Taking measurements of your baby’s body can be an exhausting task. When your baby is 1 or 2 years old and you want to make a cute little dress for him/her, the toughest task is to take measurements. Keeping that in mind, here in this post I wrote down the necessary things one should consider while noting down measurements for babies. The size and lengths of a garment changes with respect to the type of dress. Like we don’t take neck width while making a jhabla(a dress with shoulder strips for babies), so here I provide standard baby size chart first. Also please check out how to take body measurements, so you can easily understand the terms. Standard baby size chart with full measurements is provided below, and I hope it will save your precious time.
Baby Size Chart Table(standard):
All measurements are taken in inches and I’ve divided it into two parts-
i) Upper Body Measurements
ii) Lower Body Measurements
Upper Body Measurements Table Of 1-2 year Old Baby :
|2. Shoulder To Shoulder Width|
|3. Shoulder Length|
|5. Waist Length|
|7. Hip Length|
|9. Bottom Width|
|10. Front Neck Length|
|11. Back Neck Length|
|12. Neck Width|
Lower Body Measurements :
|1. Total Length|
|2. Crotch Length|
|3. Knee Length|
|6. Half Foothole|
(while making a simple lower part, for width of trouser we usually take 1/3rd of hips + 2 inch[sewing seam].)
Sleeves length varies with the type of sleeve you are making whether it is short, half or full sleeves.
Clothes like bloomer, pajamas, pants etc doesn’t have the difference in length or size for baby boy and baby girl. But the size varies when you want to make dresses like frocks and skirts. For example, if you want to make a full length skirt for your baby girl, then you have to take the length till ankle(+ sewing seam and folding).