We all know that little ones love spending hours time outside, but we also know that the unpredictable British weather can often result in rain. To prevent it from putting a dampener on your child having outdoor fun, toddler waterproof trousers are well worth picking up to ensure your tot stays warm and dry, meaning their splashing in puddles can go on as long as possible.
What to look for in toddler waterproof trousers
Durable water repellency coating (DWS): This means the trousers have been treated with a special coating to ensure they are waterproof rather than just showerproof. Any drops of water will run off.
Adjustability: Toddlers come in all shapes and sizes so it's helpful that their waterproof trousers can be adjusted for a better fit. This will also help them get more use out of the trousers as they grow up too.
Tapered or sealed seams: You don't want any water seeping through the seams of the trousers!
Stirrups: A great addition to prevent trouser legs from riding up but if your chosen trousers have stirrups, check they go over wellies, not inside.
Toddler waterproof trousers to buy
1. Waterproof Kids Rain Trousers
These rain trousers are perfect for helping little ones stay dry and happy. The bib and braces style offers maximum protection and the durable fabric can easily be wiped down so you're covered when things get a bit muddy too. We love the added 360-degree reflectors for extra visibility in dark conditions too.
2. Puddle Buster Trousers
The stretchy leg cuffs of these waterproof trousers are adjustable and have removable stirrups that are ideal for popping over welly boots to help keep your child keep dry when jumping in puddles. They also have an elasticated back, poppers on the sides for the perfect fit and adjustable shoulder straps with clip fastenings. Better yet, they're are made from recycled plastic bottles.
Review: "Love these puddle buster trousers, great quality and do the job well, love that they go up to 9-10 years now too!"
3. Pack-away waterproof trousers
Available in five cheerful colours, these trousers promise to keep out wind and rain when out and about. With fully taped seams and removable stirrups, the waterproof trousers handily pack away into their own integral bag, making them easy to take with you wherever you go.
Review: "Really great product. My children live in them during the winter. Machine wash really well."
4. Waterproof Padded Kids Winter Trousers
They might not be cheap but these winter trousers are seriously hard wearing. Nylon lined with fleece at the seat for extra protection against the cold, they're tough enough to withstand years of outdoor play and have detachable and adjustable braces plus an adjustable waist.
Review: "Terrific trousers, great quality. The legs appear to be longer than expected. Definitely two years wear guaranteed."
5. CareTec Unisex Kid's Rain Trousers
There's lots of designs and colours to choose from with these waterproof trousers. The braces can be adjusted, as can the waist with a simple snap button. Reflectors increase visibility in darkness and bad weather plus you can pop in the wash when they get dirty.
Review: "We live on a dairy farm , and spend much time outdoors with our 8 children. I purchased these trousers for our 4 year old and 7 year old daughters as I thought they would be helpful when popping out to feed their miniature Shetland ponies and Pygmy goat kids before and after school. Really so please I did, as while I make the goats milk up the girls can easily get themselves into their attire for heading out to the stable. I intend to purchase more of these for some of our other children."
6. Child's waterproof snow trousers
There's no need to worry your tot won't stay warm in these trousers as they have inner fleece tights for maximum warmth. The waistband is adjustable with rip tabs and the high waistband, integrated and elastic cuffs at the hems of the trousers ensure no rain or snow will creep in.
Review: "These trousers are truly amazing and great value for money. We live in the south of England, and had no snow this winter, but we had quite a few cold days. Our 2 year old did not get cold and the trousers allow him freedom of movement, running, climbing. They are waterproof and wind proof, they wash well in washing machine when covered in the mud."
7. Waterproof eco trouser
Made from 100 per cent recycled materials, these waterproof trousers have a tough outside and a cosy, fleecy inside. They can be worn independently or zipped together with Kidunk tops for an all-in-one. The legs feature a concealed outer zip at the hem to get welly boots on with ease and an inner leg to tuck inside boots.
8. Peppa Pig Waterproof Pack-It Overtrousers Navy
Bound to be a hit with toddlers, these Peppa Pig waterproof trousers will brighten up any rainy day. They're functional too with tapered seams and a durable water repellent finish. The lightweight trousers also tuck neatly away into the included sack.