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The Difference Between Baby Size 24 Months and a Toddler 2T

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Q: Are the baby size 24 Months and the toddler size 2T the same? And if so, why do they both exist?

A: It's a good question - and one that comes up all the time. While these two sizes are similar, they're not quite the same.

Here are the main differences:

  • 24 Months tend to leave more room for a diaper.
  • 24 Months tends to be a bit shorter in length, both in tops and bottoms.
  • 2T clothing typically does not have snaps between the legs for easy diaper access.

Ultimately, every line is different and designers make a "baby" line and a "toddler" line; it just so happens that the baby sizes go up to 24 months and the toddler line starts at 2T. So, you may find that in some brands your baby is a 2T and in others, she's still in the (slightly) smaller baby size.

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