Kids Pants Size Chart: All Kids’ Pants Sizes at One Glance

Kids Pants Size Chart

Let’s face it: Shopping for your kids’ pants is no easy task. Even the most experienced and hands-on parents find their mettle constantly tested whenever they visit a clothing store. The sizes from one brand to the next are always inconsistent. Often, you have to muster your remaining mental energy to convert pants sizes in your head. And so, to make your life easier, our selection of kids pants size charts are here to guide you.

At a Glance

  • If you need to know your child’s pants size, grab a measuring tape and measure your kid’s (1) waist, (2) hips, and (3) inseam.
  • Different countries observe varying standards on clothing sizes. Kids’ sizes in the U.S., U.K., and Australia are based on the age of the child. Meanwhile, Europe’s clothing sizes for children are based on a kid’s height in centimeters.
  • Keep in mind that measurements provided by typical size charts are merely generic approximates. They may not exactly match the measurements followed by a particular clothing brand or retailer.

How to measure your kids pants size

Clothing sizes are not universal. Your child can be a size 7 in one brand and a size 8 in another. That means knowing your kid’s pants size is not enough when trying to find a pair of pants that fit right. What you need to know are your child’s exact body measurements. Then, you can match them to the corresponding size as indicated in the sizing guide of a specific clothing brand.

And so, if you need to know your child’s pants size, grab a measuring tape and do the legwork yourself. And for children’s pants, you need to take note of your kid’s waist, hips, and inseam.

WaistWrap the measuring tape around the child's natural waist, which is near the bellybutton area.
HipsThe child should stand with both feet together. The fullest part of the hips should be measured.
InseamBring the tape from the uppermost part of your child's inner thigh (the crotch area) all the way down to his or her ankle.

Once you have the exact measurements, you may then refer to the size charts below to find the corresponding clothing size.

Remember: Generic size charts are a good reference for determining your child’s clothing size. However, it is best to use the published size charts of specific brands or retailers that you shop from.

Other clothing sizes for kids you can find here.

Little kid boy drawing with chalk and heaving his pants coloured as well

Kids’ Pants Size Charts Regular

The following pants size charts are for children between ages 2 and 12 whose measurements match regular sizing.

Toddlers’ Pants Size Chart (Girls & Boys)

SIZEAGEHEIGHTWEIGHTWAISTHIPINSEAM
2T2 Years33.5 - 35"30 - 32 lbs20.5 - 21"20.5 - 21"14 - 14.75"
3T3 Years35 - 38"32 - 35 lbs21 - 21.5"21 - 22"14.75 - 15.5"
4T4 Years38 - 41"35 - 39 lbs21.5 - 22"22 - 23"15.5 - 17"
5T5 Years41 - 44"39 - 45 lbs22 - 22.5"23 - 24"17 - 18.75"

Kids Pants Size Chart – Boys (Regular)

SIZEAGEHEIGHTWEIGHTWAISTHIPINSEAM
4XS3 - 438 - 41"35 - 39 lbs21.5 - 22"22 - 23"15.5 - 17"
5S4 - 541 - 44"39 - 45 lbs22 - 22.5"23 - 24"17 - 18.75"
6S5 - 644 - 46.5"45 - 50 lbs22.5 - 23"24 - 25"18.75 - 20.25"
7M6 - 746.5 - 49.5"50 - 58 lbs23 - 23.5"25 - 26.5"20.25 - 23.25"
8M7 - 849.5 - 52"58 - 68 lbs23.5 - 24.5"26.5 - 27.75"23.25 - 24.25"
10L8 - 952 - 55.5"68 - 87 lbs24.5 - 25.5"27.75 - 29"24.25 - 25.5"
12L9 - 1055.5 - 58.5"87 - 100 lbs25.5 - 26.5"29 - 30.5"25.5 - 27.25"
14XL10 - 1158.5 - 61.5"100 - 110 lbs26.5 - 28"30.5 - 32"27.25 - 29.75"
16XXL11 - 1261.5 - 64"110 - 120 lbs28 - 29.5"32 - 33.5"29.75 - 31"
18*XXXL12 - 1364 - 65.5"120 - 125 lbs29.5 - 31"33.5 - 35"31 - 31.5"

Kids Pants Size Chart – Girls (Regular)

