When temperatures begin to rise during summer or spring, we must update our wardrobe to remain comfortable. And the same needs to happen for your baby. It is simply not enough to adjust your home air conditioning; you also need suitable sleepwear for your baby to remain comfortable for sleep.
In this case, you need to look for lightweight clothes which will provide sufficient coverage but are still breathable. And this is not always easy, especially if choosing for a baby who is able to roll over but cannot use a blanket yet.
With this understanding, we are here to help you choose the right for your child and their age and have thus included swaddles, sleep sacks, two-piece pajamas, and nightgowns.
Why get lightweight pajamas?
When it is warm, you don’t need thick, heavy layers because they will make your baby overheat and sweat. As a result, they may not be able to sleep well because of discomfort. Overheating is especially dangerous with newborns because it puts them at risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
Sleep experts advise that the baby dress in lightweight and breathable fabrics like cotton, bamboo, or cotton muslin when it is hot.
Cotton fabric is always the best for the baby. It is soft to the touch yet remains cool against the skin and will help your baby sleep better. You should avoid synthetic materials even if they are light because they trap heat and moisture.
Reviews of Lightweight Baby Pajamas for Summer and Spring
Most babies love to be swaddled, and they fall asleep faster and for longer this way. If you are looking for a lightweight swaddle Love to Dream swaddle is excellent.
Love to Dream is one of the most popular brands for baby clothes, so you can be sure the quality and construction are durable. It comes in two size options newborn (5 to 8.5 lbs.) and small (8 to 13 lbs.). It is also available in four designs.
The swaddle is made using 93% Cotton and 7% Elastane, making it soft, breathable, and a bit stretchy. In terms of thickness, it feels lightweight but will still keep your baby warm during the night.
Unlike other sleep sacks, Love to Dream has a unique design with wings to allow the baby the freedom to move their arms up to their face to self-soothe and at the same time, it helps them to calm down from startle reflex, which wakes them from sleep. If your baby hates feeling restricted by swaddles, they will be less likely to fuss with this swaddle.
The other thing to love about this swaddle is that it uses a front zipper instead of the noisy Velcro that some swaddles have; this makes it a good choice for light sleepers and makes diaper changes easy. It is also machine washable, but it is required to be air-dried.
You need to note that the swaddle should not be used once your baby shows signs of rolling over. At that stage, you should transition them to an arms-out wearable blanket.
We just wish it had more colors and patterns.
This arms out sleep sack are made of 100% organic cotton, is super soft, lightweight, and airy, making it an excellent choice for warmer weather. It is made by another top brand and is in fact rated as the best wearable blanket on Amazon.
The sleep sack comes in a ton of cute prints that will make your little one even much harder to resist, and you can choose the small, medium, or large size depending on your child’s age.
The top fits babies really nicely and has opened for hands to remain free. The bottom is long and very roomy, so your baby has plenty of room to grow and kick their legs. And it also comes with a bottom zipper that makes diaper changes fast without waking your baby.
This sleep sack can easily be washed by machine but requires being air-dried to prevent shrinking.
The only complaint was that some parents remarked that it is too long even with correct sizing, allowing the baby to pull the extra fabric to their face.
Halo Muslin Sleepsack is especially great for hot summer nights because it is very lightweight and thin. Additionally, it is sleeveless, which allows maximum airflow to keep the baby cool and comfortable. It also has lots of legroom so your baby can roll over freely without worry.
Unlike other sleep sacks, the Halo has a two-way zipper so you can open from top or bottom, which makes dressing and diaper changes a breeze.
It is available in small (10 to 18 pounds), medium (16 to 24 pounds), large and extra-large sizes. It also comes in numerous colors and designs.
Super soft and cute, you will definitely fall in love with these baby gowns from Touched by Nature. The cotton fabric will keep your baby cool and comfortable during summer, and it can be layered for warmth during colder months.
The gowns have very good quality and at affordable pricing. And, one pack contains three gowns, so you will be getting great value. They come in one size for newborns (6 pounds) up to 6 months. On the flip side, the gown may be too large for infants.
One of the best things about this gown is the elastic band at the bottom, so there is no need to be fumbling with zippers and snap buttons when you want to change diapers. Additionally, it has an expandable neckline, making it easy to put on and remove without making the baby fussy. We also love that it is long enough to allow you to tie a knot at the bottom for style or warmth, and there will still be enough room for the baby’s legs to move freely.
