When spring is in the air, so is spring rain. With the right gear, it’s easy to enjoy the season with your little puddle-jumpers.
With kids’ umbrellas, raincoats, and rain boots in such adorable styles as these, shopping for rain gear is fun!
|Light But Sturdy
The lightest Bogs boot yet, made for warmer temps. Easy pull-on handles and a non-slip outsole mean these boots are built to handle any serious spring kid challenge, like long days digging in the dirt and mega-puddle jumping. More styles available.
Bogs Rainboot. Available at bogsfootwear.ca.
|A Rawr Find
Boots with a bite! Your child will look pretty fierce on the playground with these fun, animal-print rubber rain boots in gender-neutral colours and style. (We wish they came in adult sizes so we could get a pair, too!)H&M Tiger-Print Rain Boots. Available at select H&M stores.
|Raining Cats and Dogs
This stylish and adorable dog-print rain coat is the perfect antidote to stormy, grey days. Your little one will look forward to overcast days just for the chance to don this hooded, jersey-lined jacket. More prints available.Carters Dog Print Raincoat. Available at Carters.com.
|Little Lady in Red
This classic jacket with striped lining inside the hood is eye-catching—which helps us keep an eye on her at the playground, too! The detachable hood, snap-up closure, and side pockets also make it a practical pick. More colours available.Hatley Red Girls’ Splash Jacket. Available at hatleystore.com.
Made for serious play, this jacket is wind-resistant and entirely waterproof, down to the taped seams and elastic wrists, and has mesh lining for breathability. It packs up into one of the pockets for days with a chance of showers. Other colours and prints available.L.L. Bean Kids’ Discovery Rain Jacket. Available at llbean.com (free shipping to Canada).
On messy, rainy days do the piles of laundry get you down? Why not get a pair of waterproof rain pants? They can get as wet as they want and you won’t have to worry about mud stains come laundry time. More colour available.L.L. Bean Kids’ Discovery Rain Pants. Available at llbean.com (free shipping to Canada).
|Cute and Practical
This hat is a great way to stay dry when it’s really coming down. The short front brim protects the face but allows kids to see, and an extended brim at the back prevents rain from running down their neck. More colours and prints available.MEC Newt Rain Hat. Available at mec.ca.
|Prints for Puddles
For our wee girly girl who adores flowers, this statement raincoat is a prize (and the price is prize-worthy too!).Joe Fresh Print Raincoat (Toddler). Available at joefresh.ca.
The forecast calls for cool camo style! Complete their rainy day looks with this fun umbrella featuring an allover camouflage print.Gymboree Camo Umbrella. Available at gymboree.com.
These fun boots have a multi-coloured design with a dinosaur theme. With footprints, multi-coloured dinosaurs and trim that reads “ROAR”, these boots will win us points with our kidlets.Stephen Joseph Dinosaurs Rainboots. Available at raindropsto.com.
Perfect for stashing in their knapsack for school or camp, these adorable rain ponchos will be at the ready for a wet walk home (on what started out as a dry day).Canadian Tire Kids Design Rain Poncho. Available at canadiantire.ca.
Don’t let the rain spoil your weeest one’s day! These nylon, PVC- free, breathable Muddy Buddy one-piece rainsuits can tackle whatever the weather throws at them.TUFFO Muddy Buddy Rain Suit. Available at mountainbaby.com.
Kids will win major street cred points with this one. Parents will be comforted knowing their little one will be warm. Made of durable heavy canvas and fully lined, it’s close to indestructible.Ben Sherman Walton Jacket. Available at tykethreads.com.
|Let Them Handle It
Now kids can enjoy classic Crocs comfort – even on the rainiest days. Our kids’ rain boot is available in bright colors with a waterproof build that keeps puddle-jumping feet cozy and dry.Crocs Kids’ Handle It Rain Boots. Available at crocs.ca.
|Hide In Plain Sight
Let your wee ones hide from the rain without hindering their view by unfurling this refreshing, totally clear umbrella.Un-Teal The Clouds Clear Umbrella. Available at modcloth.com.