Little Doves is aware that not all babies are standard size, for us what is important is that the garment is made to fit your child.
Therefore, every item created by Little Doves is made to the specific measurements of your child. Once your order is placed we will contact you to let you know the size details that are needed. For example if we are creating a christening gown we will need chest, neck measurement and body weight. For a bonnet we will ask for the circumference of the head.
The chart below is a general guide to the size your baby's body measurements falls within.
|0-3 months||up to 12 lbs||61 cm||36 cm|
|3-6 months||13-17 lbs||64-66cm||41-46 cm|
|6-12 months||18-21lbs||69-71 cm||46-51 cm|
|12-18 months||22-25 lbs||74-76 cm||51-56 cm|
We will always endeavour to create your items three weeks prior to baptism. In this way we can avoid growth spurts and ensure perfect fit. Again though, if you need the items sooner we are happy to create them for you. Our key priority is always to work with you to create your perfect outfit.