Finding a kids umbrella for your picky and sometimes indecisive child or toddler can be hard. It used to be that you had to choose between fashion or function. Now, there are adorable, fun, mom-approved children’s umbrellas that actually get the job done (and are easy for your LO to tote around). Some of them bring the magic with bright colors and fun prints. Add a pair of ridiculously cute rain boots and a matching rain jacket, and your kiddo will stop feeling sad every time the skies are gray (in fact, they might start wishing for it).
Below you’ll find a little something for both girls and boys: mystical unicorns, cute-as-a-button kitties, rain-repelling superheroes, and giant bubble umbrellas for kids that have the colors of the rainbow. There are even cute toddler umbrellas that are similar to the famous Skip Hop umbrellas for kids that are sadly now discontinued. So take your pick and get ready for you little one to *actually* be excited to go out in the rain… even on chilly days when they’d rather stay snuggled up in bed. We can’t say that you’ll be excited to carry them around after puddle stomping or be happy to put them into your car once soaked, but you can bet they’ll be smiling under the pawsome kitten umbrella (Amazon FTW!), no matter how wet they get. Ahead are the 14 best toddler umbrellas around.
Best Girls Umbrellas
Fact: Kids (especially little girls) can’t get enough of unicorns. For a “pop” of personality on a dreary day, allow this 3-D design to encourage imaginative play. From the cute peekaboo horn to the mood-enhancing colors, this umbrella-ella-ella packs plenty of punch. In regards to functionality, it’s also portable and compact with an easy push/pull mechanism that won’t pinch little fingers. For April showers (and beyond), we recommend pairing it with unicorn rain boots for a cute AF rainy day photo.
Okay, paws off. We saw this cute, pretty-in-pink kitty umbrella from Kidorable first. Be prepared to watch your girly’s imagination soar the next time it rains. Dare we say, she’ll be puddle-hopping and singing rainy day tunes in no time. Did we mention there’s a matching jacket and rain boots (sold separately) for one helluva cute #OOTD snap? This nylon umbrella is lightweight and kid-sized so that your mini-me can handle it all by herself. Kids—they grow up so fast, amirite?
Says this mama, “This umbrella makes my daughter so happy… She keeps her umbrella in whatever room she’s in so she’ll be sure to have it nearby when it actually does rain… This umbrella really is that cute, and if you have a little girl who is frightened of rain or thunder and lightning, this umbrella will banish those frightened thoughts, and you’ll be the one having to tell the little one in your life what the coming 10-day weather forecast says.”
For all of the little Frozen fans out there, this rainwear set featuring Elsa, Anna, and Olaf is a must! The set comes with an umbrella that has a kid-size handle and carry cord, as well as safety caps so no one pokes an eye out. The included light purple slicker has an adjustable hood (yay!), snap buttons, and is water repellent to protect the clothes underneath. Oh! and you have four other options if these colors aren’t quite your LO’s style (again, we know how picky they can be).
One fellow mama said, “Bought this for my almost 3 year old grand daughter and she absolutely love this. I have to hide it to keep her from wearing it and sleeping in it.lol the coat is Long on her which is fine that way I don’t have to worry about the bottom of her clothes getting wet and she’ll get some wear out of it. I bought the 3-4 years”
Get your Minnie fan an umbrella of her own, along with a matching slicker — you’ll need both when it’s raining all the time. Note: If you’re headed to Disney and want to be prepared for all sorts of weather, consider packing this sweet set in your kiddo’s suitcase! It’s ideal for toddlers ages 2-3 (especially if they can’t keep away from those super fun puddles).
Best Boys Umbrellas
Stomping through puddles is even more fun when you’ve got a huge 3D shark to protect you! On the rainiest of days, your LO will feel like a shark swimming through dangerous waters with this Stephen Joseph Pop Up Umbrella. When completely open, the umbrella measures at 22 x 27 inches — the perfect size for any kid! (especially an adventurous one).
“Bought for my tk 5 year old. He was able to open and close it easily. Small enough to hang with his backpack. And got so many compliments,” said one Amazon review. Another happy customer said, “This umbrella is better than I expected. It seems sturdy, and I was surprised to find that the tail and dorsal fin are wired into the open/close mechanism of the umbrella. They stand up firmly when umbrella is opened and collapse back down when it closes. Great buy!”
Available in three sizes (small, medium, and large) for ages spanning 2-7, this Nickelodeon Paw Patrol Slicker and Umbrella Rainwear set will make your toddlers and little boys go wild. And for the record, girls can get in on the fun, too. Rain or shine, the umbrella can be used to shield your little ones from the rain or keep them dry. It’s wipe clean so if your naughty child decides to leave it in the mud, there’s still hope. Your little one will legit feel like a superhero with the matching cobalt blue slicker making an appearance.
