Rompers and jumpsuits for toddlers and babies are ideal because it’s one step to a complete outfit. Sure, you can elevate the look with a cute headband or spiffy dress shoes, but the romper does the heavy lifting for you. If you think matching two or more pieces to form a cute and coherent outfit is a simple task, try doing it while you’re sleep-deprived. And I can’t be the only one who’s had to change my baby’s clothes after my husband dressed her in some batshit combo of clashing colors and prints. No, I don’t have the time to explain the subtle art of pattern mixing when we were supposed to be out the door ten minutes ago. The romper solves all of this and proves that baby and toddler clothes can be affordable, chic, and not entirely covered in Disney characters (but yes, we love those, too).
What are baby rompers?
Rompers have been a mainstay in children’s fashion for over a century. They were literally designed for littles to wear while they play, but women quickly realized how cute they are and made adult versions for themselves. Their popularity is earned! They’re basically the more functional cousin of the dress — they can be casual or sophisticated, depending on the fabric and details. So finding the perfect romper for your babe is really just about finding what fabrics and details work best for their lifestyle.
What’s the difference between a romper and a onesie?
Toddler and baby rompers are quite similar to onesies, but the biggest difference is style and legroom. For one, rompers and jumpsuits often cover those cute and chubby little legs. And two, a onesie is usually more pajama-like and is worn by newborns and infants. A baby romper or toddler jumpsuit is an outfit! There are ruffles, cute patterns that aren’t clouds and sheep, and much easier opportunities for a mommy and me moment. Whether it’s for a play date, a family event, or an outing — rompers and jumpsuits for toddlers will definitely have them looking their best (not like it’s that hard to do — they’re freakin’ adorable.)
Whether you’re looking for a fun look for your next family photoshoot, or a practical one-piece for everyday wear, we found the cutest and most functional rompers for toddlers and babies. Let’s go!
Best Baby Rompers
This three-pack of gender-neutral cotton rompers has snap closures and super fun prints, including tacos, avocados, and chevron stripes. Amazon Reviewer MrsK says, “I love the soft cotton fabric and they wash well. Overall great quality. Outfits like this are so easy and comfy for busy toddlers on a hot day!”
With ruffle-y sleeves and pretty back bow detail, this romper could not be any more precious. It comes in other colors and sleeve options, but this lovely lilac color would be so perfect for a photo shoot.
I literally squealed when I saw this vintage-style knit romper with pretty pom pom details. It can be styled with knee socks and a long sleeve onesie for colder days, or worn on its own in spring and summer.
This RuffleButts romper lives up to its name with a ruffle skirt detail and ruffle sleeves. The neutral denim color is totally versatile for year-round layering, but it also comes in pink (pictured in the feature image) and navy stripe, too.
Material that’s 100% cotton plus a little kangaroo pocket make this gender-neutral romper tie-dye for (get t?!), and the snap closures make diaper changes a breeze.
As if we didn’t love Carter’s enough already: Their new line, called Little Planet, features sustainable, GOTS-certified organic cotton pieces that are as good for your little one (and the planet!) as they are adorable. Exhibit A: This striped button-up romper that’s picture-perfect for spring and summer adventures. It’s available in sizes newborn-24 months for petite preppies-in-training.
If you haven’t experienced the beautiful designs and luxe material of Posh Peanut, then Mama, we’d like to encourage you to give this brand a go. These baby clothes are made with bamboo for a buttery-soft, lightweight feel, plus super posh designs (get it?!) make this brand a mom favorite. For proof, check out this cutie-patootie camo number, complete with ruffles on the butt (P.S. there are a bunch of other patterns, too) — adorable!
Best Toddler Rompers
Maybe it’s my nostalgia for being able to wear as many patterns and prints as I wanted when I was a kid, but this leopard and splash polka dot print two-pack of cotton rompers is bringing me back to the 90s in all the best ways. And the soft cotton material will keep your kid cool during the cruel summer.
Say farewell to winter in style with this summery belted romper with adjustable straps. The hybrid heart and cheetah print paired with the ruffle short detail offers a slight safari feel, perfect for those long afternoons at the zoo.
This cotton blend romper with pockets, elastic waist, and ruffle neckline is a great stylish staple for summer fun. We love the deep burgundy but it also comes in black, white, and grey if you want to stock up on some neutrals.
Ruffle sleeves and heart-shaped buttons make this sweet little denim romper the perfect choice for family photos. The lightweight cotton material is great for a summer day of fun.
Cotton overalls?? Do they have this in adult sizes because this looks comfy AF. This romper comes in this gorgeous teal color, as well as heather grey, navy, and pink. Hint: You don’t actually have to choose, Mama. Just get it in every color!