SIZEAGEHEIGHTWEIGHTWAISTHIPINSEAM
4XS3 - 438 - 41"35 - 39 lbs21.5 - 22"22 - 23"15.5 - 17"
5S4 - 541 - 44"39 - 45 lbs22 - 22.5"23 - 24"17 - 18.75"
6S5 - 644 - 46.5"45 - 50 lbs22.5 - 23"24 - 25"18.75 - 20.25"
6X / 7M6 - 746.5 - 50.5"50 - 57 lbs23 - 23.5"25 - 27.5"20.25 - 23"
8M7 - 850.5 - 52.5"57 - 65 lbs23.5 - 24.25"27.5 - 28.5"23 - 24.25"
10L8 - 952.5 - 55"65 - 75 lbs24.25 - 25"28.5 - 30"24.25 - 26"
12L9 - 1055 - 58"75 - 86 lbs25 - 26"30 - 32"26 - 27.5"
14XL10 - 1158 - 61"86 - 100 lbs26 - 28"32 - 34"27.5 - 29"
16XXL11 - 1261 - 62.5"100 - 108 lbs28 - 30"34 - 36"29 - 29.5"

Children’s Pants Size Charts Slim

The following pants size charts are for children between ages 2 and 12 whose measurements are slightly smaller than regular sizing.

Kids Pants Size Chart – Boys (Slim)

SIZEAGEHEIGHTWEIGHTWAISTHIPINSEAM
4SXS3 - 438 - 41"32 - 35 lbs19.5 - 20"20 - 21"15.5 - 17"
5SS4 - 541 - 44"35 - 39 lbs20 - 20.5"21 - 22"17 - 18.75"
6SS5 - 644 - 46.5"39 - 45 lbs20.5 - 21"22 - 23"18.75 - 20.25"
7SM6 - 746.5 - 49.5"45 - 50 lbs21 - 21.5"23 - 24.5"20.25 - 23.25"
8SM7 - 849.5 - 52"50 - 58 lbs21.5 - 22.25"24.5 - 25.75"23.25 - 24.25"
10SL8 - 952 - 55.5"58 - 68 lbs22.5 - 23.5"23.75 - 27"24.25 - 25.5"
12SL9 - 1055.5 - 58.5"68 - 87 lbs23.5 - 24.5"27 - 28.5"25.5 - 27.25"
14SXL10 - 1158.5 - 61.5"87 - 100 lbs24.5 - 26"28.5 - 30"27.25 - 29.75"
16SXXL11- 1261.5 - 64"100 - 110 lbs26 - 27.5"30 - 31.5"29.75 - 31"
18SXXXL12 - 1364 - 65.5"110 - 120 lbs27.5 - 29"31.5 - 33"31 - 31.5"

Kids Pants Size Chart – Girls (Slim)

SIZEAGEHEIGHTWEIGHTWAISTHIPINSEAM
4SXS3 - 438 - 41"32 - 35 lbs19.5 - 20"20 - 21"15.5 - 17"
5SS4 - 541 - 44"35 - 39 lbs20 - 20.5"21 - 22"17 - 18.75"
6SS5 - 644 - 46.5"39 - 45 lbs20.5 - 21"22 - 23"18.75 - 20.25"
6X / 7SM6 - 746.5 - 50.5"45 - 50 lbs21 - 21.5"23 - 25.5"20.25 - 23"
8SM7 - 850.5 - 52.5"50 - 57 lbs21.5 - 22.25"25.5 - 26.5"23 - 24.25"
10SL8 - 952.5 - 55"57 - 65 lbs22.25 - 23"26.5 - 28"24.25 - 26"
12SL9 - 1055 - 58"65 - 75 lbs23 - 24"28 - 30"26 - 27.5"
14SXL10 - 1158 - 61"75 - 86 lbs24 - 26"30 - 32"27.5 - 29"
16SXXL11 - 1261 - 62.5"86 - 100 lbs26 - 28"32 - 34"29 - 29.5"

Children’s Pants Size Charts Plus

The following pants size charts are for children between ages 2 and 12 whose measurements are a bit bigger when compared to regular sizing.

