17 Best Kids & Toddler Rain Boots, According To Mom 2021

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

March 12, 2020 Updated March 26, 2021

Best Kids Rainboots Toddler

Rain or shine is playtime if you’ve got the right pair of kids rain boots. While the right boots won’t make the rain go away, the best rain boots (and rain jacket and umbrella) 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.

Go ahead, let ‘em hop through those puddles. Here’s a peek at 17 of the best rain boots for kids that manage to be both adorable and durable.

Best Toddler Rain Boots

Crocs Kids' Handle It Rain Boots

We love these classic Crocs rain boots — for the classic design as well as the Crocs-certified quality. These boots are perfect for both toddlers and kids. Toddler sizes range from 1 to 4, and kid sizes go from 4 to 8. And big kids aren’t left out either, you can snag these in 8-12 years sizes. One of the best features is the built-in handle that makes taking on and off super easy, even with a cranky toddler. They’re also extra roomy, so your little won’t grow out of them in .5 seconds. Yup,  your kiddo gets to wear them ALL season long.

$34.95 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

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

BOGS Unisex-Child Skipper Rain Boots

BOGS is almost every mom’s go-to brand. The quality and style are incredible, and we specifically love this rubber rain boot because it’s compact, 100% waterproof, has an insulated design, built-in handles, and the interior is made from 100% cotton to ensure comfort and warmth! They also come in four different colors as well as toddler and kid sizes.

$34.95 AT AMAZON

Hatley Classic Rain Boots

This chic design isn’t the only thing that’s great about this boot. Made from 100% rubber and fabric lining, Hatley rain boots have slip-resistant soles, a removable insole, and they come in four different colors — as well as toddler and kid sizes.

$39.00 AT AMAZON



UGG Rahjee Pull-on Boot

Yup, UGG makes toddler rain boots, and they’re just as cute as the regular ones we wear inside (but made with rubber and are totally insulated and rain-ready). For extra comfort, they’re EVA-lined with jersey (as opposed to fleece, since that can get pretty stuffy). These come in pink and black.

$45.00 AT AMAZON

Best Kids Rain Boots

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



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



Girls Rain Boots

Hatley Kids Ankle Rain Bootie

Looking for a low-cut rain boot for your little one? Hatley Kids is a great option. This navy and pink-lined ankle bootie will keep them just as warm and just as dry as the taller boots would. The outsole is also slip resistant, so no worries necessary when they’re running around in the rain!

$38 AT ZAPPOS

Western Chief Girls' Waterproof Printed Rain Boot

How cute are these lady bug rain boots? But they aren’t just looks, Mama! They’re super durable too. With over 3,300 reviews on Amazon, this rain boot from Western Chief is a best seller. “The boots are as sturdy as you would expect. Boots bend with the leg. Strong sole. My daughter said it doesn’t hurt like many other rain boots she has used. The handles did not break even with regular use…Even when she hit hard objects on the ground with the boots, like stones in rain water, it did not hurt her legs,” said one reviewer. “It is extremely easy to clean wipe the boots. Stayed clean even after walking in muddy water.”

$29.95 AT AMAZON

KomForme Kids Rain Boots

A unicorn with rain clouds in the background is pretty fitting, I’d say. These rain boots from KomForme feature easy-on handles, non-slip soles, and  adorable an adorable design out a unicorn. It’s a fan favorite on Amazon with parents. “OMG Sooo stinking cute,” said one reviewer. “…[she] has refused to wear any other shoe for over a week now. She loves being able to use the handles to help put them on.”

$24.99 AT AMAZON



Boys Rain Boots

Joules Kids Rain Boot

Sometimes little guys need an ankle boot too. This rain boot from Joules comes in this bold blue and black with camo features. In short: they’ll love it!

$36.31 AT AMAZON

Capelli New York Prehistoric Dino Printed Rain Boots

Your kiddo will feel pretty cool walking around in this boots on rainy days. The 3D detail enhances the boot in the best way while keeping them dry in the process.

“Spring never looked so cute!!,” said one reviewer. “The handles are helpful for him learning how to get these on by himself (and easier for me getting them on him too). The only downside is that he’s too busy staring at his feet to pay attention to where he is going…but that somehow only makes it cuter! Great for rain, but also for the wet grass after. LOVE these things!”

$24.95 AT AMAZON

F.D.U.S.A. Waterproof Printed Rain Boot

If you’ve got a kiddo that obsessed with firefighters, you’ve got to get these rain boots for them! The moisture-absorbent lining keeps their feet from being drenched when jumping in puddles, and the easy-on handles will help them quickly and easily get the boots on in a fire emergency (or just a trip to the grocery store). One reviewer raved, “I’m a firefighter so getting these boots where a must! And boy was that a great decision! The material is thick and the boot is well constructed . I bought a size 7 and my daughter got a few years of wear from them… They are constructed as good as my old real rubber firefighter boots. “

$19.34 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
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
Crocs Kids' Handle It Rain Boots
$34.95
BOGS Unisex-Child Skipper Rain Boots
$34.95
Hatley Classic Rain Boots
$39.00
UGG Rahjee Pull-on Boot
$45.00
Hatley Kids Ankle Rain Bootie
$38
KomForme Kids Rain Boots
$24.99
Western Chief Girls' Waterproof Printed ...
$29.95
Joules Kids Rain Boot
$36.31
Capelli New York Prehistoric Dino Printe...
$24.95
F.D.U.S.A. Waterproof Printed Rain Boot
$19.34