Taking measurements of your child’s body is far more accurate than guessing their size based on their age. It’s important to buy the correct sized school uniform for your child so that you don’t have buy more in a few months because it no longer fits. Below is our sizing guide to help you measure your child correctly. If you require some more assistance, we’d be more than happy to help; just pop into our store on North Street or give us a call.
Measuring Your Child’s Height
When measuring your son or daughter’s height, make sure they are not wearing any shoes or hair accessories that might make them appear slightly taller. The floor should be level and your child should be stood straight against a wall. Ask them to look straight on with their arms at their side and their feet together. Use a tape measure to determine the distance between the floor and the top of their head.
Other Measurements You’ll Need
Height is important, but there are other measurements you’ll need in order to buy the correct sized school uniform. Before you begin, ask your child to remove any bulky clothing that could interfere with the measurements.
The chest must be measured at the fullest part. Be sure to place the tape measure under the arms so that they are not mistakenly factored into the measurement.
When measuring the waist¸ you must measure the natural waistline, just above the hip bone.
The collar is the base of the neck, where a shirt collar would sit.
If you need trousers or tracksuit bottoms, you’ll need to measure the inside leg. Measure from the crotch down to where you want the trousers to sit on the ankle.
Converting inches to ages
Many of our products are sized by inches (chest size) OR age. We use the below conversion as a rough guide for chest measurements: