Is there anything more cuddly than a baby in warm, cozy PJs? If there’s one thing to like about winter, it’s the sweet and soft pajamas we get to put on our babies before they go to sleep. If you’re looking for some new styles, or ones with the best temperature control, then you’ve come to the right place. Here are 12 pairs of PJs for your sleeping beauty.
New baby and children’s sleepwear brand Westyn Baby ($42 and up) uses super-soft fabrics in creamy pastel colors. What could be more soothing and gentle on baby’s delicate skin? The PJ materials are lightweight and breathable so your little one doesn’t overheat, and there are no irritating tags to deal with. These long-sleeve sets come in seven beautiful shades. And expect to see monogramming available soon.
Another new brand, Lark Adventurewear, mainly focuses on eco-friendly activewear for babies and toddlers, but also has a Zip Footie ($32) for sleeping and lounging around the house. The company uses moisture-wicking technology to keep sweaty babies comfy and cool no matter what. The footie provides full coverage and is designed with grippy feet for when your little one starts walking.
Clover Baby & Kids
The best part of waking up early (gee thanks, baby) is this Bacon and Eggs Footie ($34). The onesie comes in two colors (petal and haze) and is made with a long-lasting viscose-spandex blend that allows for lots of tossing and turning in the crib, and then playing around the breakfast table the next morning.
Tilly and Jasper
Across the pond, Tilly and Jasper offers organic fair-trade cotton PJs in tons of cute patterns. The Bear Necessities PJs ($39.42) would look downright adorable on any little boy or girl. With extra-long cuffs for long-lasting wear and a slim cut for safety, these PJs will last and last, so they’re the kind you can pass down to the next baby in your family or circle of friends.
Any parent worth their salt knows why Hanna Andersson PJs are so popular: They’re comfortable and they last forever! This simple yet stylish Lilla Hanna Mix It Up Romper ($48) can be worn during the day but also transitions well to catching 40 winks. Made with pima cotton/poly doubleknit, the style also has raglan sleeves and easy snaps from the neck down to the feet. What’s more, these threads are free of harsh chemicals and come prewashed so you know they won’t shrink the first time they go for a spin in the wash.
Another modern classic—at a great price, Burt’s Bees has a new watercolor chevron organic cotton sleeper ($12.95) with contrast trim that’s almost too stylish to wear to sleep! It’s made with a slightly heavier-weight GOTS-certified 100% organic cotton than usual, and the extra thickness is perfect for the cold-weather months. Expect a smart design with a protective zipper garage, interior zipper guard and re-enforced enamel snap, and convertible mitts to protect littlest ones against scratching themselves. The feet have no-slip grips because your tiny one will never want to take off this sleeper.
Quilted sleepers can be hard to come by, but Baby Deedee has them in a bevy of colors ($30.50) with warm footies and zippers, with one in between the legs for easier diaper changes. Soft cotton fabric means these are a safe, flame-retardant-free alternative to fleece PJs, and non-skid soles keep your cruiser safe during any pre- or post-sleep exploring.
Finn + Emma
Parents who appreciate Finn + Emma’s organic baby clothes and toys will love the brand’s new pajama line. The Fawn collection PJs ($34) are fully 100% G.O.T.S. certified organic cotton and feature a gray and dusty rose baby-deer print. The two-piece sets are ethically made in India with non-toxic, eco-friendly inks and dyes. And big belly babies can rest easy thanks to a wide elastic waistband.
What’s super soft, made with shrink-resistant organic cotton, and comes in a range of 30 different patterns and prints? The Skylar Luna Footed Bodysuit ($24) for babies up to nine months. With gender-neutral designs (think polar bears, balloons and snowmen) and custom woven, 100%-cotton fabric, this all-weather PJ has snaps, soft-soled feet, and long sleeves. Plus, it meets all Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) children’s sleepwear guidelines (sigh of relief).
If an edgier sleep style is more your thing, check out the Star Sleep Sack ($39) in black with gray stars or powder pink with black stars. It’s part of a larger collection featuring the brand’s signature star print, and is made with a wide neck opening and elastic bottom opening for comfort and quick diaper changes. And it’ll feel like your little one is wearing a favorite t-shirt at night thanks to 100% cotton with a raw edge effect.
So here’s why you should pay practically double the price as other brands for the Nui Organics Merino Zip Bodysock ($78). It’s made with breathable, moisture-wicking, temperature-regulating 100% GOTS-certified organic wool full of millions of small air pockets to keep your baby warm in the winter (and cool in the summer). The rib fit allows for plenty of room to grow and stretch; plus, there’s a full-length zip with a safety fold for quick changes. And if all that wasn’t enough, it’s hypoallergenic and socially and environmentally responsible to boot.
If you’re already a fan of Primary, you’ll love the brand’s new striped PJs for babies. The long-sleeve top ($12) and pant ($12) come in six different color combos (including rainbow!) and are made with the softest 100% cotton you can imagine. If your little one sizes out of the top or bottom first, simply buy a bigger half and keep the other for easy matching. Or, choose from stripes or solids, snaps or zips, when it comes to the classic Footie ($18).
Cotton On Kids
While not technically PJs, this cozy-as-can-be Marshmallow Romper ($32.95) would work like a charm if you’re going on a long car ride during nap or bedtime. Zip it up around your babe and use it as outerwear in the carseat, especially if you don’t want to go for a hot, stuffy ride with the heat blasting.
What’s your favorite style of baby PJs? Let us know in the comments.
— Whitney C. Harris