Kids Rain Boots, Umbrellas and Gear for April Showers

Forget the notion of sending rain packing. Those showers bring on May flowers, after all. And the spring sprinkles, sidewalk puddles and muddy slushes aren’t so bad when your little ones are prepared! So make sure your kids are ready to wrestle the rain with Metro Parent’s collection of cute rainy day gear. Those water bugs are sure to make a splash.

Note: All of the listed merchandise is updated as of April 2013. To be safe, however, we recommend that you check with the shops to see if products are still available. When possible, we’ve provided a link to buy the item online, too.


Pink Platinum Red Cherries and Dots Raincoat

Trade in the classic yellow raincoat for something a bit different this spring. Dress your little gal in Pink Platinum’s red cherries and dots hooded raincoat, which you can snag in-store for $17.99 and online for $25.18. This adorable, retro rain shield will keep your tot dry, warm and, of course, fashionable. No clunky umbrellas needed when you’ve got one of these!

Buy it at Buy Buy Baby; multiple locations in southeast Michigan.


Hatley Crazy Lizard Raincoat, Umbrella and Boots for Boys

Is your little guy an explorer? Well, deck out your mini Magellan in Hatley’s “Crazy Lizard” gear. This matching set includes a raincoat ($52.99), umbrella ($19.99) and boots ($39.99). With this stuff, your lad will not only blend in with the environment, he’ll also be completely covered – literally – for any adventure he decides to conquer this spring.

Buy them at Elephant Ears, located at 415 N. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor; 734-622-9580.


Who Likes the Rain and Puddles Books

We all remember rainy days at school, right? Recess gets cancelled and everyone’s got to find something “constructive” – but we really mean fun – to do. Well, send your kiddo to school with something neat to read on a rainy day. Who Likes The Rain by Wong Herbert Yee ($13.20) and Puddles by Jonathan London and Brian Karas ($5.26) both explore the wonder and adventure that rain can often bring.

Buy them at Barnes & Noble; multiple locations in southeast Michigan.


Kidorable Space Hero Umbrella

Rainy days don’t have to be dull. In fact, they can be out of this world. With a Kidorable space hero umbrella ($13.50), your youngsters can become completely surrounded in a tent of imagination as they tackle spring showers.

Buy them at Peek-A-Bootique, located at 6911 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield; 248-855-8000.


Sanrio Hello Kitty Umbrella

The sky may be covered in hues of grey, but why not add a bit of color to a gloomy, rainy day? Well, with Sanrio’s Hello Kitty umbrella, now you can! Your gal can bring a punch of pink to any rainy day with this adorable accessory.

Buy it at Buy Buy Baby; multiple locations in southeast Michigan.


Journeys Kidz Phineas and Ferb Umbrella

Your kids may love watching Phineas and Ferb on TV, but now, your tots can also take the lovable cartoon characters on rainy-day adventures, because Journeys Kidz offers Phineas and Ferb umbrellas! You can snag one of these umbrellas for your cartoon-loving youngsters for $10.

Buy it at Journeys Kidz at Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi (248-449-4013) and Great Lakes Crossing in Auburn Hills (248-335-2208).


Heart and Flower Boots

Some wear their heart on their sleeves, but this spring, your kids can wear theirs on their boots! These galoshes don’t just have cute hearts on them; they’re draped in flowers, too – a wonderful reminder of what rainy days can bring. Get your daughter a pair of these adorable heart and flower boots in-store at Buy Buy Baby for $17.99.

Buy it at Buy Buy Baby; multiple locations in southeast Michigan.


Journeys Kidz Marvel Comics Rubber Rain Boots

Puddle wars can be fun, but they’re even better when you have something to brag about. Get your small fry a pair of Journeys Kidz comic rubber rain boots for $24.99. All of the kids on the playground will “Marvel” at the sight of these comic book-inspired kicks.

Buy it at Journeys Kidz at Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi (248-449-4013) and Great Lakes Crossing in Auburn Hills (248-335-2208).


U of M Rubber Boots

Some rain isn’t gonna stop your youngster from repping their favorite team, right? Kids can now sport their own University of Michigan rubber boots for $43.99, which you can buy in-store at The M Den. Your little die-hard Wolverine fan can wear these maize and blue kicks to games, outings or even on walks through town.

Buy it at The M Den, at various locations in Ann Arbor.


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