New Season | Outfits Made for Rainy Days
It’s an unwritten rule in every kid’s handbook: all puddles must be splashed in. And whilst they’re busy embracing the great outdoors, you’ll be conscious of keeping their clothes as dry and mud free as possible. That’s where our Rainy Days collections come in! We’ve got purpose-built kidswear made for getting caught in all sorts of wet and windy conditions. Light drizzle? Look to Mitty James for raincoats with reflective trims. And when the forecast calls for top-to-toe protection, CeLaVi’s waterproof suits will keep them dry and happy.
When it’s time to head indoors, there’s no better feeling than slipping into a pair of fleece-lined UGGs and swapping waterproofs for a luxuriously warm, snuggly outfit. Here you’ll find soft and made-for-staying-in clothes that provide a cosy backdrop for indoor play when it's pouring outside. Teens will love our coordinated tracksuits featuring their favourite brand's logos, and smaller children have lots of comfy casuals to choose from, each pairing perfectly with their go-to boredom busters, from movie marathons to arty activities.
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Brighten up a gloomy day with rainsuits and puddle-proof boots in all the colours of the rainbow.
Ready, Steady, Splash!
There’s something wonderfully wholesome about getting caught in the rain, especially with a little one by your side. Puddle splashing and rainbow spotting are all part of the fun, and when their outerwear is working hard to keep them dry, there’s really nothing stopping you from embracing a sudden downpour.
Danish brand CeLaVi’s technical rainsuit is about as waterproof as they come. On top, the jacket features a detachable hood and a cosy fleece-lined collar along with Velcro cuffs and a zip-and-popper fastening to ward off the wet weather. On the bottom, the trousers have an elasticated waistband and handy stirrup straps to keep them safely tucked into rain boots. Oh, and it’s machine washable, making it even harder to say no to splashing in muddy puddles. Sorry, Mum and Dad! If a chance of rain is forecast, be sure to have a Mitty James waterproof jacket tucked away in your bag, ready to whip out at the first sign of precipitation. We love the brand’s cheerful umbrella print, which is accompanied by reflective trims on the pockets, ensuring that they stand out even on the most overcast of days. What’s more, it’s exclusive to Childrensalon, so there’s little chance of them wearing the same style as their friends. Just add a trusty pair of rain boots to the look, and head off in search of the biggest puddle you can find.
Let the pitter-patter of raindrops outside be the soundtrack to their day.
Home and Dry
If you need to take a rain check on adventuring outdoors, then home is the place to be. Being stuck inside on a rainy day can be frustrating for children, especially if bad weather calls off something they’ve been looking forward to. Never fear, there are still plenty of fun, engaging activities that can be enjoyed within the comfort of your home. For infants who love to keep busy, it’s time to raid the craft box. We’re thinking finger painting, puppet making and playdough modelling, and our range of bib aprons can double up as a handy overall for protecting their clothing during messy activities like these. And what’s also great about this type of creative play is that children will be developing their fine motor skills at the same time, showing that learning can most definitely be fun. Big brothers and sisters can take the opportunity to help too, giving you five minutes’ peace.
If you’ve got older kids who’ve just taken up reading, creating a snuggly nook where they can lose themselves in the pages of a book guarantees a quiet afternoon indoors. All they need is a comfy cotton tracksuit, a well-lit spot and some snacks to keep them going. If space allows, why not create a more permanent zone in the house with a beanbag or child-sized armchair? On the other hand, a movie marathon is a great way of getting the family together on a rainy afternoon. One of the best ways to avoid a disagreement (we all have them) is by putting everyone’s film nominations into a hat and picking one to watch. But don’t be surprised if they make a quick exit outdoors when the rain stops; at least they’ll be well prepared for a change in weather with our rainy-day essentials.