It is important to remember that baby’s feet are more susceptible to temperatures than ours. They can get much colder than ours can. Therefore, it is important, whether they are still laying on their back, up and crawling about or walking, that you invest in quality especially baby socks that stay on.
If only someone could tell the little critters that it’s important their socks stay on. As all parents know, there’s nothing a kid likes better, especially when they are in that explorative mood, than pulling off their socks.
So, rather than being swayed by just how cute and comfy baby and newborn socks look, you need to also consider whether they will stay on properly. On the other hand, you don’t want to buy any that are too tight and restrictive, because a baby’s feet are obviously very sensitive. So what kinds of socks should you be looking for?
Top 10 Best Baby Socks
Whether you are looking to buy for your own child, a friend or a relative’s new bundle of fun, there’s a lot to think of and a lot to choose from. Maybe that is why you have found yourself here, well we are going to try and help you on your way to finding the best newborn socks and also toddler size.
We’ve decided to take a lot of the hard lifting and leg work out of your search and provide you with our list of the top 10 best baby socks available right now.
First up in our guide to the best for your little one’s young feet, we have this great money-saving pack from Hanes. Although we know there are many great unbranded selections out there, when you buy products, from a reputable manufacturer and retailer like Hanes, you know you are going to get a quality product.
What can we say about this awesome 10-pack? Each pair is made from 98% polyester with just a little spandex to provide that necessary stretch. They are extremely comfortable and feature reinforced toes and heel sections to enhance their durability.
One thing that all parents will appreciate, besides the wonderful variety of colors, is the EZ Sort matching system that these use. This makes the problem of sorting all those tiny pairs a lot quicker and easier.
And yes, they are very cute.
Next on our list is this delightful girls pack for 0 to 12 months and 12 to 24 months old. They are made by Little Me, a company that is passionate about designing and producing clothes for little ones when they are transforming from newborns into toddlers.
They have gained popularity for using baby-friendly materials not those that they deem grown-up like leather and tweed for instance. So, you will only ever find clothing with the Little Me label consisting of velour, terry cloth, and soft cotton.
This batch is a nice mixture of high-quality polyester, extremely soft cotton and a little spandex for that stretchy fit that also makes them baby socks that don t fall off. As the company understands babies and toddlers get into a lot of messy situations and are constantly on the move, they are manufactured to hold up against numerous washes and lots of wear.
Again, these are extremely cute and we’re sure lots of expectant moms reading this post just did cooing noises looking at all the different shades of pinks and patterns.
From Rative, our next highlighted pack featuring 12 pairs of boy’s toddler socks feature lots of action-packed designs. For the little boy that’s always on the move, these are perfect with cars, helicopters, planes and even rocket ships.
Aside from the striking designs, the thing that really makes these stand out is their soles. They have special grippers on them that stop your little menaces from falling or slipping, especially when they are navigating across slippery surfaces like tiled or polished wooden flooring.
These, like so many others, consist of a nice blend of cotton with a little spandex to give them the necessary stretch so they fit nice and snugly. These are the sort that make the best non slip socks for toddlers that are up on their feet and they can be thrown in the washing machine when it’s time to clean them, without worrying they’ll fade, or the material will fray. Thanks to the high-quality materials used.
We have another from Rative next, this time with a decidedly girly theme. With a similar blend of cotton and spandex, these also have a little nylon too and feature 12 great designs. Some feature animals’ heads faces and their ears, while others just the critters. Many also have textured elements.
Like the boys’ socks listed above, these also benefit from the special sole grippers making them baby non slip socks that help prevent your little toddler from tripping up or falling over, particularly on slippery surfaces like tiled flooring and hard wooden floor.
So, as well as looking cute, they are also safe and comfortable to wear. Like the others mentioned above, these can be put through the washing machine without any worries of them fading quickly or deteriorating.
From Little Me, we have another selection of 20 pairs, 10 pairs of 0 to 12 months and 10 pairs of 12 to 24 months. These are a comfortably soft blend of cotton, polyester, and spandex and have been designed to cope with multiple washes and a multitude of wears.
There is a nice selection of different colors and patterns, making it easy to find a pair from this pack that will match nicely with whatever outfit you put your little baby boy in!
There’s not a lot else to say about them, other than how handsome and smart they are!
Hudson Baby is the brand behind the next selection in our list. The company is one of the most highly renowned and popular gift manufacturers in the country. So, you know spending money on this great bulk-buy pack will result in high-end quality for the baby.
