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If you're not sure of exact fit, we always recommend ordering one size up - babies come in many shapes and sizes and age only acts as a guide!  If you have any questions regarding specific measurements, please contact us and we'd be happy to help. It may be helpful to try the outfit on your little one and make sure there's room for shrinkage before washing.


                           Size Chart Parade Organics

Adult Size Guide:

North American Women's sizing approx:
XS: sizes 2-4. S: sizes 4-6. M: sizes 8-10. L: sizes 12-14. XL: size 16-18

North American Men's/Unisex pant sizing approx:
Waist: XS: 28-30, S: 30-32, M: 32-34, L: 34-36, XL: 36-38
Inseam: XS: 31, S: 31.5, M:31.75, L: 32.5, XL: 32.75

Bucket Hat Size Guide:

Babies and kids come in all shapes and sizes at different ages.
Our age guide is only a recommendation and measurements will be more accurate than age.

Our hats are designed with a loose, relaxed bucket hat style fit, and are not meant to be snug fitting around the head.  Sizes are designed to last to the older age in the size range so might be a little looser fit at the beginning of the age guide.

Extra Small (3-6 Mths): Hat circumference 48 cm / Head circumference approx 43-46 cm

Small (6-12 Mths): Hat circumference 51 cm /
Head circumference approx 45-49

Medium (12-24 Mths): Hat circumference 54.5 cm /
Head circumference approx 48-52 cm

Large (2-4 Yrs): Hat circumference 56 cm /
Head circumference approx 51-55 cm

Print and sizing variations
All Parade clothing is hand sewn and printed, and variations may occur slightly with sizing or prints for this reason.  We think variations in print are part of the charm, and we hope you agree!  Please allow for up to 5% variation in sizing due to the nature of cutting and sewing clothing by hand.

Getting the right fit
We are not able to return washed or worn garments in regards to sizing issues.
All cotton shrinks - but organic cotton is not chemically treated, so will shrink slightly more than processed cotton.  We allow for this in our designs, so our garments may look larger than non-organic garments before you wash them. Please ensure that you've checked our size chart, as babies do come in all sizes and age is just a guide. If in between, we always recommend sizing up.

Are there any specific washing instructions I should follow for organic cotton?

We recommend you wash cold and tumble dry low for best results and the least shrinkage. Conventional cotton apparel is generally treated with chemicals during finishing to reduce the shrinking effects of heat. Organic cotton is not chemically treated, so will shrink slightly more than processed cotton.  We allow for this in our designs, so our garments may look larger than non-organic garments before you wash them. Shrinkage is worse for the lengths of the garments and is less noticeable in width.

Do not use bleach or harsh detergents on natural, organic cotton - it will cause fading and weakening of the fibres.

Will the dyes fade?
Eco-friendly dyes are just as long lasting as the harmful dyes used on conventional products. However, they will fade if powerful detergents or bleaching agents are used.

Because there are no chemical color fixatives used in our clothing,  please do not mix dark colors with light ones for the first few washes. For the first wash, if you add ¼ cup of vinegar to the final rinse, this will help to set the color and resist fading or bleeding.
Tip! - when washing prints, you can turn them inside out during the first few washes to help lock in the colour.

Is Organic Cotton durable?
Organic cotton is much stronger because it is not exposed to the weakening, harsh chemicals that commercially grown cotton is, therefore organic cotton will last many years, and can be handed down to many babies to come! 

That being said, organic cotton is a natural fiber and still prone to break down from external forces. Knees and elbows are not reinforced, and will wear when in repeated contact with rough surfaces - for example, during the crawling stage.  Interlock cotton may wear in the knees if baby is crawling on hard surfaces.  During this time it is recommended to use kneepads or legwarmers or something similar over the knees to protect your cotton garments.