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Quick look at the best baby booties

There’s just something about baby clothes that make so many of us melt. Maybe it’s because those clothes serve as a snapshot in time when your child was really that small. Plus there are tons of adorable options to keep your baby the most fashionable tot on the block.

One somewhat overlooked baby clothes category is booties — especially for very young babies. Even if your baby hasn’t reached the crawling stage, it’s never a bad idea to invest in a few booties to keep their little tootsies warm and comfortable.

So what goes into choosing the best baby booties? To create our roundup, we focused on the following key features:

Sizing

Most baby clothes are sold in a size range and baby booties are no exception. So we looked at booties that ranged from a few months to as much as a full year of wear before you need to retire them.

Design

Of course, design matters. Whether you’re trying to match a special holiday outfit or just want some cute shoes for everyday wear, you should think about the design. Sometimes you can find booties with features like animal faces, or booties that mimic the look of real shoes but with a soft sole.

Purpose

There’s more than one reason to pick a pair of booties for your baby. In the early days, the focus should really be on keeping their feet warm.

But as your baby gets older and is ready to start standing or cruising, booties with tread on them are a smart choice to keep your little one from slipping and their feet protected and as they roam around the house.

Material

Booties come in a variety of materials. Some are honestly not much different from socks, while others could almost double for actual shoes. Depending on your needs and your baby’s age, you might need either or both.

Pricing guide:

  • $ = under $15
  • $$ = over $15

Best overall baby booties

Hudson Childrenswear Baby Fleece Lined Scooties with Non Skid Bottom

Price: $

For everyday wear around the home or on days when you need to bundle your little one up and get them out the house, these Hudson unisex booties are a great choice.

Available in two size ranges for 0 to 6 months and 6 to 12 months, these booties feature tread on the bottom. They also feature an adjustable hook and loop closure at the ankle which makes them easy to put on or take off but ensures that they won’t go flying off with the slightest movement.

Best baby booties for newborns

goumi Organic Cotton Boots

Price: $$

Tiny feet need extra warmth, which is why we’re including this cute set of booties. The goumi Organic Cotton Boots are designed for babies from newborn to 3 months old. They feature an elastic style closure with an additional strap for added security.

We love that the all-white upper is paired with a cute striped sole for a fun contrast that you’ll see when your baby’s playing during tummy time.

Best fleece baby booties

Sawimlgly Cotton Booties

Price: $

Cooler weather calls for warmer shoes to keep your baby from catching a chill. The Sawimlgly Cotton Booties have a fleece-like texture in the upper and have a nonskid bottom which makes them safe for your little explorer to wear.

With 43 colors to choose from and three size ranges from 3 to 18 months, these booties will be in your arsenal as your child transitions from infancy to toddlerhood. What’s more, these booties have a full wraparound ankle closure for a secure fit and they’re machine washable.

Best baby booties for chubby feet

Burt's Bees Baby Quilted Bee Organic Baby Booties

Price: $$

Some babies just have thicker feet. And while they’re super adorable, it can make buying shoes for them harder.

Thankfully, these Burt’s Bees Baby Quilted Bee Organic Cotton Booties are designed from stretchy organic cotton to accommodate even the chubbiest of baby feet. The wraparound ankle closure has two adjustment options to grow with your tyke, and the soft jersey knit offers breathability while being gentle for sensitive skin.

Note though, that there’s no tread on these soles so these are best reserved for the pre-walking stage.

Best baby booties for active kickers

HsdsBebe Baby Booties

Price: $

Parents of active kickers know that simple socks and shoes are no match against the power of their baby’s will. In that case, you need a bootie with a secure strap to prevent all that activity from defeating yet another pair of shoes.

These HsdsBebe Unisex Cotton Booties feature a wraparound ankle closure that’s guaranteed to stand up to even the most active baby. We like that these have a textured bottom which makes them safe for walkers. And of the 42 styles available there are even a few cute options with bunny ears.

Best baby booties for walkers

Robeez Soft Soles

Price: $$

If your baby’s getting used to walking everywhere, you want shoes that provide plenty of traction but don’t restrict their feet from effectively moving. Robeez Soft Soles are the perfect solution.

While the sizing ranges from newborn to 3 to 4 years, we like that the soft leather sole provides plenty of grip so your little one can learn how to walk safely. Additionally, the soft sole and upper allows your child’s foot to develop the muscles and mechanics needed for foot articulation, balance, and coordination.

While the shoes are slip-ons, the elasticized ankle makes them hard to shake off. We love the wide variety of designs, ensuring that most parents will find a pair that fits their style.

Best baby booties for winter

Hanna Andersson Swedish Slipper Moccasins

Price: $$

Cold weather calls for truly warm shoes to keep little toes cozy. The Hanna Andersson Swedish Slipper Moccasins are a great option that has a massive size range, from newborn to 5 years old.

These simple slip-on style socks feature a higher opening to prevent active kickers from knocking them off their feet. The uppers are made from a cotton blend while the sole is constructed from faux suede microfiber with a texture that makes them safe for walkers.

Best adjustable baby booties

Kuner Waterproof Winter Booties

Price: $$

With three size ranges from 0 to 18 months and roughly 6 months of wear in each range, these are great adjustable options for little feet. We think the Kuner Newborn Waterproof Winter Booties give parents the most bang for their buck — if you’re focused on longevity, you can’t go wrong.

A wraparound style closure gives you the flexibility you need to keep little feet warm as they grow. Choose from six colors and rest easy knowing that these booties feature a nonskid bottom.

Most affordable baby booties

Carrean Baby Booties with Anti-Slip Soft Soles

Price: $

Considering how quickly babies grow, we don’t blame any parent who isn’t interested in spending a lot of money on a shoe that their baby might only be able to wear for a month or two. Carrean Baby Booties with Anti-Slip Soft Soles are a great affordable solution that can work for your baby from newborn through the toddler stage.

With a size range from 0 to 18 months and 12 styles, you can keep your little one well heeled without breaking the bank. These shoes feature textured soles making them safe for walkers.

Best waterproof baby booties

Enteer Infant Snow Boots

Price: $

Keeping your baby’s feet protected from the elements is important — especially in the winter. Enteer Infant Snow Boots are designed to keep little toes dry even when a snow shower comes your way.

These boots feature an anti-slip sole and have a faux fur interior to keep your baby’s feet warm. Choose from four colors and three size ranges from 3 to 18 months. You’ll also appreciate the wraparound ankle closure for a more secure fit.

Cutest baby booties

Bearpaw Kaylee Infant Tall Booties

Price: $$

We can’t get enough of this Bearpaw Kaylee Infant Tall Bootie. The adorable plush slip-ons feature a bungee lace closure in the back for a secure fit.

They’re fully lined with wool blend material for added warmth. And the sole is textured so little ones can walk and explore, both in style and safety.