24 Months Vs. 2T

Updated on October 20, 2009
G.S. asks from Des Plaines, IL
8 answers

Ladies, Is there a difference between 24 months and 2T? For my daughter's birthday, I kept getting asked what is her size and people were confused as to getting her either 2T or 24 months. I really could'nt explain why. Is it based on the manufacturer? Cost/pricing structure? Design (snaps)? Thanks!

1 mom found this helpful

What can I do next?

  • Add your own comment
  • Ask your own question
  • Join the Mamapedia community
  • as inappropriate
  • this with your friends

Featured Answers

Smallavatar

E.R.

answers from Chicago on

I think when they include the "t," it means that there is room in the cut for the diaper. I didn't learn this until my second child was in that size, though! :)

More Answers

Smallavatar

J.P.

answers from Chicago on

I can't figure it out either. We have mixed 24 months and 2T clothing, and it totally depends on the brand as to which is bigger/longer/wider. I have compared shirts in stores and usually just end up getting whichever is bigger. I think most pants are longer in 2T, but like I said, not all! Very confusing! I hope you get receipts with the new clothes just in case!

1 mom found this helpful
Smallavatar

V.G.

answers from Chicago on

Within same brans T is larger than 24 months. Everything else is dependent on make and company.

Best bet will be to go by 2T, you will not go wrong.

Congragulations on your daughters 2nd B'day..way to go!

V.

Smallavatar

J.K.

answers from Chicago on

24 months is what they supposedly wear from 18-24 months and 2T is what they wear while they are 2. My kids are short so it didn't work that way for us.

Smallavatar

M.S.

answers from Chicago on

I noticed that the shirts were wider and short for 24mths VS longer and narrow for 2T.

Smallavatar

J.V.

answers from Chicago on

Typically, they mean the same thing. Within brands, usually 2T are longer.

You really have to go by the brand. I was at Babies-R-Us yesterday, and their 24 month is almost the same as a Gap 2T. So, if I was you, I'd tell them the length/weight for your daughter.

Smallavatar

S.S.

answers from Chicago on

2T is generally a little big bigger in the waist and the length. there are no snaps for diaper changing as your moving into toddler sizes and not baby sizes.

B.K.

answers from Chicago on

Hi
My son is 2, tall and slim and I try to stick with 24 mos. With 2 T he needs a belt, the only good thing is he'll be able to wear them a few months longer as he grows into them.
Bernie

Smallavatar

E.R.

answers from Chicago on

I think when they include the "t," it means that there is room in the cut for the diaper. I didn't learn this until my second child was in that size, though! :)

Next question: Confusion with Toddler Clothing Sizes