11 Best Baby Coats And Jackets Perfect For Cold Weather

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A funky, warm and long-lasting coat is one of the most essential buys for parents of babies heading into the colder months.

Keep your baby toasty and warm this winter with a fluffy or fur lined jacket and dress them up ready for the rain with our selection of waterproof coats. With these clothing products suitable for use from a newborn age, these mini jackets are carefully designed to ensure they will keep the tiniest bodies warm.

Whether your kids like to adorn funky and vibrant designs when playing outdoors, or if you generally go for darker, more subtle colours to hide mud stains, there's plenty of suitable choice in our recommendations. Please note that babies, as a rule of thumb, should not wear coats when travelling in a car seat, as this can result in the car seat straps being too loose to adequately protect baby if needed.

Clothes and shoe shopping for the winter is inevitable, and we've compiled a list of our top options to make that bit easier for you. For more inspiration take a look at our round-up of the best baby tracksuits to wear this winter, or the best kids' wellies for those who love jumping in muddy puddles.

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Kidadl's Top Pick

We highly recommend all these coats and jackets, but we've outlined our top pick for you, based on its design, price and cosiness.

1. Zara Printed Puffer Jacket

Green with polka dots design hooded puffer jacket fit for fashion style.

We think this adorable mint green polka dot puffer jacket from Zara is a prime pick this season. The cosy jacket is designed to keep tots toasty on both wintry and rainy days, with a fleece lining, high collar and a zip-up and snap-button fastening. It's a great price for such a smart coat and available in a range of colours and different designs. If you want to keep your child both warm and stylish, then this product is perfect.

Main Features

  • Price: £19.99
  • Size: 6 months +
  • Machine washable

Best For Families On A Budget

2. George Olive Green Dinosaur Detail Padded Coat With Mittens

Cute dinosaur hooded coat with mittens to protect hands from colds.

For families with a smaller budget, this green padded baby coat with fluffy pockets from ASDA is one of the finest in terms of value for money. Accompanied with a 3D dinosaur hood and matching little mittens, this baby coat is ideal for outdoor use and will keep tiny ears and hands toasty throughout the winter. There's also a great range of low cost Asda girls' coats available online for those who may not choose the dinosaur design.

Main Features

  • Price: £12
  • Size: 3 - 18 months

Best For A Cute Design

3. Matalan Girls' Ochre Heart Print Jacket

Elegant ochre coat with metallic gold heart made of polyester perfect winter or cold weather.

One of the more vibrant baby coats available, this yellow jacket a golden heart design, will bright up the coldest of winter days. This affordable Matalan baby girl coat is complete with a gold star zipper fastening and faux fur hood, its warm fluffy inner lining making it a cosy choice for babies.

Main Features

  • Price: £14-16
  • Size: 9 months +
  • Machine washable

Best For Colour Changing

4. Hatley Baby Dinosaur Colour Changing Raincoat

Waterproof cute baby dinosaur color changing raincoat for baby's protection.

This bold dinosaur print baby raincoat is waterproof and suitable for use on the rainiest of days. Although on the pricier side of coats for babies, this Hatley jacket adds a little magic to outdoor play by unusually changing colour when it gets wet. Complete with snap fasteners and sealable pockets, this coat is a drizzly day essential.

Main Features

  • Price: £38
  • Size: 9-24 months
  • Machine washable

Best For Warmth

5. Mini Boden Baby Cord Sausage Dog Graphic Jacket

Adorable blue hooded baby cord jacket with sausage dog  design.

This Mini Boden coat, with an adorable dachshund dog illustration, is easily one of the cutest winter coats on the market. This super fluffy and stripy lined navy blue number is suitable for keeping the tiniest of tots extra warm. Perfect to wear for a stroll in the park on a frosty day.

Main Features

  • Price: £34
  • Size: 0 +
  • Machine washable

Best For A Unisex Option

6. Next Cosy Fleece Bear Jacket

Adorable little cosy fleece bear jacket perfect for the babies to warmth.

This adorable little teddy bear baby jacket is one of our favourite unisex options for baby coats this winter. The coat is finished with a matching fleece hood, complete with teddy bear ears, to keep babies extra cosy. The easy pull down zipper is easy to use and perfect for parents rushing out the door.

Main Features  

  • Price: £14-15
  • Size: 0-24 months

Best For Baby Girls

7. Zara Duffle Coat With Snap Buttons and Faux Fur Hood

Elegant, fashionable pink duffle coat made in high quality fabric.

As baby girl coats go, this stunning baby pink duffle coat with a matching faux fur hood to keep tiny ears warm is a great find.  The coat is finished with a dual popper and zipper function as well as pockets for extra style. Why not keep your mini princess super toasty in the most stylish of all the Zara girls' coats this winter?

Main Features

  • Price: £39.99
  • Size: 9 months +

Best For Baby Boys

8. Zara Park with Faux Shearling Lining

Anthracite grey parka hooded coat with two pockets, and button zipper lock.

Zara kids' coat selection also came out on top in our search for the best baby boy coats. This subtle dark grey parka with faux fur lining and the same zipper and popper fastening is an ideal buy for parents of little ones who love to get their clothing muddy in the winter.

Main Features

  • Price: £24.99
  • Size: 9 months +
  • Machine washable

Best For Reversible

9. Frugi Children's Reversible Toasty Trail Pack-Away Showerproof Jacket

Reversible waterproof blue jacket with colorful stars design.

Simply the coolest of all baby jackets out there, this toasty puffer coat from Frugi has a reversible function, an excellent item for kids who like to change their look throughout the day. Complete with little pockets and a handy matching bag this coat is perfect for outdoor adventures, it's the perfect coat to keep kids warm while looking cool.

Main Features

  • Price: £46
  • Size: 1 +
  • Made from 100% recycled polyester
  • Machine washable

Best For Sustainability

10. Frugi Puddle Buster Coat - Tilly & Jasper

Unique quality of coat with vibrant yellow color, playful penguin and sea lion prints.

If as a consumer you like to look out for our environment, then Tilly & Jasper's clothing range of winter coats are a must. This eye-catching rain jacket, with a charming penguin and seal design, is made from organic cotton and completely recyclable materials, making it a good choice both for kids with sensitive skin and for the environment around us. The jacket has a funky blue zipper and poppers - it's ideal for kids who love to splash in puddles during the winter.

Main Features

  • Price: £39
  • Size: 2 +
  • Waterproof  
  • Made from 100% PU coated recycled polyester
  • Wash on cool

Best For Animal Lovers

11. Next F&F Grey Penguin Cord Jacket - Next

Adorable grey penguin cord jacket design for little kids.

Winter coats have never been quite as fun as this little cord one from Next in a Penguin design. Babies can get snuggly while playing dressing up as their favourite animals. Appropriate for newborns, this baby coat, adorned with buttons and pockets and a stripy lining, is perfect to keep little bodies toasty and warm during the winter season.

Main Features

  • Price: £12-14
  • Size: 0-24 months
  • Machine washable

Kidadl Best Buys selects the top parent-recommended products across the web for families of all ages. If you found this list of the top baby winter coats helpful, check out our recommendations for babies, including baby tights and baby wetsuits.

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