Whether you're faced with a soggy school run, or you like to take your kids outside every single day of the year, there’s a whole range of benefits to all getting out and about in wet weather - from building their immune systems to stimulating their senses. Happily, there's also lots of great waterproof, wind-resistant and snuggly kit out there to make those damp days less challenging.
THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING
Once they’re up and walking properly, pick out a pair of lightweight and waterproof boots. KIDLY Label's Rain Boots are made from natural rubber and finished with a moisture-wicking cotton lining. With an easy-to-grab riveted tab, they’re simple to pull-on and the sturdy textured sole stands up to any adventure. For added rainy-day entertainment, Grass & Air Kids Colour-Revealing Wellies are made with cool technology that makes the pattern change from white to multicoloured when it gets wet. (Warning: they won't want to take them off!)
We also love Bobux's I-Walk Paddington Waterproof Boot because the durable leather upper is complemented with a fine merino lining, for extra warmth during the cold and rainy months. And they look super cute!
ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL
An all-in-one is a good option to keeping them dry from top to toe. The Hippychick Waterproof All In One is the perfect wet weather suit, made from lightweight polyester, is ideal for Spring and Autumn, when the weather is warmer, but not necessarily dryer. Featuring fully taped seams and adjustable velcro tabs on the hood and wrists, it's a super practical stomper. On the smaller suits, elastic stirrups on the ankles keeps the suit in place under wellies.
UNDER MY UMBERELLA, ELLA, ELLA
Not everyone is keen to leave the comfort of a warm house of colder or wetter days. But you can always make the more rain-shy feel more like braving the elements and pretty grown up with their very own cool kids’ umbrella like this cool sustainable one by Grech & Co.
Investing in a good quality mac will serve you month in and out. The longer length and internal waist adjuster make the Grass & Air Raincloud Light Catcher Rain Mac a super practical pick, giving it a really comfortable fit. On the sleeves and hood, a subtle raincloud pattern becomes bold when bright light shines on it, plus there are light up stripes along the zip lines, for extra visibility in darker months.
For the eco-concious puddle-jumper, Töastie's Recycled Waterproof Raincoat is made of recycled plastic bottles, has a breathable thermal lining, a hood with peak and fleecy pockets keep their hands warm on mid-winter days.
So there you are - no dizzle or downpour can stop you. Let the puddle jumping and rain dances commence...