Selecting The Best Antsy Pants™ Size For Your Child
The most important things to consider when selecting the right size for your Antsy Pants™ kid:
For easiest selection of the correct size Antsy Pants™ for your child, they are paired with the infant and toddler clothing sizes that correspond to each. Because of Antsy Pants'™ unique patent-pending stretch side panels, each size continues to fit for far longer than one size of children's clothing.
1T size fits children who wear size 9mo clothing through 18mo clothing. The relaxed waist measurement is 14" and stretches to 21". The relaxed rise along the side of the diaper is approximately 12 3/8".
2T size fits children who wear size 18mo, 2T and 3T clothing. The relaxed waist measurement is 16" and stretches to 24". The relaxed rise along the side of the diaper is approximately 13 3/8".
4T size fits children who wear sizes 3T and 4T clothing. The relaxed waist measurement is 18" and stretches to 28". The relaxed rise along the side of the diaper is approximately 14 3/8".
5 size fits children who wear sizes 5 and 6 clothing. The relaxed waist measurement is 19" and stretches to 30". The relaxed rise along the side of the diaper is approximately 16".
When deciding on the correct size, you will want to take into account whether your child is close to moving out of the size range, such as, is your child currently wearing size 2T pants that fit perfectly and 3T that have too-long pant legs but the waist fits fine? You can probably go with size 2T. If you are almost ready to put the 2T sized pants up in the attic, then go with the 4T size as long as your child's 3T pants are not loose in the waist.
Measuring Your Child To Determine Size
If you are still unsure about the correct size of Antsy Pants™ to purchase for your child, taking a few of your child's measurements would be the next step. The three measurements you need are waist circumference, hip circumference and rise length.
The easiest way to be sure you get these
two measurements in the right spot is to tie a ribbon or string around your
child’s waist and use it as a guide for both measurements.
Rise length is measured between the center front and center back points of the above waist circumference, passing between the legs and flat to the skin at the point where the leg joins the torso. For the most accurate fit possible, our sizing suggestions reflect this measurement taken without a diaper or other clothing on.
My child has chunky thighs; will these fit?
Chunky thighs are no problem. Antsy Pants™ unique patent-pending soft stretch side panels allow them to fit a broader range of thigh circumferences without discomfort and still resist leaks. Just choose the correct size for your child’s waist and rise, making sure that your child's hip measurement is not larger than the maximum stretched measurement of the diaper, and Antsy Pants™ will fit correctly.
My child has skinny thighs; will these fit?
Antsy Pants™ are a great cloth diaper option for children who have leaks in other brands. The Antsy Pants™ unique patent-pending soft-stretch side panels allow them to fit a broader range of thigh circumferences than other diapers without leaks or discomfort. Just select the appropriate size for your child’s waist and rise measurements, making sure that your child's hip measurement is larger than her waist measurement if she is near the lower end of the measurement range, and Antsy Pants™ will fit correctly.
Will the size I buy now still fit in 6 months?
Antsy Pants™ Pull-Up Cloth Diapers are engineered to accommodate a wide range of body shapes and sizes, and as such, so long as you pick the correct size initially, your child will still be able to wear the same size for up to a year. In other words, your investment in your Antsy Pants™ stash now should last through your child’s time potty training.
Do I need to take my child’s measurements?
If you are unsure about the correct size of Antsy Pants™ to purchase for your child, you will likely want to take a few measurements to assist in finding the best size match. The required measurement points are waist circumference, hip circumference and rise length.