Autumnal gusts that sweep you off your feet, wet squelchy leaves underfoot... it must be time for toasty warm babywearing jackets for you and your snuggly bump!
As your pregnancy bump grows, you find yourself looking to coat and jacket options that will keep you dry. We all know that staying dry is the key to staying warm - stopping that dull ache in your bones that comes from our wet, wet winters.
Look no further! Our selection of maternity coats and jackets is unparalleled, and best of all, they will keep you dry throughout your pregnancy, when you’re babywearing, and when you’re rocking it solo. Every coat and jacket is a 3-in-1 option.
Maternity coats and jackets are the ultimate in weather-proof. A babywearing jacket or coat allows you and your little one to be contained in the same environment. It’s the best way to maintain an even temperature between you both.
The beauty of a maternity and babywearing jacket is it the very best way of fulfilling a basic, everyday, babywearing problem - how to get out and about in all weather, when you’re pregnant or carrying your baby in a sling. You still need to get out to walk the dog, do the school run for an older sibling, or nip to the shops - things you can't put off just because it's raining.
Most maternity / babywearing jackets and coats come with both a pregnancy and a babywearing insert. So you can start using it as your bump grows, whilst front or back carrying a baby or toddler in any kind of sling (woven wraps, buckle carriers, stretchy wraps, meh dais, ring slings), and then even after your baby has grown, just as a regular weatherproof jacket. Most look fantastic when worn solo.
Let's look at the best maternity jacket and coat options, with a focus on waterproof and weatherproof.
The Best Maternity Coats & Jackets
Best for Rain
The Mamalila Allrounder - honest-to-goodness the best babywearing coat we've ever used . New Season 21/22 colours Mustard, Deep Berry & Navy are made from 100% recycled polyester! Even better eco-credentials with the same amazing performance.
You can carry your baby on your front & back when you're using any type of sling, whether you're carrying your newborn or your toddler.
The Mamalila Babywearing Jacket Softshell Allrounder is an absolute favourite (read the reviews!). The light flexible fabric with its soft fleece inner membrane moves with you and your baby, keeping wind and rain out, while regulating temperatures inside and preventing overheating.
The jacket includes a babywearing insert and a pregnancy insert which can be quickly zipped into the jacket allowing it to be easily adapted from a classic form-fitting women's jacket into a maternity or babywearing jacket.
Best for Budget
The Love & Carry Parka is superb for the money. Designed to help you get out and about with your baby no matter the weather, the Love & Carry Babywearing Parka features a removable pregnancy panel and a babywearing panel.
During pregnancy, the maternity panel easily zips in to account for your growing bump, whilst the drawstring in the hem allows you to adjust the coat even further.
When babywearing, the babywearing panel zips in to accommodate any type of baby carrier. The removable hood on the panel can be used to keep your baby's head protected during bad weather. This coat is made to last way beyond your babywearing years as a classically cut, chic parka.
Best for Eco Credentials
The Short Coat Berlin from Mamalila - with a detachable lining, it really is the perfect coat for all-year-round babywearing!
It's made from 100% organic cotton and recycled polyester with an environmentally friendly PU membrane making it weather resilient and breathable; plus, it has an FC-free coating. It comes with an insert for babywearing, and looks amazing worn on its own too. It's the absolute opposite of fast fashion!
Thanks to its A-shape, the Short Coat is also suitable during pregnancy: your growing belly fits comfortably within the generous cut. And with the aid of the accompanying insert, a babywearing coat is born; after all, it too works according to the award-winning Mamalila concept, so the coat can be used when you're carrying your baby on your front or on your back.
Best Lightweight Jacket
The Wombat Numbat Go is the world's lightest, most compact babywearing jacket, perfect for spring, summer and autumn, and layering-up in winter.
Weighing in at only 500g, you can fold it up in three quick steps and put it in your bag or wear it as a handbag! The Numbat Go is a stylish & practical babywearing coat that you can take anywhere. Perfect for pregnancy, front carrying, back carrying, and just for you.
Best for Sustainability & Style
The Mamalila Oslo & Vienna Wool Coats. Sustainably & ethically made with wool and built to withstand wear for years to come, whether you’re pregnant, babywearing or solo.
The Oslo is a contemporary urban coat with classic styling, and a tall collar. This is not fast-fashion; this is sustainable wear - and it looks good!
Wool has properties no man-made fibre can match. It;s
- Superior insulation & breathability.
- Regulates temperature, wicks moisture & is odour-resistant.
- This is a super-stylish, superior quality coat. Use when pregnant, or with a baby carried on your front or back, or solo.
- Long-lasting multi-use item, fairly produced in a BSCI & GOTS Certified factory.
If a Mamalila Wool Coat with a full hood is what you need, then Vienna is an amazing option. Recommended by 'Mother & Baby', the Vienna design has all the same credentials you'd expect. You can choose from Anthracite & Berry colours, and both the Vienna and Oslo come with a babywearing and pregnancy insert.
Best for Climate & Slow Fashion
The Mamalila Dublin Raincoat. For forest walks & frantic shops, with a womb-to-world newborn or scrambling toddler.
Sustainably & ethically made with recycled materials and built to withstand wear for years to come, whether you’re pregnant, babywearing or solo.
This is a contemporary urban rain coat in a classic mackintosh style, made from organic cotton and recycled polyester.
This babywearing coat is nice and long which offers additional protection for legs from wind and rain, while at the same time providing effective rain coverage for baby. Made from an innovative mix of materials - environmentally friendly organic cotton combined with recycled polyester - this babywearing coat is robust, abrasion resistant and wind and rainproof. An uncomplicated, sustainable companion through all seasons, which keeps you both stylish and dry.
It comes with 2 inserts - a maternity insert for your growing bump, and a babywearing insert so you can use it when babywearing either on your front or back. It can also be used without either of the inserts as a regular fitted Mackintosh and will last for years!
With its light cotton lining it's made for the whole year - when it's cold you can add a thicker layer underneath but you can also wear it in autumn, spring or on cooler summer days. That is why it's named after the Irish capital, where you can experience four seasons in one day and being prepared is part of everyday life!