The 11 Best Kids Pajamas of 2020

Drift off to dreamland in these PJs

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Our Top Picks

Best Infant Pajamas With a Zipper: Primary Zip Footie at primary.com

"This zipper infant onesie will help newly sleep-deprived parents avoid fumbling with a zillion snaps in the middle of the night."

Best Magnetic Pajamas: Magnetic Me Footies at magneticme.com

"The quick-dress magnetic fasteners are safely sewn into the pajamas' layers of fabric and are completely inaccessible to baby."

Best Sleep Gown: Carter’s Sleeper Gowns at carters.com

"Roll up the bottom of the gown, change baby’s diaper, roll the bottom back down, and go back to bed."

Best Classic Style: Petite Plum Pajama Set at maisonette.com

"Known for sophisticated looks, the Petite Plume pajamas are made of the highest quality cotton."

Best for Winter: L.L. Bean Cozy Fleece Pajamas at llbean.com

"The separate pants and top make late-night bathroom visits easy-peasy if your toddler is potty-training."

Best Toddler Pajamas for Summer: Old Navy 4 Piece Set at oldnavy.gap.com

"With a four-piece summer pajama pack you’ll have a range of options for chilly summer nights or hot and humid weather."

Best Toddler Footed Pajamas: Carter's Baby and Toddler Footed Cotton Pajamas at Amazon

"The snug-fitting gripper-footed pajamas come in loads of sweet styles, and this three-pack lets your kid try multiple at once."

Best Toddler Adaptive Pajamas: Cat & Jack Adaptive Pajama Set at Target

"Made for kids who may need special assistance getting dressed, these pajamas have a roomier fit."

Best Family Pajamas: Family Matching PJs at hannaandersson.com

"With styles ranging from holidays, seasonal, characters, and stripes, these pajamas are comfortable and durable for the whole family."

Best Six-Piece Pajama Set: Simple Joys by Carter’s at Amazon

"Stock your kid's pajama drawer in one click with this best-selling coordinated pajama set from Carter’s."

The best pajamas are durable, fuss-free, and comfortable enough to let your little one drift right off to dreamland.

Even if getting your baby to sleep is a little harder than that (hello, newborn!), they’re still guaranteed to look cute in these jammies.

Our Top Picks

Best Infant Pajamas With a Zipper: Primary Zip Footie

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With multiple outfit changes, long days, and even longer nights, do yourself a favor and choose infant pajamas with a zipper—no new mom needs to fumble with a zillion snaps in the middle of the night. These adorable PJs will grow with your baby, and are available in sizes that'll fit newborns of 7 pounds all the way up to 46-pound kids.

Primary’s zippered onesie pajamas are soft, cute, and look good day or night. With over 20 colors to choose from, these sweet basics will save your sanity.

Best Magnetic Pajamas: Magnetic Me Footies

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Magnetic pajamas are the perfect gift for new parents and a middle-of-the-night must-have. The magnetic fasteners are safely sewn into the pajamas' layers of fabric and are completely inaccessible to baby. The only thing that touches baby's skin is the super-soft, modal fabric, which is certified as a 100% Bio-based fabric by the US Department of Agriculture, responsibly farmed from Beechnut trees. Without buttons or snaps, these pajamas are a breeze to take on and off.

The Magnetic Me sizing is quite specific, with eight sizes between premie (under 5 pounds) and 18-24 months (27-30 pounds). It’s recommended to size up if your child is on the higher end of the size range.

Best Sleep Gown: Carter’s Sleeper Gowns

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This long, comfortable gown is basically a onesie without the leg holes, but its long length still keeps those little legs warm. The gown bottoms have a cinched hem, making late-night diaper changes so much easier. Ideal for preemies and newborns, it comes in sizes for babies up to 12.5 pounds.

Tired parents will never have to fumble with snaps, zippers, or leg holes again. Roll the bottom up, change the baby’s diaper, roll the bottom back down, and go back to bed. No guarantees that sleep will come easy, but changing diapers will be a breeze.

Best Classic Style: Petite Plum Pajama Set, Whales

Petit Plum

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Your little one might be mistaken for mom or dad with this stylish pajama set in a classic design. Known for sophisticated looks, the Petite Plume pajamas are made of the highest quality cotton.

