Henry was a beautiful chubby baby.
He was 20 pounds at six months and eeking off the growth charts. By the summer 2010, he was a 10 month old packed into 12-18 month size clothing. Logic would suggest that by the summer of 2011 he would be in two year old sizing. At least. Have I mentioned Chris is 6’5″ and I am 6′? My mother tells me I was 30 pounds at a year old.
I was still in my pre-minimalist days in the summer of 2010 so I took advantage of some end of season sales and bought a few pairs of shorts in larger sizes for the next summer. I tucked them away and when fall rolled around I put the good condition old shorts in the ‘for next baby’ bin.
I was wrong.
It seems I can’t predict the future.
Henry is a slim 26 pound almost two year old now. And he’s worn all of his shorts from last summer again. The two pairs of two year old shorts I bought in advance are huge on him. I have no idea if they will get any wear from our family at all. He may jump two sizes over the winter.
The good news: we got a lot of wear out of these shorts and a few others. They’re still in good condition and we, or another family, will get a lot more use out of them.
I’m transitioning Henry’s wardrobe to fall right now and pruning the items he isn’t wearing much or that are just a touch small. I’ll have photos and a list of what stays soon.
More about toddler wardrobes:
Question: do you buy children’s clothing in advance at end of season sales? Do you find it worth the risk? Now that we are keeping smaller wardrobes I’m not as concerned about having to buy in season at non-sale prices (also helps that I am into thrift stores and buying second hand). I figure four items at full price that I know fit are better than a dozen items at sale price that may never get worn.