Cute and comfy baby sleepwear and sleepsuits

baby sleepwear and sleepsuits

by Emily Gilbert |
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Bodysuits, babygrows, sleepsuits - there's a whole world of baby clothing and baby sleepwear out there to discover! When it comes to naptime though, we would always recommend opting for a sleepsuit as they are designed to keep your baby as comfy as possible throughout the night and regulate their temperature so they don't become too hot.

Also known as a baby onesie, there are several different styles of baby sleepwear to choose from, including short sleeve sleepsuits and sleepsuits with feet. When you're shopping, we suggest you look for comfort first, then ease of changing (front-facing poppers are best, especially when you're lifting them out of their cot or crib to change them at night) followed by the pretty patterns.

Editor's choice:
Best baby sleepsuits: John Lewis ANYDAY Baby Cotton Fox Print Sleepsuits - View offer on John Lewis
Best baby sleepsuit multipack: Marks and Spencer Pure Cotton Sleepsuits - View offer on Marks and Spencer

So, whether you are buying some baby sleepwear or a sleepsuit for your new baby or as a gift for someone else's new arrival, here's M&B's guide to the very best to buy right now...

The best baby sleepwear and sleepsuits:

Best baby sleepsuits

This gorgeous pack of baby sleepwear contains three sleepsuits in different patterns with full legs, enclosed feet and long sleeves for a cosy nights sleep. Made from pure cotton, they have poppers through the front to the legs.

One reviewer said: "Lovely Babygro's, only giving four stars as my little one hasn't arrived yet so not tried these on an actual baby! Think the zippers will be far easier than poppers for changes."
Another reviewer said: "I love these and they look super sweet on, great quality and beautiful prints. I will buy John Lewis sleepsuits again!"


  • Great value multipack
  • Super soft pure cotton


  • Poppers could take a while to do up

Best neutral baby sleepsuits

This pack of four sleepsuits in sweet patterns from Next are made from pure cotton for your baby's delicate skin. The full-front opening sleepsuits have coloured nickel-free poppers on the inside. There are integral scratch mitts in sizes up to 3-6 months.

Review: "I bought these in first size for my baby when he was first born and he wore them all throughout our stay at hospital. I love them SO much I bought them in 0-3 for him, they’re absolutely adorable and he is so comfy in them."


  • Super soft pure cotton
  • Unisex prints


  • Poppers could take a while to do up

Best baby sleepsuits multipack

There's nothing cuter than a baby in a white sleepsuit and this pack of five from Marks and Spencer are a real bargain. There are scratch mitts on sizes up to and including 3-6 months, plus slip dots on feet from 9-12 months upwards. We appreciate that there are even Early and Tiny sizes available.

Reviewed by Features & Reviews Editor Emily Gilbert: "You cannot beat a newborn baby in a fresh white sleepsuit! This is a great set to pop in your hospital bag after washing. Speaking of which, they wash really well and are so incredibly soft."


  • Broad range of sizes
  • No uncomfortable toe seams


  • May stain easily as they're white

How fun is this multi-coloured space print sleepsuit? It features long sleeves and a zip fastening for easy changing and is made from cotton to keep your youngster cosy all night long.

Reviews Editor Emily Gilbert says: "I love space-themed baby clothing so this sleepsuit ticks all my boxes. The zip fastening is a huge plus and it's sooo soft!"


  • Zip fastening
  • Made from 100% cotton


  • None

Best cotton on sleepsuit

Featuring a gorgeous print inspired by the lovely rabbits and mushrooms in the British countryside, this babygrow's popper fastenings down the front make getting your little one in and out easy. As well as being soft and cosy, we love that this sleepsuit comes with fold-back scratch mitts on the cuffs of sizes up to 12 months.

A reviewer wrote: "I bought this as a gift for a friend's new baby. It is such a gorgeous pattern and she was very pleased with it. I originally ordered in new born but felt it came up small so returned and bought a bigger size to grow in to."


  • Organic, ethically sourced material
  • Designed to fit over cloth nappies

Best zip sleepsuits

This bright sleepsuit features cute sausage dogs and a two-way zip for those speedy nappy changes. It also has a protective zip cover so your little one's skin stays safe as well as fold-over cuffs on feet for extra warmth and comfort.

One parent said: "Since I discovered these for my 9 month old I ditched all the other pyjamas we have tried since newborn and replaced them all with wonder suits. Very comfortable and stretchy fabric and fastest night diaper changes. Bit more pricey than your average pyjamas but worth every penny!"


  • Easy to use 2-way zip
  • Stretchy fabric


  • Only one product - not a multipack

Best affordable sleepsuits

3-pack cotton pyjamasH&M
Price: £17.99

Sweet and simple, these long-sleeved, all-in-one pyjamas are made from soft, organic cotton jersey and come in a variety of designs. We love that they have poppers all the way down the front and that they come in toddler sizes too, so your little ones can match.

A reviewer said: "Love these sleepsuits. Have bought them in every size & they are always very roomy."


