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Best Toddler Socks


When you have a running, walking, active little human on your hands, their footwear becomes more important than ever. Sure, when they were barely rolling over or crawling around the house without socks everything was fine, but once they reach that toddler stage, it’s time to keep those little feet covered. Whether you’re protecting them from cold floors or making sure they don’t slip and fall, these are the toddler socks you need.  

Choose from assorted sets with vibrant or neutral shades, including two-toned styles, to match a variety of outfits.

These girls’ socks feature an adorable bow and ribbon at the ankle, available in an assortment of colors. They’re great for special occasions or everyday use.

These toddler socks are available for ages 1 to 5. Depending on where you live, they’re ideal for spring or summer since they’re made from thin mesh cotton with plenty of breathability.

These easy-care toddler socks are machine-washable. They’re made for ages newborn to 4.

These socks are available in a variety of other colors for ages 1 to 15.

Toddler Socks FAQs

1. Do toddlers need grippy socks?

Yes. Once your child begins to stand and walk, it’s time to invest in a good pair of socks with grips on the soles. The grip helps to provide proper traction, which is especially important if the flooring in your home has slippery surfaces, such as tile, high-gloss wood or laminate flooring.  

2. Should my toddler wear socks to bed?

Yes. In the cooler months, opting to add socks to their nighttime pajamas can be a great way to keep them warm. For many people, making sure that their feet are comfortable is essential for being able to fall and stay asleep through the night. The same is true for toddlers. In cooler weather, adding socks might make bedtime easier to achieve. But if your child is the type who gets overheated when they sleep, you might want to skip having them wear socks. 

Toddler Socks Buying Guide

Just like adults, toddlers have considerations when it comes to picking the right pair of socks. First, ensure that the socks fit their feet properly. Toddler socks are usually sized to correspond with standard baby and toddler sizing. This means usually sizes are listed by age, (i.e. 12 – 18 months, 18 – 24 months, 2T to 5T.) 

Also, think about the style of socks to consider. Just like with kids and adult socks, toddler socks are available in no-show, ankle, crew, and knee-high lengths. If your toddler is constantly walking around with a missing sock, you might want to skip no-show or ankle lengths, as these are going to be more prone to slide off their feet. Alternatively, look for socks that contain some spandex or nylon composition, as they’ll help the sock hold to your child’s foot. 

And finally, for indoor use, focus on socks with grips. “Toddler” is a large age range that can be as young as 12 months up to age 5. This means that you could buy socks for a toddler who’s just learning to stand or take their first shaky steps. Grips can help them navigate the floor better and ensure that they’re less likely to slip and fall on smooth flooring once they start running around the house.  

About The Author

Dorian Smith-Garcia

Dorian Smith-Garcia is a diverse writer across beauty, fashion, travel, parenting, consumer goods, and tech. She has written for Inverse, Healthline Parenthood, The Confused Millennial, XONecole, Glowsly, and The Drive along with a variety of other publications. She is a bridal and beauty expert/influencer and the creative director behind The Anti Bridezilla. When Dorian’s not writing she’s collecting stamps in her passport, learning new languages, or spending time with her husband and daughter.