The best summer clothes for babies and toddlers


by Sophie Knight |

When the weather heats up, it's not always easy to dress your little ones comfortably. Whether you're going out for the day or jetting off on holiday, you want something that looks cute but is practical in the summer. Plus, you want some clothes that will keep your youngster cool in the sizzling heat. Remember whatever outfit you go for, pair it with a hat to keep your child protected from the sun. So, to help, we've picked our favourite summer clothes for babies and toddlers.

From baby rompers to colourful dungarees and dresses, the options are limitless. Shop our top summer outfits below.

The best summer clothes for babies and toddlers - UK 2022

A pretty dress with cute and cool animals wearing tutus; what's not to love? As always with Boden, this is great quality, made to last, and washes brilliantly. Available in sizes from two to eleven years.

Another ice cream design, this dress is super cute and great for summer days. Being navy, your little one might naturally be a bit warmer in this colour than in a lighter shade. But, the fabric is still a good weight for summer days. Available in sizes from 0-3 months to 5-6 years.

Summer in Britain means you can't always rely on a short-sleeve dress or romper. Sometimes, you need a long-sleeve top - so why not ramp up the cute stakes with a Liberty fabric collar? Plain white isn't always the most practical colour for toddlers, admittedly - but we can't resist a bit of Liberty print. Just make sure you have the Vanish stain remover on hand for the whitewash. Available in 3, 6, 12 and 18-month sizes.

If you're looking for a cute and comfy style oozing classic charm, choose this yellow linen bubble romper. Made from soft cotton and linen mix, it's available in a vibrant mustard yellow hue that is both chic and fun. So, you'll have lots of fun creating a variety of looks by layering different pieces underneath the romper - or wearing it alone on very warm days.

Next - if you're looking for the perfect pieces to layer up for a cute daytime look, these blue zebra embroidered dungarees are sure to fit the bill. An adorable pair of dungarees featuring zebras printed all over is designed to be worn over a pale, pastel T-shirt, for a look that's stylish and modern. To clarify, the dungarees are crafted from soft jersey cotton, so your babies will feel super comfy all day long.

Perfect for keeping cool when summer is in full bloom, this Sofia skater dress is perfect for everyday adventures. The A-line design with a handy elasticated neckline allows your little one to dress easily. Pair with a cardigan for a warm layer when it's still a bit chilly out. Soft and gentle against sensitive skin, this one is a winner.

We absolutely love the fiesta feel of this colourful summer t-shirt from Frugi. With either a colourful farmyard applique or a playful unicorn on the front, this short-sleeved tee is great for popping over shorts to create a cool summer outfit. We love these designs.

Next - a floral cotton jumpsuit or romper is a must for summer and H&M have really nailed it this year with a huge selection of adorable rompers to choose from. Further, this light purple colour is one of our faves, with flounce-trimmed shoulder and is elasticated at the top of the back for easy dressing.

How brilliant is this t-shirt from Boden! This educational t-shirt is just the thing to help summer days get off to a smooth start. Made from super soft cotton with added contrasting rib-knit trims to the crew neck and cuffs for a classic finish, this top is available for 2-3 years up to 11-12yrs. This is one of our favourite summer fashion picks.

At £5 for the set, these bodysuits are great value. Plus, they're made with organic cotton! The all-over print designs include rainbows. Further, the envelope neck and popper fastening make dressing easy peasy.

Next - you can count on this Breton tee whatever the weather. With heavier cotton to keep its shape, you can wear one every day if you want to. Why not pair it with some cool dungarees? Plus, we love the rainbow pattern.

Keep baby cool and comfy on the warmest days with this green, unisex romper set. Further, featuring an intricate waffle texture and stripy tee, it's sure to be one of your favourites in their first wardrobe. This is our favourite pick of our list of the best summer clothes for babies and toddlers.

With striped designs and cute foxes, this t-shirt pack is a weekend and weekday hero. Team with shorts, jeans, cords, skirts, dungarees, or even some swimmers for a splash at the beach!

With three colourful designs to choose from your little one will be spoilt for choice this summer! And at £14 for the pack, it's a bargain. We love the dusky pink vibes. To sum up, George Asda is a firm choice for a bargain.

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