Kids Pants Sizes – Boys (Husky)

SIZEAGEHEIGHTWEIGHTWAISTHIPINSEAM
4HXS3 - 438 - 41"45 - 50 lbs24 - 24.5"24.5 - 25.5"15 - 16.5"
5HS4 - 541 - 44"50 - 58 lbs24.5 - 25"25.5 - 26.5"16.5 - 18.25"
6HS5 - 644 - 46.5"58 - 68 lbs25 - 25.5"26.5 - 27.5"18.25 - 19.75"
7HM6 - 746.5 - 49.5"68 - 87 lbs25.5 - 26"27.5 - 29"19.75 - 22.75"
8HM7 - 849.5 - 52"87 - 100 lbs26 - 27"29 - 30.25"22.75 - 23.75"
10HL8 - 952 - 55.5"100 - 110 lbs27 - 28"30.25 - 31.5"23.75 - 25"
12HL9 - 1055.5 - 58.5"110 - 120 lbs28 - 29"31.5 - 33"25 - 26.75"
14HXL10 - 1158.5 - 61.5"120 - 125 lbs29 - 30.5"33 - 34.5"26.75 - 29.25"
16HXXL11 - 1261.5 - 64"125 - 134 lbs30.5 - 32"34.5 - 36"29.25 - 30.5"
18HXXXL12 - 1364 - 65.5"134 - 143 lbs32 - 33.5"36 - 37.5"30.5 - 31"

Kids Pants Sizes – Girls (Plus)

SIZEAGEHEIGHTWEIGHTWAISTHIPINSEAM
4PXS3 - 438 - 41"45 - 50 lbs24 - 24.5"24.5 - 25.5"15 - 16.5"
5PS4 - 541 - 44"50 - 57 lbs24.5 - 25"25.5 - 26.5"16.5 - 18.25"
6PS5 - 644 - 46.5"57 - 65 lbs25 - 25.5"26.5 - 27.5"18.25 - 19.75"
6X / 7PM6 - 746.5 - 50.5"65 - 75 lbs25.5 - 26"27.5 - 30"19.75 - 22.5"
8PM7 - 850.5 - 52.5"75 - 86 lbs26 - 26.75"30 - 31"22.5 - 23.75"
10PL8 - 952.5 - 55"86 - 100 lbs26.75 - 27.5"31 - 32.5"23.75 - 25.5"
12PL9 - 1055 - 58"100 - 108 lbs27.5 - 28.5"32.5 - 34.5"25.5 - 27"
14PXL10 - 1158 - 61"108 - 117 lbs28.5 - 30.5"34.5 - 36.5"27 - 28.5"
16PXXL11 - 1261 - 62.5"117 - 126 lbs30.5 - 32.5"36.5 - 38.5"28.5 - 29"

How to convert Kids’ Pants Sizes

Different countries observe varying standards on clothing sizes. For example, kids’ sizes in the U.S., U.K., and Australia are based on the age of the child. Meanwhile, Europe’s clothing sizes for children are based on a kid’s height in centimeters. If you need to convert from the American to European sizing, then you need an international size chart which provides specific measurements. This way, if you have your child’s pants measurements in inches, you can simply convert them to centimeters. Then, you can match it with the corresponding clothing size as indicated on the conversion size chart.

You may refer to the international conversion table below as a guide. However, keep in mind that measurements provided by the chart are merely generic approximates. They may not exactly match the measurements found on the sizing guide used by a particular clothing brand or retailer.

International Kids Pants Conversion Chart

USUKEuropeAustralia
2T2 - 392-98 cm3
4T3 - 498-104 cm4
54 - 5 104-110 cm5
65 - 6110-116 cm6
6X-76 - 7116-122 cm7
7 to 87 - 8122-128 cm8
9 to 108 - 9128-134 cm9
109 - 10134-140 cm10
1110 - 11140-146 cm11
1411 - 12146-152 cm12

Most popular kids pants brands

There are probably dozens of pants brands that cater to kids. Here are few well-known brands (and retailers with their own store brands) which you may want to check out:

Walmart Target The Children’s Place Amazon Gap H&M Kohl’s Dickies Lee Wrangler

How to convert girl’s pants sizes into boys’ pants sizes and vice versa

As toddlers, there’s virtually no difference in how pants are structured between boys and girls. However, as kids grow, their body’s start to change depending on their sex. That is why after size 6X, children’s clothing gets divided further into boys’ and girls’ sizes. Boys start growing at faster rate than girls, and their frame is usually bigger, too. On the other hand, girls eventually experience changes in their hip, waist, and chest. As they grow up, they start to develop a fuller bust and a curvier body.

