15 Best Baby Leggings For Your Child

Best Baby Leggings For Your Child.
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Leggings are a top choice for versatile, comfortable baby clothing as parents renounce fiddly and restrictive trouser designs.

We love how easy leggings are to pull on and off, and just this one item of clothing provides an easy layer of warmth and colour. Many styles are also unisex, making for quick and simple shopping.

Most leggings are made of cotton, which is perfect for babies as it has great breathability. You'll find it in most children's clothing items, like baby pyjamas and even baby swimwear. Add in a touch of elastane and you've got ultimate wriggling flexibility! Baby leggings can be worn in place of trousers or as a thicker option for tights.

Many baby clothing brands are flying the flag for sustainability in both their materials and their working ethics, and we love how dedicated small businesses, high street chains, and designer brands all are to bringing their industry standards into the 21st century.

Read on for our favourite 15 fabulous leggings, almost all of which are leading the way in sustainable or British-made baby clothing.

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Kidadl's Top Pick

1. Maxomorra Classic Ghost Leggings

Maxomorra Classic Ghost Leggings.

We love this funny print, and we also love how committed Maxomorra are to sustainability, in both fabrics and production.  Eighty percent of the staff at their Indian factory are women, and all workers are paid a decent living wage, allowing them to care for their families and plan for the future.

Main Features

  • Price: £13.90
  • Size: newborn to 12 months
  • 95% Global Organic Textile Standard organic cotton, 5% elastane
  • Fair trade
  • Sustainable
  • Eczema-friendly
  • Made in India

Best For High-Street Ethics

2. H&M 5-Pack Jersey Leggings

H&M 5-Pack Jersey Leggings.

H&M's impressive sustainability pledge promises their cotton will be entirely sustainably sourced by the end of 2020, and they have big plans for their other material sources as well. Not only that, but H&M have committed protection for their international workers' rights and pay, finally bringing fair trade to high street fashion. In this pack of five, each pair costs under £3, making this is a brilliant buy for bargain hunters and environment-protectors alike. This multipack comes in a variety of colours so you can choose what suits your baby best.

Main Features

  • Price: £14.99 for five pairs
  • Size: newborn to 3 years
  • 90% cotton, 5% elastane, 5% viscose
  • Made in Bangladesh

Best For Giving Back

3. Frugi Foxglove Rainbow Stripe Leggings

Frugi Foxglove Rainbow Stripe Leggings.

Multi-award-winning Cornish company Frugi donate 1% of each year's turnover to their Little Clothes BIG Change charity project, and have been commended by the Queen three times over. They love pasties, and we love their products. Their baby sizes are cut for both disposable and cloth nappies making these leggings super practical. There's even a matching skater dress available for your girls to style with!

Main Features

  • Price: £14
  • Size: newborn to 10 years
  • 95% organic cotton and 5% elastane
  • GOTS and Soil Association certified
  • Fair trade and sustainable
  • Kind to skin, eczema-friendly

Best Newcomer

4. Meyadey Leafy Lemon Cropped Leggings

Meyadey Leafy Lemon Cropped Leggings.

Meyadey is the new sister brand to our top pick Maxomorra, with all Maxomorra's values, but bringing a lighter Scandinavian palette to the table. Meyadey embraces delicate, hand-illustrated design, and we love this summery lemon pattern and all the sustainability that created it.

Main Features

  • Price: £13.90
  • Size: newborn to 12 months
  • 95% GOTS organic cotton and 5% elastane
  • Ethical fair trade
  • Eczema-friendly

Best For Simplicity

5. Beeboobuzz Kids' Leggings

Beeboobuzz Kids' Leggings.

Beeboobuzz specialise in gender-neutral children's clothing, producing each of their items in seven block colours - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and pink. They make each of their items to fit the upper end of each age bracket, ensuring your child gets as much use out of each piece as possible.

Main Features

  • Price: £12
  • Size: 1-5 years
  • Organic cotton dyed in the UK
  • Fit cloth nappies easily
  • Made in Britain

Best Cotton Baby Leggings

6. Martha and Hepsie Unisex Monochrome Baby Leggings

Martha and Hepsie Unisex Monochrome Baby Leggings.

Siblings Martha and Hepsie personally design each beautiful illustration that adorns their range of babywear, homeware and gift items. Their baby garments are hand-sewn for premium quality. With matching dribble bib and blanket available, it's hard not to love these.

Main Features

  • Price: £13
  • Size: newborn to 18 months
  • 100% cotton jersey, printed with water-based phalite-free ink
  • Made in Britain

Best For Multipack Patterns

7. M&S 3-Pack Cotton Dinosaur Print Leggings

M&S 3-Pack Cotton Dinosaur Print Leggings.

