How to measure accurately for safer purchases!
We source our products from a wide variety of manufacturers and no supplier works to the same sizing standards.
We have a lot of experience in sizing children based on measurements supplied by parents and our extensive knowledge of individual garments.
We do not get our advice correct 100% of the time but we are striving to improve on the 98% success rate we have achieved to date.
Our success of the online site relies on parents providing accurate measurements of their children.
Please take a moment to read this sizing advice.
- Make sure your child takes his or her shoes off and removes any bulky items of clothing like jumpers or baggy trousers
- The measurements should be actual body measurements
- Do not be tempted to add too much “room for growth” at this stage,
- Ask your child to stand straight, shoulders relaxed, flat on their feet
- Make sure he or she is looking straight ahead and not leaning back
- Measure from the base of the feet to the crown of the head.
- Ask your child to have their arms hanging loosely by their sides
- Measure round the body at chest height
- Make sure your child has removed any bulky items as you need a body measurement
- Measure around the natural waistline, just above the hip bone
- Measure from the top of the inside leg to the length you would like the trousers to be
- Measure from the natural waistline to mid knee
- Measure from the nape (base) of the neck to the middle of the knee