Bonus points: They won't shrink or fade over time.
It seems like over the past year+ we're finding our kiddos in pajamas more often than ever before. Gone are the days of wearing jeans, real pants and shirts—their new wardrobe (and frankly, yours too) embraces day and night pajamas.
It's important to have comfortable clothes that help little ones relax and make them feel, well, at home. Whether they're spending most of their days building forts or running around begging you for more snacks, these comfortable, soft pajamas will help make things a little easier for them—and you too, mama. Made from quality fabrics and easy to get on and off, we've rounded up some of our favorite brands that have seemingly perfected the pajama.
Here are the best pajamas for kids:
We've loved LAKE pajamas for ourselves for ages, so treating our kiddos to a set for twinning is a no-brainer. Like the adult version, their Pima cotton sets (which come in short and long versions for sizes newborn-12) are ridiculously soft, luxe and made to wear all day, every day. Prices start at $42
We've only got one complaint about the timeless, heirloom jammies from Paper Cape—they don't come in our size. Made from super soft Peruvian Pima cotton (which is arguably some of the most divine cotton on the planet), their Classic Pajamas are what Sunday morning dreams are made of. And if you really want to knock that holiday card out of the park, Paper Cape offers embroidered monogramming with three fonts to choose from.
Burt's Bees 100% GOTs certified organic cotton pajamas come in tons of gorgeous colors and patterns for newborns through size 7. The affordable and oh-so-soft line is also a go-to for holiday family jammies. Prices start at $13.95
From their colorful custom prints to their supremely soft signature fabric, Clover pajamas are a favorite for kids and parents alike. The sets feature printed labels (so no scratchy tags to bug them) and the tops are designed with snaps at the shoulder to make putting them on complaint-free as well. Available in sizes 0-3 months—5/6T. Prices start at $30
Yes, your favorite swaddle brand also dabbles in pajamas! The cotton two piece sets are available in sizes 12 months to 4T and just as snuggly, with comfortable cuffs and an elastic waistband that makes it a little easier to take the bottoms on and off. They come in a few watercolor inspired designs to choose from.
With their colorful gender-neutral basics and affordable price tag, Primary hits all the marks. Their organic cotton jammies come in tons of styles for newborn through size 12 that are sold as individual pieces instead of sets making it super easy to mix-and-match. We also love the zip-up footies which feature non-skid soles so no one wipes out on their way to pancakes.
Season after season, Tea Collection nails it with the most adorable patterns and prints. Tailored from breathable cotton, every style keeps them cool and content with a snug fit that hugs just right. Their various styles are available in sizes newborn-16. But here herein lies the magic—Tea collection gives back a portion of its profits to charities to ensure a better world for kids everywhere. Prices start at $43.
One of our all-time favorite brands for durability, style, + customer service, Hanna Andersson's iconic pajamas come in tons of organic styles in sizes for newborn to size 14 to swoon over. And we swear their pajamas are magic—they seem to grow with your little one, fitting season after season! Prices start at $33.
There's one major requirement for kid pajamas: They must be durable enough for play. We love that these are not only well-made with interlocking knit organic cotton, but it also fits true to size after washing and shrinking. Available in sizes 6 months-10 years.
We originally fell in love with Magnetic Me's game-changing baby clothes which swap annoying snaps with convenient magnets making diaper changes a breeze. But we have to say, their pajamas are a home run too! The secret? They've hidden a smart magnetic fastener at the shoulder to make putting them on and taking them off as comfortable and easy as possible! The fun patterns and styles are made from organic cotton and fit babies through size 8.
With a super-dedicated fan base, snagging a pair of Little Sleepies can feel like getting tickets to a Beyoncé concert—but trust us, it's worth the work. Their seasonal prints are always 💯and the bamboo fabric is so soft your kiddos will never want to wear anything else. But that's not even the best part. All their sleepwear (from newborn through size 12/14) is designed to be extra flexible in sizing, fitting up to 3x longer than other brands. With extra length (easily roll up any extra), foldable foot cuffs on their zippies, and super stretch for longer wear they're always money well-spent. Prices start at $30.
From party dogs to paper planes, magic crystals to modern art, we're completely head-over-heels in love with Peregrine Kidswear's pajamas. The super cool printed jams are all made from bamboo viscose making them as soft as they are stylish and keep little ones perfectly temperature regulated. Prices start at $37.
We're obsessed with these pajamas that are made of stretchy ribbed cotton jersey that's been brushed on the inside to make them soft against the skin. It's perfect for little ones with sensitive skin. Like everything else from Boden, these high-quality jams seem to last forever and even come in two-packs to mix and match. Prices start at $36.
Launched in 2015, the UK based Mori delivers supremely soft designs for littles (and their mamas!) in a signature cotton fabric that we can't get enough of. Their pajama sets come in a wide range of muted colors and gender-neutral prints for babies through size 6.
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[This was originally published April, 2020. It has since been updated.]
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