You may find that newfound parental pals have recommended plenty of products you’ll need for a newborn baby, and something you’re likely to find on the list is a pram suit.
But what is a pram suit? Well, it’s a one-piece outer garment for a baby to wear outdoors during the colder months, typically when out and about on pushchair strolls but they’re also useful when being strapped to a baby carrier too.
It’s likely you’ve seen adorable snaps on Insta of babies looking snug as a bug in their oh-so-cosy pram suit, and the cuteness is undeniable.
Typically incorporating booties, mittens, and a snug hood, when testing out the best pram suits we considered a few factors.
First up has to be material, cosiness is order of the day so a good a pram suit must keep your baby warm. Fold-over mittens are useful too, particularly if your little one wants a snack mid stroll.
Practically thinking, whenever it comes to dressing and undressing a baby you want this to be as quick a process as possible, we gave extra points for handy dual zips for speedy removal.
Style is not to be overlooked either, while a pram suit is a practical product, it will be covering baby’s outfit underneath so you’ll want to be equally stylish on top.
Like all baby paraphernalia you’ve only a certain service providing a window for a product, so finding one at the right price is key. In the same breath sustainable choices will always win us over as babies are the future and we want to be as kind to our planet as we can be.
Lastly, babies should not wear padded or bulky clothing while in a car seat for safety purposes and this includes pram suits. Keep your baby warm in the car by adjusting the temperature or placing a blanket over the straps once they are harnessed in.
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Marks and Spencer velour striped pram suit
Never mind for baby, can we have this in adult size please? This pram suit is beyond soft, and we think you and baby will want to stroke it until the cows come home. We’re truly smitten with this all-in-one, not just for its softness but it has style and substance too! The cosy long-sleeved design means you can turn over the cuffs to make mittens and there’s a hood and integrated booties, too.
We love that there are two poppers at the top and two zip fastenings in the middle, which is a godsend when an emergency nappy change is thrown into the mix. It has a bit of stretch to it too, which allows for extra movement. We gave it extra kudos for its composition too as it’s made with recycled polyester. Available in six sizes from newborn to 12 months, at £18 this unisex pram suit is a steal.
Toastie soft ochre quilted onesie
British outerwear brand Toastie produces stylish coverings born to protect young ones from the elements, while keeping them comfy, cosy and effortlessly cool. We praised the brand’s waterproof jacket in our best autumn jackets review, and it’s safe to say its quilted onesie is equally impressive. You wouldn’t believe all the protection this pram suit offers given the weight of the product; made using a sustainable eco-down fill which is derived from natural corn, it’s thermo-regulating, breathable, while staying light and soft.
The double zip makes changing your baby less of a task, while features such as the fold over mitt and foot covers and sherpa lined hood gives extra warmth. There are four gorgeous colours to choose from, and sizes start from newborn to four years. We’d recommend sizing up as the sizing is a little on the small side.
Catimini pink floral print coveralls
Feline fans will love this all-in-one from French children’s fashion brand Catimini. With a faux fur lining and warm padding, baby will be kept toasty, while the double zip closure at the front will help parents dress and undress their wriggly little one. We love the sweet details such as the bear ears on the hood, and the fold-over cuffs to keep baby’s paws warm.
This pram suit is bursting with colour and creativity, which is typical of the brand that’s known for its whimsical prints and bright colourways. Available in sizes six, nine and 18 months. The splash proof outer which is windproof will come in handy when battling the elements, and if things get a little messy parents will be pleased to hear its washing machine.
Silver Cross grey quilted pram suit
Heritage British brand Silver Cross is known for producing pushchairs for princes and princesses, and has now turned its experienced hands to create its first babywear collection – and naturally this includes a pram suit to compliment your beautiful Silver Cross pram. We were excited to see if the brand could keep up appearances across departments with this one. In short, the answer is yes. The attention to detail is synonymous with the brand, from the faux fur trimmed hood, to the sweet corded pockets at the front.
