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The best dressing up costumes for babies and toddlers

Our top picks of dressing up costumes for babies and toddlers

Top 5 baby and toddler dressing up costumes

Our favourite dressing up costumes for babies and toddlers around now

Why buy one?

Dressing up as a cute character or animal, might seem like innocent pretend play, but did you know that role play is an important way of very young children learning valuable social skills? It also can help develop empathy, build confidence and nurture great communication skills too.

What to spend

Costumes can cost from under £10 to over £30, but you’ll generally get what you pay for quality-wise, so think how long you’ll need it to last. Remember that you child will grow out of it eventually so you don’t want to spend a fortune either!

What to look for

Look for bright and colourful costumes, with added value accessories like hats or bags. Velcro fastenings are also handy so you can get the costume off and on more easily.

Disney flounder costume

1. Flounder, £23, ShopDisney

Suitable from birth, this two-piece set includes a bodysuit and a hat and can be machine-washed for ease. We love the padded tail feature and the costume can be easily popped off and on by using the tab-fastenings on each shoulder.

Teddy Bear Baby Fancy Dress Costume

2. Teddy bear, £26, Time to Dress Up

Just the ideal costume for a teddy bears picnic! With Velcro fastenings and slip-resistant paws, this cute-as-a-button faux fur suit will melt hearts. It’s lined in soft cotton for added comfort and the sweet satin bow makes a lovely finishing touch.

Strawberry costume party delights

3. Strawberry, £13.99, Party Delights

Your baby will look good enough to eat in this adorable fruity two-piece costume! It comes with a matching hat to complete the look and comes in sizes suitable for babies from 3-18 months. It also has easy-to-use popper fastenings.

Winnie the Pooh Amazon

4. Winnie the Pooh, £8.99, Amazon

Who doesn’t love good old Winnie the Pooh? Made from soft cotton jersey, the hat has a cute face design embroidered on it and the matching bodysuit has a handy envelope neck and popper fastening, 

Asda H Potter costume

5. Harry Potter costume, £8, George at Asda

Perfect for little witches or wizards, this Harry Potter-themed costume is truly magical. It’s a mini-sized Quidditch costume that comes with a cute detachable hooded cape and in sizes ranging from newborn to 18 months old.

The best dressing up costumes for babies and toddlers