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The best baby-wearing coats to keep you and you baby warm

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There’s nothing better than getting out and about on a frosty morning to clear your head and get some fresh air with your baby. 

If you’re not wanting to take the big pram out, wearing your baby on your walk is a great alternative as it keeps your baby close to you and cosy without having to push the pram over rough terrain. It also keeps your hands free too.

If the weather is particularly chilly or your coat isn’t quite big enough to fit both you and your tot in, in their baby carrier, a baby-wearing coat is a great alternative as it’s made specifically for fitting you and your baby into one snuggly coat. 

Most baby-wearing coats also take you from maternity to post birth, meaning they’re a great investment if you will be pregnant during the autumn/winter months. 

We’ve rounded up some of the best warm, waterproof and lightweight baby-wearing coats to keep you and baby warm whatever the weather.

 

The best baby-wearing coats

Not only is this coat a classic that will go with everything and last you years, this jacket will fit you from maternity to carrying baby and post birth. With a detachable hood, you could wear this in the cooler days of spring too. 

Specs: 

  • 100% Recycled Polyester
  • Machine wash at 30°C
  • Do not tumble dry
     

We love how cosy this one is around the neck so there's no need to have to wear a scarf. Available in three colours, baby can easily fit inside this stylish coat on cold days. It also features an adjustable waist band to adapt to your body, so you will be able to use it during pregnancy and afterwards. The detachable baby carrier extension allows you to carry your baby, on the front and at your back.

You can also adjust the size of the detachable piece as your baby grows, with the elastic bands in the top and bottom and the coat is compatible with all ergonomical slings.

Specs: 

• Detachable hood
• Detachable over collar in man made sheepskin to protect your neck and keep your baby's head warm
• Full back slit hidden zip to facilitate carrying your baby on your back as well as on your front

Add a pop of colour to your walk with this waterproof, lightweight coat. Ideal for those days when the clouds look a little angry, this coat is versatile enough to see you through pregnancy and beyond. The zip-in panel means you can wear it while carrying baby in their baby carrier to keep them warm and sheltered against the weather. 

Specs: 

  • 100% Polyester
  • Sleeve Lining: 100% Polyester
  • Length approx. 90 cm.

This wool coat looks super smart and stylish but will keep you and your baby warm too. With a windproof lining, this coat is a trusty companion in all kinds of weather, whether pregnant, babywearing or afterwards as a timeless winter coat. Thanks to the accompanying inserts, the coat can adapt as needed and enjoy many years of autumn and winter walks.

Specs: 

  • 100% Natural boiled wool
  • Dirt and water repellent
  • Retractable hood

 

Ideal for spring weather or those slightly warmer autumn days, this lightweight jacket is both practical and stylish with it's cute, stripey lining. With side zips to adjust the fit around your changing shape throughout maternity and a special pouch to protect baby from the weather when they arrive, this jacket takes you from bump to baby.

Specs:

  • Machine washable
  • Shell: 97% Cotton, 3% Elastane 
  • Lining: 100% Cotton
  • Length approx. 70 cm.

 

The perfect autumnal yellow colour, this cosy padded, windproof coat will be your best friend throughout the colder months. Its three functions of maternity coat, carry coat and afterbirth coat mean you'll really get your money's worth in wears. With two way zippers and big collar with hidden hoodie (which will help keep your neck and ears warm), the tie-strings below belly will also help keep out the wind on blustery days. 

Specs: 

  • 60% Polyester, 30% Cotton, 10% Nylon
  • Lining: 100% Recycled Polyester 
  • Padding: 100% Recycled Polyester
  • Machine wash at 30°C

A classic khaki parka is an essential in any wardrobe during the frosty seasons and we love this classic parka that will go with every outfit. Featuring a classic faux fur trim around the hood to make it extra cosy, the side zips mean you can adjust the fit around your ever changing shape and after baby is born, they can join you inside the coat.

Specs:

  • Machine washable
  • 100% Cotton
  • Lining: 100% Polyester
  • Length approx. 78 cm.

Whether you're pottering around the house on a chilly morning or you're heading out on a walk, a fleece is a year round essential that will keep you warm whatever the weather and is great for layering. Fleeces also come in very handy in the early hours of summer mornings too when the sun isn't fully up. With a soft fleece zip-in panel for baby to sit in when they arrive, you'll be living in this throughout autumn/winter! 

Specs: 

  •  Machine washable
  • Shell: 100% Polyester
  • Hood Lining: 100% Cotton
  • Trim: 95% Polyester, 5% Elastane
  • Length approx. 76 cm.

 

 
  • Author: Lorna White Lorna White
  • Job Title: Digital Writer

Lorna is the digital executive and regular contributor for Mother&Baby. After running the Yours magazine website which specialises in content about caring for kids and grandchildren, she has now brought her expertise to the UK's #1 leading pregnancy and parenting magazine. Lorna specialises on a range of topics from potty training and nutrition, to everything and anything that will keep your tot occupied!

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