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Long Jeans for a Tall Toddler

My daughter just turned 2. She is very tall (75th percentile) and skinny (25th percentile). I have such a hard time finding pants that fit her. They are usually too big in the waist or too short in the leg. For the last year or so I've been putting her in overalls, which work great. However, now that we are potty training, I want to dress her in something that she can get off and on by herself. Anyone know of any clothing brands that make longer pants?

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pumpkin patch makes long skinny jeans expensive but very cute
osh kosh has skinny jeans that were TOO skinny for my skinny girl.
childrens place aren't super skinny but do have adjustable waistbands.

I find that pumpkin patch run much skinnier than gymboree

oops I just noticed that you want something easy to get on and off...I would say skip jeans and pants and go for leggings.

If you can afford it Tea Collection has the most adorable tunics and coordinating leggings.

Target has very cheap leggings that hold up pretty well.

I like to buy the Tea Collection tunics and then buy coordinating leggings from target (it's cheaper that way)

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My daughter (she's 5 now) lives in Gymboree leggings because most other pants don't fit well. My mom ends up altering most of her clothing! They tend to be tight enough, so if she's too tall for that size, you may be able to go a size up and they might still fit. I buy most of them at the end of the season for the next year to save money. We also do a lot of Gymboree bike shorts for the summer, but for shorts, I can often just buy other brands a size or two down because length doesn't matter.

I don't like the adjustable waist pants (like Gap) as much because she is so skinny that they bulge a lot when they are adjusted to the smallest size.

Slim jeans work well too, but at the potty training age, I prefer the leggings because they are so much easier to just pull up and pull down.
Sad that Talbots no longer makes a kids line--their slim stuff used to fit my daughter well.

We have a hard time finding pants that fit also. My daughter is in the bottom 5% for weight and 55% for height. She is also 2. The only thing we have found to work is buying jeans that have the adjustable waist. We buy her pants and shorts at Baby Gap. Hope this helps!

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go up a size and get slim with an adjustable waist, old navy, childrens place, or gymboree have slim sizes and the waistband in jeans. or how about just leggings, thats the best, plus cheaper and comfy, just go up a size.

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pumpkin patch makes long skinny jeans expensive but very cute
osh kosh has skinny jeans that were TOO skinny for my skinny girl.
childrens place aren't super skinny but do have adjustable waistbands.

I find that pumpkin patch run much skinnier than gymboree

oops I just noticed that you want something easy to get on and off...I would say skip jeans and pants and go for leggings.

If you can afford it Tea Collection has the most adorable tunics and coordinating leggings.

Target has very cheap leggings that hold up pretty well.

I like to buy the Tea Collection tunics and then buy coordinating leggings from target (it's cheaper that way)

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IF she is big enough for slims, JC Penney and Old Navy carry slim sizes in little kids pants. Thankfully, both are reasonably priced and often have sales!

I feel your pain- my 2 older boys were the exact same way!

try children's place. I believe the have slims and regular and I know starting at 24 months they have adjustable waistbands (buttons on the inside) for their bottoms. We love their clothes as we have a similar problem - our 16 month old is off the charts for height.

Try putting her in "regular" size 2 or 3, not toddler sizes which are cut to fit over diapers. Also, pants with an adjustable waist are out there (I found some at Target for my granddaughter with a similar build). With my daughters who were slimmer babies and little girls I would also buy or make dresses with sashes to fit the waistline as the little dresses had the same issue and didn't look right on them. Good luck finding things.

We have a hard time finding pants that fit also. My daughter is in the bottom 5% for weight and 55% for height. She is also 2. The only thing we have found to work is buying jeans that have the adjustable waist. We buy her pants and shorts at Baby Gap. Hope this helps!

My older daughter has always been very tall and skinny, and I buy her jeans at Crazy 8 (same company as Gymboree, but about a quarter of the price!). You can usually get jeans for $9 there. (Pants also)

I usually put my girls in dresses, unless we're going to the playground. During the winter, they wear tights under their dresses, and in the summer they wear the dresses by themselves. Nice and cool, and your daughter can grow taller without the dress looking funny! =)

I have a similar problem with my 5 year old - she's too thin to wear anything but 2-3 where they don't make slims. Slims start around 4-5T sizing - Gap has slim jeans. We settled for leggings - she prefers dresses anyway. However, Gymboree makes pants with adjustable waist bands that may work. Good luck!

We have similar issues with BOTH of our children. We buy pants with the correct length and an adjustable waist. Our favorite places to buy them are Kohl's, JC Penney, and Academy. GL with the potty training!

