The Cutest Toddler Coats Out This Fall

Sep 24, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. ET
The cutest toddler coats for fall
Image: H&M, Nordstrom, Land's End, Ray Wise/Getty Images. Design: Ashley Britton/SheKnows.

It’s that time of year again. You blinked, and summer is ending. Sure, you can try to stretch out bikinis on the beach for a few more weeks or cram in one more weekend camping trip, but pretty soon, you’ll have to face reality, put on those thick socks and admit it: The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting colder. It’s goddamn sweater weather, people.

The onset of fall is cause for celebration for some and sadness for others. But whether you’re in denial or not, you’re going to need to start layering, and it's a truth universally acknowledged that nothing is more infuriating than trying to put a coat on your child when they don’t want to wear one. (How do they suddenly lose all ability to straighten their arms?) And if said child is a toddler or preschooler — well, good luck to you. 

But guess what? The easiest way to get your toddler into a coat is to get them one they actually want to wear. Who knew?

To save you the sweat and arm-wrangling, we’ve gathered 15 of the cutest fall coats for toddlers — so you don’t have to endure yet another season of spending half an hour trying to stuff your toddler into a jacket they’ll have off before you can close it. Of course, now you may just have to worry about them liking it so much they refuse to wear any other item of clothing every day for the rest of eternity, but that’s another article.

1 /15: Double-Breasted Trench Coat

Double-breasted Trench Coat
Image: Gap.

1/15 :Double-Breasted Trench Coat

2 /15: Plaid Faux-Wool Toggle Coat

Plaid Faux Wool Toggle Coat
Image: Target.

2/15 :Plaid Faux-Wool Toggle Coat

3 /15: Boden Starry Quilted Coat

Boden Starry Quilted Coat
Image: Boden.

3/15 :Boden Starry Quilted Coat

4 /15: Hooded Biker Jacket

Hooded Leather Jacket
Image: H&M.

4/15 :Hooded Biker Jacket

5 /15: Superwash Canvas Anorak

Superwash Canvas Anorak
Image: Hanna Andersson.

5/15 :Superwash Canvas Anorak

6 /15: Geometric 3-in-1 Jacket

Geometric 3-in-1 Jacket
Image: Target.

6/15 :Geometric 3-in-1 Jacket

7 /15: Pile-Lined Duffle Coat

Pile Lined Duffle Coat
Image: H&M.

7/15 :Pile-Lined Duffle Coat

8 /15: Sherpa-Lined Trucker Jacket

Sherpa-lined Trucker Jacket
Image: Old Navy.

8/15 :Sherpa-Lined Trucker Jacket

9 /15: Galaxy Softshell Jacket

Galaxy Softshell Jacket
Image: Target.

9/15 :Galaxy Softshell Jacket

10 /15: Better Sweater Fleece Jacket

Better Sweater Fleece Jacket
Image: Patagonia.

10/15 :Better Sweater Fleece Jacket

11 /15: Tribbles Reversible Hooded Coat

Tribbles Reversible Hooded Coat
Image: Nordstrom.

11/15 :Tribbles Reversible Hooded Coat

12 /15: Floral Windbreaker

Floral Windbreaker
Image: Lands' End.

12/15 :Floral Windbreaker

13 /15: Corduroy Track Jacket

Corduroy Track Jacket
Image: Target.

13/15 :Corduroy Track Jacket

14 /15: Shark/Striped Lightweight Jacket

Shark Striped Lightweight Jacket
Image: Kohl's.

14/15 :Shark/Striped Lightweight Jacket

15 /15: Hooded Vest

Hooded Vest
Image: Zara.

15/15 :Hooded Vest