Baby girl jackets for keeping stylish and snug

Baby girl jacket

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Perfect for spring and autumn, or when the British weather is being temperamental throughout the year, a jacket for your baby girl will keep them warm and cosy without the risk of them overheating as you pop in and out visiting friend's homes and shops.

Lighter than a winter coat but thicker than a cardigan or jumper, the right jacket will keep them at just the right temperature and can be easily removed without the faff of wrestling a knit from over their head.

There are plenty of adorable baby girl jackets on the market (some of which we'd love adult sizes of too!) so we've done the research and listed the best available this year. Here, you can be sure of a quality jacket for your baby girl that's not only cute but functional too.

Important considerations

A jacket's a jacket, right? Well, before you pick up that cute jacket on a whim at your local store, you should take these things into consideration to make sure you're getting the best for your little one, and your money too.

  • Material: Natural fibres like cotton are best for your baby’s sensitive skin as they're breathable, warm, and comfy. Baby clothes made from materials like nylon and polyester may cause skin sensitivity and discomfort because of their inability to regulate babies’ body temperature.

  • Safety: You should choose a jacket free of any choking hazards i.e. decorative bows and buttons, or a drawstring closure that could present a risk of strangulation.

  • Size: You should choose the right size for your little one based on their age, but if you’re unsure go for a jacket on the bigger side. This will give them growth room, room for layering if necessary, and make it easier to take on and off.

  • Season: While it may be tempting to choose a thick winter jacket for winter, these can restrict your baby’s movement and make them uncomfortable. If you plan to be out for long periods of time, a warm coat or snowsuit would be best, but for quick trips out, opt for a jacket that you can layer.

  • Style: This is completely up to you! However, you should consider your baby's comfort (a high zip may irritate their neck) and the ease with which you'll be able to put the jacket on and take it off.

Here's our pick of the best baby girl jackets for 2021. Looking for baby boy jackets? While most jackets will suit both baby boys and girls (boys can wear pink too), you can find our pick of the best baby boy jackets here.

We love this busy floral print jacket from Cath Kidston which'll make your baby the envy of the playground. Made from quilted cotton jersey with a plain pink lining, it has popper buttons for fastening and a cosy hood.

Sizes: 0 months to 24 months

Material: 100 per cent cotton

Pretty in tea rose pink, this is a warm, lightweight layer to pop on before tucking baby into the pram when it's chilly out. It's long-sleeved with polka dot print lining, popper fastening, and all-over vertical stitching which adds a smart finish.

Sizes: 0 months to 3 years

Material: 80 per cent cotton, 20 per cent polyester. Inner fabric 100 per cent cotton and wadding 100 per cent polyester.

Review: "This jacket is so soft and cosy and ideal for little girl with the cooler days of autumn."

This cute print jacket covered in a woodland print with bunnies, leaves, and mushrooms is enhanced with Stormwear™ technology so, as well as keeping your baby warm, it'll keep them dry from the rain too.

Sizes: 0 months to 3 years

Materials: 100 per cent polyester with 100 per cent cotton lining. Sleeve lining 100 per cent polyester

Review: "Really good value for money. Excellent quality, lovely print and lightly padded. Looks fab on my granddaughter."

Purebaby's clothing is designed to be kind-to-skin for newborns, and so the brand uses only certified organic cotton, hence the higher price-tag. This raspberry pink corduroy jacket with soft shearing lining will keep your baby wonderfully snug from autumn through to spring.

Sizes: 0 months to 18 months

Material: Outer and lining made from 100 per cent organic cotton. Wadding 100 per cent polyester.

Review: "This jacket is amazing. It's so soft and cuddly like a teddy. The inside has fluffy sleeves included. Very soft on the inside and outside. I have purchased one for each child. They are perfect to layer over a sweater. True to size and colour. The hood also stays up well when zipped up."

Another wonderful contender from Cath Kidston, this buzzy bee jacket with a simple blue lining and popper buttons will work perfectly to keep little ones cosy and comfortable.

Sizes: 0 months to 24 months

Material: 100 per cent cotton

There are loads of denim jackets available to buy for babies, but this quilted number from GAP is a favourite due to its cotton-rich material, cute bear-ear-hood detailing and cosy lining. We also love that this jacket is made in a factory that runs GAP's educational program that helps the women workers build skills, confidence, and knowledge to advance in work and life.

Sizes: 0 months to 24 months

Materials: 100 per cent cotton

With a pretty floral design, this jacket has been praised by reviewers for being excellent quality and a lovely light jacket that is wearable all year around. It has a soft and cosy fleece jersey fabric and fixed hood to keep little ears warm.

Sizes: Up to 1 month, to 2 years

Materials: 100 per cent cotton

Review: "This little jacket is really cute and good value for the money."

This is a fun, bold animal print jacket, but if you'd prefer it a little more toned down, there's a mink coloured option available too. With light padding and a crinkle fabric, the bunny ear detailing on the hood is super cute and we think this'll make a great option to wear for both smart and casual outfits.

Size: Up to 1 month, to 2 years

Material: 100 per cent cotton outer and lining.

Review: "Good coat and elegant. Beautiful colour."

If you go down to the woods today, dress your little ones in this cosy cord jacket with bunny and carrot detailing. A wonderful unisex jacket that reminds us of the Tales of Peter Rabbit, it is lightly padded with a soft lining and fleecy hood for warmth.

Sizes: 0 months to 4 years

Material: 100 per cent cotton

Mango has a great range of baby jackets this year, including this sustainable, corduroy jacket with soft lining and a stylish straight-quilt design. However, it's worth keeping in mind that their jackets have a greater mix of polyester so would be best worn around winter time.

Sizes: 1 months to 18 months

Material: 60 per cent cotton, 40 per cent polyester with 50/50 polyester and cotton lining. Filling is 100 per cent polyester.

A fun and vibrant jacket to brighten cloudy days, this has been described as a great spring jacket by parents due to it being so light and a fab option for layering. It's showerproof, has elasticated cuffs and hem, zip fastening, plus a hood to keep your baby cosy and protected from any drizzle.

Sizes: 3 months to 4 years

Material: 100 per cent polyamide with 100 per cent cotton lining. Sleeves lined with 100 per cent polyester.

Review: "I bought this as a gift for a 1 year old girl, the size fits her, and it is ideal for spring days...a very light jacket!"

With sweet, dainty floral detailing and a simple grey lining, this sustainable jacket is a lovely addition to your baby's winter time and early springtime wardrobe.

Sizes: 3 months to 5 years

Material: 100 per cent polyester with 100 per cent cotton lining. Sleeve lining and filling are 100 per cent polyester.

Can my baby wear their jacket in the car?

While it may not be as thick as a winter coat, you should still keep layers to a minimum in the car.

Too much padding between your baby and their car seat strap could run the risk of making their car seat less safe as it stops the strap from being secured tightly enough.

If you are worried about the car being too cold, the NCT instead suggests laying a blanket over them, though you should bear in mind that cars will warm up quickly so they may not need the blanket for very long.

If you're not sure if your baby is warm enough or are worried they are too hot, check their tummy as this is a much better indicator than their hands to test temperature.

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