Marks and Spencer are improving their sustainability by tracking their products with the Better Cotton Initiative. These colourful leggings are excellent value for money, and come with the Marks and Spencer quality guarantee.

Main Features

  • Price: £10 for three pairs
  • Size: newborn to 3 years
  • 95% cotton, 5% elastane

Best For Patterns

8. Fred and Noah Yellow Monkey Child and Baby Leggings

Fred and Noah Yellow Monkey Child and Baby Leggings.

An Essex-based family company, these fun clothing products focus on the kindest fabrics for baby and toddler skin. All leggings fit cloth nappies easily and matching dribble bibs are available for a cute ensemble.

Main Features

  • Price: £8.50
  • Size: newborn to six years
  • Premature baby sizes available on request
  • Öko-Tex Standard certified
  • Made in Britain

Best For Summer

9. Tag Togs Bee Taggy Bum Shorts

Tag Togs Bee Taggy Bum Shorts.

Sometimes cropped leggings are just not short enough. These Taggy Bum Shorts give plenty of room for growth or cloth nappies, and include the elasticated cuff that you find on longer leggings.

Main Features

  • Price: £10-15
  • Size: newborn to 4 years
  • Soft jersey fabric
  • Offers bespoke made-to-order service
  • Hand-made in Yorkshire

Best For Cosiness

10. Blade and Rose Super Racoon Legging

Blade and Rose Super Racoon Legging.

These soft, cosy leggings are perfect for the cooler months, and have plenty of stretch for comfortable winter wriggling. These leggings come in a whole range of designs, including seasonal Halloween and Christmas leggings. For £2 more,  you can also buy adorable organic cotton WWF animal leggings and the extra cost goes to the charity to help endangered species.  

Main Features

  • Price: £10
  • Size: newborn to four years
  • 75% cotton, 20% nylon, 5% elastic
  • Matching socks and top available
  • Knitted fabric will bobble with wear

Best For Value

11. Tu Animal Print Doodle Leggings 3-Pack

Tu Animal Print Doodle Leggings 3-Pack.

We love the doodle animals featured in this print design, and with three pairs in the pack, the value is simply fantastic. The sizing is generous in width and length meaning your child can get a lot of wear out of these.

Main Features

  • Price: £7 for three pairs
  • Size: newborn to 2 years
  • 95% cotton, 5% elastane
  • Suitable for warmer months

Best For Winter Luxury

12. The Bonnie Mob Coppice Organic Baby Leggings

The Bonnie Mob Coppice Organic Baby Leggings.

These sustainably-created, cosy leggings have brushed cotton on the inside, giving your baby extra warmth and softness through their first experience of winter.

Main Features

  • Price: £18
  • Size: 3 months to 7 years
  • GOTS organic cotton
  • Suitable for colder months
  • Matching  blanket, dress and beanie available

Best For Fashionistas

13. Tobias and the Bear Fawn Terry Leggings

Tobias and the Bear Fawn Terry Leggings.

If your baby follows the fashions, you'll know that 2020 is the year for terry cloth. The towelling texture gives extra warmth and a more traditional feel to this delightful pair. Why not get the matching top too for the full fashion look?

Main Features

  • Price: £22
  • Size: newborn to 6 years
  • Organic cotton
  • Baby-safe, water-based inks
  • Ethically made in Portugal

Best For Alternative Style

14. Lottie and Lysh Unisex Monoskulls Leggings

Lottie and Lysh Unisex Monoskulls Leggings.

If, quite frankly, all these pastels are doing your head in, you might like this Monoskull design from Lottie and Lysh. They're super skin-friendly, as the founder created the business as an answer to her baby's eczema irritation. The enclosed seams make these suitable for children with skin conditions or sensory feedback disorders and they come in a unique in-house print.

Main Features

  • Price: £13.50
  • Size: newborn to 6 years
  • High quality cotton and elastane jersey
  • Matching top available
  • Hand-made in Cornwall

Best For Snuggling

15. Boden Elizabethan Blue Hedgehog Leggings

Boden Elizabethan Blue Hedgehog Leggings.

The extra ingredient of polyamide gives a hint of silky softness to these adorable leggings from trusted brand Boden. These cosy leggings are perfect for girls and boys keeping them snug all day long.

Main Features

  • Price: £11
  • Size: newborn to 4 years
  • 75% cotton, 23% polyamide, 2% elastane

Kidadl Best Buys selects the top parent-recommended products across the web for families of all ages. If you've found this article on leggings useful, you might also enjoy reading about unisex baby clothes and baby changing mats.

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