How do you select a correct baseball bat size for children?


Quick Answer

Select the correct baseball bat size for a child by measuring his height and weight and making sure the bat size doesn't exceed the child's hip. These factors are very important in determining the bat size because the child cannot swing the bat if it's too big.

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It is best for a young baseball player between 3 feet and 3 feet 4 inches tall to start with a 26-inch bat and gradually increase the bat 1 inch every 4 to 5 inches he grows. A child weighing less than 60 pounds should use a bat between 26 and 29 inches long, and a child over 70 pounds should use a bat ranging from 28 to 32 inches.

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