Most footed pajamas in the market today are designed for cold weather with fleece. However, this one by Honglin is made with 100% cotton. It is lightweight and breathable and will keep your baby comfortable in warm weather. It has a two-way zipper for easy in and out and fast diaper changes.
The pajamas come in adorable colors and designs and have six different sizes 0 to 3, 6 to 9, 9 to 12, 12 to 18, and 18 to 24 months. They are also sold in one, two, or three-pack options.
Made from bamboo viscose and spandex, these jammies by Little Sleepies are super soft, lightweight, and cuddly. They are an excellent choice for hot summer nights.
The jammies are available for children from 0 to 3 months, 3 to 6 months, and 6 to 12 months, 12 to 18 months, 18 to 24 months. In addition, they are also designed with extra-long sleeves with foldable hand and foot cuffs so your child will have plenty of room to grow into. They also come in other lovely colorful prints besides Lemon.
The pajamas have a double zipper for convenient diaper changes and are machine washable. They also do not contain flame retardants or chemicals that could be harmful to your baby.
Organic-Cotton Short-Sleeve Pajamas – Great for warm weather – summer and spring
This short sleeve pajamas is a Tea Collection and is one of the best for hot weather. It is made from 100% organic cotton, making it breathable and comfy sleepwear on hot nights.
There is a front zipper for easy in and out and diaper changes. It is also machine washable.
The pajamas come in cute prints for girls, and sizes range from newborn above 8 pounds up to toddlers with 22 pounds.
The Opawo jumpsuits are made with pure cotton for softness, breathability, and comfort in hot weather. A pack contains three jumpsuits with fun, colorful prints.
Unlike other pajamas on the list, these ones have snap buttons instead of zippers on the front and crotch area for easy dressing and diaper changes.
The jumpsuits come in six sizes from 0 to 3, 3 to 6, 6 to 9, 9 to 12, 12 to 18, and 18 to 24 months. They are conveniently washed by machine.
When we were researching, we noted complaints about gaps between buttons being a bit too wide. Some parents also remarked that they found the jammies a bit shorter than expected.
Pajamas for Toddlers & Kids
During summer nights, long sleeves and pants for sleep may be too hot. That is why sleeve pajama sets are a better option. We recommend these by Hanna Anderson as they are made of high-quality organic cotton to keep your child cool and comfy at night.
The set has a snug fit, and the waist is wide for a comfortable fit. It is also machine washable.
The sleepwear is available in sizes for kids from 2 to 10 years of age and in multiple colors and print designs for both boys and girls.
Although many parents love that the top is long, some complain that it fits a bit too snug. If you want your child to have a loose fit, it would be best to go with a size large.
These jammies are made from viscose and spandex, so they are extremely lightweight, stretchy, and super soft, making them perfect for hot weather. They come in a wide range of colors and are designed for boys and girls.
One of the best things is that the jammies are high quality and durable, and they do not shrink after washing. The second reason to love them is that they are designed for your child’s ultimate comfort and safety. As a result, the manufacturer made sure not to use harsh chemicals and fire retardants and made the jammies without a tag label that could irritate your child’s skin.
The jammies come in different sizes for 12 months old toddlers up to 12-year-old teens.
This sleep set is a product of Old Navy, so they really are of great quality. We love the cool designs and are sure your little man will love sleeping in shorts with cool graphics of his favorite characters.
The sleep set is made from stretchy and breathable cotton fabric, which keeps your child cool and comfortable in hot weather. Plus the softness and stretch provide him with just the perfect fit.
The set is available in sizes for 3 and 4-year-olds.
You want a light gown that will not cause overheating and sweating for a hot sleeper, and this cute nightgown is a great option. It is sleeveless and airy, also ultra-lightweight, making it perfect for hot summer nights. The Strawberry prints design is also adorable, and we bet your little girl will love it.
You can get this gown for toddlers from 3 to 12 years, and there are more lovely designs to choose from.
I am Ashley Davis, a mom of three kids and the editor here at 10BabyGear. I have been a parent since 2011 and have been doing full-time consulting as a baby sleep expert since 2019. When I am not researching or testing the next baby gear hitting the market, you’ll find me teaching my toddlers a trick or two – especially over the last few months with the lockdown. I hope you’ll find my guides and reviews helpful as you make your next purchase decision. If you have any questions, you can reach me at email@example.com.