When shopping for winter coats for babies you need to take into consideration the age of your child and what kind of winter you expect.
For young babies up to a year a one-piece bunting style jumpsuit is a great option. With the exception of a few early starters, babies this age aren’t walking so you don’t need to worry about boots. Having an attached or fold-over foot is a great way to seal in warmth to protect your child from the cold.
If you live in a location without overly harsh winters then a fleece bunting suit is a great winter option and there are many cute styles that come with hoods that have ears (too cute!). If you’re carrying your baby around in an infant carrier then they will be getting some extra body heat from contact with you. If you’re baby is in a car seat or stroller, you could always cover them up with a blanket for extra warmth on a cold day.
For areas that experience very cold weather, then a winter snowsuit would be the better option for infants. Down-filled and microfiber snowsuits are great for insulating your child while repelling the elements.
If your baby is approaching toddler-hood then you may want to consider a stand alone jacket that you can then pair with either snow pants or waterproof rain pants as needed. Be sure to get a jacket that’s large enough to be layered, this way they can wear it through the winter and into the spring time. Also, toddlers are constantly moving and running around so buying something that can be layered is great to help prevent over-heating.
Fleece Bunting Suits for Babies
Wrap your baby in warmth with an adorable fleece footed bunting suit. This cute outfit comes in gender neutral cream, is made from 100% sherpa fleece and has a soft cotton lining. The baby bear ears are so adorable and the outfit is easy to put on with magnetic fasteners. The mittens fold-over so you can hold on to your baby’s hand to help guide their arm through the sleeve and then fold-over the mitten to seal in the warmth. This pram outfit comes in newborn, 3 month, 6 month and 9 month sizes.
For older baby bears there is a cute fleece bear bunting suit from Columbia that comes in Trade Winds Grey, Collegiate Navy (shown), Bark (brown) or Deep Wave (turquoise). This outfit features plush ears and trim around the face. Both the mittens and feet are fold-over style and the outfit is fastened with a zipper. This winter jumpsuit is available for infants in 0 – 3 month, 3 – 6 month, 6 – 12 month, 12 – 18 month and 18 – 24 month sizing.
Another cute option is Columbia’s baby fox winter bunting suit. This plush fleece option has fold-over mittens and fold-over feet accented with a paw print. This winter outfit comes in two great colors: Groovy Pink and Bright Plum. Available in a variety of sizes from newborn through 24 months. Based on customer reviews this style fits true to size.
Winter Snowsuits for Babies
For a more heavy-duty winter option then a one-piece snowsuit is ideal. Available in a variety of colors and patterns, this bunting style snowsuit is lined with fleece for added warmth. The snowsuit snaps closed, has an attached hood and feet and has cute little pockets at the waist. Available for babies in 3 month, 6 month, 9 month and 12 month sizes.
Another great option is the Canada Goose convertible baby bunting. This very warm baby bunting can be switched from a bunting bag to a split-leg snowsuit design so baby can easily be strapped into a car seat or popped into a hiking backpack. Available in purple, pink, light green and dark green. For babies 0 – 3 months, 3 – 6 months and 12 – 18 months.
Light-Weight Winter Coats for Babies
A Light-weight jacket is a great option for places with milder winters (such as along the West Coast) and for locales with variable weather because they are great for layering. Just be sure to order a large enough size that you have the option of pairing the jacket with a nice thick sweater or with another fleece jacket. This cute Osh Kosh jacket is a fleece-lined wind-breaker style coat with a hood. Available in pink and navy print, this lightweight winter coat for baby girls is available in 12 month, 18 month and 24 month sizing.
A similar designed coat is available for baby boys. It comes in blue, blue camo, orange and yellow and is available in 12 month, 18 month and 24 month sizing.
A fleece jacket is perfect for lighter weather or for layering underneath another jacket such as the light-weight jackets shown above. Designed for baby boys and baby girls, these fleece jackets are soft and warm. They also have zippered pockets on the front that provide a great place for tiny, cold hands to warm up. Both styles come in a variety of gorgeous colors. Available in a range of sizes from 3 – 6 months through 18 – 24 months.
Heavyweight Winter Coats for Babies
If you’re winter weather is substantial then you’ll need a heavyweight coat to keep out the chill. Carter’s makes good quality and attractive heavy-weight winter coats for babies. These coats are warm and both wind and water-resistant which is important. They have an attached hood, front zipper and zippered pockets. They are machine washable for easy cleaning.
For girls the jacket comes in turquoise (shown), navy, pink or purple. For boys the jacket is available in green (shown), orange or red. Comes in 12 month, 18 month and 24 month sizes.
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Updated: December 10, 2015