Best kids' hoodies 2022 - 15 hooded sweatshirts kids will actually want to wear

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With chilly temperatures set to stay for a while, a cosy hoodie is a winter wardrobe essential. Here's our pick of the best kids' hoodies that boys and girls will love.

While losing 80% of body heat through our heads is an old wives' tale, science has revealed that having your head exposed in cold weather - like any other part of your body - can result in gradual heat loss. You wouldn't wear shorts and a t-shirt and expect to stay cosy, so a hood is a perfect solution.

So for all those unpredictable weather days, the best kids' hoodies are a lifesaver. Whether you’re after an easy-to-wear zip-up hoodie or a cosy sweatshirt style, we have rounded up a range of bright and cheerful styles from all our favourite stores. Choose from fun and quirky animal themed hoodies, or opt for colourful patterns and cute motifs. Whichever style you go for, your kids will love wearing our pick of the best hoodies.

The trusty failsafe sweater will keep your little ones warm and comfy all season long. Ideal for layering, hoodies can be worn under one of the best kids’ coats and jackets to provide extra warmth. Or under a puddle suit for rainy outdoor adventures. As we welcome spring and warmer weather, they will look just as fabulous over a vest or t-shirt.

We've also got your little ones covered head-to-toe, with our pick of the best kids' wellies and the best kids' waterproof gloves. For when they're all tired out from exploring, they will love snuggling up in our round-up of the best kids' pyjamas. And, if you're worried about how you'll manage to store any more clothes, read our advice on kids' wardrobe organisation.

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Cotton Rich Peppa Pig™ Hoodie - best kids' hoodies 2022

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1. Cotton Rich Peppa Pig™ Hoodie

Sizes: 2-7yrs

With Peppa and friends, rainbows, butterflies and watering cans, this sustainably-sourced cotton hoodie is sure to make a fun addition to any outfit. Regular fit, with cuffed hems and a hood to keep them extra cosy and an easy zip fastening to help them dress and undress themselves - it's perfect for outdoor play and indoor lounging.

VIEW AT M&S| £16

Sequin Butterfly Hoodie from Monsoon - best kids' hoodies 2022

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2. Sequin Butterfly Hoodie

Sizes: 3-15yrs

Add a bit of sustainable sparkle to their day with this extra cosy hoodie. It's part of the store's S.E.W commitment to eco-friendly fashion by using sustainable fabric alternatives, organic cotton and Lenzing ™ Ecovero™, a planet-friendly alternative to viscose. With a hooded neckline and pull-on design - it's as practical as it is pretty.


Towelling Zip-through Hoodie from Boden = best kids' hoodies 2022

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3. Towelling Zip-through Hoodie

Sizes: 2-12yrs

If you're heading swimming, this hoodie is a quick-as-a-flash way to wrap up and dry off after a dip in the surf or pool. With a handy kangaroo pocket on the front, and ribbed hem and cuffs for a cosy fit, the ocean-inspired print and contrasting detailing make it the perfect way to stand out and dry off post-swim.

VIEW AT BODEN| £27-£31

Shark Tooth Hoodie from FatFace - best kids' hoodies 2022

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4. Shark Tooth Hoodie

Sizes: 3-13yrs

Supersoft and seriously warm; this quirky zip-through hoodie is the perfect companion for cold days. The printed shark tooth graphics inside the hood are a fun detail kids will love and the super-soft, sustainable, brushed-cotton lining is kind t0 sensitive skin.


Rainbow Stripe Hoodie - best kids' hoodies 2022

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5. Rainbow Stripe Hoodie

Sizes: 2-12yrs

This versatile, pull-on style features a splash of rainbow colour. Woven from a cotton-rich blend for a soft and cosy fit, it's the wear-anywhere extra layer your kid's wardrobe needs.


Mickey Mouse Printed Hoodie from H&M - best kids' hoodies 2022

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6. Mickey Mouse Printed Hoodie

Sizes: 4mths-4yrs

This sweatshirt-style and extremely soft hoodie features a fun print motif that Disney fans will love. The jersey-lined hood, brushed inner, long raglan sleeves in a contrasting colour and ribbing at the cuffs and hem mean it's as cosy as it is cool.

