Best Kids Rain Boots For Stormy Weather According To Mom 2020

8 Kids Rain Boots That Are So Adorable, You’ll Wish They Had Them In Your Size

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Rain or shine is playtime if you’ve got the right pair of rain boots— at least that’s what the kiddos think. While the right boots won’t make the rain go away, the best rain boots will make it easier to deal with bad weather (and kids who want out of the house).

“Easy on, easy off” should be the motto when it comes to finding the best rain boots for kids. Look for those with reinforced handles that make it easy for little hands to pull the boots on and off by themselves, freeing you for a few precious seconds on your way out in — or out — the door.

Even if your kiddo freaks about wearing a raincoat, they’re going to love rocking these kids’ rain boots. They light up! They have glitter! They look like a dinosaur! There won’t be much convincing to get them to wear the boots, but getting them to not wear them may become the problem.

Our biggest tip? Get them used to taking them off by the front door to save yourself from wet, soggy prints all over the house. Now all they need is the perfect kids umbrella to match their booties. We’ve found those, too.

Go ahead, let ‘em hop through those puddles. It’s perfectly OK to let kids play in the rain sometimes. Here’s a peek at 8 of the best rain boots for kids that manage to be both adorable and durable.

LONECONE Rain Boots

The non-slip tread of these adorable LONECONE Rain Boots makes it easy to run, hop, skip, and jump on everything from playgrounds to city sidewalks — in fact, you’re guaranteed at least 100 hours of activity without tears, leaks, or split seams. Don’t you wish everything they owned had that kind of mileage on it? “It’s been 6 months and they are still in perfect condition,” said one mom super-fan on Amazon. Choose from a wide variety of happy-go-lucky designs by local and regional artists (think frog ponds, Moroccan horses, and unicorns named Gary). It’s like slipping on a party every time it rains.

$20 AT AMAZON



Hunter Kids First Classic Rain Boot

These bourgie British boots have an iron-clad reputation for being some of the most reliable rain boots out there. Made completely of rubber, they come in six muted, classy colors with names like Candy Floss, Sunlight, and of course, Hunter Green. Keep in mind this is a UK brand, which means they’re tailor-made for wet and soggy days (it rains nearly a third of the year in Britain). It also requires that you choose one size smaller than you normally would for a US shoe for the best fit. The best part? They have them in adult sizes, too! Anna Plante on Amazon says she has the adult ones and loves matching with her daughters! 

$45 AT AMAZON

Western Chief Boys Boot With Handles

Get ready to see these on the regular at your house because what kid wouldn’t want to wear these adorable rain boots, even when it’s sunny out? Talk about a conversation-starter! They come in 13 different designs that include everything from trendy camo to a pair that look like real firefighter boots (perfect for dress-up). Totally waterproof, these Western Chief Rain Boots have a soft, polyester/cotton blend lining that absorbs moisture and odor while keeping your cutie’s feet comfy and dry. Each pair comes with easy-to-grip handles that make them easy to pull on and off. One mom who’s bought three different pairs for her kids over the years called these “workhorse boots” because they last so long.

$27 AT AMAZON

Puddle Play Toddler and Kids Rain Boots

Cue the dancing in the rain sequence! This kids rain boot is so fun and playful, it’s practically begging for a puddle-jump. It’s not the only adorable design in Puddle Play lineup, however. There are several modern designs for both girls and boys, so it’s easy to scoop up a pair of boots that perfectly suit your kiddo’s personality. They’re not all fashion and no function, either. These have easy, non-slip handles perfect for small hands, and a soft fleece lining for extra-extra comfort (read: no whining). These snazzy boots are also super easy to clean. Just drop them in the bathtub or sink, give ’em a quick rinse, and before you know it, dancing days will be back again.

$21 AT AMAZON

Sperry Saltwater Rain Boot

OK, so these are definitely a splurge, but they are SO COOL! (Luckily they have them in adult sizes, so a mini me situation is totally doable.) They’re so slick and stylish, your kids can wear these rain boots with a zillion different outfits, rain or shine. That means you’ll get more value from them, so the higher price tag may be easier to swallow. A mix of rubber and leather keep the boot nice and sturdy, and the laces make a snug fit a cinch. It also has an anti-slip outsole that provides great traction when kids are out and about. If you decide to scoop up a pair for yourself, a big kid size 4 is a perfect women’s size 6, according to moms who give these boots rave reviews, so let that be your guide.

$65 AT AMAZON



Outee Glitter Light Up Rain Boots

Remember jelly shoes from back in the ’80s? These kids rain boots totally rock that vibe — except they one-up anything we had back then by lighting up anytime the heel taps the floor. This makes it easier to see your kiddo on a dark and stormy day (#winning). They’re also 100 percent waterproof and 100 percent adorable in four shiny shades. Moms online suggest airing these out before your little one wears them to get rid of the rubber smell, but after that they’re as durable as they come. If you’ve got a kiddo who just lives to sparkle, these kid rain boots will fit like a, well, they’ll just be a perfect fit!

$21 AT AMAZON

Joules Kids Welly Print Rain Boot

The cool thing about this pair of kids rain boots is that the designs are hand-drawn, so they have an extra flair to them that other boots just don’t have. The result is that you’re likely to hear a lot of, “Where’d you find those boots?” questions, so be ready. Michelle Lawson on Amazon called these “a good, reliable pair of wellies, hard wearing, long-lasting, and they don’t leak.” That’s a combo that’s hard to beat. They’re easy to clean, too. A cloth and a little warm soapy water is all it takes. The best part is they they have removable insoles, so you can give those a deep cleaning from time to time, ’cause there ain’t no stink like kids’ feet stink, am I right?

$34 AT AMAZON

OAKI Toddler Rain Boots

These super lightweight toddler rain boots come in a  whopping 38 different designs, each of them one happy pattern, print, or shade more than the next. They’re made with a proprietary rubber blend that’s super flexy, so your little one can romp, skip, and jump until their heart’s content, and it helps to minimize odor. The loop handles make it easy peasy to hang them from just about anywhere, plus it means small hands can grab ’em and go in a pinch. Michelle Oakes on Amazon says, “My almost four-year-old son loves these boots. They fit great, are comfortable and he has no trouble taking them on and off by himself.” Those precious seconds on their own add up to a whole heck of a lot for you, so let’s go ahead and call these kids rain boots “the timesavers,” shall we?

$20 AT AMAZON



The next time you’re on the hunt for great stuff for your little ones, check out our kid gear section for more of our favorite picks!

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LONECONE Rain Boots
$20
Hunter Kids First Classic Rain Boot
$45
Western Chief Boys Boot With Handles
$27
Puddle Play Toddler and Kids Rain Boots
$21
Sperry Saltwater Rain Boot
$65
Outee Glitter Light Up Rain Boots
$21
Joules Kids Welly Print Rain Boot
$34
OAKI Toddler Rain Boots
$20