Rain Gear for Kids: From Boots to Coats, How to Get the Best Essentials | Sophias Style

Fall approaches fast and soon the hot summer days will be replaced with the gloomy, rainy ones. But don't let the rainy weather get you by surprise and get ready to dress your kid accordingly!

In this guide, you'll find out what are the best ways to dress your little one for a rainy day, how to pick the best rain gear and what essentials you should get .

September days can be truly wonderful, especially if you're a rain lover. Still, prevent any unfortunate fashion events and adapt your kid's wardrobe in advance. This way he or she can really enjoy fall days.

Here are a couple of fall and rain essentials you should consider having:

Rain Boots for Kids

One of the essential articles for rainy days is a pair of great rain boots that'll keep your kid's feet dry and clean throughout the day. Get your kid a good pair of rain boots and help him overcame the rain and the mud while having a great time outside the house. Here's an article from VeryWell with outdoor activities you guys can do together on a rainy day.

Letting your toddler run around in sneakers isn't a very good idea. Even if the shoes are water-resistant and are treated with special anti-water leaks substances you can't trust a pair of regular shoes to do a great job on a rainy day. Getting a pair of rubber shoes for rain is the ultimate solution.

Don't get discouraged! Your little one will love wearing them. Comfortable and trendy, rain boots can make any kid happy because he or she now can walk through mud and puddles freely.

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How to Choose the Best Rain Boots for Kids

Here are the top 3 features you should pay attention to when buying the perfect pair of rain boots for your little one:

Waterproof Properties

Prevent the water leaks and keep your little one's feet dry by making sure the rain boots you choose have waterproof properties. This means they should be made of a material such as rubber.  


Usually, this kind of shoes is made of rubber. This material is long-lasting and the best choice for your kids' little feet. And there's another nice thing about rain boots made of rubber: even if there's a lot of mud outside and the boots will get dirty, your kid's feet will stay clean. And even if the rubber boots are worn frequently and in some tough weather condition, they're pretty resistant. 

Cool Design

There a lot of cool and adorable rain boots for kids to choose from out there, so you have plenty of options. Just made sure your kid loves the design. Going shopping together or looking online for boots is a must!Toddler Rain Boots

Pink Lotus Flower Toddler Rain Boots - available here

Check out this selection of waterproof and cool rain boots for more adorable designs.

Rain Boots for Girls

See more details about our kids' rain bootsLady Bug Toddler Rain BootsPink Flower Toddler Rain BootsBlack Fuchsia Rain Boots for Big Girls.

Rain Boots for Boys

See more details about our kids' rain bootsBlack Pirates Toddler Rain BootsGreen Frog Design Rain Boots for Boys, Trucks Design Toddler Rain Boots.

Raincoats for Kids

Your kid's best friend in the rainy days should be his or her raincoat. If properly chosen, a good raincoat will protect your kid from the rain water and low temperatures.

Wearing a jeans jacket or a regular coat may work on some days, but when it's raining heavily outside you have only one viable option: a special coat, made for rainy weather.

How to Choose the Best Kids' Raincoats

Here are some of the features you should be looking for when shopping for a raincoat for kids:

The Right Fabric

The whole point of buying a raincoat is that it can protect your kid from the rain water. If the coat you have your eyes on isn't made from a waterproof material, keep looking. Waterproof polyurethane is the most popular fabric for a raincoat and that's for a good reason. It is 100% water insulated and will give the necessary protection for those tricky fall days.

It Has a Hood

Not all the kids like carrying a big umbrella around with them. So a hood is a feature every raincoat has. For the days when it's just light drizzling, a hood can be a live saver. If the temperature goes down and it's cold, a hood can keep your kid warm as well.

It Keeps Your Kid Warm

Some raincoats don't have lining, that piece of fabric sewed on the inside of the coat. So they'll protect your kid from the rainwater but will not help in keeping the cold away. Make sure your kids' raincoat is lined for extra comfort and protection.

Hoodies for Kids

Hoodies aren't exactly rain gear, but they are perfect for the cold days when he or she needs some extra layers of clothing. Your kid can wear them under the raincoat for comfort and extra protection. Buying a couple of cheap hoodies is really the best thing you can do for them in the cold season.

Here's our selection of hoodies for kids.

Hoodies for Girls

See more details about our kids' hoodies: Fuchsia Hoodie for Toddlers, Hello Kitty Hoodie for Big Girls, Pink Puppy Hoodie for Toddlers.