One mama raves, “This is adorable. I think I got it when it was raining in spring and it only rained once or twice more after I ordered it. So we can’t wait for Winter to come and more rain. Because he looks adorable in the super cute rain slicker and the umbrella is great. He loves having rain gear that is his sized.”
Blast off into the next stormy day with this blue rocket-themed umbrella from Maisonette that we know both little girls and boys will love. With flying rockets, planets, and stars, it’s just the design your little astronaut needs to brave the elements. Safety caps protect their hands and faces, while the lightweight frame and easy closure are perfect for traveling around town. The curved plastic handle is the ideal size for their little fingers, too. Pick it up with a stellar raincoat or matching rainboots for the ultimate rainy day uniform.
Your little superhero won’t mind bringing this umbrella to the bus stop! Instead, they’ll be happy to show off the comics-inspired accessory that shields them from the rain. It’s equipped with a nylon strap for carrying, and the handle, which is emblazoned with the Batman logo, is easy to grip. It’s complete with bold yellow accents that cover sharp edges for safety and manage to look cool.
Best Kids Umbrellas
Um, Mama… how awesome is this? This MRTLLOA umbrella is collapsible for easy carrying and comes in 17 adorable designs (yep, 17!). It’s convenient, safe (only one click to open and close), and double layered to keep things from getting wet when it’s closed. One Amazon reviewer said, “My daughter loves her new umbrella. She especially likes that the pattern is on the inside for her to see. As a parent, I like the C handle and what appears to be a durable product. Cuteness is a plus as well. I foresee her being able to use it for a few years, if not more.”
You know the saying: No rain, no rainbows. Allow your LO to embrace the ‘bow with this cute see-through canopy umbrella that provides optimal visibility. It has a manual open and close function to help streamline your a.m. routine. The size is JUST right for kids who want to feel all grown-up with their big kid umbrella in tow. When it’s raining cats and dogs—and the struggle to keep your child safe from the elements, while simultaneously balancing a steaming coffee cup, is too much of a hassle—you’ll have one less worry.
One Amazon customer shares, “Great kids umbrella. I saw that it was going to rain on the day of my sons birthday so I bought 12 of these to give out as a gift to all of the kiddos. It was a huge hit and was fun watching all of the kids play in the rain. It may not stand up to a hurricane but was all we needed for summertime showers. The kids were able to easily and safely open and close on their own and they all loved the rainbows and colors.”
April showers bring … red flowers! Looking for an umbrella for your kid that you can also use in a pinch? This one is ultra cute, with its red daisy print. Made with polyester, metal, and plastic, this umbrella is built to last. Even better, it’ll brighten up even the grayest rainy day. Pair with red or yellow galoshes for a super cute look that’ll make a (puddle) *splash*.
Turn that frown upside down… Embrace the dreary weather with this rainy day fashion accessory. Hipsterkid’s kiwi-inspired umbrella absolutely sparks joy. The green and yellow graphic and contrasting blue handle is super cute—it could definitely be spotted a mile away. Not only will this functional umbrella keep your shorty dry from the elements but it’s cute AF. It’s easy to manage (pinch-proof and poke-proof) so you won’t have to worry about playing the helicopter mom. There are some other adorable designs, so go ahead and add the watermelon one to your cart, too.
Cute enough for mom (ahem,actually, we’ll be buying the adult version), this kids dome umbrella has stylish rainbow-colored dots for extra fun. The extended canopy protects them from the elements and has a clear plastic that makes it easy to see through while tromping through the rain. This will avoid any bump-ins with other umbrella toting kiddos. Reviewers rave about its lightweight and wind proof durability (a must-have for kids). An easy-grip curved plastic handle, sturdy frame, and travel-friendly size also make it fuss-free for your little one. The rounded tips and pinch-proof closure keep their tiny hands safe (and help mama live a more worry-free life).
Have more than one toddler onboard? According to this Amazon customer, if you’re wise, you’ll snag two umbrellas. “My 5-year-old son uses the clear one and it has lasted fine over the past year. My 2-year-old daughter was jealous so I ordered her the polka dot one,” she says.
Why not make a statement with some modern art? This artsy option from La Bella Umbrella has elephants (betcha can’t spot the turtle?!) so it’s sure to be a hit. It’s safe to say that the design itself will transport you and your LO to a far-off place. A high-quality rubber-coated handle and push-button provides a comfy grip and prevents hands from slipping. Windproof and waterproof, it will be ready for anything mother nature throws your way. The soft and convenient wrist strap makes it easy to carry around and the metal clip means you can hook it on their backpack (or your stroller) even when dripping wet. It even comes with a matching sleeve so that when it’s not in use, it can easily be tucked away in your diaper bag or stroller organizer.
Since you’re always on the hunt for the best stuff for your kiddo, check out our kid gear section for more favorite picks!