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The best baby knitwear to keep your baby cosy and cute

The best baby knitwear

There’s something about a baby in a chunky-knit cardigan that makes it impossibly snuggly, but you don’t have to wait around for granny to knit your baby something cosy — we’ve found some of the cutest, most stylish, practical and warm baby knitwear pieces available to buy online.

From cardigans and hoodies, to dungarees and two-piece knitwear outfits, scroll down to see the most delightful baby knitwear around from our favourite high-street brands like H&M, Zara, Gap, and Marks & Spencer.

This best-selling gorgeous knitted romper comes in four colours and is also available in a warmer fleece-lined version too. “Very pleased with the quality and softness of this lovely well-made outfit,” reads one of its many five-star reviews.

This pure cotton chunky-knit cardy from Marks & Sparks is a basic must-have for your baby’s winter wardrobe. It’s fully lined for maximum warmth, comes in five different shades, including pink, navy, and light grey, and did you notice those cute little ears on the hood?

If you can resist a baby wearing this lusciously soft 'bluish' merino wool two-piece outfit from Zara, then there must be something wrong you. The attractive button fastening on the shoulder and roll-up detailing on the hems make it even more to-die-for.

A classic chunky-knit cardigan made from 100% cotton and available from sizes newborn to 23 months, this item is, according to one happy customer, “great as an additional layer in the car seat instead of a coat.” Its price is also pretty impressive too.

With its elegant Fairisle pattern and pleasant peachy hue, this 100% cotton knitted jumper and leggings set from Next will keep your little once warm, comfy, and ready for their own Instagram baby influencer account.

Incredibly high-quality and made from 100% certified organic cotton, the KURA basketweave knit baby wrap with soft jersey lining is made to fit into any 3- or 5-point-harness in car seats and prams and comes in three gorgeous earth-tone colours with boho wooden buttons.

Read our full review of the Kura wrap here.

Another classic wardrobe staple, this cable knit crew jumper from Next comes in four colours — blue, ecru, teal, and this stylish ochre — has a round neckline and button fastenings at the shoulder to make it easy to get on and off.

Mustard yellow is all the rage in the fashion world this winter and this adorable dress with pretty giraffes on the front will make for one very sophisticated little fashionista. It comes with a matching pair of cream marl tights too.

Made from a mix of high-quality, thick merino wool and cotton, this ultra-soft jumper is a guaranteed way to keep baby warm on those chillier days. One mum wrote, “My little one loves to wear this sweater as the cute bears caught his attention.”

Grandad cardigans on babies are a very big YES. Knitwear from Gap is notoriously awesome, and this 100% cotton, light heather grey cable-knit number with navy and white trim is no exception.

Yet another knitwear set we wish came in adult sizes, this quaint, nautical navy stripe, ribbed knitted top and leggings set with wooden button details and pockets is made from a stretchy pure cotton — perfect for lively little limbs.

Available in cream, berry, ecru, ochre, and pink, this timeless chunky-knit cardy will keep the little madam warm, comfortable, and chic. It’s available in sizes three months to seven years, so you can get a matching one for an older sibling too.

How adorable is this bobble knit romper bodysuit and socks outfit from George at Asda? This three-piece set is made from 100% cotton, and one happy shopper wrote, “it’s such a lovely material and the colour is amazing… It’s still super soft after it's been washed.”

The John Lewis classic knit Borg hoodie jacket is something in between a coat and a cardy — perfect for car rides so the baby stays warm but not too hot and stuffy. It’s made from 100% organic cotton and has a fluffy fur lining. It also comes in light pink or ivory.

This 100% cotton jumper from gap is colourful and joyful but delicate and smart at the same time. Paired with a skirt or a pair of jeans, this rainbow embroidered crewneck is one of those things you’ll be sad she’ll grow out of.

With a soft, thermal fleece lining and a stand-up collar that will keep your baby’s neck nice and warm, this knitted fleece jacket is a versatile piece that can be paired with smarter clothes like cords or jeans but can look just as good with a pair of joggers.

This timeless chunky cable knit cardigan from Mamas & Papas is made from 100% cotton and is the perfect item to compliment your little man’s outfit, while keeping him warm at the same time.

Although it’s available in white too, we’re particularly loving the subtle blue-grey colour of this footie knit romper. “The picture doesn’t do it justice,” wrote one happy shopper. “It's absolutely beautiful… We use it as a little autumn outfit with a jumper and snuggly blanket and it keeps our boy lovely and cosy.”

  • Author: Kat de Naoum Kat de Naoum
  • Job Title: Freelance Writer

Kat is a freelance writer based in the UK and Greece. She has written for many publications, and, as an advocate for female empowerment, loves to write about women’s issues, and helping fellow mothers feel supported and less alone.

She has birthed one child and written two books. She can read and write and tends to spend most of her (non-parenting) time doing that, as well as taking care of her several pets.

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