VIEW AT H&M| £9.99

Cotton Rich Disney Frozen™ Hoodie from M&S - best kids' hoodies 2022

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7. Cotton Rich Disney Frozen™ Hoodie

Sizes: 2-10yrs

Treat your Disney Frozen™ fan to this cosy, cotton-rich hoodie. It's regular fit, with ribbed cuffs and waistband to keep warmth in. The printed Elsa motif on the chest is embellished with a spray of embroidered flowers, and Elsa appears again on the back, surrounded by flowers and an embroidered 'Believe in Yourself' slogan. All of the cotton for M&S clothing is sustainably sourced.

VIEW AT M&S| £14

Peplum Jersey Hoodie from Asda - best kids' hoodies 2022

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8. Peplum Jersey Hoodie

Sizes: 5-14yrs

This budget-friendly hoodie has a girly twist with a peplum and its sweet, lilac hue. Ribbed cuffs and the hood mean it's still a cosy wear but the looser-fit lower half allow it to fit over most outfits. It's made from 100% cotton as part of the supermarket's 'Better Cotton Initiative' meaning it's better for the producers and the planet.


DINOSAUR APPLIQUÉ REVERSIBLE HOODIE from Jo Jo Maman Bébé - best kids' hoodies

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9. Dinosaur Appliqué Reversible Hoodie

Sizes: 6mths-6yrs

The brand's reversible hoodies are bestsellers season after season. Offering two looks for the price of one, this hoodie features an all-over dinosaur print to one side, with solid indigo and large dino appliqués and hood spikes to the other. A fantastic layer for cooler, casual days, it's made from 100% sustainable and machine-washable cotton.


Marvel Character Hoodie - best kids' hoodies

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10. Marvel Character Hoodie

Sizes: 2-12yrs

This character-branded design is perfect for any Marvel fan. The over-the-head design, hood, long sleeves, ribbed trims and soft-fleece lining mean it's cosy but lightweight - so kids can get out there and save the world!


Cotton Rich Unicorn Hoodie from M&S - one of this year's best kids' hoodies

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11. Cotton Rich Unicorn Hoodie

Sizes: 2-7yrs

Sold as part of a sustainable hoodie and jogger set, this cotton-rich, regular-fit pullover is perfect for cosy days. Appliqué patches, including a unicorn, sequin butterfly and 'Be Kind' slogan add plenty of fun to this cheery style.

VIEW AT M&S | £14

One of this year's best kids' hoodies - the Bunny Knitted Hoodie from The White Company

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12. Bunny Knitted Hoodie

Sizes: 18mths-6yrs

This bunny-inspired, scoop-neck knitted hoodie is perfect for spring layering. With an intarsia bunny complete with pink pom-pom tail and grey-lined 3D bunny ears on the hood, it's made from 100%, machine-washable cotton and is perfect for cosying up at playtime. Baby sizes from 0-24 months are also available.


The Cotton Rich Plain Hoodie from M&S - one of this year's best kids' hoodies

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13. Cotton Rich Plain Hoodie

Sizes: 2-7yrs

Available in four popping and more neutral colours, this plain, cotton-rich hoodie is the perfect thing to add an extra layer on cooler days. Regular fit with long sleeves and a warm, jersey-lined hood, it features a zip-through fastening and is finished with two cosy pockets. Simply snuggly.

VIEW AT M&S | £12

Shaggy-Lined Interest Hoodie from Boden - featured in our roundup of the best kids' hoodies for 2022

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14. Shaggy-Lined Interest Hoodie

Sizes: 2-12yrs

With a hood lined with shaggy borg fabric that's soft and cosy - it's the ultimate cold-weather layer. It has a full-length zip for easy layering, as well as a ribbed hem and cuffs to make the fit comfortable. Choose from an all-over print of playful puffins or an appliqué tractor that's ready for off-road fun.

VIEW AT BODEN | £37-£42

The very hungry caterpillar reversible hoodie - one of this year's best kids' hoodies

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15. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Reversible Hoodie

Sizes: 6mths-4yrs

Little bugs who are fans of the favourite children's book will love this cosy hoodie. It has a navy side with 'tiny and VERY hungry' lettering and a caterpillar appliqué, or the multi-coloured striped side. Made with super-soft cotton, ensuring kids stay comfy all day long and a zip front so kids can put it on, take it off and reverse it whenever they want. Pair with the matching joggers for a snuggly outfit that's perfect for play.