Top 5 Winter Coats for Babies 2022
Winter coats are incredibly important - but have you ever wondered about the behind the scenes why they are so important?
Winter coats have to do some heavy lifting in the cold.
#1 Our bodies rapidly lose heat when it’s cold out - this happens when the ambient temperature gets under 68 degrees Fahrenheit. For children this effect is more dramatic because their bodies are smaller and more susceptible to over-cooling too quickly.
Have you ever noticed that the kids get cold in the pool or at the beach long before you do - with their little blue lips and chattering chin?
Their little bodies can’t tolerate extreme temperatures as well or as long as we can.
That’s why it’s incredibly important for children to wear high quality winter jackets when they're out in the elements. They will get colder much faster than you will.
A good quality winter jacket will stop the over-cooling process in its tracks by maintaining the wearers core temperature at a comfortable and steady level.
#2 For kids in particular, winter coats need to be versatile. Kids need to be warm and comfortable during their day, from the playground to duck duck goose to making snow angels in the backyard.
They also need to be comfortable in the car. After all, we spend so much of our lives in the car between errands, school, activities, and of course meeting friends and making memories.
In this article we’re going to show you our top 5 winter coats for babies, toddlers, and kids in 2021.
2021 5 Most Popular Kids Winter Coats
- Buckle Me Baby Coat
- Columbia Whirlibird II Interchange Jacket
- Amazon Essentials Lightweight Packable Puffer
- CECORC Winter Coats for Kids with Hoods
- Simple Joy’s Baby Hooded Sweater Jacket with Sherpa Lining
#5 Columbia Whirlibird II Interchange Jacket
This is a three-in-one coat with a detachable shell and liner.
Here’s why we like it: It’s 3-in-1 and therefore can be worn in varying temperatures. Plus, it’s waterproof and has multiple pockets and extendable sleeves.
About the coat: The Columbia Whirlibird II Interchange Jacket is waterproof with a wind-breaking outer shell and an inner jacket that’s insulated with synthetic fill, and the Omni-heat system, which was patented by Columbia. The pieces attach with the help of a zipper. Another interesting aspect of the jacket is Columbia's Outgrown Extend system, which allows the child to grow with the jacket by trimming the seams and extending the length of the sleeves.
Cons: It’s expensive. Plus, it isn’t crash tested or approved for use in your child’s car seat.
#4 Amazon Essentials Lightweight Packable Puffer
This is a basic winter coat with an extra waterproof shell.
Here’s why we like it: It’s lightweight. Plus, it comes in multiple colors.
About the coat: The Amazon Essentials Lightweight Packable Puffer is made with a polyester down-alternative insulation and nylon lining. The problem with this coat is that the waterproof shell doesn’t come standard with the jacket.
Cons: It’s been known to have sizing issues. Plus, the waterproof outer shell isn’t actually included with the jacket. It can be used with the car seat but hasn't been crash tested. You will still need a warmer coat for snowy days.
#3 CECORC Winter Coats for Kids with Hoods
This is a basic winter coat with a hood.
Here’s why we like it: It keeps kids warm. Plus, it has a special hood to make your baby look like a bear.
About the coat: This puffer coat is for boys and girls and features a hood with little ears so your little one can turn into a winter bear by simply pulling down the hood. It comes in eight colors including, brown, two shades of blue, black, pink, red, orange, and yellow. It features polyester filling and a nylon shell that keeps your child warm on the coldest winter days. It can be machine washed and comes in a bunch of sizes from one year to 4T.
Cons: The coat is nylon and rips easier than fabrics like polyester or cotton. Plus, the coat runs big. It can be used with the car seat but hasn't been crash tested. You will still need a warmer coat for snowy days.
#2 Simple Joy’s Baby Hooded Sweater Jacket with Sherpa Lining
This is a sweater jacket with a sherpa lining.
Here’s why we like it: It is very warm and cuddly. Plus, it’s functional.
About the coat: Simple Joy’s Baby Hooded Sweater Jacket has a sherpa lining and is a basic but functional jacket that can be warm in the cold winter months. It’s a hoodie and it keeps the wearer very toasty warm. The colors are grey and oatmeal. It’s easy to use with a centrally-located zipper. The sizes range from newborn to 24 months, which is about 30 lbs.
Cons: It runs small. Plus, it’s too bulky for your child’s car seat.
#1 Buckle Me Baby Coat
Buckle Me Baby Coats are made for use with your child’s car seat. Simply put your child’s jacket on. Pull the front panel aside. Harness them into their seat, and you’re good to go. It's that easy.
The coats have been crash tested and are designed to be safer than traditional winter coats. That means your child is safer in a Buckle Me Baby Coat than they’d be in a regular coat.
Parents enjoy peace of mind that their child is safely buckled and warm and kids enjoy tantrum-free warm trips in and out of the car!
These coats have extendable chunky rib knit cuffs and collar, magnetic removable hood, and thick (but not bulky) sherpa lining with a fleece back that will leave your child feeling cozy and warm no matter the weather.
And they’re cute, too! The Buckle Me Baby Coat comes in a variety of adorable colors. Limited edition Buckle Me Baby Coats have a cute inner lining featuring forest animals, milk and cookies or spaceships - a sweet, trendy design feature your child will love.
But, let’s be clear, these coats are selling like hot cakes, and have been ever since they made their way into the market - get your hands on one before your favorite size, style and color sell out!