ᐅ Kids Pants Size Chart | Boys & Girls Pants | EASY Size Guide

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. Kids pants sizes from one brand to the next are 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 kids pants size chart collection is here to guide you.
At a Glance
  • Keep in mind that measurements provided by typical kids pants size charts are merely generic approximates. They may not exactly match the measurements followed by a particular clothing brand or retailer.
  • 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.

Kids Pants Size Chart (Boys Regular)

Numeric sizeAlpha sizeAgeHeightWeight (lbs)WaistHipInseam
4XS3-438-41"35-3921.5-22"22-23"15.5-17"
5S4-541-44"39-4522-22.5"23-24"17-18.75"
6S5-644-46.5"45-5022.5-23"24-25"18.75-20.25"
7M6-746.5-49.5"50-5823-23.5"25-26.5"20.25-23.25"
8M7-849.5-52"58-6823.5-24.5"26.5-27.75"23.25-24.25"
10L9-1052-55.5"68-8724.5-25.5"27.75-29"24.25-25.5"
12L11-1255.5-58.5"87-10025.5-26.5"29-30.5"25.5-27.25"
14XL13-1458.5-61.5"100-11026.5-28"30.5-32"27.25-29.75"
16XXL15-1661.5-64"110-12028-29.5"32-33.5"29.75-31"
18XXXL15-1664-65.5"120-12529.5-31"33.5-35"31-31.5"

More of boys clothing and shoe sizes can be found here.

Kids Pants Size Chart (Girls Regular)

Numeric sizeAlpha sizeAgeHeightWeight (lbs)WaistHipInseam
4XS3-438-41"35-3921.5-22"22-23"15.5-17"
5S4-541-44"39-4522-22.5"23-24"17-18.75"
6S5-644-46.5"45-5022.5-23"24-25"18.75-20.25"
7M6-746.5-50.5"50-5723-23.5"25-27.5"20.25-23"
8M7-850.5-52.5"57-6523.5-24.25"27.5-28.5"23-24.25"
10L9-1052.5-55"65-7524.25-25"28.5-30"24.25-26"
12L11-1255-58"75-8625-26"30-32"26-27.5"
14XL13-1458-61"86-10026-28"32-34"27.5-29"
16XXL13-1461-62.5"100-10828-30"34-36"29-29.5"

More of girls clothing and shoe sizes can be found here.

More information about Kids Jeans Sizes can be found here.

Toddlers Pants Size Chart

SizeAge (years)HeightWeight (lbs)WaistHipInseam
2T233.5-35"30-3220.5-21"20.5-21"14-14.75"
3T335-38"32-3521-21.5"21-22"14.75-15.5"
4T438-41"35-3921.5-22"22-23"15.5-17"
5T541-44"39-4522-22.5"23-24"17-18.75"

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.

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.

  • Waist: Wrap the measuring tape around the child’s natural waist, which is near the bellybutton area.
  • Hips: The child should stand with both feet together. The fullest part of the hips should be measured.
  • Inseam: Bring 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 kids pants size charts on this site to find the corresponding trouser size.

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Boys Pants Size Chart (Slim sizes)

Numeric sizeAlpha sizeAgeHeightWeight (lbs)WaistHipInseam
4SXS3-438-41"32-3519.5-20"20-21"15.5-17"
5SS4-541-44"35-3920-20.5"21-22"17-18.75"
6SS5-644-46.5"39-4520.5-21"22-23"18.75-20.25"
7SM6-746.5-49.5"45-5021-21.5"23-24.5"20.25-23.25"
8SM7-849.5-52"50-5821.5-22.25"24.5-25.75"23.25-24.25"
10SL9-1052-55.5"58-6822.5-23.5"23.75-27"24.25-25.5"
12SL11-1255.5-58.5"68-8723.5-24.5"27-28.5"25.5-27.25"
14SXL13-1458.5-61.5"87-10024.5-26"28.5-30"27.25-29.75"
16SXXL15-1661.5-64"100-11026-27.5"30-31.5"29.75-31"
18SXXXL15-1664-65.5"110-12027.5-29"31.5-33"31-31.5"

