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Why does Children’s Place hate mothers?

My husband’s father’s second wife — my step mother-in-law, henceforth referred to as B. — bought the Child much clothing. As did everyone else at the party — which was a great success without any meltdowns, thank you all for asking. But back to the clothes that B bought for The Child.

The Child had just turned TWO. She is very large for her age — 80th percentile and growing like a weed. So I was shocked when I flipped through the offerings from B and saw they were all sized 24 months. WTF? She’s wearing a 2T now. I figured it was just typical underhanded insults from B — she has two granddaughters whose ages bracket The Child and she’s very fierce (and unsubtle) about how much better they are at all things than my child.  I couldn’t quite figure out the insult — something about her being undersized for her age? I shrugged and went to Children’s Place to return the clothes this morning.

All became suddenly clear when I rummaged through the on-sale jeans and there was no 2T. How odd. Were they sold out? If they were, they were sold out across the store… I asked the nice lady at the counter, were you sold out?

Oh, no. It seems that, contrary to every other clothing manufactuerer I’ve ever bought from, they call clothes intended for children 24-36 months 3T rather than 2T. Well, that is confusing.

Am I wrong? I shop primarily at LLBean & Hanna Andersson but I’ve been to Babies R Us, Gap, Old Navy, even Target and Macy’s and Talbot’s. I’ve always seen the sizes go from 12-18 months, 18-24 months, then 2T, 3T, 4T.  Right? I mean, I haven’t been buying the wrong sizes for all this time, have I? The 2T stuff fits fine while the 24 months is way too small. And the 3T stuff seems way too big. So….

I can’t begin to guess as to why Children’s Place (from whom I have never bought before and probably won’t buy again)  has chosen to completely eschew the conventions observed by the entire rest of the world.

This is why I like Hanna Andersson — 90 cm.

  1. January 22, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    Every line sizes differently. Just like women’s clothing and vanity sizing.

    Right now my dd who is turning 4 in 2 months has clothes in her drawers that all fit ranging in size from 24 months, 2T, 3T and we are just starting to buy her some 4T. It’s bizarro.

  2. happywithmy clothes
    March 7, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    The Childrens Place does offer size charts so mothers can compare the height or weight of their child to determine what size would fit the child best. Ever tried looking at that?

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