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The Best Toddler Leggings

Last updated on April 11, 2022
Best Toddler Leggings

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Our Picks For The Top Toddler Leggings

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Product Overview
Key Takeaway
 Top Pick

HILEELANG Active Jersey Toddler Leggings, 3-Pack

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Active Jersey Toddler Leggings, 3-Pack

With this toddler leggings set, you'll receive three pairs of leggings. Each is a different color, however, all three pairs are decorated with tiny polka dots. Since the leggings are made from a cotton/spandex blend, they stretch for a custom fit.

Overall Take

Best for Busy Little OnesThese toddler leggings look great with t-shirts, sweatshirts and denim jackets.

 Runner Up

Amazon Essentials Elastic Waistband Toddler Leggings, 3-Pack

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Elastic Waistband Toddler Leggings, 3-Pack

Unlike other toddler leggings that come all in one color, this multipack includes black, blue and pink leggings. They are available in sizes extra-small to extra-large and have an elastic waistband for an even more customized fit. Kids can wear them with a a t-shirt in the spring and a long-sleeved shirt or sweater in the fall or winter.

Overall Take

Machine WashableIf quality and fit are important to you, go with this toddler leggings multipack.

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Spotted Zebra Elastic Waistband Toddler Leggings, 5-Pack

Spotted Zebra

Elastic Waistband Toddler Leggings, 5-Pack

This five-pack of toddler leggings come in a wide variety of patterns and colors. As a lightweight, close-fitting pair of pants, these make a great addition to a skirt or smock.

Overall Take

Stylish Patterned SetA pack of fun, stylish and lightweight leggings for the girl who likes to express herself.

 Strong Contender

The Children’s Place Pre-Washed Toddler Leggings, 2-Pack

The Children's Place

Pre-Washed Toddler Leggings, 2-Pack

These toddler leggings are both comfortable and form fitting. They are extremely versatile and look great with t-shirts in the spring and fall and sweaters and sweatshirts in the winter. Parents can choose between a pink and black set and an indigo and black set.

Overall Take

Covered Elasticized WaistbandYou'll find these toddler leggings have been pre-washed to reduce shrinkage and add softness.

Buying Guide

When shopping for clothes for little ones, keep in mind the material; cotton will breathe more but also shrink more with washing, while synthetic materials have more stretch but can irritate sensitive young skin.

Depending on the upcoming season, you may want to select a heavier or lightweight material; kids grow alarmingly fast and clothes bought in the fall might not fit in summer.

In addition, be certain to read buyer reviews before making each purchase to see how consistent the color and patterns are. While most leggings come in packs of multiples, if there is a large enough selection of colors and patterns, you may only be seeing a small representative portion of it and are not guaranteed to get the exact leggings you see on display or in product images.

Children grow notoriously quickly. If you find a style of leggings that works for your toddler, it’s a good idea to purchase a couple of sizes to have on hand. Then, you’ll be ready for the inevitable morning when suddenly their old leggings just won’t fit anymore.

What to Look For

● A common complaint with toddler leggings is needing to buy a size larger than expected. Online purchases are sight-unseen and, of course, you cannot try the clothing on your child beforehand. In addition to being a cautious move, purchasing a slightly larger size will be useful later as your child grows, even if the item doesn’t fit well right now.
● If the leggings you buy mostly fit, but the waistband or cuffs are too tight, you can manually stretch those out to make the pants more comfortable. Be careful to do this slowly, and avoid tearing the elastic.
● When reading reviews, pay more attention to the 4-star and 2-star ratings. These are more likely to be people who found value in the product, but who also have legitimate complaints, instead of outlying production mistakes or glowing reviews left by the company’s advertising interns.

More to Explore

Leggings were originally two separate pieces, one for each leg. Designed as a unisex garment, they were intended to protect the wearer’s legs from cold and insects.

Leggings are believed to have originated in Scotland, where the ubiquitous kilt left the wearer’s lower legs exposed.

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