I have a 5yo son who has the same problem. We always had to find the pants in a larger size that have the adjustable waistband so we could cinch them up a bit. I usually shop for the kids' clothes at Target & Walmart since they outgrow them so fast anyway. =o)
Not sure if they have them for girls or not, but it may be something to check out... we have 2 boys with our first girl on the way.

it is so hot the majority of the year were in shorts. i have the opposite problem my son is more belly than legs. but the chrildens place has waist bands that can be extended or sinched in. for potty training dresses work nicely...bloomers or little shorts under or just panties. *side tip* when my mom trained me she put me in silky "fancy" panties because when i wet it felt nasty. the cotton absorbs while the satin does not and is very nasty.

I remember wearing a lot of leggings with shirts & dresses. They just don't make an economical pair of tall skinny jeans for any age or gender. I have looked everywhere! My sons suffer the same problem only I cannot make them wear leggings! We get by on adjustable waist and belts.

Janie and Jack makes longer/slimmer jeans. I am sure you could find some on ebay at a reasonable price.

target has an osh kosh line that has adjustable waists and so does gap. my 2 1/2 yr old i buy size 4 for length and adjust the waist. my daughter is 75% height and 7% weight. basically from what i've found there is not much difference waist size between 2 and 4 it's only length.

oh and gymboree usually is longer but slimmer

I buy my daughter jeans at Old Navy. They have an adjustable waist one, so you can buy the taller size and adjust the waist down to fit.

Old Navy has adjustable waist pants, skirts and shorts. They are perfect for our lovely petite long legged little girl.These clothes have an elastic band on the inside of the waist that you can pull to fit and then button to secure. As the child grows, just adjust the waist. It's the only clothing that actually fits our girl in length and waist. Good luck . Yay Old Navy. Genius.

My daughter (she's 5 now) lives in Gymboree leggings because most other pants don't fit well. My mom ends up altering most of her clothing! They tend to be tight enough, so if she's too tall for that size, you may be able to go a size up and they might still fit. I buy most of them at the end of the season for the next year to save money. We also do a lot of Gymboree bike shorts for the summer, but for shorts, I can often just buy other brands a size or two down because length doesn't matter.

I don't like the adjustable waist pants (like Gap) as much because she is so skinny that they bulge a lot when they are adjusted to the smallest size.

Slim jeans work well too, but at the potty training age, I prefer the leggings because they are so much easier to just pull up and pull down.
Sad that Talbots no longer makes a kids line--their slim stuff used to fit my daughter well.

My 4 yr old is the same way-- tall and slender. I've found that some of the Cherokee pants/shorts at Target have the hidden elastic waistband adjusters (like maternity pants). I also have seen the adjustable waist at Gymboree .I recently saw a product called the Smartie Pants clip that might help if you need to buy a bigger size for length and then cinch the waist. http://www.amazon.com/Smartie-Pants-Toddler-Adjustable-Ci...

I really love the slim sizes at JCPenney. They are in the big girl section, but they fit my daughter better than the toddler pants with adjustable waist.

At Old Navy and Baby Gap they have jeans that have a feature that allows you to draw the waist in with some tabs. My grandson needs them because he is also 'long and lean'. ;} Hope this helps!

Gymboree... has clothing that is "long".... you may try that. Their clothing is just generous in the length.
If you don't have a store locally, then go online. They have a website.

Also, Old Navy... had toddler jeans... that are sized 'regular' or 'skinny' and they have adjustable waistbands.
Adjustable waistbands.. are something to really look for.... and it is elastic waisted... so you can just pull it down.... per toileting.
I ALWAYS buy elastic waisted pants/shorts/skirts for my girl, as a toddler and even now. And for my son.

Also, you might want to try just getting her skirts instead, so you dont' have to worry about her length.... and buy elastic waisted skirts.

Also, instead of 'jeans' buy "Capri" length jeans... so you don't have to worry about the length.
My kids are tall (97-98th percentiles) and I buy my girl Capri jeans. Because kids jeans... tends to be just too long anyway.
Even though my daughter is tall for her age.
OR, instead of 'jeans'... buy her leggings. Gymboree has cute ones and elastic waisted and good quality.

good luck,
Susan

Too short in winter works great with boots! For potty training though leggings, skirts, or dresses are easiest to get off and on. My favorite jeans for my tall girls are "gap long and lean".

Well fortunately we live in Texas! My oldest was exactly the same. She wore lots of tights, leggings, skorts, and skirts. She became very creative wanting to color-match her outfits and try new color combinations. I believe this very thing helped to boost her creativity and make her so independent. I know its hard...good luck to you & your daughter!

My daughter does not wear pants at all, but we have the same problem. I want her skirt below her knees, but she is in the 70th percentile height and 30th percentile in weight. My favorite skirts are the ones with adjustable waist bands. I can buy a larger size to get the length I want and then adjust the waist to fit. I have found these at The Children's Place. I don't know what other brands offer this option though. I just checked the girls jeans at The Children's Place online and they sell pants that way too at $11 each or buy one get one 1/2 off.

The Gap carries Tall Toddler sizes - probably online only though.

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