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Swiss baby clothing sizes:

Clueless great aunt needs help!

Looking to buy some Swiss-themed baby presents, and found a cute Scherenschnitt-style Body. But I am uncertain of Swiss baby clothig sizes - so turning to all you parents out there:

In your experience, how closely do Swiss sizes correspond to baby ages?

I found this table:
https://www.wireltern.ch/artikel/gro...ung-und-schuhe

Back home, I've always bought big, for instance for a six month old baby I'd buy a 12 month size. Better room to grow than too small. According to the table, 6 months is a size 68 -so I'm thinking of buying a size 80. Or maybe bigger?

What would you parents recommend?

Many thanks.
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Old 16.05.2021, 12:16
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Re: Swiss baby clothing sizes:

Swiss sizing tends to run small in my opinion although it also depends on the brand.
Size 80 is technically for a one year old so it should be fine but if you really want to err on the side of caution you could go for 86.
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Old 16.05.2021, 12:19
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Re: Swiss baby clothing sizes:

As a (great) aunt I always buy bigger. The smaller sizes they grow out so fast.
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Old 16.05.2021, 12:32
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Re: Swiss baby clothing sizes:

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As a (great) aunt I always buy bigger. The smaller sizes they grow out so fast.
This!!!!

@melloncolie, please don't buy anything size 68*! Start with 86 for a present.

*I think mine outgrew the 68 size phase way before the stash of new clothes bought by me, presents and hand me downs from friends were worn one time each.
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Re: Swiss baby clothing sizes:

I'm not convinced Swiss sizing is different than any other in Europe, it goes by centimeter - some stores have their clothing run big/small but that's irrespective of the sizing system

Nevertheless you can never really be certain that a baby less than 12-18 months are going to be similar sized just by age. They go by height & weight but as a general rule it's always wiser to a size up rather than guess exactly right

This might help as a guide
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Re: Swiss baby clothing sizes:

My child never wore anything smaller than 3mo, all the newborn clothes were way too short. I'd buy 74 or 80.
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Re: Swiss baby clothing sizes:

Swiss sizes are among biggest. Only brand (among the ones I used) with sizes bigger than Migros or Coop is polarn o pyret, a Swedish brand.

Marks and Spencer is smaller than Migros/Coop. John Lewis depends - sometimes similar, sometimes smaller.

Sense organics is inconsistent but among bigger brands.

Sanetta, Peek-a-boo, Bellybutton somewhat smaller. Maybe would classify them as average.

Did not have much of H&M but is maybe slightly smaller than Migros/Coop. C&A is definitely smaller.

Fargo average.

Turkish brands definitely smaller (maybe similar to C&A).

Anyways, many brands are not even consistent in their own sizing.

Having had an average sized baby, had 1-2 pieces of migros 56s. Usually 62 was fine from the beginning.

Only for envelope bodies: 56 Migros was good size for the beginning but I like petit bateau's quality better and those I needed 62, 56 was too small.

Note: I've been using cloth diapers and hence usually need a bit bigger sizes.
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Re: Swiss baby clothing sizes:

My daughter's weight was off the chart (20% above the 99th percentile at one stage), and there was so many clothes she never wore which was such a waste. Anything below 6-9 months I'd only buy in very low quantities.
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Re: Swiss baby clothing sizes:

Bringing this thread back up with more questions for parents and anyone who knows more about baby sizes than I do:

I found a cute knit hat/slippers set from Heimatwerk, but there is no size given. Are baby hats/socks/shoes usually one size fits all?

https://www.heimatwerk.ch/de/product...nkli-edelweiss

(The newest member of the clan arrived way too soon, he's tiny, if that makes any difference.)

Also - cute as they are, in your experience are baby Finkli actually useful, or would they be an annoyingly impractical gift?
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Re: Swiss baby clothing sizes:

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Bringing this thread back up with more questions for parents and anyone who knows more about baby sizes than I do:

I found a cute knit hat/slippers set from Heimatwerk, but there is no size given. Are baby hats/socks/shoes usually one size fits all?

https://www.heimatwerk.ch/de/product...nkli-edelweiss

(The newest member of the clan arrived way too soon, he's tiny, if that makes any difference.)

Also - cute as they are, in your experience are baby Finkli actually useful, or would they be an annoyingly impractical gift?
In my experience baby hat/bootee patterns are 0-6 months so I expect they will be that size too. They are gorgeous.

You can find special patterns for preemies, I’ve made a few for the premature baby units in hospitals over the years and have a good pattern somewhere if I search. Small baby things are more specialist and you need to specifically search for them.

However the baby will grow and anything bigger will come in useful at some point.
The little bootees/slippers are quite useful but it depends on the baby. Mine would somehow always manage to wriggle them off.
They make for cute photos and in theory warm feet.
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Re: Swiss baby clothing sizes:

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Bringing this thread back up with more questions for parents and anyone who knows more about baby sizes than I do:

I found a cute knit hat/slippers set from Heimatwerk, but there is no size given. Are baby hats/socks/shoes usually one size fits all?

https://www.heimatwerk.ch/de/product...nkli-edelweiss

(The newest member of the clan arrived way too soon, he's tiny, if that makes any difference.)

Also - cute as they are, in your experience are baby Finkli actually useful, or would they be an annoyingly impractical gift?
That does seem small but if the baby is tiny it might be a good gift. Babies need to wear at least one layer more than adults/older children so thats why baby are usually wrapped in many things We used those baby socks for out and about and sometimes also at home but not sure if everyone agrees. I think if you buy a matching set it's a great gift
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