How to Choose the Perfect Umbrella for Kids
Rain can make for a lazy weekend afternoon, sitting beside a window in the comfort of your home, sipping a cup of coffee, and watching countless raindrops kiss the ground. Then, there are less relaxing times, when we must venture out into the storm, with our kids by our side.
Sharing a single umbrella with your child can be more trouble than it's worth. Walking along together in the rain is more fun for your youngster, and much drier, when you've each got your own umbrella. But we all know kids can be picky, so not just any old umbrella will do. To ensure your kids will relish the thought of using their umbrella again and again, you will need to find one that’s practical, fun, and easy to use.
Children's umbrellas provide little ones with better coverage and safety features. It’s important to keep those small hands protected, so it’s a good idea to make a choice which includes a pinch-proof runner to keep their fingers far away from the closure, and poke-proof ends for extra safety. Make certain you find one that is lightweight, and has a handle that’s easy to grip.
This one from CTM® has a extended pinch-proof runner, and a rounded handle to fit tiny hands. Plus, it comes in a cool iridescent finish, so your child can enjoy the shifting colors along with the translucent canopy.
Help your kids watch their step with an umbrella that features a dome made of a see-through vinyl material. If two of your kids can agree on the same style of umbrella (fingers crossed!), then this bubble umbrella set is the perfect option for you. Mom can even match with a clear bubble umbrella that’s more her size. The classic hook handle mixes with a modern translucent finish to create an exciting option that won't get flipped in harsh winds.
The dome-style canopy is an excellent choice for kids, since it offers better coverage, and makes it easier to walk side by side. No need to fear poking out anyone's eyes with these!
Be a Hero
The easiest way to get your kid like something is to put their favorite character on it. Walking in the rain is much more fun with Elsa, Spiderman, or Lightning McQueen by their side. Umbrella's like these are ones they'll be proud to show off and excited to hold onto in rainy weather. You might have some trouble getting them to let it go once you get out of the rain, though.
This Marvel Avengers umbrella features their favorite heroes, plus their awesome logos. Lightweight and 23 inches in length, it's the perfect size for your little one to carry with no trouble.
But don't just stop there! When it's raining cats and dogs, make sure the kiddos are covered with a handy rain coat or rainboots.
You can view our entire collection of Children's Umbrellas here. No matter what your kid’s style is, we can help you in finding an umbrella for them that is not just functional, but something they look forward to amidst a rainy day.