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The importance of sleep to growing minds and bodies cannot be underestimated.
That's why we at Kidadl have done the research to ensure that we've listed the best kids' pyjamas out there, for all ages, seasons, and needs.
Bedtime can be a chore, and some children can be incredibly restless when it does roll around, so finding the right pyjamas is so important as it can make bedtime just that little bit easier. If you're looking for something for your baby, we have a guide for their sleepwear and some other recommendations too.
Our Top Choice
Ace PJs - Frugi
These super cool kids pyjamas are part of Frugi's Highlands & Islands collection, based on the beautiful flora, fauna, lochs, and landscapes of the Scottish Highlands. The PJs feature a Highland cow, and come in 'Tobemory teal', which keen-eyed readers will recognise as both the main town on the Isle of Mull, and the inspiration for the Cbeebies show Balamory. Raglan style long sleeves, an elasticated waistband, and super cosy organic cotton jersey-lined top make for dream nightwear - and there's even a matching Zipped Babygrow for babies should you want your kids to get twinning.
- Price: from £24
- Ages: from 0 months to 10 years
- Featuring designs inspired by the Scottish Highlands
- Organic cotton, and a jersey-lined top for extra cosiness
- 0-4 years have popper fastenings on the front for easy dress
Best For Families On A Budget
Kids Ultra Stretch Long Sleeved Waffle Set - Uniqlo
Uniqlo is great for basics at reasonable prices, and this unisex option doesn't disappoint. The waffle material is comfortable, the stretch allows for more restless sleepers, and the casual stripes are a sleek and timeless design.
- Price: £14.90
- Ages: 3 - 13 years
- Ultra stretch fabric
- Unisex option
Best For All Seasons
2 Pack Cotton Rich Pyjama Set - M&S
Designed as PJs for boys, but equally good for girls, this set has both long-sleeved and short-sleeved t-shirts, and longer and shorter bottom options for easy seasonal mix and match.
- Price: £21
- Ages: 6 - 16 years
- Cotton-rich, sustainably sourced
- Mix and match long and short options for seasonal shifts
- Designed as boys pyjamas with shorts option, but good for any gender
Best For Under 5s
Personalised Blue Woodland Animals Pyjama Set - My 1st Years
Woodland animals are having a moment in kids' nightwear designs, and these little critters are some of the cutest options we've seen. Plus, you can personalise these pyjamas for free, they're 100% cotton and machine washable.
- Price: £28
- Ages: 6 months to 6 years
- Free personalisation of products
- Soft cotton with woodland designs
Best For Sustainability
Ribbed Pyjama Set - Baby Mori
Baby Mori is one of the best-selling and highest-rated brands out there for sleepwear for young ones, and this pyjama set sits firmly within their excellent range. There are buttons on the neckline to make changing easier, and an elasticated waistband on the bottoms. They're also made of 67% bamboo - a very sustainable material - and 28% organic cotton with 5% elastane.
- Price: £29.50
- Ages: from 0 months - 6 years
- Organic cotton and bamboo
- Button up front
- Gentle stretch
Best Woven Pyjamas
Grey Woven Pyjamas - Mamas & Papas
This check design is classic and timeless, so will age well, and is a very grown-up design for little ones, with the button-down shirt and long legged bottoms. It also comes with a matching drawstring bag, for ease of packing when travelling.
- Price: £19
- Ages: 6 months to 4 years
- Two piece set
- Timeless design
- Woven, soft feel
Best For Under 10s
Pink Miffy Pyjama Set - Alex And Alexa
Who doesn't love Miffy? These print pyjamas are adorable, with an elasticated waistband and snap button closure at the shoulders. They also come in blue, are 100% cotton and machine washable.
- Price: from £14
- Ages: from 3 months up
- Miffy print
- 100% cotton
Best Animal Print Pyjamas
Småfolk Deep Blue Dinosaur Pyjama Set - Alex And Alexa
The appeal of dinosaur pyjamas is enduring, and this set is a good one. It's made of breathable and sustainable organic cotton, has an elasticated waistband, and raglan sleeves on the t-shirt.
- Price: £29
- Ages: 1 - 6 years
- Sustainable and breathable organic cotton
- Made in Europe
Best For Spring & Summer
Kids PJ Set - Gap
This is a super easy set for spring nights, made of soft knit but with longer sleeves to protect against the chill. The shorts are elasticated for an easy pull-on, and the crew neck top is open and allows for air flow.
- Price: £24.95
- Ages: 4 - 13 years
- Pull-on shorts
- All-over stripe pattern
Best Patterned Pyjamas
Marvel Captain America © PJ Set - Gap
Designed to inspire your little heroes to be bold and brilliant, this set is vibrant, made of soft jersey knit, and with elasticated waistbands and banded cuffs for ease of wear. It's also covered in Captain America graphics.
- Price: £24.95
- Ages: 4 - 13 years
- Captain America graphics
- Soft jersey knit
Best For Autumn & Winter
Boys Camo Print Warm Fleece Onesie - Amazon
Looking for fleece pyjamas for boys? Onesies are still a super popular option amongst kids, and this one is soft fleece with a camo print that also features hidden airplanes. It's a relaxed fit, and perfect for getting cosy on a grey day.
- Price: from £9.98
- Ages: 7 - 10 years
- Soft, relaxed fleece fabric
- Camo print
Best Snuggle Suit
Big Applique Snuggle Suit - Frugi
Not technically pyjamas, this snuggle suit is nonetheless perfect for lazy, cosy days. Made from super soft brushback fleece in a vibrant teal colour, it has a cotton-lined hood, zip fastened front, and elastane in the ribbed cuffs for extra comfort. There's also a hanging loop on the back of the neck, just in case. Perfect to pop on as an extra layer on chillier nights.
After a great night's sleep in any of these comfortable sleepwear options, the kids will have plenty of energy for playtime. Have a look at our lists of the best trampolines and basketball hoops for your garden to let the children burn off some energy and have lots of fun.
- Price: from £36
- Ages: 2 - 10 years
- Fab fox design in a bright teal colour
- Organic brushback fleece for cosiness
- Great as an extra layer or standalone item
Alice grew up in London where she's now based, but she's happiest by the sea, or reading somewhere snuggled up with her 5 dogs. She has two younger sisters who keep her on her toes, and is passionate about all things art, literature, and culture - she's written a short collection of poems and continues to edit scripts for theatre, tv, and film on a freelance basis.