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The Best Toddler Rainwear

Updated on November 28, 2013

Why buy toddler rainwear?

Toddler rainwear is a must. Adults may not like the rain but toddlers love it. What could be better than splashing in puddles and singing in the rain! There's no such thing as bad weather just inappropriate clothing. Get your little one dressed in toddler rainwear and enjoy playing outside. Toddlers will love matching toddler umbrellas, toddler raincoats and rain boots. They can get rainwear featuring characters of their choice or just something that is fun and funky. Many toddlers will also love putting their rainwear on just for fun and make believe play. Of course, they will also be able to use it to play outside when the weather isn't so good. Kit your toddler in the best and most fun toddler rainwear by checking out some of the options below. Then, read on to discover some great games to play and things to do with your toddler in the rain.

Factors to Consider When Buying a Raincoat for Your Toddler.

Season - Consider the season you're buying for. In colder weather you'll want a warmer waterproof coat than in warmer weather.

Size - Choose a size that your toddler will fit into the longest. Obviously you don't want a raincoat to swamp him or her but on the other hand you don't want a raincoat they will grow out of in 2 weeks either. Look for raincoats where you can roll up sleeves or there's adjustable cuffs so you can lengthen the arms and adjust the arms and they can wear them a little longer.

Lining - A cotton lined raincoat can offer more comfort and depending on the lining material more warmth than an unlined raincoat.

Length of the raincoat - A longer raincoat will cover more of the children's clothing.

Machine or hand wash? - Some coats you can wash in the machine but many raincoats are hand wash or wipe clean only.

Rainwear for toddlers

Here are some stylish, cute and colorful raincoats for toddlers.

They are made by three different companies.

Stephen Joseph - make products for kids with bright colorful designs.

Hatley is a family run company that has been going for over 20 years. They also make lots of great stuff for kids with bright, themed designs.

Kidorable - make fun and functional products for kids again with funky designs.

Stephen Joseph Little Girls'  Flower Rain Coat,Lime Green,4T
Stephen Joseph Little Girls' Flower Rain Coat,Lime Green,4T

A cute limegreen and pink raincoat. There are matching rain boots to go with it too (see below). I like this pattern as it is girly but not too overly pink.

Features include:100% waterproof soft polyurethane outer shelllightweight cotton lining.Full zipper frontAdjustable cuffs

 
Hatley Little Boys' Children Blue Dino Rain Coat, Newport Blue, 5
Hatley Little Boys' Children Blue Dino Rain Coat, Newport Blue, 5

A raincoat with dinosaurs as the pattern. Kids will look adorable with it's matching rain boots too!

It features a breathable french terry lining - great for comfort.

There's popper fasteners and front pockets with flap and popper close

It's machine washable too.

 
Kidorable Butterfly Raincoat
Kidorable Butterfly Raincoat

A pink raincoat with a flower and a butterfly on the front. Cute!

It's features a secret pocket.

It's a hand wash coat which is made from PVC/polyester. As well as being protective from the rain is a great windbreaker too.

 
Kidorable Ladybug Raincoat
Kidorable Ladybug Raincoat

A ladybug raincoat that's bright and fun.

It's made by Kidorable who also make the butterfly coat and the frog coat below.

All the coats are made of PVC/polyester material and are handwash only.

 
Kidorable Frog Raincoat, Green, 12 18M
Kidorable Frog Raincoat, Green, 12 18M

A cute green raincoat with a frog on the front.

All three Kidorable coats featured also come with a matching-hanger

The hangers are quite good for easy storage and drying after they a rainy trip outside.

 

Raincoats for toddlers

Here are more cute and adorable raincoats for toddlers

Factors to consider when buying rainboots for your toddler

There's lots of different rain boots on the market. When making your choice about which ones to purchase for your toddler it may be worth considering the factors below:

  • Easy pull-on handles. This will help you put the boots on and your toddler may be able to use them to put the boots on themselves.
  • Lining - It's worth checking the lining of some boots. Some boots have moisture absorbing cotton lining which dries quickly
  • How high are the rain boots? Higher rainboots will protect from all puddle splashes.
  • Are the boots 100% waterproof?
  • Are the soles non slip?

Toddler Rain Boots for Girls

Stephen Joseph Little Girls'  Flower Rain Boots
Stephen Joseph Little Girls' Flower Rain Boots

Cute flower limegreen and pink rainboats to match the Stephen Joseph raincoat featured earlier.

They're made of rubber, easy to slip on & off and have removable insoles

 
Western Chief Pink Kitty Rain Boot (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)
Western Chief Pink Kitty Rain Boot (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

Cute pink kitty boots. Your little girl will love splashing in the puddles in these./>

They're made of rubber with a rubber sole.

The feature easy-on handle and a skid resistant outsoleMoisture absorbing cotton lining dries quickly after all day fun!

