The best rain gear out there will keep your kids dry in the rainy spring months regardless of their love of rain-singing or puddle-jumping penchants. Every kid needs a sturdy pair of rain boots and a raincoat, so they can splash outside with their friends without catching a chill. Read on for a few recommendations for rain gear for your kids.
Don’t bother with expensive umbrellas unless your child is especially able to hold onto their things. An umbrella will likely get lost, so if you want to buy one for your kid, grab a cheapie from your local WalMart or Target.
Instead, invest in a pair quality rain boots. Good Housekeeping ranked boots by Western Rain Gear, Lands End, Hatley, L. L. Bean and more. They found that Hatley’s Camp boots are a great option for kids with small shoe sizes. They’re easy to put on, quick to dry and lightweight. If your child is older than seven, however, you’re out of luck. When buying boots for your kid, think about how heavy they are, how easy to get on and off (it’s a great idea to buy boots with handles; they really help) and how quickly they dry.
Kids are getting so fashionable these days that their raincoats are more stylish than those for adults! Adorable options are available at Forty Mile Creek, Wippette, Lands End, Pluie Pluie and more. Just remember that your child will only be wearing their raincoat when the weather requires it; some of the most charming raincoats can run rather expensive.
Remember that your child will be more likely to wear their rain gear if it suits their style. Keep their personal style in mind when you shop. The first goal is to keep your kid dry and healthy, so make sure you pick up something that they’ll actually wear.