As you may know, Customs and Border Protection require online retailers that export to the U.S. to clearly label that product’s “country of origin”. Sometimes though, determining the country of origin can be tricky, so let’s look at a few examples:
What do all of these “country of origin” examples have in common? None of these products can legally use the label “Made in USA”, though many are. Instead, the company might say, “Made in China: Packaged in USA”, or “Designed in USA: Made in China.” But, if the product claims to be “Made in USA”, the company runs the risk of Customs seizing the product shipment, getting slapped with a hefty fine, and flagging the company for greater scrutiny in the future. And, once a company is on their radar, Customs will flag them again, and again.
Whether you’re in product design, supply, manufacturing, assembly, packaging, importing, exporting, distribution or you’re selling a private label product on Amazon, these stricter regulations DO apply to you!
No matter what role you play in the production process, we promise that following these stricter rules and regulations is in the best long-term interest of your company.
Why are we sharing this information today? Because, we want to assure you that Simply Chickie organic baby clothing is 100% Made in USA; designed, grown, and produced right here in the States.
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The average size baby is born 7.5 lbs and grows approximately 1.5 to 2 lbs each month, and 1 to 1 ½ inches in height each month.
3-6 months = Chest: 12-14 inches Height: 20-24 inches Weight: 12-17 lbs
Size translation: Buy this size when you want Mom and Dad to dress the babe up in your purchase for Instagram stories; and, for those fun early refrigerator magnet pictures with Granny and Grandpa!
6-12 months = Chest: 14-16 inches Height: 25-28 inches Weight: 17-21 lbs
Size translation: Buy this size when you cannot make the baby shower. Mom and Dad will appreciate it!
12-18 months = Chest: 16-18 inches Height: 29-31 inches Weight: 22-24 lb
Size translation: Buy this size when you cannot remember when the baby was born—but you think--in the last year and a half! Or, pop into the 2T toddler t-shirt section.
2T = Chest 20 - 21 inches Height 32 - 36 inches Waist 19 - 20 inches
Size translation: Buy this size when you want a t-shirt for a 2 year old. This size can also be worn as a beach cover-up.
4T = Chest 22 - 23 inches Height 36 - 40 inches Waist 20.5 - 21 inches
Size translation: Buy this size for a big 3 year old and a 4 year old.
6T = Chest 24 - 25 inches Height 40 - 43 inches Waist 21.5 - 22 inches
Size translation: Buy this size for a big 5 year old and a 6 year old.