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Keep little toes cosy with the best baby socks

The best baby socks

Believe it or not, baby socks and booties can do so much more than just look cute.

Just like hats, socks can help your new arrival adjust to the temperature and environment change outside of the womb.

Socks will see your little one through all of their days, from their first months crawling to their first steps, and all the cute shoes that come after that!

Some socks come with great grip pads, perfect for when you’re little one is learning to stand and walk, because the last thing we want them to do is to slip.

From frilly trims to cute all-over stripes there’s a pair of socks for every baby’s style and needs, what’s great is most, if not all, come in really handy packs of three or more so you can stock up.

Check out our round-up of the best baby socks, from newborn to toddler, there’s something for every budget and every baby.

The best baby socks: newborn to toddler

Sock Ons are the simple solution for keeping baby's socks on.

Sock Ons are designed to keep baby socks in place, no matter how hard your little one kicks. They were invented by a mum of 6 boys. Simple, straightforward, and easy to put on babies’ feet.

Available in:

  • Colours – over 15 colours to choose from bright, to pastels and patterns
  • Sizes – 0-6M

Read our full review of Sock Ons here.

With a reinforced heel and toe, these baby socks include everything they can to ensure they stay on your little one’s feet. In an all-over Polk-a-dot, they’re too cute to resist!

Available in:

  • Colours – Jelly Bean Pink Multipack
  • Sizes – 0-3M, 0-6M, 3-6M, 6-12M, 12-24M

Another great multipack of seven striped socks from GAP, with the same reinforced heel and toe alongside gripper soles, they’re a baby wardrobe staple.

Available in:

  • Colours –Pure Red Stripe Multipack
  • Sizes – 0-3M, 0-6M, 3-6M, 6-12M, 12-24M

Perfect for older babies and tots, this adorable pack of Minnie Mouse socks are a timeless staple. In a great variety of colour, there’s a pair to match every outfit, every day of the week.

Available in:

  • Colours – Multi
  • Sizes – 12-24M, 2-3Y, 4-5Y

Keep little toes toasty with this Ribbed Socks 5 Pack. Made from a unique blend of organic cotton and bamboo with a little stretch for the perfect fit.

Available in:

  • Colours – Berry Mix, Blue Mix
  • Sizes – 0-6M, 6-12M, 12-24M, 2-4Y, 4-6Y

You can’t go wrong with a multipack of fresh white socks! In an organic cotton blend and ribbed texture, these are an essential for any new arrival.

Available in:

  • Colours – White
  • Sizes – Newborn, 0-3M, 3-6M, 6-12M, 12-18M, 18-24M, 2-3Y

These gorgeous socks are knitted from a soft cotton-rich blend with added stretch for comfy wear, with frills at the top and all adorned with hearts and heart knits.

Available in:

  • Colours – Multi
  • Sizes – Newborn, 0-3M, 3-6M, 2-3Y

This handy pack of five socks from John Lewis is ideal for the little one's wardrobe essentials. With an array of different otter and fox designs to choose from, each pair is crafted in a cotton-rich blend to ensure comfort.

Available in:

  • Colours – Multi
  • Sizes – 0-3M, 3-6M, 6-12M, 12-18M, 18-24M, 2-3Y

An absolute bargain at under £6 for five pairs of super cute socks! We love the adorable Winnie the Pooh print and can’t wait to see what they’d look like on tiny toes.

Available in:

  • Colours – Beige Marl/ Winnie the Pooh, Yellow/ Micky Mouse, Powder Pink/ Minnie Mouse
  • Sizes – 0-6M, 6-12M, 12-24M, 2-4Y, 4-6Y

Super fluffy and super warm, this trio pack of socks are perfect for colder months, equipped with anti-slip protectors they’re perfect for your tot in their walking stage.

Available in:

  • Colours – Blue/ Elephants, Beige/ Tiger, Light Green/ Rabbits
  • Sizes – 000, 0, 0.5-2, 3-4.5, 5.5-7, 7.5-9 (view the size guide)

Super cute and packaged in a gift box, these socks make the ideal gift for any new arrival.

Available in:

  • Colours – Neutral Multi, Blue Multi, Pink Multi
  • Sizes – 0-12M

Give a 2021 baby a cosy gift with these cotton-rich patterned socks. Ankle-length designs with added stretch for ultimate comfort and terry fabric to give it that extra cushioning.

Available in:

  • Colours – Ivory
  • Sizes – 0M, 0-6M, 6-12M

These adorable cotton-rich socks bring a sweet finishing touch to everyday outfits. Each pair in the four-pack set features a friendly animal face, complete with ears at the ankles.

Available in:

  • Colours – Pink Mix
  • Sizes – 0-6M, 6-12M, 12-24M

These cotton-rich dinosaur socks are snuggly baby essentials. Ankle-length designs with comfy added stretch for easy pull on and off.

Available in:

  • Colours – Blue Mix
  • Sizes – 0-6M, 6-12M, 12-24M

These pretty Frilly Socks add a fun touch to an outfit. The super soft cotton mix is gentle on skin, and the anti-slip sole makes these socks essential for new walkers and bigger kids alike, especially if you have wooden floors at home.

Available in:

  • Colours – Pink, White, Cream
  • Sizes – Newborn, 0-6M, 6-12M, 1-2Y, 2-4Y, 4-6Y

The stretchy Sheep Baby Socks are easy to slip onto newborn feet, ensuring tiny toes are kept snug. Their stay-put design helps keep them on, while the exceptionally soft cotton mix is gentle on the most delicate of skin.

Available in:

  • Colours – Grey
  • Sizes – Newborn, 0-6M

Perfect for any tots (or parents!) that are dinosaur crazy. In a great variety of blues, this trio of socks come equipped with an anti-slip sole - perfect for when your little one starts learning to walk.

Available in:

  • Colours – Blue Dino
  • Sizes – 0-6M, 6-12M, 1-2Y, 2-4Y, 4-6Y

Lil' pink Nike socks? Yes please! The Nike Baby Core Swoosh No Slip socks arrive in beaut pink and white colourways that'll pair perfectly with some tiny trainers.

Available in:

  • Colours – White and Pink, Black and Red
  • Sizes – 6-12M, 12-24M, 2-6Y

Perfect for when your little one isn’t ready for shoes, these Converse socks give the look of a classic high-top trainer.

Available in:

  • Colours – White and Red
  • Sizes – 0-6M
 

Angelica Daujotas is a Commercial Content writer at Bauer Media, where she writes and reviews products for titles like Mother&Baby, What's the Best and Yours. With a background in Fashion Communictaions and the Arts, she's your go-to for anything fashion, lifestyle and crafts. 

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