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Details about sizes (baby and items) for blankets, hats, booties, buntings

Baby Sizes: weight, length (for blankets), head circumferences (for bonnets) of preemies from 15 week gestation to full term.

Sizes of Items for Preemies





Baby Sizes: weight, length, head circumference

Weight:

  • 8 oz - 3 lbs (approximately 15weeks gestation to 30 weeks)

  • 4 lbs - 5 lbs (approximately 32 weeks to 34 weeks)

  • 5 lbs 1 oz + (approximately 36 weeks +)

    Head (for bonnets) and length (for blankets) measurements for 15 weeks gestation through 23 weeks:

    15 week Measurements

    Head to Heal- 4 3/4"
    weight -
    Head circumference 4" 3

    16 weeks Measurements

    Head to Heal- 6"
    weight -
    Head circumference 5"4

    18 weeks Measurements

    Head to Heal- 8"
    weight -
    Head circumference 5 3/4"

    20 weeks Measurements

    Head to Heal- 9"
    weight -
    Head circumference 7"

    21 week Measurements

    Head to Heal- 10 1/2"
    weight -
    Head circumference 7 1/2"

    23 week Measurements

    Head to Heal 11"
    weight -
    Head circumference 8 1/4"

    Chart below:

    1st column-Gestational Age
    2nd column (pounds) Weight
    3rd column (inches) Height
    4th column (inches) Head Circumference
    5th column (inches) Abdominal Circumference

  • 24wk. ~ 1.5 - 13.5 - 9 - 8

  • 26wk. ~ 2 - 14 - 9.5 - 8.5

  • 28wk ~ 2.5 - 15 - 10 - 9.5

  • 30wk. ~ 3 - 16 - 10.5 - 10.5

  • 32wk ~ 3.5 - 17 - 11.5 - 11

  • 34wk. ~ 4.5 - 18 - 12.5 - 12

  • 36wk. ~ 5.5 - 19 - 13 - 12.5

    Link to Online chart (the numbers above were taken from this chart) for sizes 24 weeks up to 36 weeks with information about fabrics, etc.

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    Items for Preemies

    Booties for Preemies

  • Large - 30 to 36 weeks 3 to 5 pounds feet 2 1/2 to 3" so booties need to be about 3"

  • Medium - 20 to 30 weeks - 1 to 3 pounds - feet 1" to 2" so booties need to be from about 2"

  • Small -15 to 20 weeks- less than a pound- feet are 1" so booties need to be about 1

  • Regular - 36 to 40 weeks..6 to 10 pounds...feet are 3 to 3 1/2")





    General size of blankets.. of description with weeks of gestation:

  • Small for babies 12-20 weeks gestation (10 inches by 10, 12 by 12, or 15 by 15 up to 18 by 18) Buntings are good for the tiniest ones.

  • Medium for babies 20-32 weeks gestation (20 by 20 to 22 by 22 or so)

  • Preemie Large for babies from 32-35 gestation (24 by 24 inches)

  • Large for babies 36 -40 weeks gestation (26" X 26" , 25" X 29" , 28" X 28 or 30" )





  • Average blanket size: 25 by 29 with a 3 1/2 inch fringe

  • Size A: 15" X 15" - These will wrap a tiny baby up to about 20 weeks.
  • Size B: 22" X 22" These will wrap a tiny baby from about 20 to 32 weeks.

    Size C: 24" X 26"

    Size D: 25" X 29"

    Size E: 28" X 30"

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