My baby girl is 7 months old. That (stinkin’ cute if I do say so myself) outfit she’s wearing? Is size 12 months.
She’s a big girl, but she’s not huge (well, except for her thunder thighs that I like to squeeze all day)! The thing is, baby clothing tags can be deceptive. If it says 12M, it likely means 9-12 months. 9M means 6-9 months. 6M means 3-6 months, and 3M means 0-3 months.
Even then, when purchasing baby clothes, it’s always best to check the label for weight and not age. The 3M label? It usually works for newborns 8-12 pounds. My baby girl weighed 16 pounds at 3 months. We were on to 6M clothing by then. My firstborn? She wore 3M clothes until she was 5 months old. You just never know!
As a rule, though, if the tag gives only one number, that number is the maximum age, not the minimum. Keep that in mind when buying seasonal clothing ahead or gifts for a baby shower. Babies grow so fast, we want them to get the most use possible out of their clothes!