For those of you who are blessed with living in California-like climate, then move along. You probably don’t need any sort of super-duper rain gear for your toddlers. A cheap pair of generic rain-boots will likely do the job.
For the rest of us who weather many a storm, for quite a few months out of the year – the need for quality surpasses that of choosing less expensive outer-wear. Also? For those of you who live is such said climates, and if your toddler(s) go to daycare, they are probably going to request 2 pairs of splash pants (not that you have to buy 2 pairs of premium ones. I went with a cheap-o pair for the back-up), and ban most rain-boots. Apparently the cheap ones have poor-to-no grip and they are a safety hazard, so. (A little FYI if you are new to the daycare game and want to save yourself from making double purchases. I wish I knew this stuff going in!)
I made the mistake of buying some cute rain-boots and coats on sale at my local Joe Fresh this year a couple of months back. All items were under $15 bucks. After the very first time they put them to the test, for more than 5 minutes…you know what happened. Allowing my kids to actually splash in puddles while we went on a walk meant that they both came home with cold, soaked feet.
We can expect another 4-6 weeks of chilly rain season where I live, so this has been a lesson well learned. The added cost of buying sturdier gear is well-worth it in my books.
See for yourself!
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