Jump to content

Where to buy pants for a skinny 2 year old!

  • Please log in to reply
14 replies to this topic

#1 Weeneybaby

Posted 29 April 2012 - 04:50 PM

Not sure if this is the right place for this but some of you might know! I have a nearly 2.5 year old who is just about into a size 0 for waist but would be a size 1 for length (wears size 1 - 2 tops). I can't find anything that fits him - it was fine with shorts in the summer (although he was still wearing some 00!) but now it is getting colder i am really struggling to find pants that fit him sad.gif

Is there anywhere that the sizing leans more to skinny hipped kids? God knows what I will do when we toilet train him as it is only his nappies holding up his pants as it is! Skinny genes not from my side of the family unfortunately, his dad has the skinniest hips I have ever seen!

Suggestions welcome, and I am useless with a sewing machine so making them not really an option.


#2 Riotproof

Posted 29 April 2012 - 05:01 PM

Target sizes tend to run a bit small. DS is not a normal sized 2 but he can wear their jeans, though his cloth nappies do help.

#3 Luvmy4

Posted 29 April 2012 - 05:04 PM

I have always found pumpkin patch to have the best pants for skinny kids my DS says the adjustable waistbands don't bunch up and hurt like the target & Kmart ones do

#4 hoohoobump

Posted 29 April 2012 - 05:06 PM

Cotton On Kids seem to have adjustable waists and a 'skinny' style.

I also get them at Target and Pumpkin Patch.

For cute ones, look at Oishi-m (Aussie Mum). They come in skinny and chubba.

My DS is in size 2/3 tops for length, but 0/1 shorts. This is his third year in some shorts. We need size two or even three jeans for length, but some just fall off him.

#5 sophiasmum

Posted 29 April 2012 - 06:00 PM

Agree with PP, your best bet are those adjustable waist pants.

#6 3_for_me

Posted 29 April 2012 - 06:02 PM

Have a look in the girls range.  DS2 has the same problem, i just look for plain jeans etc in the girls section as they are a much slimmer fit

#7 Ferelsmegz

Posted 29 April 2012 - 06:04 PM

My DD was the same and she TT'ed before 2! I got some pants from pumpkin patch in the end.

#8 BornToLove

Posted 29 April 2012 - 06:10 PM

I've been buying pants for DD online from US stores or having family ship clothing from Canada.  Gap/Old Navy, Gymboree, The Children's Place, etc. all tend to run on the lean side for girls, I assume boys would be similar.

That said, I have had some luck with cotton on kids but the quality isn't there.  Pumpkin Patch is close, but expensive. I avoid Target, best and less and kmart as they seem to make thier pants for turkeys (wide waists, short legs)

#9 KristyMum-

Posted 29 April 2012 - 06:18 PM

the buttonhole elastic/maternity elastic pants for kids are great.  Not just PP has them but other stores do them too now.  you just gotta check

and they last for ages.  For example, the size 1 PP jeans lasted three seasons because 1st season the cuffs were turned up, 2nd season only turned up a little, 3rd season at full length lol
yeh I know it doesn't work if you have a tall bean like my brother but if you have a little one with a skinny waist who doesn't bean sprout, then you're sweet original.gif

Edited by KristyMum-, 29 April 2012 - 06:34 PM.

#10 Mamabug

Posted 29 April 2012 - 06:23 PM

And when all else fails - suspenders/braces!

I have a skinny 5yo lad who needs size 2 waist, size 3 length. School pants start in size 4. We have taken them up half their length and there is no more room to bunch up the elastic waist band, so we are buying braces in school colour!

We has a couple of pairs that he wears with loose pants normally - he is just to inept to get the concept of a belt before a crisis hits!

#11 naturalgoodness

Posted 29 April 2012 - 06:26 PM

My DS is 7 and is very skinny. For years I have been buying his jeans from Gymnboree or Crazy 8 because they do "slim" sizing. Each size comes in 3 varieties ie slim, standard and husky. These fit without any of the bunching I have had on the standard sizes that have to be pulled so far in.

Crazy 8 often have great jeans sales, I buy current size and then the next size up (a few pairs of each) and even with postage it often ends up around $10 a pair or less

#12 Escapin

Posted 29 April 2012 - 06:28 PM

We've got some leggings from Seed and they are nice and snug around the top but still too long on my skinny long legged DD - marvellous!

