Best Baby Booties of 2019

Best Baby Booties of 2019

January 1, 2019

Best Baby Booties of 2019

Best Baby Booties of 2019
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In the first few months (and years!) of baby’s life, coziness is key. You want to keep your little one comfortable from head (yup, hats!) to toes—which means investing in a few pairs of baby booties should be on that baby to-do list.

But what exactly are baby booties? And why do you need them?

Baby booties are not quite socks and not quite shoes. They are a soft but structured form of footwear for your non-walker—something to keep those feet covered and warm, and often with gripper bottoms for those first few steps—but without the hardness and stability baby’s first shoes will offer. After all, little feet, while bundled and warm, need some room to grow. Think of them as slippers for babies, but really, they’re transitional footwear, so that your little one gets used to the idea of having something more structured than socks on their feet.

When purchasing baby booties, consider the style—newborn booties will be much softer and less structured than booties meant for new walkers, who will need grippers on the bottoms of their booties to help them along.

You’ll also want to think about the materials your baby booties are made off. Choose soft, comfortable and breathable materials.

Here are some adorable favorites.

Fuzzy Fleece

Cozy, colorful and utterly adorable, Zutano’s fleece baby booties are what you’d buy for yourself—if they only came in your size. Alas, they’re meant for baby, and built for comfort: made of Sherpa fleece outside with a soft cotton interior, they have an easy-on two-snap design with ankle elastic that ensures they stay put. And once your tiny tot graduates to toddling, upgrade to the fleece gripper booties, available in 12 and 18 months sizes, the perfect slippers for baby’s first steps.

Additional Specs
Size Range 0-3M to 6-12M

The Moccasin Bootie

These leather crib moccasins are must-haves for your preppy newborn—available only in size zero—and the perfect loungey footwear for transitioning to life outside the womb. These keepsake booties are available in cute but understated pastels, like eggshell green and buttercup yellow, or in a bold leopard print that’s perfect for your wild child. Freshly Picked also offers up some cozy booties for bigger babes, like these adorable dragonfruit leather moccasins that are available in sizes for infants and toddlers.

Additional Specs
Size Range Newborn

Room to Grow

Clamfeet’s cotton canvas moccasins are soft-soled baby shoes—available in both wide and narrow widths—that give baby’s still-developing feet plenty of room to grow and stretch. Made of vegan fabrics, available in nine different styles and machine washable, these are baby shoes you can feel good about.

Additional Specs
Size Range 0-6M and 6-12M

The Barefoot Booties

Robeez soft, leather booties mimic being barefoot and are built with plenty of room for little feet to wiggle and grow. Soft-soled with a suede, skid-resistant bottom so they bend and flex with baby, Robeez are built to protect little feet as they learn to take those first few steps. A breathable leather liner keeps feet cool and dry, and the elasticized ankle means they go on easy and stay put. They have lots of adorable styles, like dinos and toucans.

Additional Specs
Size Range 0-6M and 6-12M

Cute and Comfy

Talk about adorable! These soft-soled Mary-Janes from Piper Finn are the ultimate in cute and comfortable. Made of durable, breathable top grain leather, they’re designed to fit baby’s growing foot—and available in eight adorable colors and styles. Piper Finn also offers an old-school soft-soled Oxford, also made of top-grain leather and available in a variety of classic colors and styles, from black to pastels.

Additional Specs
Size Range 1-5 (see their size chart for comparison)
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