Updated May 07, 2020 by Karen Bennett

The 10 Best Newborn Mittens

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This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in June of 2018. Babies' fingernails may be tiny, but they can still be sharp enough for them to accidentally cut the delicate skin on their faces. These soft and protective newborn mittens are designed to keep little ones from injuring themselves in such a way. They’re also effective at preventing infants who suffer from eczema, cradle cap, and allergies from scratching and making the condition worse. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best newborn mitten on Amazon.

10. Nurses Choice No Scratch

9. Gerber Baby 4 Pack

8. Burt's Bees Baby Essentials

7. Darlyng & Co. Anti-Scratch

6. Handsocks Plushy

5. Songbai Gloves

4. Crummy Bunny Grey

3. GoumiKids Unisex

2. The First Years No Scratch

1. Hudson Baby Set

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Carter’s Just One You Newborn Mittens You’ll keep tiny hands warm while they won’t cause scratches with this two-pack of cute mittens, one pair featuring a bear with plush ears and the other with a pink floral pattern. The elastic cuffs make sure they fit snugly so they won’t fall off. They make for a great baby shower gift and a nice addition to match any pink or gray outfit. They’re made of polyester, cotton, and spandex and are safe for the washer and dryer. target.com

Editor's Notes

April 30, 2020:

Not only will these little mittens keep your bundle of joy from scratching his or her head and face, but they’ll also make sure tiny fingers stay nice and warm. These might be an item new parents-to-be are not aware of, so they’ll make for a nice baby shower gift so they have them on hand on their little one arrives.

In today’s update, we added the Hudson Baby Set, which comes not only with four pairs of protective mittens, but also with three cute and comfortable baby hats. You can choose from a wide selection of colorful and whimsical prints that include football, floral, airplanes, strawberries, dogs, foxes, and classic cars. You’re sure to find one to suit your little bundle of joy’s personality. Matching socks and onesies are sold separately from the manufacturer, and all of the items combined can make for a fun baby shower gift. With all you get, this set proves to be a good value for the price. We also added The First Years No Scratch, which are licensed by the American Red Cross and feature holes to accommodate babies who are thumb suckers – which is a unique feature that’s hard to come across. They come in a pack of two, with a solid white pair and another featuring an attractive gray pattern with red diamonds.

If you’re looking for a longer pair that go further up the arm, check out the Crummy Bunny Grey and the Handsocks Plushy. This feature is not only good for providing some warmth, but also for making sure they won’t come off babies’ hands easily. Both offer plenty of room for little ones to stretch out their fingers at will. If you prefer buying from companies that give to charity, look to the GoumiKids Unisex, which donates 10 percent of its profits to charities that fight human trafficking, and also donates mittens and booties to babies in need. As for the mittens themselves, they feature innovative stay-on technology with a two-part closure that remains on even the wiggliest of babies. Unlike many others, they’re available in four sizes: micropreemie, preemie, 0 to 3 months, and 3 to 6 months.

In addition to these mittens, there are a few other ways to make sure your little one does not scratch himself or herself. Talk with your pediatrician about filing the nails down carefully. You may need to trim them often, as they can grow very quickly. In addition, swaddling a baby keeps their hands from causing harm. Plus, swaddling is often soothing for newborns, who tend to startle easily and flail their arms. If your little one starts scratching frequently due to a condition like eczema, be sure to moisturize the baby’s skin to help ease the irritation. Choose a lotion that’s safe for babies and without added perfumes.


Karen Bennett
Last updated on May 07, 2020 by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s.degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.


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