BUYER'S GUIDE 9 best rainy day buys for toddlers [Photo Gallery]

Keep your munchkin dry and comfy in whimsical wet weather gear!

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26 Oct 2017

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It can be a nightmare when your baby or toddler gets wet in the rain, only to see them down with the sniffles or temperature soon after.

The rain can also put a damper on a planned weekend outing to the beach or a playground.

So, protect your little ones from nasty showers by togging them out in fun rain gear. Who knows, junior will seize this chance to safely splash around in the puddles!

We’ve got the cutest brollies, slickers, rain boots and waterproof bags that’ll have you looking forward to a downpour ― scroll through the photo gallery to find out more!

Main photo: iStock

Skip Hop Zoo Umbrella
Skip Hop Zoo Umbrella
26 Oct 2017

Skip Hop Zoo Umbrella

PRICE $29.90

FROM Motherswork

WHAT Not only is this super-cute brolly the perfect size for your peewee, it features Skip Hop’s signature zoo characters, including Monkey, Ladybug, Dog and Bee. Easy to open and close, it’s made of a BPA- and phthalate-free material. The clear peekaboo window on one side of the umbrella lets your little one enjoy those rain drops without getting wet.

PARENTS SAY Who doesn’t love adorable Skip Hop accessories? Says mum, Amy Chan, “My daughter loves this ― she is only 2, but it’s light and easy enough for her to hold. The handle grip is just the right size for her.” Another advantage: Get the matching Skip Hop raincoat and rain boots (sold separately)!

Bugzz Kids Stuff Rain Poncho
Bugzz Kids Stuff Rain Poncho
26 Oct 2017

Bugzz Kids Stuff Rain Poncho

PRICE $23.90

FROM Niche Babies

WHAT Made of a waterproof synthetic material, this one-size poncho (suitable for kids aged 3 to 6) is easily stored in its own carry pouch. It comes in 13 different designs, including Ladybug, Fireman, Sheep and Shark.

PARENTS SAY These airy ponchos ensure that your sweetie won’t get wet, even in the heaviest rain. Mum of two Elizabeth Chua says her two sons, aged 2 and 4, use it when it’s raining on their walk back from their childcare centre. “We used to huddle under one umbrella, but we always got wet, especially when the winds are strong. This poncho solves all our problems ― it can even go over their backpacks.”

Dinosaur Children Waterproof School Backpack
Dinosaur Children Waterproof School Backpack
26 Oct 2017

Dinosaur Children Waterproof School Backpack

PRICE $47

FROM Lazada

WHAT It’s a nightmare when the contents of your toddler’s bag get soaked, so store his water bottle, snacks and extra set of clothes in a waterproof backpack like this. Measuring 28.5m by 25cm by 9.5cm and made of waterproof neoprene, this is a light bag for 2-year-olds to carry.

PARENTS SAY We like how soft and comfortable this backpack is on children’s shoulders, awith a mesh back that draws heat away and keeps junior cool. The cute dinosaur design will surely delight your toddler, who will also be able to stash small toys or packs of tissue in the smaller zip compartment.

Floss & Rock Colour Changing Rocket Umbrella
Floss & Rock Colour Changing Rocket Umbrella
26 Oct 2017

Floss & Rock Colour Changing Rocket Umbrella

PRICE $20.30

FROM Redmart

WHAT This brightly-coloured umbrella will thrill any child who loves the rockets and space theme. As the 56cm by 68cm brolly changes colour when it’s wet, your peewee will no doubt be longing for a rainy day!

PARENTS SAY This value-for-money get is a good size for your tot, while the special colour-changing feature is a bonus. We like that the “lock” function is neatly hidden, so it won’t clip your child’s fingers by accident.

Mini Melissa Sugar Rain + Fabula
Mini Melissa Sugar Rain + Fabula
26 Oct 2017

Mini Melissa Sugar Rain + Fabula

PRICE $96

FROM Melissa

WHAT Available in four colours, these monster booties are made of waterproof 100 per cent PVC material that’s recyclable. The flexible rubber soles should prevent junior from slipping on wet areas.

PARENTS SAY Pricey, but we can’t stop coveting these gorgeous wellies! Well made and very comfortable, they should match everything from frocks to jeans. Your sweetie may love these gumboots so much, she’ll want to wear them on a daily basis, not just during wet weather!

Pop Up Adorable Cartoon Umbrella (Flowers butterfly)
Pop Up Adorable Cartoon Umbrella (Flowers butterfly)
26 Oct 2017

Pop Up Adorable Cartoon Umbrella (Flowers butterfly)

PRICE $15.44
FROM Lazada
WHAT Rain or shine, your cutie will love this cheery umbrella. Water repellent, toddlers simply need to push a button to open it easily on their own.
PARENTS SAY This unique pop-up 3D design will make your kiddo the talk of the town! It’s big enough to provide shelter from the rain, yet small enough for little kids to handle. This is also great value buy. 

 Girl and Boy Animal Cartoon Rain Boots
Girl and Boy Animal Cartoon Rain Boots
26 Oct 2017

Girl and Boy Animal Cartoon Rain Boots

PRICE $15.28

FROM Lazada

WHAT Made of waterproof PVC, these wellies come in six adorable colours ― each featuring a different animal design and non-slip soles. Available in sizes EU15 to EU28.

PARENTS SAY Put your peewee in these cute rain boots and save their regular footwear from mud and puddle stains. We love the simple yet cheerful designs and low prices!

Skip Hop Zoo Raincoat
Skip Hop Zoo Raincoat
26 Oct 2017

Skip Hop Zoo Raincoat

PRICE $71.10

FROM Agape Babies

WHAT Make sure your little one is stormy weather-ready with these adorable rain coats. Front coordinating snaps lets them get dressed and undressed on their own. Available in five designs (dog, ladybug, owl, bee and monkey), the raincoat is made of a soft, lightweight polyester material. It comes in three sizes ― small, medium and large.

PARENTS SAY This mac’s durable yet soft fleece inner lining makes it comfortable for junior to play in, while keeping him warm on super wet days. Mikaela Tan, mum to Vivien, 3, says her daughter uses it regularly. “We’ve used it on rainy days here, and even when it was storming in Hong Kong. It’s held up very well.”

Crocs Kids Beach Line Lace Boat Shoes
Crocs Kids Beach Line Lace Boat Shoes
26 Oct 2017

Crocs Kids Beach Line Lace Boat Shoes

PRICE $29.90

FROM Crocs

WHAT Whether you’re planning to do some water activities, or if it’s a rainy day, junior will feel comfortable wearing these lace-up boat shoes. Made of incredibly light Croslite material, it has a soft, padded tongue and a non-slip rubber outsole for extra grip and traction.

PARENTS SAY These adorable kicks are great for wet days! Since these dry off easily, you won’t need to worry about bad odours. The shoes grip the ground well, which decreases the likelihood of falls and injuries. However, do make sure that the soft material doesn’t get caught in any crevices or on an escalator. 

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