The best toddler wellies for extreme puddle-jumping

Toddler wellies

by Ellen Kinsey |

Every toddler needs a decent pair of wellies. Whether you’re taking your little one to a festival, or just getting ready for a rain shower, a good pair of wellies is a must when it comes to jumping in muddy puddles. Tested by little feet, take a look at our favourite wellies for toddlers here. But be warned – you’ll soon be getting boot envy.

A good pair of toddler wellies is vital for keeping little ones' feet warm and dry. Admittedly, you can't stop them from leaping into the biggest puddle in the park that sends waves of muddy water over the edge of their boots, causing a vacuum of water that prevents you from pulling the wellies off when you get back to the car. But, a decent pair of toddler wellies will go a long way to keeping tootsies dry.

You'll probably find that your little one will need wellies throughout the year. You know we love talking about the weather, and that's because it's so changeable and unpredictable. Therefore, it's very handy to always have a pair of wellies in the car boot or by the back door. Plus, they're great not just for rainy days, but also for playing in sandpits and mud kitchens, too.

How to choose the best kids' wellies

Little feet grow quickly, so you might be investing in two or three pairs of toddler wellies throughout the year. With all that growth, it's important that the quality of the boot is high - just because it's a wellie, doesn't mean it shouldn't support the foot. There are also safety aspects to consider looking out for, including reflective strips, and pull-on handles.

From traditional styles that will look the same as Mum's and Dad's boots, to patterns that only a toddler would get away with, we've shortlisted the best toddler wellies you can buy today. And, they're all available online so you don't need to leave the house and brave any rain to get them!

The best kids' wellies:

Jojo Maman Bebe Classic Striped Wellies

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JoJo Maman Bebe Classic Striped Wellies

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These adorable striped wellies will certainly make your little one easier to spot in the playground (which is always a plus!) while putting a smile on your face at the same time. Available in sizes 3-11, these wellies are made from natural rubber making them soft, supple, flexible and comfier for little feet than plastic wellingtons.

Parent Ros shared, "My little boy loves these wellies. He always gets so many compliments. They have faded a little but they’ve been worn a lot! So good he wants another pair."

JoJo Maman Bebe Traditional Wellies

Best traditional welly boots
JoJo Maman Bebe Traditional Wellies

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Another classic boot that will definitely stand the test of time, these wellies come in a whole host of colours (because we know you spend more time coordinating their outfits than you do your own!).

Made from soft rubber and with an anti-sweat lining, you can rest assured your little one is splashing in comfort. It’s also worth checking out JoJo’s cute wellie socks too.

Mum Charlotte said, "Love these vibrant, flexible and lightweight wellies. We've had no issue with JoJo wellies and these were our second pair. He's been wearing them since late Sept and they're still perfectly watertight. Just about to order again in the next size up."

Crocs Kids' Handle It Rain Boots

Best lightweight wellies
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Crocs – whether you love them or loathe them, you’ve got to admit they’re great for kids. Available in a host of different colours, if your tot lives in their Crocs all summer, they’ve now got a wet-weather pair without the holes! Lightweight, comfortable and breathable, these hard-wearing boots are perfect for every little Croc lover.

A mum shared this fun review on Amazon: "Review from 3 Year Old Leo: "Wow look Mammy, my new yellow wellies! They feel really good on my feet! Can I go outside?" *Goes out in the garden and runs around with crazy springer puppy and 7-year-old brother for half an hour*. My opinion as his Mammy is they are FAB! So lightweight for running, climbing, walking, puddle jumping! There is clearly no need to have huge bulky heavy wellies for kids! The yellow ones are a really lovely bright colour."

Tretorn Wings Wellies

Best toddler fit wellies
Tretorn Wings Wellies

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The brand has been around since the 1960s and these Wings wellies are just too cute. They're made from natural rubber, PVC free, these will keep your little one jumping in puddles for hours happily. With a narrower boot shaft and an anatomically correct fit for growing feet, the Wings Kids boot will keep your little one's feet happily dry and comfortable. Available in navy.

Cute Animal Wellington Boots

Cute Animal Wellington Boots
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Coming in so many different designs, these boots are bound to be a winner. The adjustable band means that children don't have to worry about rain seeping through the shoe mouth in rainy weather. Also, there is an ultra-soft polyester lining that ensures that your child is comfortable.

A cute design always attracts everyone's attention.

A happy aunt wrote, "Got these for my niece and nephew. They are very light, not sure how practical yet. So far the kids like it and will be jumping in puddles soon."

