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15 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.

Our Top Choice

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.

  • 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

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.

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

Best For Giving Back

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!

  • 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

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.

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

Best For Simplicity

Looksy Kids' Leggings‍

Looksy specialises in making clothing that is practical and looks good. 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.

  • Price: £12
  • Size: 2-13 years
  • Fit cloth nappies easily

Best Cotton 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.

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

Best For Multipack Patterns

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.


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

Best For Patterns

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.

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

Best For Summer

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.

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

Best For Cosiness

Blade & Rose Betty Owl Leggings

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.  

  • Price: £10
  • Size: newborn to four years
  • 75% Cotton, 20% Nylon, 5% Elastane

Best For Value

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.

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

Best For Winter Luxury

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.

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

Best For Fashionistas

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?


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

Best For Alternative Style

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.

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

Best For Snuggling

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.

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

<p>Born and raised in Yorkshire, Clare is an avid traveler and storyteller who is determined to explore as much of the world as possible. With a passion for encouraging others to step out of their comfort zones and discover new places, she loves sharing her adventures with others. Recently becoming an aunt for the first time, she's excited to discover all the fun and exciting kid-friendly activities out there. She has a Bachelor's degree in English Language and Literature from Leeds Trinity University.</p>

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