Rain Boots For Your Girl Toddler – Your Complete Guide
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Rain Boots For Your Girl Toddler – Your Complete Guide

IT’S RAINING….

We want to take you back… Back to your childhood and that day at school when snotty Jonny Briggs shoved an ice ball down your gaping rain boots.

Not that long ago, rain boots for kids were a somewhat basic affair. Prone to cracking, gaping and fitting badly. They rendered us targets for bullies to shovel cold snow into and stayed wet for decades.

Fast forward to now. You may not be terribly keen on the idea of rain boots for your own children. They might not seem substantial, long lasting or very comfortable.

But as the April showers beckon, your daughter is going to need a sturdy pair of wet boots to see her through the rain.

Here’s our guide to choosing rain boots for your girl toddler.

Use the below table of contents to navigate around this lengthy tome…


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Ready?  Let’s splash on through this!


 WHAT ARE THE MOST COMFORTABLE RAIN BOOTS FOR TODDLERS?

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As you probably already know, rain boots are often not the most comfortable of footwear!

Further down our guide, we look at factors affecting their comfort levels. These are namely the material they are made from, whether they have a breathable sock liner or foot bed at all, the level of insulation and how well they fit.

However, as an adult looking to buy rain boots, you will probably be thinking of the brands that you know and trust. So it is only natural to investigate them further, when it comes to choosing boots for your toddler girl.


WHICH ARE THE BEST BRANDS OF RAIN BOOTS FOR TODDLERS?

bogs dino boots

In our reviews, we look at three trusted manufacturers – Bogs, Crocs and Muck and put their junior versions to the test!

But for an overview of some of the best rain boot brands, there are…

MUCK TODDLER RAIN BOOTS

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Muck are a company who have built their reputations on creating solid, comfortable footwear, which can weather a storm – literally.

More than just rain boots, Muck design footwear which is not only 100% waterproof, but also practical and durable.

These are the boots of choice across the workplaces and outdoors of America.

Fortunately, their range extends to even the littlest of kids, so your tiny girl can look just like mom!


CROCS TODDLER RAIN BOOTS

crocs handle it

There are few brands as immediately recognizable as Crocs. And fewer still that are as reliably comfortable, too.

What’s more surprising, is just how young this company still is, only existing since 2002.

The good news is that the iconic shoemaker not only makes rain boots for kids, but it makes some of the best toddler rain boots in the business!


TODDLER RAIN BOOTS WALMART

pebble walmart rain boot

We are well aware that many parents are on a budget and that for some, the premium brands featured in reviews might be out of their price range.

So if you are looking for choice and convenience, but can’t afford to break the bank, then you could do worse than head over to Walmart.

With some of the biggest range to choose from, there’s a rain boot to suit every purse!


BOGS TODDLER RAIN BOOTS

blue bogs wellies

Another relatively young company, Bogs were formed in 2002 to bring a firm, reliable tread to the farm.

However, they didn’t get started with rain boots until 2013!

This late start doesn’t mean that they haven’t nailed them, though!

Making some of the most reliable boots on the planet, Bogs range now also extends to some delightful looking rain boots for splashing about in.


CARTERS TODDLERS RAIN BOOTS

Combining quality and with cute, Carters have long been a company for parents to trust.

Designing exclusively for kids, Carters know a thing or two about the right way to do rain boots for your little ones.


ARE GIRL TODDLER’S RAIN BOOTS WARM?

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There is often a complaint, which runs through the conversation of moms with little girls, that manufacturers fail to make warm enough shoes for them.

But when it comes to rain boots, this should not be a problem – at least in as far the gender difference goes.

Both boys and girls rain boots are roughly interchangeable, with only the outer colorings and patterns differing. In fact, many toddler rain boots may be unisex.

However, like all rain boots there are still factors affecting their warmth.

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These are namely the materials they are made from, the degree of insulation they have, their level of waterproofing, how heavy they are and if they are lined.

We talk in greater detail about the materials and waterproofing, below.

