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.