5 Types of Pajamas for Children

Let's review the types of pajamas for children that are used the most thanks to their comfort and the freedom of movement they offer. What is your favorite?
5 Types of Pajamas for Children

Last update: 04 January, 2019

There are many types of pajamas for children, but which come most recommended?

We must pay attention to the clothes we choose for our little ones, especially when it comes to bedtime. During the night, children need to feel comfortable. They shouldn’t feel too hot or cold, and they should be able to move freely.

Things to consider

Remember that children’s skin is very delicate, so it will always require extra care. As for the material of their clothes, natural cotton works best. It protects them and gives them the comfort they need. 

Also, it’s better for the garments to be elastic so that they don’t conform too much to the body and allow freedom of movement. Keep in mind that your child will wear it throughout the night, so it’s best for him or her to feel as comfortable as possible in order to have a restful sleep.

On the other hand, you should know that more natural fabrics make it easier for the child’s skin to breathe. Children move around a lot and it’s normal for them to sweat during the night. Some children sweat more than others. Therefore, it’s best to choose clothes that will allow the moisture to wick away from their skin.

The most common types of pajamas for children

Wearable blankets

Before we talk about the types of pajamas for children, we must also differentiate them by age. With regard to babies, wearable blankets or sleeping bags prove a wonderful choice for the first weeks of life.

These pajamas offer the comfort of a complete garment. However, the bottom part doesn’t have legs and comes together like a bag. This provides the baby with plenty of comfort and ensures he or she stays warm all night.

In the first months, it isn’t advisable to cover babies with blankets because they could cause suffocation. In addition, with their movements, they don’t stay covered for more than a few seconds.

Therefore, a wearable blanket represents an excellent option that will allow you to stop worrying about whether your baby is cold at night.

5 Types of Pajamas for Children

Onesie, with or without feet

This type of pajama is ideal for babies, since it’s composed of one piece and covers them completely. You can choose to cover their feet or leave them uncovered, depending on the temperature.

You can choose to have buttons on the legs so that you can change the diaper without having to undress him in the middle of the night. In this way, you avoid having your baby scared and cold during the process. 

In this case, you should ensure the onesie isn’t too small. Babies find it very uncomfortable when it pulls on them from their neck to their feet.

But neither should it be too large, especially once the baby turns a few months old and doesn’t stop moving. They’ll end up getting tangled in the clothes and overwhelmed by them.

Two piece, with or without feet

When babies start to grow, this option becomes more comfortable, especially when they already walk. Take care to cover the baby’s back well and, as mentioned before, to choose the correct size.

With a two piece, you can choose long or short pants or sleeves. Of course, this depends on the weather and how hot your child feels.

“The more natural the fabric, the more it will allow the baby’s skin to breathe. Children move around a lot and it’s normal for them to sweat during the night.”


Among the other types of pajamas for children that we find, bodysuits are most advisable for summer nights. They cover the body, belly and back. However, the legs and arms remain uncovered.

They come in many varieties: without sleeves or with short or long sleeves, depending on your needs and preferences.

5 Types of Pajamas for Children


Nightgowns represent a favorite type of pajama for children. Beautiful styles exist on the market. It’s a matter of taste. Some children find them uncomfortable, and others will make nightgowns their favorite type of pajama.

If the skirt is too long, it could limit movement. But if you have a child who tosses and turns, the nightgown may end up being more of a nightcap come morning.

In short, everything comes down to guaranteeing the well-being of little ones at such an important time as bedtime. With good pajamas and a lullaby, they’ll go to sleep soundly.


This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.