13 of the best toddler coats

Find the right toddler coat this winter, with our pick of smart button-up coats and easy zip-up parkas - starting from £14

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We’ve picked out the best toddler coats currently on the market – everything from puffers and parkas to button downs and smart coats. We’ve even found a toddler coat worn by Prince George.

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Why? Well, we all know how keeping a toddler warm in the cold weather can be tricky. Have you ever tried to put a hat on a wriggly 2-year-old? ?

Our picks suit all budgets and styles, with bright colours and neutral hues, a variety of fun animal prints, starting from just £14, from major UK retailers like ASDA, John Lewis, and River Island.

Here are 13 of the best coats for toddlers…

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1. John Lewis Baby Dragon Print Coat Green, £27 to £29

Size: 9 to 12 months, 12 to 18 months, 18 to 24 months, 2 to 3 years (plus some baby sizes)

Why we love it: This coat has the full whammy of rain and cold protection: fleece lining in the hood, quilted padding, a waxy effect on the outside to protect from the rain, elasticated cuffs, a high-up zip fasten to protect their little necks. PLUS the pockets are real!

Available from: John Lewis


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2. Zara Check Coat, £34.99

Size: 9 to 12 months

Why we love it: A cute, stylish toddler coat made of 51% wool, with several buttons up the front and 2 front pockets they can actually use. (Nothing’s more annoying for a kid than fake pockets, right?)

Available from: Zara


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3. ASDA Blue Rabbit Print Padded Coat with Mittens, from £14

Size: 12to 18 months, 18 months to 2 years, 2 to 3 years (then up to 7 years)

Why we love it: Firstly, it’s cheap and cheerful, especially because it comes with matching mittens (arguably easier for toddler hands than gloves).

It’s fleece-lined, hooded, with real pockets and a double-whammy zip and press stud faster… which makes it a lot easier to keep the coat on them.

Available from: George @ ASDA


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4. Monsoon Baby Pearl Pink Coat, £40

Size: 12 to 18 months, 18 to 24 months, 2 to 3 years (plus some baby sizes)

Why we love it: We’ve got a lot of functional coats here, but we do like this one for smarter occasions, too.

We could see this, with its floral belt detail and bubble hem, being worn over a bridesmaid’s dress, for example. The hood can be taken off thanks to press stud poppers, too, so it’s suitable in autumn. 

Available from: Monsoon


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5. Children’s Duffle Coat, £45

Size: 12 to 18 months, 18 to 24 months, 2 to 3 years (then up to 6 years)

Why we love it: Soft and cosy, which isn’t what you’d expect from a coat like this, with an easy fasten.

Ideal for taller toddlers, as parents say this coat is longer than you’d expect. A few also found it ran a bit big. Also available in navy.

Available from: JoJo Maman Bebe


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6. Next Orange Fox Padded Jacket, £28 to £30

Size: 9 to 12 months, 12 to 18 months, 18 to 24 months,  2 to 3 years (plus baby sizes and up to 6 years)

Why we love it: We loveeeee the animal-themed hood – so much fun. Still a warm, practical coat though, as it’s covered in fluffy borg lining. It’s also shower-resistant.

Available from:  Next


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7. John Lewis Baby Toffee Cord Coat, £27 to £29

Size: 9 to 12 months, 12 to 18 months, 18 to 24 months,  2 to 3 years (plus up to 6 years)

Why we love it: Not only is the coat the loveliest toffee colour ever, it’s also got a cord finish, which we reckon will look fab with any toddler outfit.

Add in the 2 working pockets, the faux fur lined hood and fleecy lining, and you’ve found yourself a winner. It’s also not too pricey, which we like.

Available from: John Lewis


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8. River Island Black Faux Fur Lined Puffer Coat, £30 

Size: 12 to 18 months, 18 to 24 months (plus baby sizes)

Why we love it: For the toddler who looks good on the ‘gram. Comes with a bright gold zipper, it’s padded, has 2 zip-open pockets and a lovely faux fur hood. Also available in white, pearly grey and burgundy, in a variety of sizes.

Available from: River Island


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9. Mamas & Papas Faux Fur Coat, £26.25

Size: 12 to 18 months, 18 to 24 months, 2 to 3 years (plus baby sizes)

Why we love it: This faux fur M&P coat is too sweet. It’s warm and toasty for winter days, and can be worn for any occasion – whether you’re just out for the day or off somewhere nice. 

Available from: Mamas & Papas


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10. Striped Long-Sleeved Hooded Coat, £22.63

Size: 2 to 3 years (plus up to 7 years)

Why we love it: We were DESPERATE to find a rainbow coat for our top picks, and we managed to find a gem from Pat Pat. It’s well-priced, extremely bright and lined with fleece. 

Available from: Pat Pat


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11. Kids’ Navy Classic Coat, £45

Size: 12 to 18 months, 18 to 24 months, 2 to 3 years (then up to 6 years)

Why we love it: Another smart option from JoJo Maman Bebe, which is designed to be unisex and is actually a dead ringer for one of Princess Charlotte’s coats.

P.S. F&F at Tesco were also selling a very similar coat to this for £18 back in October 2018. You can’t buy it online, but you can always pop into your local shop and see if it’s still for sale.

Available from: JoJo Maman Bebe


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12. Uniqlo Toddler Reversible Light Warm Coat, £24.90

Size: 12 to 18 months

Why we love it: Now, here’s a clever idea! This coat is essentially a 2-in-1, meaning it can be worn as a faux fur coat with a padded interior, or a padded coat with a soft lining. 

Available from: Uniqlo


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13. Ancar Grey Wool Coat, £122

Size: 12 months (then 6 to 10 years)

Why we love it: Recognise this coat? It’s only been worn by the one and only child-style icon Prince George. Of course, it comes with a royal price tag… but it’s brilliant quality and undeniably smart.

Available from:  Children’s Salon

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