In the UK, we are more likely to see snow between January and March than in December. So it is important to know the Best Buys when it comes to your children's winter outdoor kit!

You need to think about how much you will be getting out with the family, whether it's winter wonderland or just going out for woodland walks. If you are looking for something for them to wear on the way to school, you will want a jacket or puddle suit that has reflective strips to keep them safe near busy roads.

Maybe you are looking for something that is long-lasting, if you purchase your outerwear now, you want something that will last you until at least next winter.

Toddlers & younger kids need outerwear that will keep them covered in the wet, wind, snow and rain. So look for at least a waterproof rating of 8000/10,000mm which is Highly Waterproof.

We also recommend checking the size guides before purchasing waterproof clothing. We found the top 5 waterproof essentials to have this winter, & they are all in the SALE:

1.   Best Overall – Fleece Lined Outdoors All in One

Price: Was £60 – Now from £48.99

Best Overall – Fleece Lined Outdoors All in One

Size range: 1-8 years (Also available without Fleece Lining)

Colour Options: Pink, Red, Purple, Blue Stripes

Machine Washable: Yes (Do not use fabric softener)

This is a multi-award-winning puddle suit, which comes in a range of different stripe colours. The fleece lined all-in-one suit is 100% waterproof with welded seams & a rating of 10,000mm. It has a cosy liner and It has plenty of room underneath for layers and a bulky nappy. This makes it ideal for all-year-round use in the UK. It is not bulky and can be folded up to fit underneath a buggy or in a backpack.

This is a firm favourite from Indy Best,

“This just feels like the real McCoy: We love the exterior – a soft, tactile rubbery finish with reinforced fabric”

-Martha Alexander, Indy Best 2021 


2. Best Puddle Suit Separates – Fleece Lined Outdoors Rain Jacket & Dungarees

Price: Was £77 – Now from £60.78

Outdoors Rain Jacket & Dungarees

Size range: 1-8 years

Colour Options: Blue, Red, Pink & Purple Stripes

(Available in other designs at a higher cost)

Machine Washable: Yes (Do not use fabric softener)

This is a Made for Mums, award-winning favourite. The separate trousers and jacket design is ideal for forest school as it has a cosy lining with room for layers. This rain set is 100% waterproof to 10,000mm and is breathable, meaning air can circulate without letting water in. The cuffs are elasticated to stop the rain from getting in, and it has added safety features such as reflective strips & a removable good. The pockets are also a generous size for your little ones to take their treasures home with them.

Testers of this waterproof set liked that the jacket is slightly longer at the back to keep out the draughts, they also loved the heavy-duty, easy pull zip and adjustable Velcro cuffs.

“As a mum of a very active toddler, this is heaven!”

-Abbygale, Made for Mums tester


3. Best Winter Wellington Boots – Bubble Boots

Price: Was £25 – Now £18.99

Bubble Boots - Kids Wellies

Size range: 3 infants to 1 junior

Colour Options: Blue, Red, Pink

Wellies are often sweaty and heavy for little feet; however, the Bubble Boots have been designed to be feather-light & extremely durable. They also have a thermal liner to keep their feet warm in the winter. The clever design has an inner removable liner, meaning they fit for 2 shoe sizes, as your child moves up a size, simply remove the inner liner to accommodate their growing feet. These super light wellies are also resistant to splitting, cracking or perishing, making them the perfect toddler Wellington boot.


4. Best For Weather Emergencies – Unlined Outdoors Trousers

Price: Was £29 – Now from £20.99

Unlined Outdoors Trousers

Size range: 1 to 14 years

Colour Options: Blue or Pink

Machine Washable: Yes (Do not use fabric softener)

On a day when the weather is unpredictable, these 100% waterproof, breathable trousers will come in handy. They have are also available with fleece lining, however we love the unlined version for year round use and layering in the winter. Made from a soft, durable material, they are easy to manage as they can be bundled away under the buggy or in a backpack. Additionally, they are waterproof to 10,000mm, with fully taped seams and an elasticated waist & cuffs to help you get the perfect fit.

Our favourite part about these trousers is the additional foot stirrups that stretch over your toddler’s welly boots to stop the legs from riding up.


5. Best for All Seasons – Fleece Lined Outdoors Rain Jacket

Price: Was £42 – Now from £35.99

Fleece Lined Outdoors Rain Jacket

Size range: 1 to 8 years

Colour Options: Blue, Red, Pink & Purple Stripes

(Available in other designs at a higher cost)

Machine Washable: Yes (Do not use fabric softener)

One of the reasons why parents love this jacket is that it can be used in the rain, wind, mud and even in the snow! This 100% waterproof jacket with a rating of 10,000mm, comes with a layer of soft, warm lining that isn’t overly bulky. This jacket can be used all year round as the fleece is the perfect amount for the Spring & Summer, and there is enough room in the jacket to add an extra layer underneath for the Autumn & Winter.

It is also breathable which makes this coat comfortable to wear over long periods of time. If you are looking for a school jacket, this has safety reflective strips, elasticated cuffs, lined pockets, and a removable hood.

This jacket also won the Made for Mums Gold award for 2 years in a row:

“The jacket has a peaked hood for good visibility – plus it’s removable… My son found the zip easy to do up himself which is possibly why he chose this over other coats, so he could do it all independently”

-Elisa, Made for Mums Tester


Fun fact: Scandinavian inspired many of the designs and safety features of Wet Wednesdays’ waterproofs, like the removable hood. If your child ever got their hood caught on a tree branch, they would be able to remove their hood with the easy snap poppers.

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