Hoodies for Boys

See more details about our kids' hoodies: Dark Green Hoodie for Boys, Gray Fleece Hoodie for Big Boys, Red Plaid Hood Flannel Jacket for Toddlers.

How to Buy Rain Gear

Looking for the best rain gear? You're in the right place! Learn how to shop for rain gear and get only the best pieces for your kid. Here're our top pieces of advice for you:

Choose the Right Fabric

Suede can easily be damaged by water and isn't the most fortunate choice, especially for shoes or bags. Rubber, waterproof materials like polyurethane or water-resisting materials such as nylon and polyester are fit for rainy weather.

For clothes worn underneath the raincoat, cotton is a very good choice if you want to keep your kid warm. Items made of wool should be on your list as well. Wool doesn't absorb the water fast and is moisture resistant.

Add Color for Happy Days

Rainy days have something nostalgic in them. After all, rain is the most used trope in literature for expressing feelings like loneliness, alienation or regret. Don't let these feelings get to your kid and make the rainy days cheerful and enjoyable by using suitable colors.

Toddler Rain Boots

Toddler Rain Boots - available here

Pick lively colors and cool designs. Some nice color options are bright pink, orange, green or medium blue. This colors should give your kid an optimistic state of mind and help him get through the day with a smile on his face

Pick the Right Umbrella

A rain umbrella is the most necessary article you should get. Kids' umbrellas are very popular so there are lots of styles and design to choose from.

Bonus tip: If you're looking for a trendy piece, look for a bubble and clear umbrella with a cute design, such as lady bug or Hello Kitty.


Clear Lady Bug Umbrella

Lady Bug Kids' Umbrella - available here

For your kid, you should pick a travel umbrella. After drying it, your little one can fold it and store it in his backpack. A travel umbrella is also easy to carry around and store in a safe place. We all know how easily an umbrella can be lost, so try to remember this is not a piece you should invest in.

See more details about our kids' umbrellasFire Rescue Clear Dome Umbrella for BoysPink Flower Umbrella for Girls, Polka Dotted Clear Dome Umbrella for Girls.

Don't Forget the Gloves

As soon as September passes, the cold will take over the days. This is the moment you should consider buying a pair of gloves for your little one. Keeping she or he's hands warm is important, especially if your kid is also carrying the umbrella to school.

If you have a toddler, the gloves are a must! Look for waterproof gloves if it's heavily raining outside, but otherwise, a pair of gloves made of textile fabric should be fine if you're looking to keep the cold away.

Pick the right size for comfort and of course, a colorful design!

See more details about our kids' glovesWhite Pink Stripe Gloves for Kids, White Sheep Gloves for Kids.

Pick a Cozy Scarf

A scarf can be both practical and stylish. While keeping your kid's neck warm and prevent the cold getting under the coat, a trendy pattern can be a great fashion statement. Depending on how cold is outside, you can choose a vaporous scarf or a knitted one.

See more details about our kids' scarves: Dotted Accents Scarf, Leopard Spot Pattern Fleece Scarf, Multi Color Circle Loop Infinity Scarf.

What to Wear to School on a Rainy Day

For rainy days when your kid has school, you must combine the usual uniform with some great rain pieces. Depending on your kid's school requirements you can go with a pair of rain boots and a raincoat. The umbrella is optional, some kids like carrying it around, some don't.

If you want more ideas of pieces for a school uniform, this great guide will help you decide what uniform staples your kid needs. For school backpacks, feel free to check this backpack guide out for some tips & tricks on how to buy the best school backpack.

School Outfit for Girls


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Girls School Outfit for Rainy Days

Get this outfit for your girl's rainy days! Find out more details about each item:

Black & White Rain Boots - available here
Umbrella with Flowers Pattern - available here
Jumper School Dress -  available here
Wildkin Backpack - available here


School Outfit for Boys


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Boys School Outfit for Rainy Days


Get this outfit for your boy's rainy days! Find out more details about each item:

Blue Dinosaurs Raincoat - available here
Blue Dinosaurs Rain Boots - available here
Grey School Uniform Trouser Pants - available here
White Long Sleeved Polo Shirt - available here
Blue Adventure Backpack -available here

Closing thoughts

September is getting closer and soon the sunny weather will pass. Get ready for the rainy weather and start looking for fall essentials. Having rain gear is a must, especially for kids who like to play outside, no matter how bad the weather is.

If you want to browse for more rainwear and gear, here's our special sections you should check out, with rain gear for girls and boys.

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