Yeah!!! It is time to buy your toddlers summer wear. I feel affection for the hot sunny climate. It is time to play outside and sit on your patio. Don't forget about splashing approximately in the pool and purchasing ice cream from the ice cream truck! It is now time to put away the jeans, sneakers and bring out the shorts and sandals. I feel affection for summer and so does my toddler.

Here is some of the “must haves” for your little boy’s closet this summer. These are the items that I use for my sons summer clothes all year.


My son is 4 so I favor the sandals that have Velcro. I typically try and find the ones that Velcro behind the ankle. These are not as quick to get off. I have used the sandals that Velcro across the foot and he is quick to take them off and run in his bare feet.

Summer Shoes

These of course are a given. Summer time you must have sandals. I generally buy my son a few pairs of each. Sometimes you can pick these up so inexpensively you may as well have a few pairs on hand.

I also try to buy a variety of colors. You can buy some nice brown leather ones to put on to church or for good clothes. Purchase some "sporty" ones too. That way you will cover all basis to match with all of his outfits. No summer toddler boys clothes wardrobe is complete without sandals.


Flip Flops

Now a 5 year old cannot put on the flip flops that you or I wear. On the other hand they can put on the flops that hook around the ankles so they do not flip off. These are great! These are nice for play and at the beach!! So you can stock up for the whole summer. Especially if you catch them on auction. Stock Up. You will be amazed how many pairs your little ones can go through during the summer. Now that we have covered the summer shoes let's move on to the summer attire!!

Tank Tops

You have to keep tons of these on hand. Especially on the actually hot days!! My son wears tank tops each day in July & August. You can purchase matching shorts and tank sets and your summer toddler boys clothing closet is ready to go! Tanks are actually great and reasonably priced. So purchase lots and lots of them.

Swimming Trunks

A Must Have!! All summer toddler boys clothes wardrobe has to have swim trunks. I have about 5 pairs on hand during the summer. If you have a small pool in the backyard then it is fine to have back-up swimming trunks. Hint Allow your tot help pick out a few pairs of their own. You know how much they will like wearing trunks that they picked out themselves. They feel so proud!


This of course is the simple part of your toddler boys clothing for summer. You just get shirts that match with the t-shirts, shorts, button downs & polos. The ideas are never-ending. Keep in mind and buy shirts that will match with multiple shorts.


What would your toddler’s summer clothing wardrobe be with no shorts? Shorts are a need for any toddler’s wardrobe. Here are just a few shorts I like to include in my son’s wear.

Cargo Shorts

These are great to put on to church or even just to run around in. Again, buy different colors. Blue, khaki and even camouflage!!

Denim Shorts

I like to keep some denim shorts in my toddler’s summer clothes. These are great to put on with a tank top to run to the store or even to go out to dinner. You can dress denim shorts up or down. That is what is large about denim shorts.


Just memorize that you want your little guy to be fashionable and cool at the same time. That is the key we desire our little kids to be comfortable in the hot climate. 


There you have it. The eventual summer toddler boys clothing wardrobe. Enjoy the climate and the time spent with your brood. Keep in mind to forever have FUN. If you get too hot Dads & Moms then jump into the pool with your kids. Splash!!