  • Comfortable cuffed hems
  • Long sleeves and ankles


  • Feet aren't covered

Best sleepsuit without feet

Baby Mori
Price: £42.50 (was 50)

Great for keeping your baby sleeping soundly on warm nights, this pack of two summer sleepsuits from Baby Mori are made from a breathable bamboo and organic cotton blend and has a zip to make changes quick and easy. They are great for gifting an we love the summery pastel colours.

One reviewer wrote: "These Baby Mori Ribbed Zip Summer Sleepsuits are really soft, good quality and they withstand lots of washes; they are my favourite sleepsuits for baby. I will most certainly be buying them in each size."


  • Breathable material
  • Short sleeves to prevent overheating


  • May be too thin for the cooler months

Best fleece baby sleepsuit


Ideal for travelling in the pram or playing at home in the cooler months, these fleece sleepsuits by Simple Joys (Amazon's brand) will keep them warm. They have fun animal prints and a popper on the chest, as well as a zip and soft cuffs.

A grandparent reviewer said: "I ordered these for my new grandchild. They arrived and I have to say they are super cute and very soft. I ordered the 3-6 month size and I’m happy I did. They are 21 inches long from the shoulder to the ankle so I feel they are bigger than newborn but will be perfect within a couple of months of birth. The zip runs from the neck right down one leg . I would suggest sliding the little ones leg on the non zipped side first and then it will be easy to pull on. The material is very soft and feels really cosy and not too hot for cooler days."


  • No tags to reduce itching
  • Machine washable fabrics


  • Reviewers say they run small, so need to size up

Best Christmas sleepsuit

Looking for festive baby sleepwear? Made from organic cotton, this baby sleepsuit with long sleeves and legs is super sweet! It has a two-way zip on the front and down one leg for easy nappy changes, and festive red print dotted with gingerbread designs. We love this all-over otter print but there are other gorgeous patterns available, such as a bunny, a fox, a hedgehog, or a cat alternative.

One happy reviewer said: "What beautiful pyjamas these are; they have a super cute print. I love that they are so smart that you can use it for a long time as you can initially fold up the sleeves and legs."


  • Machine washable
  • Pattern is all over


  • Red could run, so wash with similar colours

Your baby one will look adorable in this sweet sleepsuit which is made from cotton-rich fabric with a cosy ribbed texture and is finished with embroidered bears, whales and boats. We love the zip fastening at the front for easy changing.

Reviewed by Features & Reviews Editor Emily Gilbert: "You can't beat a sleepsuit with a zip in my opinion, especially one as cute as this! It would be great to see a version with built-in mits and feet, however."


  • Zip fastening
  • Made from 97% cotton


  • Footless design so may need socks during the day

Best baby sleepsuit with feet

Boden - Baby sleepwear and sleepsuits
Price: £12.60 (was 21)

This gorgeous Boden sleepsuit is made from super-soft cotton and is covered in adorable mini pink and red hearts. It has stunning frills on the sleeves and there are also poppers down the front and along the gusset for those middle-of-the-night changes.

A parent reviewer said: "This is a beautifully detailed sleepsuit and is always my go-to on a night time for my little boy as it is super comfy for him to wear. It is also one of the only ones I can find in size 9-12 months."
A grandparent reviewed it and said: "A lovely little sleepsuit, very soft fabric and cosy. I bought it for my great granddaughter so I can't comment on how it washes. She looks delightful wearing it."


  • Poppers for quick change
  • Built-in feet to keep their toes warm


  • Clearance item, so not many left

2-pack patterned cotton pyjamasH&M
Price: £12.99

Thesw all-in-one pyjamas are made from a soft, printed cotton jersey with long sleeves, a zip down the front with an anti-chafe chin guard, and ribbing at the cuffs and hems.

Review: "Absolutely love these! The material is soft and higher quality. I love the zipper as it makes both dressing and undressing much easier. Have ordered next size already, that's how much I like them."


  • Zip front for easy changes
  • Available in toddler sizes
  • Lots of designs available


  • Lots of sizes sold out

What should babies wear to bed?

Wondering "when should my baby wear a sleepsuit"? If your little one's room is below 20 degrees, they should wear a sleepsuit. Expert Midwife Pip says that you shouldn't overdress them in too many layers, especially in summer, as this could cause them to overheat and potentially lead to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Here's some guidance on what baby sleepwear layers to use for each room temperature:

Under 16 degrees: 2.5 Tog Sleeping Bag + Sleepsuit + Vest

17°c- 20°c: 2.5 Tog Sleeping Bag + Sleepsuit

20°c- 22°c: 1 Tog Sleeping Bag + Sleepsuit

22°c- 24°c: Sleepsuit

24°c- 27°c: Vest +/- 0.5 Tog Sleeping Bag

Over 27°c: Nappy

Emily Gilbertis the Features & Reviews Editor for Mother&Baby and has written for the website and previously the magazine for six years. Specialising in product reviews, Emily is the first to know about all the exciting new releases in the parenting industry.

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