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The Best Winter Coats for Toddlers

Last updated on January 9, 2024
Best Toddler Winter Coat

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Our Picks For The Top Toddler Winter Coats

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Product Overview
Key Takeaway
 Top Pick

Amazon Essentials Fleece-Lined Thumbhole Cuffs Toddler Winter Coat

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Amazon Essentials

Fleece-Lined Thumbhole Cuffs Toddler Winter Coat

The snow skirt in the coat ensures snow and moisture doesn’t get underneath. The stretch cuff with thumb hole protects hands and wrists. The coat is waterproof and fleece lined for extra warmth.

Overall Take

Designed for Playing in SnowThis coat for girls has a snow skirt and stretch cuff with thumb hole.

 Runner Up

Kimjun Cotton Removable Hood Toddler Winter Coat

Kimjun

Cotton Removable Hood Toddler Winter Coat

Your toddler will feel warm and cozy in this winter coat. It has elastic cuffs, a removable hood and a front-zipper closure. The coat is ideal for mild winter weather.

Overall Take

Seals in HeatThe elastic cuffs and zipper closure keeps warmth inside the coat.

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Columbia Katelyn Crest Toddler Winter Coat

Columbia

Katelyn Crest Toddler Winter Coat

This girls' and toddlers' jacket is thoughtfully designed for the wear and tear kids will put on it by a brand known for high-quality outdoor wear. It stands up to the coldest winter weather, with extra insulation and a water-resistant shell.

Overall Take

Parka Styling; Quality CraftmanshipYour girl will appreciate this toddler winter coat's faux fur-trimmed hood and the zippered, fleece-lined pockets.

 Also Great

Urtrend Hood & Ears Toddler Winter Coat

Urtrend

Hood & Ears Toddler Winter Coat

If your little girl loves bunnies, this toddler winter coat is going to put a big smile on her face. The jacket comes in a choice of gray, red and pink, all of which feature a hood with cute pair of bunny ears. The coat itself is constructed from a soft cotton blend that is extremely comfortable to wear.

Overall Take

Cute BunnyThe two colored pom poms on the front of this toddler winter coat add style to the piece.

Buying Guide

Unlike bears and seals, toddlers do not have thick coats of fur to keep them warm in the winter. It is their parents’ responsibility to protect them from the elements, and fortunately, there are more outerwear choices out there than ever before. The warmest option is usually an insulated jacket; these can be filled with down or synthetic materials.

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Fleece jackets are not as warm as insulated ones, but they can act as middle layers under other jackets. They are also good for mild winter weather or shoulder seasons. They have light insulation, and they do not usually protect against the rain or snow.

Snow jackets are usually heavy and waterproof or water-resistant. Keep in mind that mobility is important, especially when children are outside playing. Stiff or cumbersome jackets can make it hard to move around, so if your child is uncomfortable, find another style for them.

What to Look For

  • Down-filled jackets offer the most warmth, and they are lightweight. They are not as water-resistant, though, and they have to be laundered more carefully.
  • Synthetic insulation costs less and is easier to wash, but it may not be as warm as down.
  • Toddler-sized snowsuits provide the warmest option, and they work well for little ones who are still in diapers. Otherwise, taking off a child’s snowsuit so they can repeatedly go to the bathroom (especially during potty-training) can be inconvenient.
  • If you buy a winter coat in a larger size (not so large that it’s cumbersome, of course), you might get two seasons out of it.

More to Explore

Today’s toddler jackets have some of the same features as their grown-up counterparts. Look for special features like fleece-lined pockets, snow pass holders, thumbhole cuffs and reflective patches.

If you have more than one child, it is worth paying the extra money for these jacket upgrades, especially if they are safety features. After all, every parent loves giving their younger kids hand-me-downs!

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