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7 Best Baby Leg Warmers (2022 Reviews)

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Some of us are lucky enough to remember the 80’s and the time of the leg warmers. This classic fashion statement is one of the many popular trends coming back around. As a parent, we have found them to be much more than trendy. Originally used for dancers, leg warmers keep muscles warm to prevent cramping and are easy to slip on and off. They are beneficial to our children for similar reasons. Once our babies start moving there is nothing that can slow them down. Leg warmers can offer extra protection for their delicate little knees while crawling, and some even have built-in knee pads. They have come a long way since the ’80s, so here are some favorites for the babies of today.

Best Baby Leg Warmers

  • 1.

    (Best girls pack — $$)

    Why it’s great: This adorable 6 pack of leg warmers has many options to choose from for all genders. They are a great accessory to add to any outfit and easy to throw in a bag, just in case our babies need an extra layer at any time. These leg warmers are 93% cotton, 5% polyester, and 2% elastic around the tops, which makes them soft and warm. They measure at 11.8 inches when laid out flat. Depending on the length of their legs and how quickly they grow, these could fit your child for quite some time.

    Keep in mind: The listed age is 0-3 months. Our baby might have short legs or sizes run big because they fit her until she was at least a year and a half old.

    Good for: Cotton comfort suitable for many ages.

  • 2.

    (Best value — $$$)

    Why it’s great: This adorable 5 pack has many colors and styles to choose from and are easily matched with any outfit. They make for easy diaper changing and they are great for the beginning stages of potty training. Made from cotton, polyester, and spandex, these leg warmers are soft and offer an extra layer of protection against the cold, the sun and crawling.

    Keep in mind: This product is made with elastic and prone to wild strands that can occasionally wrap around children’s feet and toes. Keep an eye out for this while pulling them off and on.

    Good for: Fashion or warmth, this pack can help ages ranging from 0 to 6 years old depending on size.

  • 3.

    (Best built-in knee pads — $$)

    Why it’s great: This knitted 4 pack is wonderful for the non-stop mover. The built-in knee pads are great for gripping hardwood and tile flooring. These leg warmers are made from cotton, polyester, and spandex, which makes them equally soft and stretchy. Offering different colors and designs, these thin but protective leg warmers are the perfect addition to any toddler’s wardrobe.

    Keep in mind: In the “about this item” section it says, “includes 4 pairs.” Our family did receive 4 sets, just as the picture shows. However, in the “description” section it states, “package includes 3 pairs.” There are multiple options so just double check your choices and make sure you are selecting and receiving the package you expect.

    Good for: Children ranging from 3 months to 5 years.

  • 4.

    (Best design pack — $$)

    Why it’s great: This gender friendly 3 pack is cute and colorful. Made with 80% cotton, 18% nylon, and 2% spandex, these leg warmers are machine washable. They are soft, warm, and fit well. The kids will love this fun extra layer of protection. They even offer a newborn option for our extra tiny babies (15 pounds and under).

    Keep in mind: The newborn option is about 8 inches long, and the one size option measures about 12 inches long.

    Good for: Babies that love colorful things.

  • 5.

    (Best comfort — $$)

    Why it’s great: This soft 3 pack is a great way to keep those tiny legs warm. Measuring at 12 inches in length and recommended for ages ranging from 6-36 months, this set can be used on legs or arms. They are cute, comfy, and make changing time easier than ever. Not too thin and not too thick, these are wonderful for the colder months ahead.

    Keep in mind: Hand washing is strongly suggested. We have machine-washed them, but they did not last as long.

    Good for: A soft and warm set with neutral colors.

  • 6.

    (Best seasonal — $)

    Why it’s great: Everyone loves football! Our fall pastime is among us, and a great excuse to dress up the kids. Bowbear offers so many different designs and patterns that you are bound to find one for every season. Recommended for ages ranging from 0-6 years old. They are about 12 inches in length. Made of cotton, spandex, and polyester, they are warm, soft, and stretchy at the top and bottom. These leg warmers are a favorite for the whole family.

    Keep in mind: Some comments did mention that they run big in size, and even though ours fit perfectly, that may not always be the case.

    Good for: A wide variety of perfect options for every holiday and occasion.

  • 7.

    (Best fashion — $$)

    Why it’s great: These cute tight-like leg warmers come in a newborn size for under 10 pounds, and one size for 10 pounds up to 10 years old, depending on the child of course. With many different colors and patterns to pick from, finding one you like should be easy. Made from 80% cotton, 18% nylon, and 2% spandex on top and bottom, 8- and 12-inch length options ensure these adorable leg warmers fit well.

    Keep in mind: The ruffles tend to lean towards the “girly” leg warmer sets.

    Good for: Using with cloth diapers, easy changing, all while being visually adorable.

Best Overall

The Girl’s Leg Warmer 6 pack is our overall top recommendation. It's the highest quality product we have found with the most affordable price making it the best value on our list..

FAQs about Baby Leg Warmers

  • 1. Will leg warmers cut off my babies’ circulation?

    In general leg warmers can help circulation and temperature regulation. It is very important to make sure they fit children properly and are not cutting into their legs or leaving any marks. If you begin to see any marks on children, it is time to buy the next size up.

  • 2. What are the benefits of baby leg warmers?

    When babies begin to crawl, knee bruising is common. Leg warmers, especially with built-in knee pads, can help to prevent marks and scratches caused by different floors, objects, and materials. Leg warmers can also make for easy changing time, provide protection from the sun, and extra warmth in the cold.

  • 3. Are baby leg warmers gender-friendly?

    Yes! Like most everything nowadays, leg warmers are perfect for anyone. There are endless leg warmer designs, colors, and patterns. They are made from many materials and easily added to any outfit.

  • 4. Can leg warmers have other uses?

    Yes. We have worn them on arms like a sweater if needed. Our creative child uses them as barbie sleeping bags. I have also cut them in half, after they are outgrown, and used them as cleaning gloves. Many different uses can be easily found.

  • 5. Are leg warmers back in style?

    Many of the trends from, “back in the day” have made a huge comeback. Leg warmers are one of those trends. Let’s see if they are here to stay this time.

    Leg warmers are classic and cozy. Personally, I love when trends like these come back around. It makes me smile when thinking of the “good old days” and dressing my child in the same silly, or now cool again, things I wore at that age. We hope this article helps to narrow down the many options in the leg warmer world. Best wishes.

Conclusion

Leg warmers are classic and cozy. Personally, I love when trends like these come back around. It makes me smile when thinking of the “good old days” and dressing my child in the same silly, or now cool again, things I wore at that age. We hope this article helps to narrow down the many options in the leg warmer world. Best wishes.