No matter how much we keep trying to drag out our summer wardrobe, grey skies and drizzle prove that autumn is well and truly here. Welcome back, boots!
But the rainy weather definitely doesn’t have to put a stop to getting outdoors with your baby or toddler. That fresh air hit is still important (research shows it can help encourage sleep) and jumping in puddles and catching raindrops is brilliant fun when you’re two.
So, dig out that waterproof mascara – and kit your baby out for rainy days.
Kids’ First Boost, £25, Hunter
The boot brand made iconic by the likes of Kate Moss does a children’s Wellington boot range, too. Sturdy, supportive and comfortable, these wellies come in six colours and sizes from four to one.
Winnie The Pooh Beach Ball, £2.99, amazon.co.uk
Forget the beach – this is perfect for taking out in the garden on a rainy day, too. Pass it back and forth with your baby or kick it about with your toddler to boost her motor skills and coordination.
Pack-It Rain Cover, £17.99, Mothercare
Keep your baby warm and dry with this rain cover that fits most prams, including three-wheelers, is machine-washable and features a roll-up window for when the weather eases up.
Thomas & Friends Umbrella, £7, Tesco
Super cute, lightweight and washable – plus, it saves you bending down to fit your toddler under your umbrella, right?
Baby Rain Mac, £19.99, Bonprix
The chic nautical design of this mac is a perfect addition to your baby’s outdoor wardrobe – this features a hood and hidden popper fastening. In fact, we’re on the hunt for one that’ll fit us.
Baby Waxed Rain Hat, £29, Petit Bateau
This unisex waxed rain hat is available in sizes from three to 24 months, and comes in yellow, too.
Infant Waterproof Splashsuit, £39.95, Wellies And Worms
The ultimate keep-her-dry suit has a convenient front zip, cotton lining and adjustable boot straps at the leg openings. Available in sizes from 12 months to three years.
Juggle Print Mac, £8, Nutmeg at morrisons.com
Your little one will be king of the jungle in this printed rain mac, and as it only costs £8, you’ll feel pretty chuffed too.
Pink Bird Rainsuit, £36, raindrops.co.uk
Keep your baby dry from head to toe in this hooded rainsuit. It even has drawstrings at the ankles to make sure absolutely no water gets in.
Navy Stripe Wellies, £18, vertbaudet.co.uk
These super fun wellies will get your little sailor on board for jumping in puddles on rainy days. The handles mean your tot can get them off and on more easily too.
Preparing to take your little ones on a family day out can be quite an ordeal if you’re not well prepared. But it is possible to make sure unforeseen mishaps and hair-wrenching are taken out of the equation
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