Kids Umbrellas Are Functional
Since Jamie is on holidays I, Jamie’s Mum, thought I would write a post for her, given that I’ve got first hand experience on just how popular kids umbrellas are.
All of my three kids have an umbrella which Santa delivered for them one Christmas a few years back. My youngest has a dinosaur umbrella, my older son has a pirate umbrella and my daughter Jamie had a frog umbrella which has had so much use that it is now retired. She now uses my little red mouse umbrella.
What I like about kids umbrellas is that it protects them from bad weather more than a rain coat, or in addition to a raincoat. So, unless your raincoat is a full length one, you are still likely to get wet without an umbrella. Also you can tilt an umbrella in a direction to suit when the rain is falling at an angle.
Keep in mind too that sometimes people use umbrellas to keep out of the sun on very hot days. While I believe we do need some sun for Vitamin D, it is good to have an umbrella on hand so you can be protected from the sun after you have had a reasonable amount of rays, without needing to put clothing or sunscreen on. That way you can still benefit from staying cooler.
The good thing about kids umbrellas too is that they have little plastic covers for the pointy ends thereby making them safe for use.
Another last point I want to make is that they are handy to leave in the back of the car so always on hand. You may have heard the saying that Melbourne has 4 seasons in one day. That’s the truth, it is like that here.
Kids Umbrellas Are Fun
Kids umbrellas are also great for the novelty factor. You can select from a great range of kids umbrellas. You can get animal umbrellas like the one pictured above, or you can select something that will match no matter what your child is wearing, such as a clear umbrella or neutral color.
Kids love getting out in the rain with gumboots and an umbrella and splashing around in puddles. My kids also like riding their bikes after the rain so they can ride right through the puddles.
Even now, I remember doing this as a kid. We should not deny them these simple pleasures. It really doesn’t matter if they get dirty in the process as we have washing machines to fix that.
If this is not a gift, then let your children select the umbrella they want from all just a few you have chosen. Too many choices and your child might find it too overwhelming.
These days, there are plenty of styles to select from and I’m sure you, or your children will find something they like.
Kids Umbrellas Make a Great Gift
These are a very functional gift. They can be given as a Christmas gift by relatives or friends, added to the Santa list, given as a Birthday gift or bought simply to keep your children dry.
To add to that, take a look at options to stay warm if out in the rain with our recommended kids hats for winter.
So, as Jamie would say,
or dance in the rain
with your umbrella,
Signing off, Jamie’s Mum.