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But in general, the warmer the boot, the heavier it is likely to be. This is because of the levels of insulation within and the thickness of the material used.

For greater warmth, be on the lookout for things like fur linings and even wooly or fleecy collars. These things will help seal in the heat of the boot.

Other factors which should be looked at, include the height of the boots and whether they lace up or not. Most kids rain boots will be pull-on, for ease of use.

However, some may be lace ups, which, if correctly fit, should offer better protection from the cold.


WHAT ARE GOOD TODDLER RAIN BOOTS?

girl in wellies

After testing out the materials and ensuring 100% waterproofing (we know this sounds obvious, but in our experience, it is always as well to check these things!) then the search for good toddler rain boots depends on the level of need.

Are these only to be worn on occasion – in which case, perhaps comfort isn’t a deciding factor. Or are they going to see a lot of use – in which case, then it is!

Once you have your criteria, you can properly assess whether the boots meet your girl’s needs.


HOW FLEXIBLE ARE TODDLER’S RAIN BOOTS?

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It is true that some rain boots can be highly inflexible. And whilst this might be fine for an adult, who isn’t prone to leaping into every available puddle (you don’t, right?) this could be an issue for the younger generation.

Ideally, you want to put your kids’ boots to the test before buying, this means choosing a supple, flexible material, like neoprene or natural rubber.

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Tip; whilst the heavier rain boot might be good for keeping out the cold, the price paid for warm feet can often be a reduction in flexibility.

But there are some rain boots which combine both (check out our reviews below!)


HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT RAIN BOOTS FOR YOUR TODDLER?

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As we have mentioned, making the right choice for your toddler girl, depends on her needs. However, there are some general points to look out for;

TRACTION

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It’s easy to get bamboozled by a cute design and forget all about the underside of the boot. But proper traction is key to any rain boot, and that goes double for kids.

After all, they will be the ones charging through muddy puddles and who do skidding for fun!

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Check the traction on the outsole of the rain boot prior to buying. Just how deep it needs to be depends on whether you want these for more than just wearing over concrete and asphalt.

For something a little more outdoors oriented, you might want to something hardier.


EASE OF USE

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It’s easy to forget there was a time when you couldn’t put on your own shoes, but this is exactly the phase of life that your toddler girl is in.

Help her become more independent by making her boots the very easiest to put on and off. Most of our featured boots come with handy handles, for ease of use.


COMFORT

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As we have touched on, the comfort levels of rain boots vary.

Arguably, your toddler will probably spend many more hours wearing rain boots than will you.

Her propensity for leaping ta-da-rah into muddy swamps and the inescapable fact that she’s kind of small, mean a tiny puddle equals a complete soaking. Hence, she will need a watertight boot more.

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Therefore, comfort is paramount. Check for supportive padding and insoles offering cushioned protection.

Being lightweight and flexible are definitely a factor in determining the comfort of a rain boot.


THE FIT

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As an adult, you probably already know that what constitutes a good fit in a boot, is a bit different to what’s a good fit in a shoe.

In short, a rain boot is prone to fitting a little less closely.

For a start off, rain boots generally do not come in half sizes, and half sizes are something that are pretty important for a child’s developing foot.

However, it is best to size up, if your daughter is in a half size, as you can easily pad out any space with thick socks.

As ever, we advise measuring your child’s feet before every purchase. This is something that should be repeated every six to eight weeks, to be sure.

Bear in mind that some manufacturers’ boots can run very long. Pay attention to the actual length that they are before choosing – even if this means choosing a size down from her usual fit.


THE PROS AND CONS OF RAIN BOOTS FOR YOUR TODDLER

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The chances are, you cannot avoid buying at least one pair of rain boots for your toddler. But some parents – and kids – are not always that keen on wearing them.

Here are some of the pros and cons of rain boots for a toddler.

