They say there is no such thing as cold weather, just bad clothing! This winter we have put together a list of smart styles to keep your small people warm this winter – just don’t forget to label their brand new coat to stop it getting lost at play time.
A good choice for active children who love being outdoors in any weather, kids will love the snowboarder vibe of these coats. Though quite pricey, the hi-tech features make a ski jacket a sound investment, and something you can keep safe for years. We love the Blizzard Ski Jacket from Muddy Puddles (£59.99), it is windproof and waterproof for harsh weather but also has a removable hood, perfect for when the sun comes out!
These coats are super snug and you can be safe in the knowledge that your child will be as warm as possible! Definitely at the top end of the price bracket though, and are a no-go for allergy sufferers (just like feather bedding). Usually these coats aren’t waterproof, but this down jacket from Patagonia at Snow and Rock, (£140 – £170) is super light and waterproof – making it a staple item in your child’s winter wardrobe.
Really versatile and great for layering, these coats can be used all year round. This Hooded Fleece top from Marks and Spencer’s (£14-16) would be perfect. Your kids will love being able to move about easily, and you’ll be happy that you can just chuck these in the weekly wash. You may find a little more warmth is needed in the middle of winter – but when there are plenty of decent budget options around, you could happily consider a fleece jacket in addition to another coat.
Light-weight and completely waterproof, they’re great for kids that hate being weighed down; keep one packed up small just in case you get caught in the rain. You can find them in loads of bright colours too – we really liked this alternative jacker from Baggers@Monsoon (£28). It comes in an exclusive flowery print – perfect for little princesses – and in a nifty bag, great for the sudden showers!
The original Paddington Bear coat, your kids will look adorable in this toggled classic. Simple and stylish, these coats have stood the test of time and are particularly hard wearing for a natural fibre choice (though many now come in poly blends for easy washing). Boden do a lovely range of coats, we thought the Funky Duffle (£60), which comes in a variety of colours, was a great all-rounder.
If you and your child have decided on the perfect coat together, have fun designing a personalised name tag for it at My Nametags. The coloured iron-ons and stickers are waterproof, washable and durable – with a 10 year guarantee. My Nametags have extensively tested a range of materials to find an exclusive mix, unique to their brand – making them a go-to when you want to keep your family organised.