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The Best Toddler Winter Coat - 2021

Last updated on February 17, 2021
Best Toddler Winter Coat

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Our Picks For The Top Toddler Winter Coats

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Our Take
  Best All-Purpose Pick

CECORC Padded Puffer Toddler Winter Coat

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CECORC

Padded Puffer Toddler Winter Coat

Overall Take

Look at Those EarsPerfect for little boys or girls, this jacket is both adorable and functional.

  Runner Up

LONDON FOG Active Puffer Toddler Winter Coat

LONDON FOG

Active Puffer Toddler Winter Coat

Overall Take

Protection From the ElementsThis jacket is made for play and for truly cold temperatures, so kids can enjoy the best of winter.

  Best for Style

Columbia Katelyn Crest Toddler Winter Coat

Columbia

Katelyn Crest Toddler Winter Coat

Overall Take

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

  We Also Like

Orolay Down Hooded Toddler Winter Coat

Orolay

Down Hooded Toddler Winter Coat

Overall Take

Plenty of PocketsKeep her fashionable and cozy in this green winter coat.

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Guide written by Danielle Smyth
Last updated on February 17, 2021

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.

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.

The Best Toddler Winter Coats

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  Best All-Purpose Pick

CECORC Padded Puffer Toddler Winter Coat

This toddler puffer coat couldn’t be cuter — its hood is crowned with two small bear ears. Made with down alternative, this coat is soft as can be, warm and machine washable.

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CECORC
Model
2
  Runner Up

LONDON FOG Active Puffer Toddler Winter Coat

Designed for active boys, this puffer jacket is made from 100% polyester and has a zip front closure. The detachable, Sherpa-lined hood will keep his head warm, and this jacket is toasty enough to wear when playing in the snow.

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Brand
LONDON FOG
Model
3
  Best for Style

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.

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Brand
Columbia
Model
4
  We Also Like

Orolay Down Hooded Toddler Winter Coat

This hooded coat has six large pockets, and it is filled with white duck down to keep her nice and toasty. It also features a fleece-lined hood and a loose style that is popular with older girls. The manufacturer also makes a matching adult style for mother-and-daughter outdoor fun.

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Brand
Orolay
Model
5
  Strong Contender

Curipeer Hooded Toddler Winter Coat

This winter coat is perfect when temperatures are above freezing, and it is very soft to the touch. It has a sturdy elastic hem, plus ribbed cuffs. It is made for boys and girls ages 2 through 10.

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Curipeer
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Our Toddler Winter Coat 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.

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.

DWYM Fun Fact

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!

The Toddler Winter Coat Tips and Advice

  • 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.