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The Best Toddler Rain Boots for Epic Puddle Jumping

All the fun, with none of the wet.

Toddler rain boots have one basic but crucial job: They’re there to keep your kids’ feet dry. Because kids with wet feet have wet socks, and that combination leads to endless amounts of whining. If you get the right pair, a storm becomes more entertaining than the latest Disney flick.

Rain boots make rainy days funTry to remember how much fun it was to puddle jump as a kid. The hop. The splash. The power to create a tsunami on the sidewalk. And it didn’t require batteries! And, for a protective parent fearing wet feet, all it takes is some proactive purchasing of boots that can stand up to a kids’ jumping for joy in stormy weather.

A good pair of rain boots keeps kids’ feet snug, even in torrential downpours. If you live in a particularly frigid area, it may help to get insulated rain boots for extra warmth. You want rain boots that have solid traction, so kids don’t slip and slide. And make sure that they’re easy to pull on and off, so handles are good addition.

The Best Toddler Rain Boots

Get your toddler prepped for Glastonbury with these classic Hunter rain boots. Not only are these boots waterproof, but they're from a British heritage brand and feature a lovely cushioned footbed.

Reima is a brand from Finland, and it specializes in all-weather gear for kids. These boots, which are nicely low-cut for comfort, are made from cotton-lined rubber and have a vulcanized sole. They're especially easy to pull on and yank off.

Simple, easy, and indestructible, the Crocs rain boots are the most lightweight ones you can buy. The wide handles make getting dressed easy. And there's a reflective heel logo for safety.

They easy to yank on and pull off, thanks to the openings. And they're designed in a rubber upper with linear graphics along the shaft, so they look, well, cool. There's a cushioned footbed, and a non-marking, non-slip rubber outsole with a self-cleaning tread.

Race cars, and sharks, and bunnies: oh, my! Big handles make these easy-on and kid friendly for children learning to dress themselves. They’re high quality, soft, flexible and so super cute your kids may want to wear them when the sun is shining.

Not only do these rain boots come in any number of patterns for the choosiest of kids, but they a rubber exterior, a cotton lining, and slip-resistant soles. These boots are easy to take on and pull off, thanks to the handles on the boots. The cotton liner and fabric insole keep little feet warm and toasty.

The handles are great to get these on and off. The insole with jersey-knit cotton lining is removable. And the boots themselves are made from leakproof rubber that won't stiffen or crack or leak. And the traction is solid, too.

The Best Kids’ Rain Boots

These are back-to-basics four-season rain boots for warm feet in cool colors. They have a no-slip lugged sole, thick rubber shaft that goes high up the calf to avoid seepage, and a strong handle to help little hands pull them on all by themselves. And they come with a lifetime guarantee.

If your kid refuses to wear rain boots for aesthetic reasons: These plastic ones light up. And that's really all you need to know. The handles are a bonus, for pulling them on and taking them off with ease.

These are made to withstand whatever Mother Nature throws your way. The heels are thick and rugged. And the pull-on boots have a waterproof synthetic upper with a contrasting midsole. There's a moisture-wicking liner to reduce foot sweat, and a cushioned footbed.

Like the adult Hunters, these simple stylish high quality 100 percent rubber boots and soles are easy to clean and nearly indestructible. They also have a textile lining that keep feet warm and comfortable.

For the design-forward child, here are funky-cool boots with a rubber upper and sole, and comfortable cotton lining. Plus a multitude of different patterns.

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