For taking the measurements, you'll need a tape measure and a length of firm tape that is placed round the waist.
The child should stand upright with a relaxed posture with arms hanging free at the sides.
The measurements should be taken on top of underwear close to the body, yet not too tight. It is advisable to take measurements in front of a mirror so that you can see the position of the tape measure behind the child.
Height of a child: With the child standing up with the back and heels against a wall, mark the height at the top of the head on the wall using a straight angle (e.g. a bokk). The height of the child is the distance measured from the floor to the marking.
Chest measurement:Horizontal measurement round the body with the tape measure running over the chest and shoulder blades.
Waist measurement:Measurement round the waist without the waist tape.
Hip measurement:Horizontal measurement round the seat (the fullest part of the bottom).
Length measurement:Distance from the most prominent vertebra at the base of the neck to the knee (above or below the knee) measured from the lower edge of the waist tape.
Sleeve length:Distance from the top of the arm to the wrist measured over the elbow with the arm slightly bent.
Inseam length:Distance from the crotch to the floor when the child is standing legs slightly apart with the weight evenly on both feet.