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Old 04-21-2016, 08:05 AM   #1
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Does boys underwear sizing really not match up?

My son is 6 wearing size 6 pants but i just got him hanes medium underwear that says its size 10-12. Same with hanna andresson he is out growing his size large that is set for 10-12 like 80+ lbs but he is only 50+ lbs.

Even my daughter (2) is wearing some 18m and 2t pants and I got her 4t undies...

I was just curious if I was the only one buying undies so many sizes up.

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Old 04-21-2016, 08:29 AM   #2
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Re: Does boys underwear sizing really not match up?

We're actually running in the opposite direction. 3T Gerber and equivalent (S?) Hanna pull-ups for our kid who is moving into size 6 clothes.
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It depends on the brand and the size of the child. I've got a long, narrow child who's underwear size is smaller than his pants size. I'm gonna have to go up a size on his pants for next school year (10S I guess, but not sure) but I shouldn't have to buy him any more underwear for a while.
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Old 04-21-2016, 07:03 PM   #4
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We have always had to size up or our kids get contact dermatitis due to the friction of the leg openings rubbing on their legs. My 6 year old wears 5T shirts/pants, size 8 underwear, and size 10 pjs (100% cotton so they are meant to be tight fitting).

My youngest is a tiny almost 3 year old (around 12th percentile on growth charts) and still easily fits in 24m/2T clothes but needs size 4 underwear (when he decides to use a potty).
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My 3 year old who wears 4t/5t (depending on the item) was wearing 2t/3t underwear until recently...
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Re: Does boys underwear sizing really not match up?

weird i got him new underwear because it the old was just so stretched. I probably could have got him the same size, but I got the size up first and they fit well. Interesting how everyone is a bit different.

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My son has always stayed true to size. But we also only use Hanes or fruit of the loom. He's super skinny 12s pants and wears 10/12

My daughter again is true to size. Size 6 clothes and underwear

And now my youngest who is freshly potty trained is also true to size...2t/3t
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Re: Does boys underwear sizing really not match up?

My son is 4 (almost 5) and I also find the opposite to be true with him. Right now he fits in size 4T and 5 clothes but he still fits in 2T and 3T underwear. Most are the George brand and some are Carter's. He's by no means a tiny kid, tall and almost 38lbs. It's likely dependent on the brand and shape of the child's body. I don't know if others find this but my boys tend out grow the length before the waist even fits sometimes. Boys pants seem to be huge on the waist. Thankfully most have adjustable waists.
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