As we shift to warmer weather, the temperature of your house, whether or not you have an air conditioner, and the climate where you live all factor into your baby’s sleep comfort. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a sleeping temperature between 68 and 72 degrees for safety. The right summer pajamas help too.
Jennie Clarke, a certified sleep consultant from Good Night Sleep Site, shared some tips to keep baby sleeping comfortably in the spring and summer months. “If your home is on the warmer side of that range, you do want your baby sleeping in less or more lightweight clothing, ” she said. “You can choose breathable fabrics, like cotton or cotton muslin. Avoid synthetic materials because they can trap heat.”
Clarke also recommended closing the blackout curtains earlier in the day to keep some of the heat out of the room and consider circulating the air with a fan. The best way to check your baby’s sleeping temperature is to feel the back of their neck when they are sleeping.
We’ve rounded up some adorable (and breathable) summer pajama options, whether your baby or toddler is sleeping in a room without AC—where you may opt for a short-sleeved onesie and a lightweight sleep sack—or breathable cotton or soft bamboo sleeper pajamas. Read on for our best summer pajama picks for babies and toddlers (plus, some come in kid sizes too!)
Best Lightweight Sleep Sacks for Babies
Give yourself a good night’s sleep knowing that your baby is safe and cozy all night long. With summer nights approaching, you’ll want to keep your baby cool with lightweight sleep sacks that will make them feel like they’re on cloud nine. Browse through our top picks for the best sleep sacks, and just a heads up—you won’t be able to resist adding one (or realistically, a few) to your cart.
Best One-Piece Summer PJs for Babies & Toddlers
There’s no feeling quite like seeing your little ones dressed in an adorable pair of pajamas. We all have a soft spot for one-piece PJs, knowing that it’s only a matter of time until they grow out of them—but here’s your reminder to soak it in while you can! We are obsessed with this selection of one-piece PJs, and we know you’ll be able to find a new favorite.
Best Summer PJ Sets for Toddlers & Kids
No matter how old your kids are, there’s something sentimental about seeing them in a sweet pajama set. Whether it’s movie marathons, game nights, or just doing your family nighttime routine, you’ll want to hold onto those moments forever—and if you want an added bonus, pick out a matching print for the whole family. Trust us when we say that you won’t regret investing in some adorable and high-quality PJ sets that stand the test of time.