Rain jackets for your kids
With fall's arrival just around the corner, it's time to think about keeping your kids dry and warm while they enjoy playing outside in cooler temperatures. Here's a selection of practical rain jackets that won't break the bank. There's everything from lollipop stripes to woodland fairies, all guaranteed to put a smile on your child's face.
Stripes -- Moms may be warned to stay away from stripes, but your little one will look adorable in this cute design from Janie and Jack. From the Soda Fountain Collection,
this rain jacket is cheerful, waterproof and warm. Fully lined in soft cotton jersey, it is lightly padded for additional warmth. Retailing at $52 and available in sizes 6 months to 8 years. Team
it up with a pair of matching striped rain boots lined in cotton jersey. Bonus: They're cleverly designed with pull-on handles! Available in sizes 4 to 2, the boots retail at $32.
Whimsical fairies -- This collection of fairy rainwear is simply enchanting. And your child will be eager to step outside in her Kidorable fairy raincoat, matching umbrella and rain boots, all from Macys. You'll love the budget-friendly prices of this collection, too -- from $9.99 to $26.99. The only downside? Your kids will be wishing for rain every day of the week!
Terrifying dinosaurs -- Not to be left out, boys will enjoy creating some fear in this dinosaur ensemble, also available from Macys. The line features prehistoric boots, backpacks -- even an umbrella. Available in sizes that fit ages 2 to 6, they're priced at $9.99 to $26.99.
Splash proof -- Waterproof your little one in this unique take on rainwear. The infant rain suit from justkidsclothes.com is designed to be worn over your child's outdoor clothes. Constructed as one piece and made out of PVC, the suit is fully elasticized at the wrists, ankles and hood and comes with a visor to protect baby's face from wild, wintry weather. With two long frontal zippers, you can take the suit on and off your child easily. Retails at $24.50 and comes in sizes 24 to 30 months. Available in blue, yellow and pink.
Singing stars -- Fans of the hit High School Musical will love this raincoat from Sears. With her musical heroes screen printed on PVC, the jacket will keep her dry as she dances off to school. Available in sizes to fit ages 8 to 12, it retails for just $14.99.