The super soft fleece lining keeps baby cosy, and there are removable mittens and booties, which are attached by a popper. The outer material is shower resistant, which may come in handy if your exploring goes beyond a pushchair stroll. Available in four sizes with the largest 12-18 months, this pram suit is popper fastening, which admittedly we didn’t find as easy as a zip but your son or daughter will certainly look and feel like royalty in it!
Boden cub printed all-in-one – frosted blue baby bears
Turn your baby into a cosy little cub with the help of this all-in-one. The mum and baby bear print is simply adorable, and adds a pop of colour to winter strolls, and there’s a contrasting white and red Breton stripe on the interior which shows at the cuffs when rolled up.
The hood has a snuggly fleece inner and comes complete with little bear ears, while the main interior is a delicate 100 per cent cotton. With sizes under 12 months, you’ll get integral feet too, to keep those tiny toes toasty. There’s a double zip at the front to make changing that little bit easier too.
Mori pram suit
Mori continues to win us over with its baby essentials – which really have to be stroked to be believed – but beyond us swooning over all things soft and beautiful, they also offer a rounded approach to sustainability too. This adorable pram suit is made from its signature organic cotton and bamboo blend fabric, and the result is oh-so-huggable.
It’s much like a plumply padded version of a babygrow but it offers a surprising amount of warmth, as it’s filled with 100 per cent polyester which has been Oeko-Tex 100 Class 1 certified to ensure it’s free from any harmful chemicals or substances.
There are sweet little ear details on the hood, and up to 12 months this comes with integrated feet. There’s also the option to personalise this for a small additional cost (£4.95), allow your little one to have a pram suit as unique as they are!
Mammas & Pappas quilted pram suit
The brand’s welcome to the world clothing collection is bursting with sweet outfits for your newborn, and we were keen to try out the new quilted pram suit. Made with a super soft cotton lining which has a jersey-like feel, it’s lovely and gentle against baby’s sensitive skin, while the shell and filling are more adventure ready with a 100 per cent polyester filling and showerproof outer.
The honeycomb quilt is a stylish choice, and the patch pockets complete the look. There’s built-in mittens, integrated feet and a cosy hood, and it comes is sizes newborn to 12 months.
Polarn O. Pyret teddy fleece baby pram suit
You’ll want to scoop up your little bear in this teddy fleece. Made using recycled PET plastic bottles which have been rescued from landfill to help preserve the earth’s resources, it’s not only kind on baby’s skin but better for the planet too, plus it’ll keep your bundle of joy dry when the sudden showers set in. In fact, you’d never guess this from looking or touching the pram suit but it’s actually waterproof for up to 3,000mm.
While it doesn’t feel quite as soft or cosy as the other pram suits we tested, you can be safe in the knowledge that it offers protection from the elements. We love the contrasting fold over cuffs at the hand at feet for extra cosiness (only in smaller sizes up to nine months), which reveal the interior Breton print which the brand is famous for. There’s a neck to ankle zip to help when dressing your baby, and we love the 3D ear detailing on the hood.
Next pink bunny pram suit
The Easter bunny has come early with this utterly adorable pramsuit from Next. The fluffy fleece will have you yearning for constant cuddles as it’s next-level soft. While we love the exterior material – complete with white bunny tummy and a white tail on the back – the interior didn’t quite live up to the same standard, there’s a sweet ditsy floral print inner which is made from 100 per cent cotton, but the inside sleeves have a nylon like fabric which rustles and isn’t so cosy.
Having said that, as baby would wear long sleeves underneath this isn’t a complete deal breaker. Available from newborn up to two years, sizes under 12 months have integrated feet, while the larger sizes have a stretchy cuff which helps keep them toasty.
The verdict: Pram suits
M&S’s baby offering has always been strong, and we have so much praise for its velour striped pram suit which combines comfort, cuteness with practicality and reasonable pricing, plus it’s made from recycled materials too. If your baby is on the move then Toastie’s quilted onesie is great for when adventures take place out of the comfort of the pushchair.
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