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The 10 Best children's coats

Keep the kids warm as the mercury drops this winter with 10 cosy, cute, and stylish jackets

1. Marks and Spencer

£17.60, marksandspencer.com

Unlike many coats, this is nice and flexible to move around in, with none of that stiff-armed, Michelin-man look and feel.

2. Laura Ashley

£40, lauraashley.com

Warm and cosy, this coat has front and back yokes, lightly gathered below. It's lined in a pleasing polka-dot satin.

3. Vertbaudet

£49, vertbaudet.co.uk

This coat not only looks the business with its faux fur-lined hood and embroidered chest pocket, but it's also machine-washable.

4. Debenhams

£28, debenhams.com

A fully lined hood makes this girl's coat a warm choice. There's a double-breasted fastening at the front and black lining.

5. JoJo Maman Bébé

£32, jojomamanbebe.co.uk

Get two coats for the price of one with this waterproof kids' jacket with cosy reversible fleece lining. It's also machine-washable.

6. Crew Clothing Company

£62, crewclothing.co.uk

Duffel coats are all the rage this year, but none is quite so fabulous as this beautifully made, wool-mix hooded offering.

7. Zara

£23.99, zara.com

A puffa guarantees warmth even on the chilliest of days, and this one remains a stylish option to suit girls of pretty much any age.

8. Mothercare

£16, mothercare.com

This mac's fleece lining provides extra warmth and comfort, while the hood and waterproof finish will keep children nice and dry.

9. Boden

£55, boden.co.uk

Cute and stylish, this snowboard jacket is waterproof and super-warm, with a removable hood, so it's great for everyday use, too.

10. Next

£30, next.co.uk

This quilted jacket for boys is made from wool and polyester. It works for a smart or casual look and is well made.