Most children's sock size charts contain the child's shoe size and the corresponding sock size. An age range is sometimes included on a sock size chart. Because different companies size socks differently, consumers should read the packaging information carefully before deciding on a sock size.
After determining the appropriate sock size, consumers must determine the type of sock that the child wants. Some choices include anklet, knee-high, performance, toe or trouser socks. Tights, slipper socks and boot socks are other options. Socks also come in a variety of colors and themes, such as holidays, sports, flowers, animals and licensed characters.