The best pajamas for kids and toddlers are so cute and comfy, you’ll hardly have to coax your little one into them (and good luck getting them out of ’em). After a long day of energy-burning activities (may we suggest a toddler play gym or a mini trampoline, perhaps?), hitting the hay is important for everyone. So when it comes to kids’ sleepwear, we’re *all about* anything that helps us get them under their special comforter and off to dreamland.
Surprising them a PJ set that they love can even make bedtime just a tiny bit easier, and if you really want them excited for sleep, grab a kids robe and fuzzy slippers while you’re at it. So to get you started, we’ve rounded up the best, coziest, cutest jammies that your brood needs for snoozin’, whether they’re toddlers or tweens. After all, the best coffee maker in the world can help with exhaustion, but good sleep will definitely help more. But Mama, be warned: Some of these are so cute, they may convince you to “have another one” (cue the ovulation calculator).
Best Kids Girl PJs
Parenting hack 101: Less thought = better. In any regard, with regards to anything. Right? So when it comes to picking jammies, why not get more bang for your brain’s buck? Ordering a matching set that comes with not one, not two, but THREE PJ outfits in one click is the key to the good life. And since Carter’s is one of our beloved go-to brands for all things childhood fashion, you know you’re getting a quality product that you can trust. So whatever your little lady is into, pick a theme and run with it — you’ll look like a hero and she’ll feel like a winner.
Rainbow tie-dye? Yes, please! This PJ Set is so cute, I’m hoping it comes in adult sizes too. Other than the cute design, another cool thing about it is that it’s made from 100% recycled materials. Your little one will be sustainable and comfortable at the same time.
Time to stock that jammie drawer? Here ya go! This ultra-cute PJ set comes with 3 pairs, including shorts, pants, long and short sleeve options. Even better, they can be mixed and matched, much to your little fashionista’s delight. They’re made of 100% cotton and come in sizes 6-9 months all the way through a kids 8.
In these seaworthy jammies, your little one can dream of splashing in a mermaid lagoon. This set comes with a pair of blue and pink PJs, so grab this duo for one kid or similar-sized siblings. They’re made with 100% organic cotton and a little bit of magic.
cupcakes, sprinkles, and smiling macaroons… yep, pretty much covered a little kids’ top favorite things. Your LO won’t mind slipping into these cute, colorful jammies, which are made of 100% cotton for a comfy night’s sleep.
Yes, that Burt’s Bees. And, sure, the word “organic” may or may not carry a lot of weight for you (your kid, your choice!), but either way, these Burt’s Bees jammies will win your heart. They’re easy on the touch and feature banding at the ankles and wrists so they won’t bunch in the middle of the night, and since you probably use the brand’s products on your lips — among other body parts — you can certainly trust its clothing on your little ones’ bodies. They come in sizes 18 months all the way to 7 years, so if you have kids in different age groups, they can still get all matchy-matchy.
Best Kids Boy PJs
If “afraid of the dark” (or the monsters under the bed) is this week’s issue du jour, there’s no easier fix than superhero pajamas to inspire some superhero-level bravery. So whether it’s being Wakanda born-and-bred or your little one’s more of a Hulk-minded man (or even Captain America and Iron Man), reassuring them that they are strong and they are safe when they get tucked in can make all the difference. Plus, they’re so lightweight and comfy, they can double as athleticwear for those Sundays when PJs turn into… all-day-Js.
Whether you have a rough and tumble daughter or a digger-centric little dude, there’s somthing about big yellow trucks that gets kids’ imaginations running rampant. So why not send them off to dreamland wearing what they love? For construction enthusiasts, this easy outfit is a sure win — and because they’re available on Amazon Prime, you can always get another pair if the first gets too worn out to wear, no panic necessary. Because if you haven’t read Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site 17,000 times already, we can solidly attest to the fact that it’s actually pretty good. It’s a vibe, get into it. This adorable set — as well as nearly 40 other designs — comes in sizes 12-18 months through a kids’ 16, so go ahead, get ’em for your whole (construction) crew.
If your youngster has a need for speed, it may be hard getting him or her to bed — but getting them into these super cool pajamas is one less chore you’ll have to worry about. Maybe — just maybe — you can convince them that if they close their eyes, they’ll dream about racing on the track or through space and time. At least you know they’ll be cozy, either way; the shirts are made of cotton and the bottoms are soft fleece. Available in sizes 2T-8.
Another set for stocking up! If you couldn’t tell already, we heart Simple Joys, and this awesome set of 3 mix-and-match pairs is perfect for your lil’ (not-so-sleepy) sleeper. They’re made of 100% cotton and come in sizes 6-9 months through a kids 8.
Best Toddler Girl PJs
Hudson Baby + unicorns for the win! With so many adorable designs for sizes 0-24 months, this set is featured more than once on this list. Plus, they’re 100% cotton, come in a 3-pack, and are super affordable … sold!
When it comes to affordable sleepers, Gerber is tops. This set of fleece jammies will keep your LO toasty when the weather outside is frightful. It’s available in over 20 color combinations and in sizes 0-3 months all the way up to 5T.
When it comes to PJs, sometimes simple is just better. This basic top-and-pants combo is soft, durable and comes in a variety of super-cute patterns so your kid can feel like he’s picking what he’s wearing to bed every night (llamas, stripes and check to name a few). Plus, they’re totally cost-effective, so you can toss some if a major diaper explosion (or accident, in bigger kids) happens and you just can’t deal with cleaning it up this time. Because honestly, haven’t we all had days when washing poop stains out is just too. much. to. handle?
Best Toddler Boy PJs
Attention, Eric Carl fans: Do you have a very hungry tot? These gender-neutral PJs are inspired by the classic tale of the caterpillar who kept on eating. This ultra-soft set is made of organic cotton and bamboo for a cozy but breathable night’s sleep. Now, grab your baby’s favorite Eric Carl book and they’ll be drifting off to dreamland in no time. Available in sizes 0-3 months to kids 5-6Y, you won’t have to be too sad when your very hungry kiddo outgrows their favorite jammies — just get the next size up.
*Squeal.* These 100% cotton coveralls are the perfect transition jammies for the changing seasons. Available in packs of one, two, and three and in a bunch of boy, girl, and gender-neutral styles, you can’t go wrong with this affordable pick for your babe. Get ’em in sizes from 0-3 months up to 18-24 months.
Look, dinos! This Burt’s Bees onesie isn’t just cute, it’s safe and comfy, too. Made with organic cotton, it features bee-shaped grippies on the feet, which is ideal for toddling toddlers. Get it in a handful of unisex styles and sizes 12, 18, and 24 months.
Best Matching Kids PJs
Matching family PJs — not just for the holidays! (Although, there are some subtly-festive snowflake patterns on the pants.) Get your family into the super spirit and channel your inner Incredibles with these awesome Justice League pajamas! And here’s the best part: You can even get one for the dog.
Oh. My. Cuteness. Your little one can share the love with their favorite doll or stuffie in this matching jam-jams. It’s available in 9 different styles for kids sizes 2T to 14 years.
Mama Bear, Papa Bear, and your snuggly bear cub can all cozy up together in these timeless pajamas. Cue up the Disney movie and get ready to hibernate! The kids set is available in sizes 2T -10 to 11 years.