CONS

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  • Rain boots are not the most comfortable.
  • Rain boots may be cold in extreme weather.
  • Rain boots can be hot on warm wet days.
  • Rain boots may not be worn frequently.
  • Rain boots can smell funny and some kids don’t like them.
  • Rain boots can be stiff to wear and difficult to put on.
  • Rain boots may not fit well.

All the above can be solved by choosing the right pair – see our reviews for some inspiration!

PROS

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  • Rain boots can provide total protection against the rain and snow.
  • Rain boots protect your kids’ feet from cold and wet.
  • Rain boots save your kids’ shoes from damage.
  • Rain boots can be light and easy to wear and pack.
  • Rain boots can be fun and cute.
  • Rain boots can be inexpensive.
  • Rain boots can be easy to clean up.

Now let’s talk about materials.


MATERIALS

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The materials used in kids’ rain boots are generally the same as yours. These are;


RUBBER

Natural rubber offers total protection from the rain and is also highly flexible.

These are good choices for your girl toddler’s rain boots.

We would always advise a rubber outsole on any rain boots, for both traction and waterproofing.


NEOPRENE

Neoprene is a type of synthetic rubber. It is highly durable and very flexible.

It is used in all types of waterproof clothing, including wet suits. It is a good choice for any rain boot.


PVC

PVC is a type of plastic. It is highly waterproof and lighter than rubber.  It is generally also cheaper than a rubber rain boot.

However, some parents prefer to avoid PVC as it may be stiff and not as flexible as rubber. Additionally, it is not as long-wearing as the more expensive rubber.

There are also concerns about its toxicity, both to animals and humans. If this is an issue for you, it is not difficult to find alternatives.


REVIEWS

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Let’s get into some specific models, that we love.


BOGS KIDS CLASSIC HIGH RAIN, WINTER AND SNOW BOOT (TODDLERS) REVIEW

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  • MANUFACTURER:   BOGS
  • MODEL NAME: CLASSIC KIDS INSULATED BOOTS
  • STYLE: RAIN/ SNOW/ WINTER BOOT
  • SIZES: 7-10 M US TODDLER, 1-13 LITTLE KID US (LARGER SIZES AVAILABLE)
  • HEIGHT: 9 INCHES (SIZE 10)
  • SHIPPING WEIGHT: 2.45 POUNDS
  • CIRCUMFERENCE: 9 INCHES AT TOP (SIZE 10)
  • HALF SIZES:   NO
  • COLORS: BLACK, DINO PRINT/BLACK/MULTI, CATTAIL PRINT/BLACK/MULTI, MATTE/DARK GREY, MATTE/LIGHT GREY, SPACE RED/MULTI +50 MORE STYLES
  • OUTER MATERIAL:  LEATHER AND SYNTHETIC
  • SOLE:  RUBBER
  • ALSO: 7MM NEO TECH INSULATED TO -30 F, PULL ON/OFF HANDLES, CONTOURED ODOR FRIENDLY FOOTBED,
  • WATERPROOF: YES
  • TEMPERATURE: TO -30F
  • FIT AS EXPECTED:  84%
  • PRICE GUIDE:  $31.98 – $110.16
  • OUR RATING:  4.7 STARS OUT OF FIVE

BOGS KIDS CLASSIC HIGH RAIN, WINTER AND SNOW BOOT

bogs rainboots toddlers

Do you have a princess who cannot choose for the life of her? Then perhaps you might want to avoid this boot, as there are a whopping fifty five colors on offer!!

However, with so much to choose between, there’s something for even the fussiest of kids.

At first glance, these Classic High Rain, Winter And Snow Boots from manufacturer Bogs seem to be everything that you could hope for in a kids boot.

They’re cute, warm looking and above all, insulated – to -30F no less.

More than just a rain boot, these should keep your little one’s precious tootsies toastie warm and frost free, throughout the winter.

They also promise good traction, for all that playing out in the snow. So how do they measure up?

Pretty well on the whole, we think.

bogs rainboots toddlers

It seems that most customers are more than happy with these rain and snow boots – with the vast majority scoring them a perfect five in feedback.

Most people agree they are as warm as they look and stay the distance.

