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The best animal-print baby clothes we're obsessed with

The best animal-print baby clothes we're obsessed with

Long gone are the days of baby clothing having to be made from terry cloth, with Peter Pan collars, smocking, bloomers and embroidery (unless you're in the Royal family, that is). Instead, clothing for babies and toddlers tends to be just as - if not more so - stylish than our own wardrobes. 

Animal-print clothes, in particular leopard-print, have been popular in grown-up circles for years now. I bet you've got at least one pair of leopard-print pumps in your shoe cupboard. 

And now, baby clothing retailers have caught up, and you can buy a massive range of animal-print outfits for your little ones. Whether you're looking for leopard-print leggings or zebra-print PJs, there's something for every adventure. 

We've been scouring the online shops to find our favourite animal-print baby clothes, with a few toddler outfits thrown in for luck too. You'll find some great styles from JoJo Maman Bebe, John Lewis, and others - and quite a few from H&M, which seems to be leading the way with its massive range of leopard-print baby outfits. 

Before we go any further, if you have a baby, you need bibs. And if your little one doesn’t have any other animal-print clothing, at least they’ll have these to set off any outfit.

They're called PJs, but we know our babies will be wearing these all day long - we can't resist a onesie. Available from newborn to 4 years, these are a good price for a two-pack of such style. 

This pinafore is everything. Practical with a pair of tights and bodysuit to match, your little one will be making a stir at the baby group on Zoom in this outfit.

Simply cannot get over how cute these are. Totally impractical but who cares. They're made from 100% leather with organza laces, and they come in a beautiful kraft and gold foil printed gift box. Sizes 0,1 & 2 have suede soles (for pre-walkers), Sizes 3 & 4 have full rubber soles. 
Sizing:
Size 0 is 10cm
Size 1 is 11cm
Size 2 is 11.8cm
Size 3 12.6cm
Size 4 is 13.4cm

Leopard-print with big bows - divine. Available in sizes from 2-3 to 7.5. They are super cute, but they're not real leather, but imiatation - so for some they might look a bit plasticky. 

Leopard-print leggings with a matching long-sleeve sweatshirt featuring a sassy cat (I think it's a cat?). Available from 18 months to 10 years. This set has 56 reviews with an average 5-star rating, so it comes highly recommended. 

Who doesn't love a flounce-trimmed dress? I'd love an adult version to wear with leggings and boots. There's a button at the back of the neck. From 4 months to 4 years.

One thing I wish I'd bought more of with my first baby is leggings - they're not just cute, but practical too, and you can pair them with all sorts of outfits. Again, I'd wear these myself. From 0-6 months to 2-3 years.

A quilted puffer made from recycled polyester, designed to keep little ones warm while looking fierce. Great with leggings or jeans, perfect for running around having adventures. From 4-6 months to 3-4 years.

With an adult leopard reaching in at the top, and a baby leopard at the waist, this PJ set is adorable. It's made from sustainably sourced, breathable cotton, for comfy bedtimes. From 12-18 months to 6-7 years.

With the weather in Britain being what it is, a good practical raincoat is an absolute must for children of all ages. And why not wow in a stylish pink leopard number? Love it. Available in sizes from 2-3 years to 6-7 years.

It's not all about leopards - we love a good zebra print too. This playsuit is great for those kids and parents who aren't fans of ALL OF THE COLOURS (unlike me and my child, I'm afraid to say). It's Made In Britain too, which we applaud. From 0-6 months to 5-6 years.

A bright, colourful leopard-print romper; great for warmer months or layer up for autumn and winter. 

OK it’s not baby clothing, but it’s still amazing.

Finally, I wanted to share this leopard-print changing bag. It’s sturdy, waterproof, and has plenty of room for everything you need for your baby on-the-go. It has a separate compartment for bottles, and can be worn in various ways. Oh and it’s just so pretty.  

 
  • Author: Sophie Knight Sophie Knight
  • Job Title: Contributing Editor

Sophie is a journalist and mum of one, and previously edited motherandbaby.co.uk before moving on to write about family cars for Parkers.co.uk - now Sophie is Commercial Content Editor for M&B, Closer, Heat, Empire, Yours, Garden News, and WhatsTheBest.co.uk 

She is passionate about raising awareness around postnatal depression and is a Mental Health First Aider.

Sophie studied History at the University of Sheffield and has been in journalism for 16 years. 

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