Being stuck inside all day with a rambunctious toddler can easily go sideways—but with the right raingear, cloudy skies don’t have to keep you and your kid from an afternoon of outdoor fun. We’ve gathered up some of the best toddler rain boots that’ll have no problem keeping pace with your little puddle-jumper.
Best Toddler Rain Boots
Hunter Kids Davidson Boots
When it comes to adult rain boots, Hunter is a go-to brand. Turns out, their toddler rain boots are just as dependable, and come in even cuter color combos! The heel tab makes it simple to slip on and off, and the adjustable buckles snap closed for a secure fit. Bonus feature: Reflective safety patches help ensure that your little one stays visible, even on the cloudiest of days.
Buy it: $70, Zappos.com
Western Chief Glitter Rain Boots
What better way to brighten a drizzly day than with these glittery toddler rain boots? Padded insoles and a moisture-absorbing cotton lining are sure to keep your little one’s feet warm and dry, and built-in handles make for easy on-off access.
Buy it: $25, Carters.com
Hatley Kids Lots of Dinos Rain Boots
The durability of Hatley boots combined with a too-cute dinosaur print? Yes please. There won’t be any slipping or sliding with these rain boots on your kiddo’s feet, thanks to the grippy rubber soles. Pure cotton lining adds comfort and breathability, but the removable insole lets your child slip them on over his shoes, if he prefers.
Buy it: $36, Zappos.com
Sperry Kids Saltwater Boot
It seems like the Sperry duck boots are everywhere these days—including the kids aisle! Go for an adorable mommy-and-me look: The cozy micro-fleece lining mean your little one will love these toddler rain boots as much as you love yours, and can take him from snow to rain no problem.
Buy it: $65, Zappos.com
Crocs Bump It Rain Boot
Inspired by vintage-style sneakers, these toddler rain boots are (almost) too cool for school. They feature the original Croslite foam construction that Crocs are known for, keeping these kicks light and cushiony on your kid’s feet all day long.
Buy it: Starting at $21, Amazon.com
Critter-Graphic Rain Boots for Toddler Girls
Who ever said cats don’t like water? These kitty-graphic rain boots are purr-fect for puddle-jumping: The tall rubber shaft and sturdy sole offer a tight water seal, and the Jersey lining keeps little toes toasty.
Buy it: $25, OldNavy.com
Lone Cone Children’s Waterproof Rubber Rain Boots
Sure, Lone Cone boots are made of 100 percent rubber, feature non-slip soles and have handles that let little ones easily put on their own shoes, but what earns these a spot among the best toddler rain boots are the super-playful, kid-friendly patterns! We’re loving this out-of-the-world space theme.
Buy it: Starting at $15, Amazon.com
Ugg Toddlers’ Rahjee Rain Boot
Add a splash of color to an overcast afternoon with these sweet toddler rain boots. Moms say their kids find them super-comfy and easy to get on and off on their own. Added selling point: The boots are made in the USA.
Buy it: $45, Ugg.com
Oaki Children’s Rainbow Polka Dot Rubber Rain Boots
Put some pep in your child’s step with these fun polka dot rain boots. The pure rubber construction and high boot shaft keep water out, and the high-traction tread keeps your kiddo on her feet.
Buy it: $30, Oaki.com
Butler Rockhopper 3-in-1 Short Boot
Waterproof construction, non-slip treads and an easy-on heel tab come standard, but what makes these Butler shoes one of the best toddler rain boots is the innovative 3-in-1 design: These bad boys can be used as all-weather boots (good for fall, winter and spring), as rain boots that slip over your child’s shoes, or as a slippers with just the removable liners. And if your little one comes home covered in mud, no worries: Just toss the boots in the dishwasher and the liners in the washing machine.
Buy it: $70, TheButlerBrand.com
Kamik Kids Rain Play
Thanks to the rubber outsole and cushioned footbed in these brightly colored rain boots, your toddler will have no problem playing outside all day—and still manage to stay dry. Once the sun starts to dip, reflective patches and binding help keep your little one safe.
Buy it: $31, Zappos.com
Bogs Skipper Bees Rain Boots
Have a busy bee on your hands? These toddler rain boots from Bogs will have no trouble keeping up: Not only are they 100 percent waterproof, but the lining also wicks away sweat to keep little feet dry for hours on end. Moms will especially love the contoured footbeds with DuraFresh technology to fight nasty foot odors.
Buy it: $35, BogsFootwear.com
The Original Muck Boot Company Kids’ Cambridge Boots
When your kid is off mucking around, you’ll want these rain boots on his feet. The flex foam and breathable mesh lining provide extra warmth and comfort, and the slip-resistant outsoles help keep him safe. And that adorable nautical pattern? It just seals the deal.
Buy it: $75, MuckBootCompany.com
Published February 2018
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