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#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.


Thanks!

#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 Bathsheba52

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."




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