Girls Pants Size Chart (Slim sizes)

Numeric sizeAlpha sizeAgeHeightWeight (lbs)WaistHipInseam
4SXS3-438-41"32-3519.5-20"20-21"15.5-17"
5SS4-541-44"35-3920-20.5"21-22"17-18.75"
6SS5-644-46.5"39-4520.5-21"22-23"18.75-20.25"
7SM6-746.5-50.5"45-5021-21.5"23-25.5"20.25-23"
8SM7-850.5-52.5"50-5721.5-22.25"25.5-26.5"23-24.25"
10SL9-1052.5-55"57-6522.25-23"26.5-28"24.25-26"
12SL11-1255-58"65-7523-24"28-30"26-27.5"
14SXL13-1458-61"75-8624-26"30-32"27.5-29"
16SXXL13-1461-62.5"86-10026-28"32-34"29-29.5"

Boys Pants Size Chart (Plus sizes)

Numeric sizeAlpha sizeAgeHeightWeight (lbs)WaistHipInseam
4HXS3-438-41"45-5024-24.5"24.5-25.5"15-16.5"
5HS4-541-44"50-5824.5-25"25.5-26.5"16.5-18.25"
6HS5-644-46.5"58-6825-25.5"26.5-27.5"18.25-19.75"
7HM6-746.5-49.5"68-8725.5-26"27.5-29"19.75-22.75"
8HM7-849.5-52"87-10026-27"29-30.25"22.75-23.75"
10HL9-1052-55.5"100-11027-28"30.25-31.5"23.75-25"
12HL11-1255.5-58.5"110-12028-29"31.5-33"25-26.75"
14HXL13-1458.5-61.5"120-12529-30.5"33-34.5"26.75-29.25"
16HXXL15-1661.5-64"125-13430.5-32"34.5-36"29.25-30.5"
18HXXXL15-1664-65.5"134-14332-33.5"36-37.5"30.5-31"

Girls Pants Size Chart (Plus sizes)

Numeric sizeAlpha sizeAgeHeightWeight (lbs)WaistHipInseam
4PXS3-438-41"45-5024-24.5"24.5-25.5"15-16.5"
5PS4-541-44"50-5724.5-25"25.5-26.5"16.5-18.25"
6PS5-644-46.5"57-6525-25.5"26.5-27.5"18.25-19.75"
7PM6-746.5-50.5"65-7525.5-26"27.5-30"19.75-22.5"
8PM7-850.5-52.5"75-8626-26.75"30-31"22.5-23.75"
10PL9-1052.5-55"86-10026.75-27.5"31-32.5"23.75-25.5"
12PL11-1255-58"100-10827.5-28.5"32.5-34.5"25.5-27"
14PXL13-1458-61"108-11728.5-30.5"34.5-36.5"27-28.5"
16PXXL13-1461-62.5"117-12630.5-32.5"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 US, UK, 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.

Kids Pants Size Conversion Chart (US to EU, MX, UK, AU)

USMexicoUKEuropeAustralia
222 - 392-98 cm3
333 - 498-104 cm4
444 - 5 104-110 cm5
555 - 6110-116 cm6
666 - 7116-122 cm7
777 - 8122-128 cm8
888 - 9128-134 cm9
101010 - 11134-140 cm11
121212 - 13140-146 cm13
141414 - 15146-152 cm15

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.

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Five most common types of kids pants

  • Sweatpants: Casual trousers typically used for exercising but are also worn for comfort
  • Cargo Pants: Loosely cut pants with distinctive pockets on the side of the legs and worn for outdoor activities
  • Dress Pants: Stylish (usually pleated) pants with angled or slick pockets made of wool, rayon, or polyester blends
  • Overalls: Pants with a bodice or bib attached to the waistline and covers the chest
  • Leggings, Tights: Very fitted (or skin-tight) pants

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.

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

  1. Always read the care label before washing the pants.
  2. If your child’s pants are machine-washable, fill the basin in cold water and use gentle detergent.
  3. 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.

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