What's the Difference?: Size 24 Months vs. 2T

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

As kid's consignment season approaches again, I am finding myself back up to my ears in Lexi's fall and winter clothing, shoes, and toys from last year that need to be prepped for this year's fall/ winter consignment sales.  If you missed my previous blog post about how to maximize your time and efforts when it comes to kids' consignment sales, you can check it out here



So as I am going through her things from last year, I am remembering that mostly she was wearing size 18-24 month clothes last fall and winter.  Some of those pieces were simply marked as a size 24 month.  Now, of course, she has graduated to a size 2T.  So what exactly is the difference, if any, between a size 24 month and a size 2T?  Or is that a trick question?  Logic would say these are the same thing, and it's a mistake a LOT of people make.

There is actually a world of difference in these sizes, so don't be fooled, and don't let anyone tell you differently.   Of course, kids come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, but in general, a size 24 month is intended for infants age 18 months to 24 months.  And a size 2T is intended for a toddler between the ages of 2 and 3.  So at the farthest end of each of these size ranges, these sizes are actually a year and a half apart, and it would be very unlikely that a child would wear the same size that entire time. Kids grow so quickly (and go through so many clothes) especially at these young ages.  

Incidentally, the dress Lexi was wearing in the picture above is a size 18-24 month dress.  She had just turned 18 months when this picture was taken, and it was big on her.  It would be at least 3 inches shorter on her now, if not more, and it's only been about 9 months.  Grow, baby, grow!  

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