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The 10 Best children's coats

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From waterproofs to traditional wool, choose from these smart styles to keep your small people warm this winter

1. Mini Boden

If there's one thing Mini Boden excels at, it's kids' clothing that looks good and is made to last. This workhorse of a jacket, available in various colours and designs, is particularly practical and even if it's worn all winter, someone is still likely to snap it up as a hand-me-down.

£45, boden.co.uk

2. Marks & Spencer

Your child will love looking like a real-life pilot in this warmly padded faux fur collar jacket, while parents will be pleasantly surprised at the quality you get for the price tag. All the finishing touches are there and the multiple pockets are useful.

£22, marksandspencer.com

3. Mothercare

There's no need for rainy days to be dreary with this fun and brightly coloured floral mac with hood. Available for babies right through to eight-year-olds, there's a soft, fleecy lining for extra warmth and cosiness, but it's thin enough to use for layering.

£15, mothercare.com

4. Joules

This quilted coat is based on a country-jacket style, but while it is ideal for winter walks, it will also do nicely for trips to school or into town. Available in green or navy, it is surprisingly warm for its weight and the brass poppers keep it traditional.

£49.95, joules.com

5. Vertbaudet

The simple cut of this classic coat means it can get away with the appliqué bows without looking twee. It is well made, particularly for the price, and it's lovely and warm. And if you find the grey too dreary, go for orange instead.

£39, vertbaudet.co.uk

6. JoJo Maman Bebe

There's nothing quite like a woollen duffle coat, but the traditional, heavyweight wool can drag kids down. This one is made from soft, lightweight, yet hardwearing wool with a padded lining for extra warmth. It has a zip as well as traditional toggle fastenings for show. Available in navy or fuchsia.

£39, jojomamanbebe.co.uk

7. Jasper Conran

Here's one for older girls – or younger ones, for that matter. Available from age four upwards, this versatile, navy coat from J Jeans by Jasper Conran is made from chevron-quilted material with geometric patterned lining, a zip fastening, fur trimmed hood and two zipped pockets.

£32, debenhams.com

8. Mini Boden

This traditionally cut coat is as toasty as they come, thanks to the warm wool-mix cloth. Available in blue or red, it's also very smart, although you can remove the fur collar if you want a more casual look. The quilted lining is gorgeous, too.

£55, boden.co.uk

9. Helly Hansen

Yes, it's expensive, but this coat is arguably the best waterproof, windproof and breathable jacket for kids on the market and it comes in a range of fabulous colours. Great for families who are always out and about.

£70, shop.hellyhansen.com

10. Next

This Superdog cagoule is ideal for in-between weather. It's cool enough to wear in warm showers, but its fleece lining means it keeps the wind at bay on chillier days. The detachable cape means they'll love running around pretending to be a superhero, too.

£15, next.co.uk

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