About the Clothes

Currently we offer one style of pants, the Giraffe, and two skirts, the Cotton Tail and Butterfly. We plan to offer a second style of pants soon - we are re-engineering the penguin!

All our clothes are built around the key ingredient of German Pumphosen: a flexible waist cuff.  The cuff fits every child in the age range, neither squeezing nor sliding down. The fabric is stretchy, giving plenty of room to discover movements, making dressing/undressing easy, and just super comfortable to wear. We chose fabric and pattern carefully with many motives that both parents and children love.

Sizes

The age recommendations are rather conservative and in most cases the pants should fit a lot longer than what it says on the label. The foldable cuffs give a lot of room to adjust and to grow with your child. To give a few examples: At 18 months, Sara's son Jonas (80th percentile in height, 60th in weight) still fit in a size 6-12 months - though not for much longer. Juliane's tall two year old son Josh can wear pants of the 1-2 year size, a friend's 6 month old looks like he still has a few good months in his 3-6 month sized pair left.  The skirts are even more versatile and grow with your child.

What we're saying is, our pants and skirts cover an incredible range of sizes and - with the right care - can be worn and loved for a long time. 

We tested the fit of our sizes with different children aged 0-6 years, of a range of percentiles, to find measurements that work for most children. To help you make sure you get the perfect size for your child, the minimum and maximum lengths a pant size covers are listed below (measured from hip to ankle). The skirt lengths are measured down from the hip.

Penguin

Size Min. Length Max. Length
0-3 M 9.25" (23.5 cm) 13.0" (33.0 cm)
3-6 M 11.0" (28.0 cm) 14.75" (37.5 cm)
6-12 M 12.75" (32.5 cm) 16.5" (42.0 cm)
1-2 Y 14.5" (37.0 cm) 18.25" (46.5 cm)
2-3 Y 16.25" (41.5 cm) 20.0" (51.0 cm)

 

Giraffe

Size Min. Length Max. Length
0-3 M 10.3" (26.0 cm) 13.0" (33.0 cm)
3-6 M 12.0" (30.0 cm) 14.0" (36.0 cm)
6-12 M 13.3" (34.0 cm) 16.0" (40.5 cm)
1-2 Y 15.0" (38.5 cm) 18.0" (45.0 cm)
2-3 Y 17.0" (43.0 cm) 20.0" (50.0 cm)

 

Skirts

Size Butterfly Cotton Tail
1-2 Y 10.2" (26.0 cm) 10.2" (26 cm)
2-4 Y 11.8" (30.0 cm) 11.0" (28 cm)
4-6 Y 13.4" (34.0 cm) 11.8" (30 cm)
6-8 Y 15.0" (38.0 cm) 12.6" (32 cm)

Care

The care instructions on the pants represent the maximum they can handle. We recommend a more gentle approach, as especially tumble drying can make the colors fade, or the fabric shrink. We do factor in the shrinkage depending on the kind of fabric, but would advise to

wash cold or hand wash, and air dry.

We realize that baby and toddler pants will get resistant stains, and recommend to apply an appropriate, non-bleach pretreatment solution locally instead of washing at higher temperatures.

 

Safety

Please note, that the pants are not intended to be worn for sleeping and do not fulfill the guidelines for baby and toddler sleepwear. Even though the fabrics all passed or are exempt from flammability testing, we advise you to keep them away from fire.