 
Western Chief Homeroom Rain Boot (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid), Magenta, 8 M US Toddler
Western Chief Homeroom Rain Boot (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid), Magenta, 8 M US Toddler

Homeroom print rain boot from Western Chief.

They're the same make as the boot above and are made of rubber with a rubber sole. They also have easy-on handles and a skid resistant outsole.

A moisture absorbing cotton lining dries quickly after use too.

 

Toddler Rain Boots for Boys

The boots for boys section features some great character themed rainboots which are great for role playing as well as wearing in the rain.

Western Chief Thomas the Tank Engine Rain Boot (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)
Western Chief Thomas the Tank Engine Rain Boot (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

A must for all Thomas fans.

They're made of rubber, have a rubber sole and loop handles so are easy to get on and off. Rubber sole

They also have a treaded outsol and a moisture absorbing cotton lining

 
Kidorable Pirate Brown Rubber Rain Boots With Fun Crossbones Pull On Heel Tab
Kidorable Pirate Brown Rubber Rain Boots With Fun Crossbones Pull On Heel Tab

Made of rubber with a great pirate design.

Also great for pirate role play.

 
Disney CAF502 Cars Rain Boot (Toddler/Little Kid),Black,8 M US Toddler
Disney CAF502 Cars Rain Boot (Toddler/Little Kid),Black,8 M US Toddler

Little boys who love the movie Cars will love this boot.

It also features loop handles - easy to get on and off. Mesh lining and a padded mesh footbed offer breathable comfort.Rubber outsole

 
Western Chief Monster Party Rain Boot (Toddler/Little Kid),Green,10 M US Toddler
Western Chief Monster Party Rain Boot (Toddler/Little Kid),Green,10 M US Toddler

A great monster design

Are made of natural rubber/

They also have a moisture absorbing cotton lining

 

Thomas the Tank Engine Jacket and Umbrella Set

Western Chief Toddler/Little Kid Thomas the Tank Engine Jacket and Umbrella Set
Western Chief Toddler/Little Kid Thomas the Tank Engine Jacket and Umbrella Set

Toddlers who love Thomas the Tank Engine will love this matching raincoat and umbrella set. If they're like my little boy they will probably want to wear it rain or shine. You can also get some matching Thomas the Tank Engine rainboots (see below)

 

Toddler Umbrellas

Factors to consider when buying a toddler umbrella

  • Is it easy to open and close?

  • Is the size good for a small child? Will it be easy for them to carry?

  • Make sure they have end guards. You don't want your toddler to poke his or her eye with the sharp end of the umbrella. Most umbrellas for toddlers will have end guards in place for this reason.

Totes Kids Bubble Umbrella
Totes Kids Bubble Umbrella

The best seller adult umbrella now in kids size!

Full all around protection and the clear canapy allows you to see and be safeUnique "bubble" design for protection and safetyBlocks the face from the wind as wellGreat for all kids, in clear, clear pink, and clear blue

 
Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Happy Giddy Umbrella
Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Happy Giddy Umbrella

A froggy-themed umbrella

Raise and lower with mechanism that is safe for little fingers

It's made of durable materials

Surface cleanable

 

Games to play outside on a rainy day.

Toddler rainwear means you can get outside and enjoy the rain. Here are some ideas of games to play and things to do outside when it's raining.

Catch raindrops

Take a container outside and see how many raindrops you can catch. Catch a few raindrops on your tongue. Can you catch any raindrops in your hands? What about turning your umbrella upside down and catching raindrops inside. How many raindrops can you catch?

Go for a walk

Get dressed in your rainwear. Pick up your umbrellas and go for a walk. Talk about what you can hear and see. What does the rain sound and smell like? What happens to the soil when it gets wet? How does the air feel? Is it humid or fresh? Explore everything with all your senses and talk about everything you see.

Puddle stomping

An obvious game to play with toddlers. Jump in the puddles and splash with your feet. Can you jump from one puddle to the next? How high can you jump in the puddle? How high does the water splash?

Animal spotting

When it rains a whole host of new animals appear. Where I live it's snails and slugs. Go animal spotting and see which insects and animals enjoy the rain. Is there anywhere you can spot frogs? Maybe look for worms. Toddlers are fascinated by a whole host of new creatures to see. Where have all the other animals gone? Can you spot them and see where they are sheltering from the rain?

Rainbow spotting

If the Sun is coming out while its raining go on a rainbow hunt. Can you see a rainbow? How many colors are there?

Bath toys

Take your bath toys outside. Can you float a rubber duck in a puddle? Which toys float and which toys sink?

Please add any feedback, comments and suggestions below. Thanks!

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    • anthvale lm profile image

      anthvale lm 

      8 years ago

      Great Lens! I have great passion for toddlers as well!www.toddlersrus.com

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      luvmyludwig lm 

      9 years ago

      great job on this, I love the games section!

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