#13 *maddierose*

Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:12 PM

My boys have always been very skinny waisted and it is so frustrating finding pants.

DS1 is 5 and fits into a 2-3 waist wise but need a 4-5 for length. ds2 is just 3 and needs a 0 waist wise and 1-2 for length.

I have always bought their clothes from pumpkin patch, crazy 8, gymboree and gap but for this winter i bought a heap of trackies from target and best and less. But i had to snip the sides and replace the elastic, they now fit great.

#14 Lokum

Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:27 PM

We have this problem.

PP elasticized are OK, but we have them on the tightest setting and they are quite bunched.

I just got a pair of cords and a pair of skinny jeans from Target. Much cheaper than PP, and the bunching isn't so bad - still on basically the tightest setting.  

We do also resort to belts (doubled!) but this is obviously a pain when changing nappies, and would not work for a TTer or pre-schooler who needs to go in a hurry.

#15 ThornfieldHall

Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:33 PM

QUOTE (3_for_me @ 29/04/2012, 07:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Have a look in the girls range.  DS2 has the same problem, i just look for plain jeans etc in the girls section as they are a much slimmer fit

Ditto. I've always been able to get plain jeans and cord pants in the Target girls' section - as well as plain track pants. They are a much skinnier cut. Especially at the moment with "skinny jeans" being "in."

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users


The device that allows you to bottle feed and use your phone at the same time

"It dawned on me that I could do some catch-up work while he fed, but I needed something to help me hold a bottle and my smartphone."

Mum posts photo of c-section scar to prove she gave birth

A new mum angered by people suggesting women who deliver their babies via caesarean section have not "given birth" has challenged that misconception by sharing a photograph of her scar.

Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis welcome daughter

Actress Olivia Wilde and her fiance Jason Sudeikis are parents again.

Nurse cuts off part of newborn's finger

A newborn baby is without the tip of one finger after a nurse accidentally cut it off with scissors.

See the new Thomas & Friends clothing range for girls

It's a long overdue move for kids and parents alike.

Finally, someone's come up with a way to stop doona thieves

If you've ever shared a bed with a dyed-in-the-wool doona stealer you'll know how frustrating it can be.

Family rituals to make mealtimes easier: mums share their tips

Special rituals, as well as favourite cutlery and plates, can make dinner times less challenging and a lot more fun!

Toddler pours entire bag of dog biscuits down the toilet

Most mums of toddlers have a funny horror story about the time they turned their back for 30 seconds only to find mayhem on their return.

Surgeons successfully separate 13-month-old twins conjoined at head

Surgeons at a New York City hospital have separated a pair of 13-month-old boys who were congenitally joined at the head, completing a rare operation that carried a risk of death and severe brain damage, their mother said.

'Do I call the parents or an exorcist?'

Babies can sometimes get themselves into unusual positions while sleeping, but this youngster has the makings of an acrobat.

The complicated grief of losing your babies

In the park near our house my partner and I have a bench. We paid to have it put there last year after our twin boys Fred and John died.

How the way you’re born and fed can affect your immune system

Vaginal or caesarean, bottle- or breastfed: it all influences our gut microbes and future health.

Depression made me a crummy friend - but I'm working on it

Getting well and falling in love with my son has brought a feeling words simply can't describe. But I didn't expect it to be a little heartbreaking, too.

Mountain Buggy Bagrider makes travel so much easier with baby

Haven't we all needed more hands when travelling with babies and toddlers?

'I look like a troll!': mum shares postpartum hair regrowth woes

Rather than hiding her postpartum hair regrowth, author Giovana Fletcher has photographed and shared it.

A police officer saved a baby's life, forever changing his own

With his bald head, light goatee and bulging arms covered in dark tattoos, Officer Kenneth Knox is an imposing figure.

The tandem breastfeeding photo that got a mum's Facebook account shut down

A mother of six from the US claims that Facebook disabled her account because she posted a photograph of herself tandem breastfeeding a stranger's baby along with her own.


Top 5 Articles


What's hot on EB

Win a Hawaii beachfront resort holiday for two!

Enter now for your chance to win 1 of 4 trips for two to Hawaii, staying at Outrigger resorts in Waikiki.


Vintage Toys

The toys of your childhood

Take a trip down memory lane with these vinage and retro toys that you may have had in your childhood or your parent's childhood.

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.