Best Toddler Winter Coats
Best Toddler Winter Coats
February 28, 2023

Best Toddler Winter Coats

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Best Toddler Winter Coats

Have you heard the Scandinavian saying, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes?” Getting outside during the winter with your toddler may feel daunting, but it can be fun and a great way to burn off energy—as long as you have the right outerwear.

A warm winter jacket is an excellent place to start. If you live in a colder climate or plan to be out in the snow frequently, you’ll want to consider features like warmth level (down or synthetic down are two dependable insulation options), a water-repellent or water-resistant outer shell and a hood when you’re shopping for a toddler winter coat. If you’re in a less extreme winter climate, these types of features are a bit less important—but you’ll still want to be sure the jacket you choose is warm enough to keep your little one cozy and comfortable.

Here are some of the best toddler winter coats for your little outdoor explorer.

Best Lightweight Toddler Winter Coat

Primary’s puffer jackets are warm, lightweight and affordable, three features that put them at the top of our favorites list. Since they’re not super bulky, they’re easy for your toddler to wear and to move around in freely. They’re also available in a range of fun, bright colors. The elastic hood and cuffs help your toddler stay warm and the jacket can be tossed right in the washing machine whenever it gets dirty.

Warmest Toddler Winter Coat

One of the warmest toddler winter coat options on our list, this jacket from outdoor brand Patagonia is insulated with 700-fill-power 100% recycled duck and goose down to keep your little one cozy no matter the weather conditions. It features elastic cuffs, an insulated hood and a water-repellent shell that’s constructed from postconsumer recycled nylon ripstop made from recycled fishing nets. It’s pricy, but worth the investment if you live in a cooler climate or are looking for a coat you can pass down through siblings. Pro tip: Patagonia coats run on the larger side.

Another Warm and Lightweight Option

Similar to the Patagonia jacket but a bit more affordable, this coat from L.L. Bean is filled with 650-fill power down and has a water-resistant shell made from recycled nylon. It’s reflective on the back, a nice-to-have feature if your little one regularly plays outside toward the end of the day when it’s starting to get dark. Parents love that it’s both warm and lightweight.

Best Affordable Toddler Winter Coat

This toddler winter coat offers a lot for the price. It’s reversible, wind- and water-resistant and has a hood and a cozy sherpa lining for extra warmth. There are two front pockets for gloves (or for any tiny treasures your toddler just can’t let go of) and the coat’s outer material is made from 100% recycled polyester.

Most Stylish Toddler Winter Coat

Boden coats are stylish and warm—an ideal combination. This one uses an environmentally friendly water-repellent coating, so it’s perfect for playing outside in the snow. (It will keep your toddler warm down to zero degrees Fahrenheit.) The lining is insulated with polyester, so it’s a good choice if you’d like to skip down. And there’s one really cool feature: the sleeves are detachable, converting the jacket into a vest for warmer days.

Best Reversible Toddler Winter Coat

Another sustainable option, this reversible puffer jacket from Hanna Andersson is made from recycled and water-resistant fabric, making it an eco-friendly (and warm!) choice for a toddler winter coat. There’s a print side and a solid side, and although it’s on the fluffier side, it’s not too bulky that it will restrict your toddler’s movement. It’s machine washable and can be tumble dried on low.

Best Adaptive Toddler Winter Coat

Part of Target’s Adaptive Clothing line, this puffer from in-house brand favorite Cat & Jack has several adaptive features including flat seams and no tags for sensory comfort, zip-off sleeves and breakaway sides.. It’s made from recycled polyester and is both water- and wind-resistant.

Best Organic Toddler Winter Coat

If you’re looking for a toddler winter coat that’s gender-neutral and eco-friendly, this one from Carter’s is a good choice. It’s made from organic fabric and sustainable recycled polyester, and it features a sherpa-lined hood for extra warmth.

Lightweight and Water-Resistant

ThermoBall is an eco-friendly insulation material that’s made from 100% post-consumer recycled polyester. This highly-reviewed jacket is another lightweight-but-warm parent favorite that’s machine washable (and dryer friendly) and features elastic on the hood, hem and cuffs. It’s water-repellent, so it works in snow and rain, and has a chin guard to prevent any zipper pinches.

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