We acknowledge that all children come in different shapes and sizes, this is especially true for developing bodies. Babies and children grow at vastly different rates, therefore we have tried to be as generous with our sizing as possible. We have based our size range off the 75th percentile of New Zealand children. This means that if you know your child is under the 50th percentile in general, size down and if they are above the 75th percentile in general, then size up.
There is also cross over between our baby and children's size range for ages 12-24months. The reason for this is that we felt a huge amount of growth happened between ages 1-2yrs and therefore some styles needed to be broken down into two sizes to ensure a better garment fit for this group. This is true for our Foundation Range, which has a close to body fit.
Where a garment is offered in ages 1-2years, we expect the garment to be a more generous fit for a 12 month old child. This is to ensure it fits the child right through to age 2years.
If you have any questions regarding fit please get in contact with us and we can help you.
Our size guide is intended to be just that, a guide. Where possible we have described the 'fit' of each style on its product page and given final garment measurements. We have also used height as a reference point for each size range, this is a measurement that we feel most accurately represents a child's size. A brief explanation of our 'fit' terms are below.
Close to body: means the style of the garment is intended to be a more snug/tighter fit. This is true for our 'Foundation Range' of merino garments, as they are intended to be worn underneath clothing, and against the skin.
Structured: means the style of garment has tailored construction, which is intended to fit the body. In a structured garment the size guide should be looked at in detail for reference on choosing a size.
Loose fit: means this style is meat to have room and not be structured. Yet still fit the body well. This style is true for most of our 'Capsule Collection' range, as they are intended to be worn as a second layer, together with an outer layer (i.e. jacket) over-top.
Over-sized fit: means this style is intended to be more of an over-sized/baggy fit.