Buying the right uniform/fit for your child that feels comfortable and smart can save you money for a long time since you are not investing in outfits that turn out awkward and ill-fitting.
Knowing the size uniform for your child is usually rife when it should be an easy task.
Selecting the right size can be challenging when an outfit is being sold by either age, height, neck, or chest measurement.
Additionally, buy a uniform that fits them now and in the future because children grow faster.
When buying uniforms for your child, ensure you have their body measurements at hand when you visit the school shop, Kenya uniform, online, or any other shop.
It is the easiest way to buy the right fit.
Below are the five measurements you will need for any school uniform purchase for your child.
Measurements of the chest of your child are required when buying school jumpers, sweatshirts, and blazers.
Take the chest measurements regularly because their chest size is likely to change over time as they hit puberty.
Always measure around the fullest part of their chest. For younger children, place the tape measure a few inches below their armpit and measure the size.
For older girls, the fullest part of their chest may be a bit lower. You will then be able to tell what size feels comfortable to them.
When buying any garment for the lower half of the body of your child, the trousers, and skirts, you will need to take measurements of their waistlines to determine their size.
To measure their waist, measure the narrower part of their torso. Further, if your child does not have a narrow torso, take their waist measurement from about halfway between the bottom of their rib cage and the top of their hip bone.
Make sure they are not holding their breath when taking this measurement by pulling the tape, measure to snug but not tight against the waist.
It is vital to take measurements of the collar for your child’s uniform.
Wrap the tape measure gently around the base of their neck when measuring their collar. Put two fingers between the tape measure and their skin to ensure a comfortable fit.
Moreover, it is best to have a comfortable, fitted chest and slightly looser collar than a well-fitted collar.
And a chest that is straining at the seams.
The height of your child can change as they go through school. Therefore, take the measurement regularly to tell when their school trousers are above their ankles.
Ask your child to stand against a wall in bare feet or socks with their feet flat on the ground.
And the back of their heels against the wall when taking the height measurements.
Furthermore, ask them to look straight ahead and mark on top of their head on the wall.
Measure their height from the mark to the floor while keeping the tape measure straight once they have stepped away from the wall.
This measurement refers to the inside leg for the trousers and not necessarily their entire leg area.
You can use the measurement to buy trousers and choosing between a short, regular or long length in items.
Ask your child to put on their school shoes and stand naturally, run the tape measure down their inner leg, from their crotch to an inch or so above the ground where you would like their trousers to finish when taking this measurement.
Ensure the tape measure is in a straight line, not wrapping around their leg, and do not pull it too tight lest you end up with too-short, uncomfortable trousers.
To take your child’s skirt measurement, let them wear an existing school skirt or another skirt that they like the length.
Measure from their natural waist down to the hem of the skirt, ensuring the tape measure is in a straight line.
You should also check their school’s uniform requirements for skirt length to make sure any item you buy adheres to regulations.