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The Best Toddler Rain Jackets That Are Both Stylish + Functional
March 15, 2024

The Best Toddler Rain Jackets That Are Both Stylish + Functional

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The Best Toddler Rain Jackets That Are Both Stylish + Functional.
The Best Toddler Rain Jackets That Are Both Stylish + Functional

Ready for some puddle jumping? Rain + kids can feel like a daunting combination, but having the right gear (like a good pair of rain boots and an appropriate jacket) can make for a fun outdoor adventure.

What to Look for in Toddler Rain Jackets

Choosing the best rain jacket for your toddler doesn’t have to be overly technical. (Puddle jumping isn’t an Olympic sport, after all.) Considering things like your little one’s favorite color or picking a raincoat for its bright, fun pattern can all factor in. But there are a few features you’ll want to think through before you start shopping to be sure you’re choosing the best toddler rain jacket for your particular needs.

Material: Your toddler’s rain jacket will be in constant contact with the elements, so the material it’s made from is pretty important. Water-resistant material will do what its name implies: resist water. But it won’t repel it completely, so factor that in depending on how often and in what type of climate your toddler plans on wearing their raincoat. Waterproof material is completely impenetrable to water. It will keep your toddler fully dry and is the best choice if your little one plans on regularly playing outside in anything from a drizzle to a full-on downpour.

Lining: Toddler rain jackets come both lined and unlined. Lined jackets have a layer of fleece or sweatshirt-like material to keep your little one extra warm, while unlined raincoats are just a shell made from either water-resistant or waterproof material. Both are fine; which one you prefer depends on your climate. If it’s chilly where you live, you’ll want to look for a waterproof version of a winter jacket. So opt for a lined toddler rain jacket for some added warmth.

Washing Instructions: Take a quick peek at the washing instructions for the jacket you’re considering before you buy. Not all toddler rain jackets are machine washable (some are hand-wash only), and many can’t be tossed in the dryer, so consider what you’re okay with—and what you’re not—before you make a purchase.

How We Chose the Best Rain Jackets for Toddlers

To choose the best toddler rain jackets we utilized insight from the Babylist editorial team, including Gear Editor Jen LaBracio, an expert in the baby space for over six years and a mom of two who has written hundreds of baby gear guides and personally researched and tested hundreds of baby products. We also researched a ton of different toddler raincoats and read customer reviews.

Toddler Rain Jackets

Infants’ and Toddlers’ Discovery Rain Jacket

Constructed from rugged nylon and featuring taped seams, reflective material and elastic cuffs, this waterproof toddler rain jacket is lined with a light mesh for a bit of extra warmth.
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This waterproof, lightweight toddler rain jacket features pockets and a hood and is made from 100% recycled polyester.
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Amazon Essentials 
Toddlers' Rain Coat Jacket

A budget-friendly raincoat that’s machine washable and water-resistant.
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Waterproof Rain Jacket

Windproof, waterproof and packed with features like a detachable hood, elastic cuffs and reflective details.
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Snapper Rock 
Lightning Bolt Waterproof Raincoat

Lined with fleece, this waterproof raincoat is perfect for cooler climates and is machine washable.
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Old Navy 
Water-Resistant Hooded Jacket

This water-resistant coat has a built in jersey-lined hood and elastic sleeves to keep the rain out. It features a full-length zipper and we also love the contrasting snap buttons.
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Rainier Rain Jacket

Built for water and wind, this nylon rain jacket is waterproof with sealed seams and has a three-panel hood complete with a rain brim and hook-and-loop adjustment
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Toddler Shark Color-Changing Rain Coat

A super fun color-changing jacket that’s lined with jersey for chillier weather.
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Toddler Colorblock Rain Jacket

Lined with jersey for extra warmth, this affordable water-resistant coat features a hood and elastic cuffs
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Baby Torrentshell 3L Rain Jacket

This three-layered rain jacket is made from durable, completely water-repellent material, and has zippered handwarmer pockets.
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Dark gray Rain Jacket

Water-resistant and moisture-wicking full-zip jacket that has a detachable fleece-lined hood and foldable seams to prevent leakage.
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Cat & Jack 
Printed Clear Rain Jacket

A water-resistant raincoat that’s ideal for a warmer climate and has a built-in hood.
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Yellow Baby Raincoat

An iconic style, this waterproof toddler rain jacket is fully lined and has snaps for easy on and off.
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The North Face 
Baby Antora Waterproof Recycled Polyester Rain Jacket

This lightweight jacket is made from PVC-free water-repellant nylon and a recycled polyester lining to keep them warm and dry.
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Lands' End 
Waterproof Hooded Packable Rain Jacket

Perfect for travel (it packs into itself), this raincoat is waterproof and seam-sealed with a breathable mesh lining, elastic cuffs and pockets.
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Jen LaBracio

Senior Gear Editor

Jen LaBracio is Babylist’s Senior Gear Editor, a role that perfectly combines her love of all things baby gear with her love of (obsessive) research. When she’s not testing out a new high chair or pushing the latest stroller model around her neighborhood, she likes to run, spin, listen to podcasts, read and spend time at the beach. In her past life, she worked for over a decade in children’s publishing. She lives outside of Chicago with her husband and their two boys, Will and Ben.

Briana Engelbrecht

Assistant Editor

Briana Engelbrecht is the Assistant Editor at Babylist, where she brings her passion for early childhood development and experience as a mom of two to Babylist articles and product guides. A former preschool teacher, she loves children’s picture books, cats, plants and making things.

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