Best Baby Jumpsuits
Tea Collection is a go-to for unique prints, and this floral patterned one-piece is no exception. The pretty peplum detail elevates the simple jumpsuit body, and the 100% cotton jersey fabric means it’s breathable for everyday wear.
When you need a few one-and-done cute outfit options, this three-pack of long-sleeve cotton jumpsuits is essential. They’re perfect for everyday wear, and their minimal design means they’re great for long nap times, too.
If we’re talking affordable and durable baby basics, I can’t say enough good things about Burt’s Bees. But throw in a happy print like this, in 100% organic cotton no less, and I’m all in.
This short-sleeved footless jumpsuit has a bear-y friendly print, a contrast kangaroo pocket, and snap closures. And the 100% organic cotton is ideal for sensitive young skin.
This ribbed cotton footless jumpsuit has ruffle sleeves and a matching headband to really elevate the look. Amazon Reviewer T Lashelle says, “Received so many compliments and the baby looked gorgeous in it. I’m also getting the white one.”
If you love shopping at Maisonette as much as we do, hold on to your pants. Their newly-launched house brand, Maison Me Baby, includes gender-neutral rompers made with GOTS certified cotton and a bit of spandex for stretch. The long-sleeved Lewis Coverall is ideak for that in-between weather when the sun’s out but it’s still a bit chilly.
If your little fancy pants loves a floral moment, then this viscose footless jumpsuit is for you. There’s a ruffle detail along the snap closure and the material is lightweight and breathable. There are also some footed options in equally elegant prints if you live in a colder climate.
Best Toddler Jumpsuits
This sleeveless everyday romper is 100% rayon and machine washable, but it’s the bright color and tie-dye pattern that have us drooling. It’s perfect for summer, or they can be paired with a light sweater for spring. One mama reviewed the jumpsuit and said, “This jumpsuit is absolutely adorable. The material is light weight but not see through. It’s easy to put on/take off. Very beautiful. 10 out of 10.”
This simple and chic cotton linen jumpsuit has short sleeves and a drawstring waist detail for a trendy outfit that’s actually comfortable. But buyer beware, you might want to purchase every color once you realize how versatile it is.
This simple silhouette has a feminine ruffle shoulder and elastic waist, and the breathable cotton material pairs well with playdates or special occasions.
This summery one-piece has the cutest cotton blend checked fabric, and reviewers say wearing it backward (with the bow in the back) is a home run. Amazon Reviewer Melodie says, “I love this outfit. Will buy again or similar. So many compliments.”
This high-waisted jumpsuit is available in eight colors, and the stripes and trendy bell-bottoms give us fashion-forward nautical vibes. Bonus: The adjustable straps mean your toddler can keep wearing this piece as they grow.
Best Rompers For Toddler Boys
Made of a stretchy cotton/poly/spandex blend, these neutral grey rompers have a zipper closure for babies who don’t have time to wait for snaps. They come in a two-pack, so there’s a backup outfit on standby should you need one.
Show the world how cool your little guy is by putting him in this yellow guitar romper from PARADE. It’s made of 100% organic cotton, making it super soft to hang out in all day long.
Another Maison Me Baby pick that needs to be in your kiddo’s wardrobe ASAP. The short-sleeved Wilson Coverall sings spring and comes in three versatile striped styles. Did we mention it has pockets? *Squeal*
It’s never too early to introduce Baby to classic style. The Honey Ribbed Short Romper is the ideal wardrobe staple for a baby boy (or girl). Made of soft and stretchy cotton spandex, your LO can wear it sleeveless in summer or pair it with a long-sleeve bodysuit come fall. It’s also available in versatile grey, but we love how this honey hue evokes nostalgic vintage vibes. Now … where’s the camera?
Best Jumpsuits For Baby Girl
From the tiny bows on each shoulder, to the trendy terracotta color — this romper is a must-have for your little one this summer! It’s made of 100% cotton muslin and has snap closures for easy (and quick!) access.
You really can’t go wrong with this updated twist on the classic denim one-piece. This polka dot print romper has an elastic waist, relaxed fit, and button closures. The 100% cotton fabric is perfect for warm summer days and the pockets add some functionality, too.
What’s black and white and can be worn all over town? This adorable romper is great for little one who want to look great but still have the freedom to move. The 100% cotton is light and breathable, making this a seamless fit for a birthday party or day at the boardwalk. Amazon Reviewer Amber says “I loved the quality! Very breathable and comfy! My daughter looked super cute.”
With ruffle sleeves and choker cutout detail at the neckline, this fashion-forward floral one-piece is an easy choice for a comfortable party look. Did we mention it has pockets!?