The only issue is that they are not exactly cheap and there is always the danger with kids shoes that they will be grown out of before they have a chance to wear out. Then again, that is the sign of a quality product!

Possibly the pattern will wear off, with repeated wear, but the boots themselves should live to power through the rain and snow, another day.

They are also slightly heavy – but we think this is a payoff for choosing such well insulated boots.

All in all, highly recommended!


MUCK BOOT MUCK ROVER II KIDS’ RUBBER BOOT REVIEW

muck rainboots

  • MANUFACTURER:   MUCK BOOT
  • MODEL NAME:   ROVER II
  • STYLE: WINTER BOOT
  • SIZES: 10 M TODDLER, 1-13 LITTLE KID
  • SHIPPING WEIGHT: 3 POUNDS
  • CIRCUMFERENCE: 14 INCHES (BASED ON LARGER SIZES)
  • HEEL:  1.75 INCHES
  • SHAFT: 10 INCHES FROM ARCH
  • PLATFORM:  0.75 INCHES
  • HALF SIZES:   NO
  • COLORS: CAMO
  • OUTER MATERIAL:  5MM NEOPRENE/ SYNTHETIC
  • SOLE:  RUBBER, SELF CLEANING DIAMOND SOLE, TRACTIONED OUTSOLE
  • ALSO: REINFORCED TOE AND HEEL, BREATHABLE PK LINING
  • WATERPROOF: YES
  • TEMPERATURE: SUB FREEZING – 65F
  • FIT AS EXPECTED:   89%
  • PRICE GUIDE:  $68.22 – $89.95
  • OUR RATING:  4.7 STARS OUT OF FIVE

MUCK BOOT MUCK ROVER II KIDS’ RUBBER BOOT

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If you have a budding cowgirl, it can be hard to get something to suit.

Especially something that’s going to be tough enough to withstand all that deeply important business of running through muddy puddles and stomping in tempting splatters of poop.

Quite often, your common or garden rubber rain boot just isn’t going to cut it.

Enter the Muck Boot Rover II. Here, the clue is in the name – Muck by name and Muck by nature, Muck are a maker who have built their brand on… muck.

It makes a refreshing change to have a kids’ boot (especially one for girls) that is designed to actually get more than a little wet.

We can assure parents that your princess really can get rough and tough in these and better still, she can have the matching look to her parents outdoor work boots.

In all honesty, we were hard pressed to find something about this boot which our reviewer didn’t like! The only thing we could say is that with only one color currently on sale, there could be more choice… on the other hand, at least you won’t be in the store all day!

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They are hardwearing, comfortable, waterproofed to within an inch of their life and well insulated.

With features such as a self-cleaning diamond sole (sadly, it won’t clear up the mess left on your carpet!) and a breathable mesh lining for superior ventilation, these are a quality boot for all the season.

They can be worn equally comfortably in the snow, as they can be in milder, wet and muddy climes.

Because when you have spent this much on a kids’ boot, you rather want them to do everything really.

If you have to pick a great all-rounder, we say you can’t do any better really – yeeha!


CROCS KIDS’ HANDLE IT RAIN BOOT REVIEW

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  • MANUFACTURER:  CROCS
  • MODEL NAME:  HANDLE IT
  • STYLE: RAIN BOOT
  • SIZES: 6-10 M US TODDLER, 1-13 US LITTLE KID, LARGER SIZES AVAILABLE
  • HALF SIZES:   NO
  • COLORS: YELLOW, CANDY PINK, GRASS GREEN, CARNATION, CERULEAN BLUE, ICE BLUE, NAVY, SEA BLUE, FUCHSIA, RASPBERRY
  • OUTER MATERIAL:  SYNTHETIC
  • SOLE:  SYNTHETIC
  • ALSO: CROSLITE™ FOAM CUSHIONING, 360 DEGREE COMFORT, REFLECTIVE HEEL LOGO, LARGE HANDLES FOR EASY ON/OFF, LIGHTWEIGHT, NON MARKING SOLE
  • WATERPROOF: YES
  • TEMPERATURE: NOT FOR EXTREMES OF COLD
  • FIT AS EXPECTED:  80%
  • PRICE GUIDE:  $19.49+
  • OUR RATING:  4.5 STARS OUT OF FIVE

CROCS KIDS’ HANDLE IT RAIN BOOT

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There is a naïve simplicity to these Handle It Rain Boots by manufacturer Crocs.

