the check when they eat out together like its a date if she doesn't do her hair up in what she calls "grandma style". She actually said she's looking forward to getting gray so she can grow a simple bob instead of the short curls.
Anyway, thanks again,
PatMom to Grace, born Dec. 2002
Home from Guatemala
07-17-2006, 08:14 AM #14
Caeley wears her clothes for quite awhile too...still can wear 2T and size 6 shoe....though she is wearing some 3T and size 7 shoes, though a tad big still too! Keegan wears a lot of his things for 2 even 3 years! He grows in height, but almost never in girth. Even he is at 25% for height and 10% for weight, Caeley is reverse, 10% for height and 25% for weight....so both my kids are small. I see with Keegan a lot of his friends are much larger and play football, etc. He is way to small and slight for that, but I think he is comfortable with that. He enjoys soccer and judo, and in judo he is in the lightweight class, which really limits his competition! Caeley is much tinier than her friends, her best friend gives her hand me downs since she is in 4T already. Long as she is confident about who she is, I wouldn't worry about it.
Know....I am a big woman..generally, 5'7" and large framed, in later years overweight too. I was often called "amazon" by boys...even in college....so sometimes big doesn't always mean you get taken seriously either. On the other hand, I have girlfriend who is 4'11" and she used to be a public defender...she said the prisoners she worked with treated her well (they needed her services) but the other attorneys and prison guards always patted her on the head and were rather condescending.Susan, mommy to Keegan (15) and Caeley Aura (10)
Keegan born 06/02/97
Caeley born 12/10/02 in Guatemala
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07-17-2006, 02:36 PM #15
Josh turned 5 years old in April. When he is sitting at the table with us eating his supper or in his case talking more than eating. I still reach over and pick up his fork or spoon and get a bite of food and stuff it in his mouth. If I didn't he would never finish his supper. That boy never shuts up.
A lot of times he wants his papa to carry him upstairs to bed at night. We are talking about a kid that is just shy of 4 foot tall and 50 pounds. We wouldn't have it any other way. He is our last one and I want to keep him little as long as I can.... without scaring his psychie.
07-17-2006, 03:44 PM #16
Brooklyn really took off and grew this past year...She is about 39 inches tall...32lbs I am ordering all her clothes now in 4T....although she currently is in a 3T....Her shoe was a size 7 forever...she is now in a solid 8.5 and I ordered her some boots today in a size 9...She turned 3 in Feb so almost 3.5 yrs old....I never really thought of Brooklyn as being *big* until I was reading eveyones stats! She does LOVE to eat...everything...not picky AT ALL....She is not chunky but she is solid! Although her bone structure is small....She likes to call herself...tiny! lol..as in I cant pick that up because my hands are too tiny! lol...
Brooklyn use to wear things for a couple yrs...but she is just getting so this wont be the case...
Grace may have a growth spurt too when she gets a bit older...I remember my sons were always little...until they hit..12....boom.....so no telling how tall our children will be until they hit puberty!
I have surprised myself....but I actually do not *baby* Brooklyn as much as I thought I would...She thinks she is pretty much a teenager and has the attitude alot to back that one up....I think she would just fall over if I picked up a fork and tried to feed her!
07-17-2006, 09:20 PM #17FelizRegistered Useris one happy mommy.
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Don't you guys think that clothes are really big now? I mean for kids, I know a lot of our kids are on the smaller size, but man Carter's stuff is enormous, no wonder they wear it for ever, Cam wears size 12 months bodysuit and some tops are still 6-9 months. So is not our kids, the clothes are too big, lol.
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07-17-2006, 09:41 PM #18SharonRegistered Userhas no status.
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I think about this once in a while. Jordan will likely be no more than 5'4''. I worry that being male and short will bring more challneges and that he may get bullied. So we teach him self confidence and to really know his strengths. I figure since he is athletic and muscular he will be short but not frail. Its a double challenge since he is a November child and will start KG when he is 4 most likely. Nt an issue at that point but middle school may be a whole other story.Nov. 2, 2002 - Jordan Born
Dec 19, 2002 - May 23, 2003 raising fabulous baby Jordan in Antigua
May23, 2003 - Jordan home
2006 Waiting to fost-adopt
07-17-2006, 10:17 PM #19
Sharon, I think the best you can do with Jordan is to do what you're doing--make sure he feels good about himself. It's also a good idea to get him involved in activities that he can excel in despite his height, such as soccer or baseball (remind him that a short batter is very difficult to pitch to!) or another activity if he's not into sports like music or art. He's such a cutie--your avatar makes me smile every time I see it .
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Are your legs tired, dd #1? Because I've been chasing you for months!
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