*To take accurate measurements of yourself you may need assistance or a mirror*
Bust- Run the tape measure through the fullest part of your bust, (through the centre of your apex) and over your shoulder blades, make sure your body is relaxed and in a natural stance and the tape isn’t tied too tightly.
Waist- Snugly tie a piece of string around your smallest part of your waist - it will naturally settle into the correct position (if it can’t go up or down- its positioned perfectly) then run your tape measure just above the string to record your measurement, make sure you’re not tying that tape too tightly and once again make sure you are in a natural stance when taking the measurement. Keep the waist string tied until all measurements are taken, as the waist position will be used as an anchor point to take further accurate measurements.
Hips- Once again you want to be taking your fullest measurement, which is approximately 20cm beneath your waist position. Measure down 20cm from your waist and then run your tape around your hips, making sure the tape goes over your behind and does not slide under as an inaccurate measurement could be recorded. (If you find your hips have a larger measurement at a lower point e.g. at 22cm- position your tape there instead as you want to be recording your fullest measurement.)
Height- Measure the child from the top of their head down to their toes. *This is the most useful measurement to compare to, as children’s measurements differ vastly between age groups. Height will indicate the most accurate fit & size.
Chest- The maximum girth measurement under the armpits with the tape passing over the shoulder blades and across the chest.
Waist- Measurement of the natural waist, with the child’s abdomen relaxed.
Hips- Horizontal measurement taken around the fullest part of the seat.