Oct 22 09
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Pants for Skinny Kids

The Littlest Apple is definitely a challenge in the clothing department, and it is getting worse as he continues to get taller without gaining much weight.  As I’ve mentioned before, at almost 27 months, he’s around 20% for height (33 inches) and still not on the charts for weight (21 pounds).  In the summer, it’s easy to buy shirts the right size (12-18 months) and shorts that fit his tiny little waist (6-12 months…sad, I know).  Now that pants season is finally hitting Texas (at least for a few days), things start to get tricky because his length becomes a factor.  We’ve moved up to 12-18 month pants, even though he’s actually a bit too long for these according to the tag.  Since he’s skinny, they tend to hang longer on him.  The next size up would completely swallow him up, weight wise.  But even the 12-18 month pants are way too large around the waist (even if the waist is elastic).  In the past, I’ve solved this problem by using safety pins or doing a quick stitch on the sides to take them in, but last month, I ran across the answer to my problems.

Adjustable waist pants from Baby Gap!  They are just what we need, and the first pants I’ve seen like this for kids.  (Most of the pants I’ve seen that have drawstrings aren’t actually functional drawstrings).

Check out how they work:  There is a piece of elastic inside the waistband that has button holes in it.  If you want the pants tighter, you just pull on the elastic and fasten the hidden buttons farther down.  Brilliant!

adjustable waistWe have the Slub Cargo Pants ($29.99), like these:

Cargo Pants

I didn’t see any other styles at the store here (2 months ago), but according to the website there are lots of other options, including five pocket corduroy (in 5 colors), twill cargo pants, rugged cargo jeans, stripe lined jeans, micro fleece lined jeans, among others.

There are lots of styles for little girls too!

Baby Gap isn’t the cheapest, that’s for sure, but I love their stuff, and I’m so relieved to find a product like this that I’m willing to pay a pretty penny for them.  And as much as I hate that The Littlest Apple isn’t gaining weight, he is staying in the same size for a while.  We get more use out of his clothes (last year’s coat and some pants), and don’t have to buy new ones as often.

Have any of you seen anything similar elsewhere?  How do you get pants to fit your skinny kids?

I am not being asked to review any of these items, nor being paid for this review.  I am simply passing on some things that make my world a happier place.  Sometimes when you find something great, you just want to shout it from the rooftops!

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