Toddler gymnastic leotards are stretchy bodysuits designed specifically for toddlers participating in gymnastics, tumbling, cheer or similar activities. Toddler leotards are usually made of body-hugging materials, such as Lycra or spandex, and are available in sizes 2T to 5T. They can be worn by boys or girls.
Sleeveless or short-sleeved leotards are generally worn during practice sessions, while long-sleeved leotards are typically reserved for competitions or formal performances. Some toddler leotards come with built-in shorts, which help prevent the piece from moving out of place and causing discomfort during routines. Many leotards are machine washable, but it is best to remove them promptly from the washer and air-dry them to prevent fading and shrinkage.