Which Brand of Infant Clothing Runs the Largest?

Updated on June 15, 2017
J.W. asks from North Charleston, SC
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My baby is still an infant but is already wearing sizes 12-24 months (depending on the brand & style). Also, I don't think it will be long before we are out of size 12 months. As winter is nearing I need to purchase long sleeve clothes. Any recommendations on brands I should look into for sleep & plays or onesies/bodysuits (that are in sizes ranging from 12 months -24 months)?

I should make note that my baby's doctor has not shown any concern yet. Baby is considered in the 75th percentile as of 1.5 months ago...therefore, other Moms must be going through the same thing.

Thanks in advance!

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So What Happened?

Thank you all for your responses! I have two new favorite stores, Gymboree and Janie & Jack. Both pricy stores but that is okay...I'm a good sale shopper :oP Also, thanks for the reassurance that my baby is growing just fine at the 75th percentile. For the ones with babies in the 90th…WOW! Must have been hard to dress them…and I thought I was having a hard time :oP

Thanks again!

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answers from Kalamazoo on

I don't really know brands, but they make those blanket sleepers up to at least size 4T. They make onesies pretty big too. My babies were like that, 5mo old wearing 12mo clothes and it just increased from there!

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answers from Detroit on

My son is really big and my daughter is really small so I have found that Carters, Gymboree and some Circo (Target brand) fit large--Gap, Old Navy, Sonoma (Kohls), Ralph Lauren fit snug. Some of the Circo brand clothes from Target are really small too, because I can buy the pants for my daughter who is 15th percentile for weight. I usually buy 15 pairs of pants in a variety of sizes for each child and have a try on day and then return what doesn't work.


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answers from Grand Rapids on

I shop at lots of places (Gap, Old Navy, Children's Place, etc.) but I've found that Carter's clothing is consistently the most comfortable and the most durable. I buy all my Carter's clothing at Babies R Us. They are always running sales to buy 1, get 50% off 1. Even their regular prices are cheaper than the "sale" prices at places like Kohl's and JCPenney. If you go to their website, you can sign up for email notifications. I'm very excited that the clothes my son wore in 12 month last winter (with 12 mo being the largest size they came in), Carter's is now making them up to 24 months!

And don't worry about your baby's size! My 5 year old was wearing 12 month clothes at only 4 months old, but he was off the charts for both height and weight, so it was fine!



answers from Detroit on

I agree with what everyone else has said. However, I think that Carter's is probably the best buy for the money. You can find really good deals at the Carter's outlets, plus they send you good coupons! Good luck and God Bless!



answers from Detroit on

You didn't say how old your baby is, but I have the same problem with my 8 month old (she is 95th percentile for height and 75th for weight)...I have found that Gymboree fits best on my "long and lean" baby. She is 8 months and right now the 6-12 month size fits perfect. Gymboree has outlet stores also with a lot of good prices. Also, if you have any resale shops in your area that is always a good option for clothes. I have one near me that only sells the "higher end" stuff and she will buy stuff back once it gets outgrown. Have fun shopping! :P



answers from Grand Rapids on


Both of my boys were always in the 90th percentile to off the charts and my doctor was never alarmed, he always told me that I had very healthy children. He never considered them obese or even overweight, so first of all, I wouldn't be worried. You don't say how old your baby is, so I wouldn't buy anything for the winter quite yet because as he/she gets more active he/she may start slimming down considerably. I always had very good luck with the Target brand (Circo) winter footed pajamas. They come in a 2-pack for about $12. My oldest son wore them his first winter and then when he started walking, he slimmed down enough that he was able to wear them a second winter. I don't know if I'll get thru the whole winter (he might outgrow them), but I still have them for my younger son to wear them this winter. They are that durable.



answers from Detroit on

I have found that if I spend a bit more $$ and buy better kids clothes they fit better and last longer.. and look better wash after wash.

I think I am better off to buy better clothes than a lot of cheap clothes that fall apart and shrink and never fit right.

Gymboree is my top pick for outfits.. cute well made wash great do not fade and shrink.

Carters is also great - I really like carters onsies and pajamas.

childrens place is also good.. childrens place makes a nice medium weight cotton footie pajamas that is great for spring and fall,, They also make a nice fleece footie pajama. (I think childrens place pajamas run a bit smaller than carters)

I have a 2.5 year old daughter and a 1 year old son.. so I really like that childrens place pajamas often have animals or stars and moons on them.. so my daughter can wear them and then they pass down to my son. not too girly or masculine...

carters pajamas are either all boy..-dinosaur trucks... or all girl.. pink ballerina... etc..

something to think about if you plan on having another baby some day..



answers from Detroit on

I found Gymboree clothes to always run big - we got lots of wear out of them!



answers from Detroit on

I've found the same as what Ann K has - Carter's, Gymboree and Janie & Jack run larger (or more true to size; also they don't shrink as much). Ralph Lauren, MiniWear, and Gerber run a little smaller. (Actually, I've found Gerber might fit good new, then shrinks ridiculously.)

I'd definitely try out Carter's or Gymboree for the sleep & plays - they outlasted any other brand that I've tried. They shrunk less, washed better, looked cute and we really got our use out of them. Carter's onesies have my vote hands down. My son is almost 2-1/2 and I still put him in those. :) They are the best!



answers from Seattle on

With lots of brands out there, infant clothing choices can be overwhelming. Definitely you don’t need a dull wardrobe for children; you will always look for good quality clothing like present at https://www.petitluar.com/ that not only run long but looks attractive too. Choose comfy bodysuits or rompers and make them feel comfortable in every occasion.

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