They have a reputation for design beautiful and truly unique products, especially for babies. This pack features the traditional cuffed design, to help hold the sock in place, so if you have been sent to the verges of insanity trying to find some stay on baby socks these are just great.
They are thick, cushiony and will keep your little ones warm while looking smart.
From Luvable Friends, the seventh option for the best baby socks is this pack of 8 pairs. Luvable Friends are a company that manufactures and sells products and clothing, like these, that are comfortable, cute and very convenient.
They are made from the common blend of cotton, polyester, and spandex and feature a delightful and snug fold over the part that helps provide additional warmth around the ankles. Like all the others on this list, they are suitable for the washing machine and will not fade away or wear out easily. Even after repeated washes and wears.
The next selection is another animal-themed set of 6 pairs of comfortable and soft. These too are baby non slip socks with a gripper sole design that helps prevent your little ones from slipping, no matter what surface they are traversing across.
That includes tiled and wooden flooring. They are designed for slightly older kids than the others in our guide.
Thanks to their high-quality blend of cotton and nylon, they are luxuriously snug, odor resistant and absorb sweat so your toddlers’ feet can breathe freely.
Just look at how cute the little animals and their heads and ears are that stick out from the designs up your kids’ shins.
When we were researching this post, we came across this pack, fun and vibrant and with so-called wrist rattles. We realized we couldn’t not include them. They are so darn cute, don’t you agree?
Both the wrist rattles and the foot finders/socks feature a different delightful little bug on each. With a ladybug, bee, butterfly and another critter, your child has a cute toy to play with while they try to work out how to pull them off.
They also provide great fun for little ones!
Last on our list is this splendid little pack of 12 pairs from Simply Joys by Carter’s. The Simple Joys range from Carter’s is designed for babies to be convenient to buy and very easy to fall in love with. With cuffed designs, they feature pretty patterns and nice pastel pale colors.
As is the case with most they are a mix of cotton, polyester, and elastane so are newborn socks that stay on. We think these are a stunning selection of high-quality footwear for your little ones.
With Carter’s trusted quality, affordable prices you really can’t argue with them.
Now that we have discussed the top 10, we felt it was necessary to give you some hints, tips and other things you need to know when buying these important garments.
What Should You Look For?
As we’ve mentioned and as should be abundantly clear to anyone with working eyes, a baby’s feet are very small. Some would say tiny. So, the first thing that you need to consider when buying them, is the size.
The size is categorized in the same way that all baby clothing is, by their age. It’s fair to say that not all babies grow at the same rate, so if you have a baby who is big for their age, you may find that although they are designed for their age group they are not suitable.
Another aspect of their size you need to consider is that they fit snugly enough, but not too tight. The last thing you want is your little one’s feet being too restricted and suffering from pairs that are too tight. If you’ve never heard of sock-line hypertension, trust us it’s something you want to avoid.
It will make your baby’s feet look like something out of a horror movie! At present, there is inconclusive evidence, but some of the studies that have been conducted into this condition suggest if the problem persisted it could cause permanent scarring or even the loss of sensation and circulation.
The bottom line is, don’t put your baby in ones that are too tight.
Kids get just about anywhere, including those polished wooden and tiled flooring. When they are at the toddler stage of trying to walk on their feet, the potential for them to slip and fall over is huge.
That is why you will find, particularly looking at the top 10 products we highlighted above, that many manufacturers have designed them to be anti-skid and anti-slip. These types feature gripper-designs on the soles.
How To Wash
They are very easy to wash, as most brands make them compatible with the washing in the machine. So, there is no need to wash hundreds and hundreds of individual pairs in the sink or a basin by hand. Unless of course, you know, you really like doing that.
But we know that the evil washing machine monster likes nothing better than to give us all headaches by gobbling up single socks and effectively ruining pairs. To avoid that though, you could either:
Clip them together before you put them through the washing machine, or place all those cute and pretty pairs in a washable linen bag, or even a nylon stocking if you have any to spare.
It’s surprising the number of people who only consider footwear for their little ones as an afterthought. Given how important they are, because kids tend to lose a lot of heat through their extremities and quickly, they should be somewhere in the top half of the list of must-have garments.
Hopefully, though, now that we have introduced you to our selection of the top 10, you will no longer find it a stressful task trying to sift through the pages and pages of identical products.