Of course, we all know what we are getting with Crocs, which is namely comfort. Add in some versatility (360 degrees of it in fact) a lightweight feel and overlarge handles and it starts to look like the ideal kids rain boot.

We like the fact this encourages kids to put on their own boots and also that these are light enough to be worn and carried comfortably.

They also score brownie points for being a cinch to clean up (just soap and water) and come in such a heart lifting array of bright colors, that it cheers up any rainy day!

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No, they’re not for the snow and ice, so don’t say we didn’t warn you.

These are rain boots pure and simple. They’re never going to be particularly warm, or breathable for that matter, but by God they will keep your daughter’s feet dry.

And look majorly cute in the process. Which is all we want, really!


MUCK BOOT HALE MULTI-SEASON KIDS’ RUBBER BOOT REVIEW

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  • MANUFACTURER:   MUCK
  • MODEL NAME:  HALE MULTI SEASON
  • STYLE: RAIN AND WINTER BOOT
  • SIZES: 7-10 M US TODDLER, 1-13 M LITTLE KID, LARGER SIZES ALSO
  • SHIPPING WEIGHT: 1.73 POUNDS
  • HEIGHT: 10 INCHES
  • SHAFT: 9 INCHES
  • CIRCUMFERENCE: 12 INCHES OPENING
  • HALF SIZES:   NO
  • COLORS: BLACK/VIOLET/ANIMALS, TEAL/POLKA DOT, PURPLE ZEBRA, PINK ZEBRA, PINK/POLKA DOT, ORANGE CHEETAH, BLUE/BLACK, BLACK/BLACK + 14 OTHERS
  • OUTER MATERIAL:  4MM NEOPRENE/SYNTHETIC
  • SOLE:  RUBBER SOLE
  • ALSO: SELF CLEANING RIBBED OUTSOLE, LIGHTWEIGHT AND BREATHABLE, PULL TAB FOR EASE ON/OFF
  • WATERPROOF: YES
  • TEMPERATURE: SUB FREEZING – 65F
  • FIT AS EXPECTED:  84%
  • PRICE GUIDE:  $38.38+
  • OUR RATING: 4.7 STARS OUT OF FIVE

MUCK BOOT HALE MULTI-SEASON KIDS’ RUBBER BOOT

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When you want a boot for all seasons, then you have come to the right place!

These Muck Hale Multi Season Rubber Boots are made for kids that want to play out – in all weathers.

With no fuss or frills, these are simple, yet stylish, rubber rain boots, which will also withstand some winter slush and ice.

However we would advise some caution when it comes to the exact temperatures these should be worn at. To keep your kid’s feet warm, we don’t advise these to be worn for long periods in really cold weather. A bit of snow and ice is fine, Siberia is not!

One of the reasons these are so nice and light, is because they are not heavily insulated. For long term outings in deep snow and freezing conditions, we would consider other options.

muck hale dino

Popular with kids and parents alike, these come with handy handles, to pull on and off at ease. They are light enough to jump up and down in puddles with and are fully waterproofed to boot.

Add in some decent traction and these start to look like the ideal all round, kids boot for all seasons!

Comfortable and capable of absorbing all the shocks that life throws at your toddler (so that will be an 8.8 on the Richter scale) these are a not exactly cheap – but they won’t be wearing out in a hurry either.

We say buy them if you want to get your money’s worth!


READY FOR THE RAIN?

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Hopefully now you are armed with the knowledge to go and buy some truly epic rain boots for your little girl toddler.

All that remains is for you both to find that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!

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