But should you want to convert girls’ pants sizes into boys’ pants sizes or vice versa, you may refer to the conversion table below as a guide:

Comparison of Pants Sizes for Boys & Girls

SIZE HEIGHT WAIST HIP INSEAM 
BoysGirlsBoysGirlsBoysGirlsBoysGirls
4XS38 - 41"38 - 41"21.5 - 22"21.5 - 22"22 - 23"22 - 23"15.5 - 17"15.5 - 17"
5S41 - 44"41 - 44"22 - 22.5"22 - 22.5"23 - 24"23 - 24"17 - 18.75"17 - 18.75"
6S44 - 46.5"44 - 46.5"22.5 - 23"22.5 - 23"24 - 25"24 - 25"18.75 - 20.25"18.75 - 20.25"
6X*MN/A46.5 - 50.5"N/A23 - 23.5"N/A25 - 27.5"N/A20.25 - 23"
7M46.5 - 49.5"23 - 23.5"25 - 26.5"20.25 - 23.25"
8M49.5 - 52"50.5 - 52.5"23.5 - 24.5"23.5 - 24.25"26.5 - 27.75"27.5 - 28.5"23.25 - 24.25"23 - 24.25"
10L52 - 55.5"52.5 - 55"24.5 - 25.5"24.25 - 25"27.75 - 29"28.5 - 30"24.25 - 25.5"24.25 - 26"
12L55.5 - 58.5"55 - 58"25.5 - 26.5"25 - 26"29 - 30.5"30 - 32"25.5 - 27.25"26 - 27.5"
14XL58.5 - 61.5"58 - 61"26.5 - 28"26 - 28"30.5 - 32"32 - 34"27.25 - 29.75"27.5 - 29"
16XXL61.5 - 64"61 - 62.5"28 - 29.5"28 - 30"32 - 33.5"34 - 36"29.75 - 31"29 - 29.5"
* Size 6X is only available in pants for girls.

Shopping tips for finding the perfect-fitting pants

  • Tip #1: If you can, bring your kids with you when shopping for their clothes so they can try them on right away.
  • Tip #2: If you can’t bring your kids, bring a pair of pants that you know fits them well. Lay the old pants on top of the one you’re planning to buy to see if they have the same measurements.
  • Tip #3: Anticipate growth spurts and buy pants that are one size larger. In the meantime, have your children wear a belt if necessary.
  • Tip #4: Keep an updated record of your child’s waist, hip and inseam measurements on your phone. You may also write them on an index card and place it in your wallet for easy access and safekeeping.
  • Tip# 5: Brand loyalty makes shopping for children’s clothes a little bit easier. If you already know your child’s clothing size for a specific brand, you won’t have to keep referring to size charts and conversion tables to find a pair of pants that fit.

Cleaning tips for kids pants

  • 1st Tip: Always read the care label before washing the pants.
  • 2nd Tip: If your child’s pants are machine-washable, fill the basin in cold water and use gentle detergent.
  • 3rd Tip: Pants made of delicate and expensive fabrics (e.g. silk) should be cleaned by professionals.

Latest trends for kids pants

Clothes like pants don’t always have to be about function. Even children deserve a little bit styling up once in a while. Here are a few pants styles which have been trending in kids’ fashion in recent years:

  • Printed pants
  • Velvet joggers
  • Twill joggers
  • Skinny fit pants
  • Zip-off trousers

Five (5) most common types of kids pants

SweatpantsCasual trousers typically used for exercising but are also worn for comfort
Cargo PantsLoosely cut pants with distinctive pockets on the side of the legs and worn for outdoor activities
Dress PantsStylish (usually pleated) pants with angled or slick pockets made of wool, rayon, or polyester blends
OverallsPants with a bodice or bib attached to the waistline and covers the chest
Leggings, TightsVery fitted (or skin-tight) pants

 

Kids Pants Size Chart: All Kids’ Pants Sizes at One Glance
5 (100%) 1 vote

Close Menu