The pajamas have some intricate details, including engraved buttons, tuck pointing, and customized packaging. If you are gifting a mini fashionista a sweet pair of pajamas, this brand will surely fit the ticket. This style has a wide range of sizes and will fit babies as young a 6-months, all the way up to 14-year old kids.

Best for Winter: L.L. Bean Cozy Fleece Pajamas

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It’s safe to rely on the Maine-based outfitter L.L. Bean to know a thing or two about winter pajamas. This two-piece pajama set includes a long-sleeve knit shirt and pants made with cozy fleece.

The coordinated set will look so cute and the separate pants and top make late-night bathroom visits easy-peasy if your toddler is potty-training. Available in Available in little kids' sizes 4-7 and kids' sizes 10-18, this cozy combo is perfect for an extra comfy bedtime and a lazy morning. 

Best Toddler Pajamas for Summer: Old Navy 4 Piece Set

4-Piece Pajama Set

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Summer nights can range from hot and humid to downright chilly when the air conditioning is on. With a four-piece summer pajama pack, you’ll have lots of combinations depending on the temperature and your child’s preference.

The set includes a long-sleeve graphic sleep tee, short-sleeve printed sleep tee, one pair of striped sleep leggings, and one pair of printed sleep shorts. Completely tag-free labels at the waist and neck provide added comfort for your little one. Sizing ranges from 6 months all the way to 6 years old, so this could be a sweet set for siblings.

Best Toddler Footed Pajamas: Simple Joys by Carter's Baby and Toddler Boys' 3-Pack Snug Fit Footed Cotton Pajamas

You can’t go wrong with some classic 100-percent cotton footie pajamas from Carter’s. The snug-fitting pajamas come in loads of sweet styles, and this three-pack lets your kid try multiple at once.

The PJs zip from ankle to chin and have a safety tab with a snap closure to protect little chins. The built-in footies have an elasticized ankle for a secure fit, and grippers on the sole of the foot to prevent falls. Find these in a range of sizes, from 6 months to 5 years.

Best Toddler Adaptive Pajamas: Cat & Jack Adaptive Pajama Set

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 Courtesy of Target

Adaptive clothing is made for kids who may need special assistance getting dressed. The clothes have a roomier fit, wider openings, and snaps instead of hard-to-manipulate buttons.

These pajamas have a classic style and are made with a more relaxed fit. The extra-wide opening at the shoulder makes them easier to take on and off, and has discreet snaps for a secure fit. Made by Target in sizes 2T to 5T, these adaptive pajamas are widely available to any family that needs them.

Best Family Pajamas: Hanna Andersson Family Matching PJs

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Hanna Andersson's family matching pajamas are well-known and well-loved by families everywhere. With styles ranging from holidays, seasonal, characters, and stripes, these pajamas are comfortable and durable.

The adult sizes range from XS through XXL, while kid sizes go from newborn through 14-16 years. The company’s centimeter sizing for kids is based on height, so it’s easy to get the right size for your brood.

Best Six-Piece Pajama Set: Simple Joys by Carter’s

Stock your kid's pajama drawer in one click with this best-selling coordinated pajama set from Carter’s. The six-piece bundle includes one long-sleeve top, two short-sleeve tops, one pair of shorts, and two pairs of pants with ribbed cuffs.

With eight different pattern options, these pajamas are perfect for year-round comfort. The 100-percent cotton pajamas are soft and don’t shrink at all in the laundry. These pajamas are available for kids starting at 6 months old all the way up to 8 years. When sizing for your child, know that this brand runs a bit long and lean. The pants on this set are more tapered for a cozy, snug fit.

Best Giftable Pajamas: Books to Bed

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The Books to Bed sets are the perfect giftable pajamas. Kids will fall in love with reading as they fall asleep in their book-themed PJs. The sets include pajamas for both boys and girls (and gender-neutral options) and feature favorite books like “Madeline” and “Steam Train, Dream Train.”

The super-soft, organic cotton pajamas come alone, or for a perfect gift buy the pajamas along with their corresponding book. Kids will love wearing the same characters that appear on the pages of their favorite stories.

Maya Polton is a former marketing manager and current freelance writer who covers food, home, and parenting. She's also the mom of a 9-year-old son, 6-year-old son, and 2-year old daughter. Her kids’ pajama transition has always been newborn sleep gowns, infant zippered onesies, toddler mix and match sets, and then giant old t-shirts. She's all for easy dressing. She's never gotten all five members of her family in matching PJs, but there’s still hope.

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