5 Best Baby Pajamas of 2021
- September 8, 2021
- by Melissa Lawrence
Hello, parents! If your little one is at least a few weeks out of the womb, then I think it’s time to welcome you to an ancient and universal club. That is the club of desperately looking for any way to help your baby sleep better—for their sake, yes, but also for you! Babies are picky, so putting them to bed in comfy pajamas is important.
In this article, I’ve written reviews of the best footie baby pajamas and footless baby pajamas, with the difference here being the presence or absence of a closure on the bottom. You’ll find selections for both boy pajamas and girl pajamas, too.
1. Simple Joys by Carter’s 3-Pack Gowns
Ages: 0 to 3 months
I recommend gowns to parents of newborn babies, as they tend to need frequent diaper changes throughout the night. I’ve found that at night it’s much better to deal with an open-bottom gown than with a standard footie pajama’s buttons or zips. And you might know from my review of baby onesies that one of my favorite brands is Carter’s!
These are quality gowns, as attested to by me and many other parents. The fit is perfect for most newborn babies, and they sport cinched hems to keep your baby’s feet warm.
2. Burt’s Bees Baby Baby Boys’ Sleep and Play Pajamas
Ages: 0 to 9 months
These Burt’s Bees pajamas are the best organic baby pajamas. Besides being 100 percent organic cotton, they feature non-slip “bee grip” footies for extra stability, which are good if your baby is moving around. They are footie pajamas, with zip enclosures.
Parents appreciate the quality of these pajamas, but they do warn that these tend to run a size large. So consider downsizing. These Burt’s Bees pajamas are also available for girls.
3. Magnetic Me Footie Pajamas
Ages: Premie to 18 months
If like me you occasionally like to treat yourself and hit up the nail salon with a girlfriend, then maybe you’re not the greatest fan of zips and buttons. Long nails, or just generally less dextrous hands, make them annoying to work with. These Magnetic Me pajamas are just the solution, as they are footie pajamas that substitute magnetic enclosures for the traditional zips and buttons!
These pajamas are on the pricier side, but parents attest to how easy they make diaper changes. They’re also lightweight, making them ideal for summer nights.
4. Hanna Andersson Baby Zip Sleeper In Organic Cotton
Ages: Newborn to 3 years
These Hanna Andersson pajamas make for a fantastic splurge. Made from organic cotton, these baby pajamas are combed to leave only the longest fibers for extra softness. They also sport flatlock seaming, to ensure the most comfortable experience possible.
Parents love that these pajamas are so thick and so incredibly soft. Plus they come in a number of cute designs. Grandparents, these make for a great gift!
5. Kissy Kissy Footie Pajamas
Ages: newborn to 9 months
These Kissy Kissy pajamas are another super soft and comfortable option to consider for your baby. They’re even better if you get them as a gift from the in-laws, given the price. But they’re well worth the investment. These are made of 100 percent pima cotton, a common extra-long cotton that makes for the softest clothes.
Kissy Kissy pajamas are available in a number of different designs, with parents attesting to the high quality of the fabric and the ease of using the snap buttons. They also find that their babies sleep better in them than many less expensive pajamas, so give them some thought!
It’s also common to put babies to sleep in onesies. While you’re shopping, consider reading my review of the best baby onesies.