The 8 Best Toddler Slippers

Your little one will ask to wear these all day, every day.

by Ileana Morales Valentine
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On colder days, keeping a little one’s feet warm can be a struggle. Some kind of indoor footwear is essential for your toddler to wear at home and slippers keep their feet cozy and help them walk comfortably in your home without taking a tumble. The best toddler slippers have a comfortable and appealing design for your toddler so they keep them on, and most importantly, feature a non-slip sole so they can confidently take their next steps.

Choosing a slipper with a favorite character or theme might be enough to encourage your toddler to keep these shoes on, and you’re bound to find one from their most-watched show or movie. If you’d prefer a no-nonsense slipper that matches with any outfit, I’ve got you covered as well.

A sole with grip is essential, especially since walking may be new to your toddler. A non-slip sole, often made of rubber with dots or patterns on the bottoms for added traction, will help keep them from falling.

The best toddler slippers have a cozy element, but their designs can vary. Generally, toddler slippers are enclosed around the toes and hug the ankles in a loafer or sock style. For open slippers, look for one with a lip along the edge or a back strap to help secure the foot. Some toddler slippers may even go as high as a bootie for added warmth and wearability both indoors and outdoors.

Here are the seven best toddler slippers, including one pick that comes in matching grown-up sizes, too. Each of these pairs is highly rated on Amazon and will keep your kid's toes warm and cozy.

1. A Fun Sesame Street-Themed Pair

Elmo and Cookie Monster are familiar faces to most toddlers, and they'll be excited to put on these Sesame Street toddler slippers. With an impressive 4.7-star rating and over 15,500 Amazon reviews, it's clear these slippers have more going for them than just the cuteness factor: You'll love that these plush slippers have cushioned footbeds and textured rubber dots on the sole to resist slipping. Several reviewers commented about the excellent traction and how the sock-top style of the slipper also helps keep these shoes on.

A helpful review: "Bought these for my grandson because he wouldn't wear shoes or keep his socks on but when he got these now I can't take them off!! We love these and I just purchased another pair for him but it's cookie monster this time...LOVE THEM!!!!”

  • Available sizes: 3 10
  • Available colors/styles: 2

2. A Pair Of Toddler Slipper Socks That Prevent Slipping and Sliding

Hardwood floors and scurrying toddlers aren’t necessarily the best match. To help prevent slipping and sliding, these slipper socks from Bombas are designed with special silicone grips on the outside. On the inside, they feature a cozy and soft brushed lining that will remind kids of their favorite cuddly blanket. Reviewers note that these slippers are especially great for keeping toes and feet warm in the cold wintertime. As a bonus, each pair also comes with a travel bag to make packing on the go easy.

A helpful review: “These are very comfortable and warm. They wash up nicely and I love the rubber grippers on the bottom for safety.”

  • Available sizes: Toddler 5 — 10
  • Available colors: 4

3. Fleece Toddler Slippers That Go With Anything

These fleece toddler slippers keep things really simple in a no-nonsense design available in seven neutral shades like gray, black, or camoflage print. These slippers enclose around the ankle and are a bit more wearable for taking outside the house, thanks to the streamlined design, cushioned insole, and thick outsoles with traction.

A helpful review: “My toddler is obsessed with wearing shoes at all times. We were looking to replace a worn-out pair and came across these ones with [a] rubber sole, which is great since he likes to go outside and check on things. [...] We like them so much we got a second pair for him to use at daycare!”

  • Available sizes: 5 10, plus bigger kid sizes
  • Available colors: 7

4. This Fun Pair For The Disney and Pixar-Loving Toddler

If your little one is a fan of Disney or Pixar films, they'll light up when they see this pair of Disney Vampirina slippers. And if Vampirina is not their favorite character, they can choose from more than 50 other adorable options like Toy Story's Woody or Buzz Lightyear, Frozen's Elsa or Anna, Donald Duck, Cinderella, and so many others. Each oversized, plush slipper encloses around the ankle to easily slide on or off the foot. The rubber soles of these slippers help keep toddlers steady on their feet so they can walk confidently. These slippers have an impressive 4.8-star rating and more than 2,000 reviews. And since they come in adult sizes, as well, you can buy a pair for every member of the family.

A helpful review: “My daughter loves them! They are extremely comfortable to wear, and you hardly notice the floor when you are walking. There is so much padding on the bottom that it feels like you are walking on a pillow.”

  • Available sizes: 7.5 —12.5 toddler, plus older sizes
  • Available styles: 59

5. This Set Of Adorable Slipper Socks

This set of slipper socks are a great pick for young toddlers getting the hang of walking, and each of the three pairs features a cute animal and vibrant colors. The thick terry socks have anti-slip bottoms with textured dots to help toddlers take steady steps, and the snug fit helps keep these on their feet.

A helpful review: “My floor is all tile and now that it’s cooler my baby’s feet are always cold! This solves the problem and also lets him roam easily since he’s starting to let loose walking. They don’t slip off and the bottoms grip just enough. They’re perfect!

  • Available sizes: 6 months 24 months
  • Available colors: 6 (comes in packs of three)

6. Cozy Bear Slippers That Can Match The Family

Buffalo plaid is a classic design you'll love to pair with cute pajamas, and your toddler will enjoy donning the "lil bear" message with ears on each shoe. Perhaps the best thing of all about these cozy toddler slippers is the whole family can match for an adorable photo-op with slippers for mama bear, papa bear, auntie bear, baby bear, or grand bear.

These highly rated slippers with over 5,000 reviews are also designed with functionality in mind; they have rubber soles, memory foam insoles with fuzzy lining, and a lip at the heel of the open back to keep the shoes in place.

A helpful review: “Bought these for my son as a birthday gift. He loves them & uses them daily. I especially like the hard bottom soles, so that he can wear on tile and carpeted areas in our home.”

  • Available sizes: Toddler 5 12, plus infant and bigger kid sizes
  • Available colors: 6

7. This Comfy Slip-On Pair Available In So Many Colors

These soft toddler slippers come in a cute and fuzzy color block design. The snug ankle-cut fit stays put on small feet, and the tab at the heel makes it easy to slip them on and off. A soft rubber sole with traction ensures steady footing for your toddler, and you'll love that these highly-rated slippers come in more than a dozen colorways, including leopard, gray, and red.

A helpful review: "I absolutely love these slippers! She loves them too! They are perfect to wear around the house on our slippery floors because they have such good traction. This pattern is so cute too!”

  • Available sizes: 6 10, plus infant and bigger kid sizes
  • Available colors: 16

8. These Sock Slippers With Cute Animal Themes

For added warmth, try these toddler sock slippers with fleece lining extending to the mid-calves. These thick socks appeal to little ones with one of more than a dozen animal prints, including a panda, penguin, unicorn, and reindeer. The soles are lined with silicone dots for grip on floors.

A helpful review: "Comfortable and little one enjoyed 3-4 hrs in the snow wearing these socks, under his boots of course and they kept his feet warm. Very happy with the purchase”

  • Available sizes: 2 — 4T, plus bigger kid sizes
  • Available colors: 19

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