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10 of the best toddler coats for keeping warm this winter

Find the right toddler coat this winter, with our pick of smart button-up coats and easy zip-ups - from £14.99

Best toddler coats

Keeping toddlers warm and dry on outdoor adventures, especially in the colder months, is no easy feat. We have rounded up a selection of toddler coats so they can enjoy the outdoors without worrying about splashes and cold drafts, with choices from sparkly, cat-eared numbers to fleece-lined windbreakers.

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Whether you’ll be taking them on long walks or a leisurely city stroll, we also explain exactly what to look out for in our helpful explainer.

Plus, if you are looking at more ways to keep kids cosy during the winter months, check out our selection of some of the best baby snowsuits as well as the best kids’ wellies for wetter days.

How to choose the best toddler coats

When choosing the best coat for your toddler, there are a few things to keep in mind:

Waterproof material – For light showers, many coats and macs will have some form of water-resistance. For more arduous trips, there are water and windproof layers which include detachable fleece layers and would be suitable to protect from the cold.

Warmth – Quilted fabric, wool or duffel coats should be super cosy but will be less suitable for rainy days and outdoor adventures. These are smarter choices for keeping warm on days out or for leisurely walks.

Design – The design will also be important, especially with toddlers who are reluctant to wear a coat! There are a wide range of patterns and designs, from 3D ears and dinosaur prints to faux fur trims and sparkly cuffs.

Sustainability – Eco-friendly options are also available without compromising on the overall style. Coats may contain recycled alternatives in their make up or natural materials, such as breathable cotton linings.

Here’s our pick of the best toddler coats…

1. M&S Stormwear Padded Kitten Ear Coat, £21

Sizes: 2-3 years to 6-7 years

Get kids cosied up with this snuggly outdoor coat, which is padded out with recycled wadding and features water-repellent “Stormwear” technology for extra protection from the cold and wet weather.

Ideal for cat lovers, the hood has a soft, faux-fur trim which also features adorable 3D ears and whiskers. The toddler coat even features sparkly cuffs.

Reviewers on the M&S website described it as a “beautiful coat, lovely and soft inside,” which is “so lovely and warm” and “well made and designed.”

Available from: M&S

2. Navy Hooded Jacket, from £18

Sizes: 0 to 1.5-2 years

The sailor striped lining inside this nautical themed coat is made from 100% cotton, so it should be breathable and lightweight for your toddler.

Outer padding also protects from the cold but it shouldn’t feel as heavy as a duffle coat or parka, so can even be used as we head into spring.

The front zip should also secure the coat more completely than buttons, with less space for any drafts to sneak in.

Available from: Next

3. JoJo Maman Bébé Children’s Duffle Coat, £45

Sizes: 12 to 18 months up to 4 to 5 years

This classic duffel coat is a stylish choice for toddlers. It’s pricey but has been designed with a hardwearing fabric with a soft cotton lining, so should be lightweight but warm unlike some adult duffle coats.

Available in red or white, the coat features traditional wooden toggles as well as a secure zip fastening to keep out the cold. Although, many customers noted that the sizing was quite large and advised selecting a smaller version.

“A stunning and cosy coat which is well made,” said one reviewer on the JoJo Maman Bebe website. Another agreed stating that they were “very pleased with the standard and quality of the duffle coat” but that the “sizing was generous.”

Available from: JoJo Maman Bebe

4. Floral Shower Resistant Hooded Puffer Coat, from £18

Sizes: 1 to 1.5 years, up to 4 to 5 years

This eye-catching puffer coat has plenty of padding along with a cosy fleece lining inside. It’s shower resistant so it can help protect toddlers from any unexpected rain and it features a sunny, floral print to brighten up gloomier days.

The lining and wadding of the coating is also all 100% recycled, making it a more environmentally friendly choice. The coat can be chucked straight in the washing machine, too.

Available from: Sainsbury’s

5. JoJo Maman Bébé 4-in-1 Waterproof Polarfleece Jacket, £59

Sizes: 12-18 months to 4-5 years

If you’re looking for a super warm toddler coat, then this practical choice might be a good option. The 4-in-1 jacket is actually 2 coats (a fleece and a waterproof) which can be worn in 4 different ways. Wear each alone or both together for maximum warmth and protection from the rain. The fleece is also reversible, so it can be worn with either side showing.

The jacket is quick drying and is made from the equivalent of 30 recycled plastic bottles. There’s also a choice of 5 patterns including flowers, stripes and dinosaurs.

“Love this coat so much,” said one reviewer on the JoJo Maman Bebe website. Another added, “great investment and a brilliant jacket as I know he is always warm and dry.”

Available from: JoJo Maman Bebe

6. Baker by Ted Baker White Quilted Jacket, from £32

Sizes: newborn to 18-24 months

This smart quilted coat, available in white or pink, from the Baker by Ted Baker range is a stylish choice for those looking at toddler winter jackets. The cosy quilting provides added warmth while the floral cotton lining adds a touch of charm.

There’s a hood for keeping little ears warm and a double-breasted button front to help keep out the cold.

Reviewers on the Next website praised the quality and style of the coat and described it as a, “beautiful jacket” and “very well made”.

Available from: Next

7. Muddy Puddles Explorer Parka Jacket, £52

Sizes: 18-24 months to 12-13 years

Muddy Puddles, a brand specialising in durable outdoor wear for kids, has designed its parka jacket with a hard-wearing twill fabric that is waterproof and breathable.

We love all the nifty features on this coat including it’s large (and removable) hood with Sherpa lining, internal pockets and reflective trims which can be handy for darker winter days. It’s definitely an investment but it’s a coat that’s been designed with great attention to detail.

Available from: Muddy Puddles

8. Kids4ever Baby Coat, £14.99

Sizes: 6-12 months to 2-3 years

This toddler winter jacket is lightweight while still being padded with a warm wadding to help keep children insulated. We love the bright, colourful designs (choose from 9 including space, unicorns, sunflowers and stripes), and the fixed hood with a covered zip.

The toddler coat is an Amazon bestseller and averages a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, with reviewers praising the fun designs as well as the fit. “Fits perfectly and isn’t heavy but lightweight,” said one reviewer and another added it was, “great value for money.”

Available from: Amazon

9. Tu Peppa Pig Print Hooded Mac, from £15

Sizes: 1-1.5 years to 5-6 years

The hooded mac is perfect for Peppa Pig fans and features a charming print of the popular show’s characters.

The toddler coat is shower resistant so it’s ideal for showers, but it also lined with fleece for extra warmth during the winter. It has 2 pockets for storing things little ones might find on their exploration walks. And it’s machine washable, so should be easy to keep clean too.

Available from: Sainsburys

10. Minizone Kids Winter Jacket, £15.99

Sizes: 12-18 months up to 3-4 years

This fun winter toddler coat features a fun cartoon print with a choice of either dinosaurs in yellow or navy or animals in pink, blue or navy.

Designed with a cotton lining, it should be breathable while still offering padding to help kids stay warm.

Reviewers on the Amazon website scored it an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars. Previous buyers said it “fits lovely” and has “a nice weight, not too heavy” and that it kept little ones cosy.

Available from: Amazon

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