Bobux Paddington Wellies

Best wellies for active kids
Bobux Paddington Wellies

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Sure, these wellies are more expensive but your toddler really will look like Paddington Bear if you dress them in these OMG SO CUTE boots and couple them with a duffle coat. They've been designed for active kids and tested to keep kids' feet dry for up to four hours submerged in water thanks to the Bobux SplashTEX® internal membrane. As they are a little pricey, these might be the ones to ask the grandparents for this Christmas.

Hunter Peppa Pig Wellies

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Hunter Peppa Pig Wellies

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Grab these limited-edition special collaboration Hunter x Peppa toddler wellies while you still can - and don't pretend you don't love them. With the Hunter brand comes definite quality, giving you sturdy, hard-wearing wellies as well as a fun design.

Mum Renee said, "I bought the boots about a month ago for my 3-year-old. I bought them a little bit big because she can grow into them and they still fit her comfortably. This is her 3rd pair of hunter boots. She has been wearing them ever since! The boots are made of good quality material and withstand everything considering she's been wearing them daily."

HAILI Toddler Wellies

Best soft-textured wellies
HAILI Toddler Wellies
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Easy to pull on and off, these are adorable puddle-busting toddler wellies. They're available in yellow or navy, although personally, I would always get the yellow ones - my little boy (who's three) has yellow ones, and not only are they super cute, they also mean he's easy to spot in a crowd.

Several mums recommended these for being barefoot-friendly: "I LOVE that these wellies are barefoot friendly, it’s quite hard to find wellies that are especially for toddlers. My little girl constantly fell over in her supermarket chunky based ones, but these are lightweight and not as tall so don’t hinder her movement. Perfect for little ones with shorter legs.

"My 19-month-old has an excellent range of movement whilst wearing these, she can run and climb and play in the park (as well as puddle jumping) without any clumsiness like in her chunky wellies. Definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a barefoot-friendly option, or to new walkers too, these are perfect for new walkers."

Puddlestomper Wellies

Best wellies for extreme puddle jumping
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These wellies are sturdy and long-lasting, with super grippy soles and a bright, cheery design. There's also a fun geometric blue design, too. They're taller than most wellies, which means extra protection from jumping in puddles, helping to keep your toddlers drier for longer. The inner soles are padded to make them comfier, and there are reflective strips down the back of the boots for when it gets a bit dark.

A parent said, "Lovely - The wellies seem durable and more comfortable (softer) than what he used to have - so very pleased with them."

Frugi Explorer Wellington Boots

Best eco-friendly wellies
Frugi Explorer Wellington Boots

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Brighten up those rainy days with these fun leopard wellies from Frugi. They have a great grip on the soles and are sturdy for wet and muddy adventures. Made with super flexible Natural Rubber with a soft cotton lining, your little one's feet will stay comfortable and dry. These wellies have been made with a new slimmer fit design for even better comfort.

Gruffalo Cuff Wellies

Best insulated wellies
Gruffalo Cuff Wellies

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"A Gruffalo? What's a Gruffalo?"

With these boots on their feet, their friends will know! Perfect for little monsters, these Gruffalo boots not only have an adjustable toggle fastening cuff to keep feet dry and mud-free but a warm cosy lining too for optimal warmth and comfiness.

Grandmother Susanna wrote, "I brought these for my 2-year-old grandson and he loves them. They are of good quality and look fantastic" whilst mum Charlotte thought these were "lovely wellie boots. My son loves them".

Wellies - College Navy Stars

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Boden's wellies cause a real splash. They have a rubber sole for grip while puddle splashing.

A very happy mum said, "My son absolutely loves these boots. He wears them everywhere. I love the night colours and how adorable he looks in them. Everyone loves them. I love them so much I bought another pair - but the larger size for when he gets older."

How to take care of your toddler wellies

Natural rubber is a resistant, hard-wearing material, but, as it is natural, it can crack and split if not looked after properly. Always wipe your wellies clean after wearing them, using a microfibre cloth if possible; use a mild detergent to clean any mud or dirt off, and leave to dry naturally. You can buy the protective spray from various shops to help them last even longer.

Teach your little ones how to take their wellies off carefully; using the other foot to yank the heel can cause the boot to crack and wear out. So, show your little ones how to remove their wellies with care.

Extreme temperatures can cause wellie boots to crack, so store them out of direct sunlight, away from the direct heat of radiators, and ideally not in a cold shed.

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