Wet Weather Gear

n this climate of ours, it's always going to rain, so how do we protect babies from getting wet - and cold? For our youngest, babies, a good cover for the pushchair is vital. Many come with a 'free' cover, but all too often price is a major consideration and this has an effect on quality. A raincover has to stand up to a lot - being squashed up out of the way, they pulled and stretched to fit. Sometimes they are left on the parcel shelf in cars on a hot day - and parents wonder why they've distorted! Retailers need a good source of quality covers.

Once children are older, then they want to go out and play - even when it's raining. Splashing in puddles is one of my favourite pastimes! But being cold and wet is no fun, so again, having the right tool for the job is paramount! There's a good choice of rainwear for kids out there!

Rukka waterproofs

Rukka rainwear has been relaunched in the UK by Sunproof Limited and is now available online at www.sunproof.co.uk

Rukka has been a rainwear brand in its native Finland since 1950 where Rukka is as eponymous with rainwear as macs are in the UK.

Rukka stands for durability, quality and functionality. Rukka rainwear material is seam welded PVC based material which is lightweight, soft to the touch yet extremely durable. Rukka rainwear is robust and carries a one year guarantee.

The material is exclusive to Rukka, has attained the ökotex 100 standard and is free of harmful substances. Made for Scandinavian conditions, Rukka is machine washable, colourfast, shrink proof and easy care. Rukka rainwear material retains its softness down to minus 30 degrees celsius.

Rukka rainwear is available to order from stock and includes:

Dungarees, with YKK grade clips and stirrup straps to keep thedungarees in place.

Overtrousers, wiwith elasticated waistband and elasticated bottoms which can be tucked into wellies.

Anoraks, with built in hood and internal elasticated waistband.

Souwester hats: proper fishermen’s hats to keep out rain. Hats also have built-in ear protectors to protect ears from cold gales.

Rukka rainwear products are available in sizes 1 year to teen. The range can be purchased singly or as a set.

The Rukka brand has a long heritage going back several generations and Sunproof are delighted to be working with this legendary brand.

For further information on the Rukka waterproofs range visit www.sunproof.co.uk

Trade enquiries sales@esunproof.co.uk or contact 01460 258040.

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‘Splish Splash About’ in wet weather gear from Splash About

Baby swimwear specialist, Splash About loves all things watery! Its capsule collection of children’s outdoor clothing includes raincoats, stomp suits and ponchos.

Children from twelve months to eight years can still have fun and outdoor adventures but will stay warm and dry.

Practical and bold for playtime or the playground; the pinky-purple Russian Doll print, green-blue Dinosaur design and classic Mulberry and Navy with a Wellington Boot motif are all designed to stand out on grey wet days.

Raincoats are designed with a contrasting inner luxurious towelling lining, tapered cuffs and a fully lined hood. The breathable fabric keeps warmth in and wet out and the raincoats have a longer lip at the back to protect little bottoms from damp benches, swings and slides.

The Stomp Suits are perfect for children with a passion for jumping in puddles. Lightweight but fully lined ensuring little ones stay warm, cosy and dry, with foot stirrups to ensure legs stay in place, the suits have a hard-wearing double zip system. Perfect too for post-swimming as the super-soft toweling lining is warm, bobble and fluff-free, ideal for sensitive skin and absorbent for loose wet hair.

Made from high quality, hard-wearing PU fabric, the Splish Splash About collection is available from www.splashabout.com

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Make a splash in Penny Scallan Design rainwear this winter!

Winter weather can be gloomy and grey but with the latest Penny Scallan Design rainwear collection, every little one will be kept cosy and warm all season!

Penny Scallan original designs don’t just look good – they’re built to last. Made from high quality, durable and comfortable materials, you can be sure that Penny Scallan will become an invaluable part of a child’s daily life.

Our rainwear collection includes a gorgeous waterproof raincoat with soft cotton jersey lining, 100% waterproof gumboots with toe guard for added durability and sturdy umbrella with simple and safe usability for little hands.

Parents can choose from a range of five beautiful designs and discover whether their little one is a Chirpy Bird, Pineapple Bunting or a Pear Salad kind of girl or if their little man is a cheeky Space Monkey, Navy Star or Big City boy.

Penny Scallan Design is the first choice for parents looking for high quality, long lasting children’s bags and accessories that stand out from the crowd. Our stylish and vibrant designs and gorgeous detailing keep our customers coming back time and time again.

We believe everyone deserves a little designer style and at Penny Scallan Design, One Piece Is Never Enough.



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Embracing the great outdoors with Stonz

From Canada, Stonz footwear for kids is already a leading and multiple award-winning brand in North America. It has now landed in the UK.

With the unique baby Bootie plus other functional and innovative products, Stonz has grown out of a passion to allow families to connect with the great outdoors.

The unique baby BOOTIE is water-resistant and offers great protection for forming feet with a fleece lining and rubberised sole that provides extra grip. The Bootie is easy to put on over bare feet, trousers or shoes, and more importantly, stay on with a double toggle tie - making it ideal for use with baby carriers, slings and buggies. It is also perfect for developing feet as the soles allow little feet to feel the ground - it has been medically approved for new walkers. It comes in lots of fun designs too.

The Stonz RAIN BOOTZ (or welly!) for toddlers and youths is 100% waterproof and made from natural rubber - NO PVC, formaldehyde, phthalate or lead are used.

Both the Bootie and Rainbootz have additional LINERZ as accessories - a Sherpa fleece lining for extra warmth and protection, and great for customers to make extra margin.

The Stonz range also includes MITTZ offering similar, amazing protection for hands, keeping them dry and warm. Lastly, the all-new WINTER BOOTZ is a super-comfortable and lightweight boot for toddlers and youths. Tested up to temperatures of -50°C!

For more information or to place an order, please either email customerservice@thumptrading.co.uk or call 0207 978 4545.

Website www.thumptrading.co.uk

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Outdoor fun with Hippychick

With an average of 150-200 rainy days a year in the UK, children need the right protective clothing for outdoor play. No matter the weather, Hippychick ensures they can still have fun outside with their special collection of waterproof all in ones.

Packasuits are brilliant for the very unpredictable British Summertime. These rain suits are waterproof and durable, but lightweight and fold down into a neat carry bag. Perfect for those unexpected downpours. Plus there is a great new colour coming soon – watch this space!

High Spec All in Ones - Hippychick have worked incredibly hard to make their waterproof suits among the best on the market in terms of waterproofness and breathability. Cue also well thought out features such as adjustable tabs on the ankles and wrists, elastic stirrups on their smaller two sizes and reflective piping to help little ones be seen in the dark.

The shell all in one is great for warmer months or building up layers underneath, and in the colder months, Hippychick have provided the option of a snuggly fleece lined all in one suit, to keep little ones extremely warm as well as dry! Available in four colour ways with stylish contrast detailing. We only wish they made adult sizes!


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Innovative, bright new eco outdoor clothing for children

‘EcoSplash’ is the innovative new range of eco-performance outerwear by award-winning British children’s outdoor clothing company, Muddy Puddles.

The brilliant eco-range is made from a new kind of cutting edge recycled regeneration fabric, manufactured from a yarn produced from thrown-away plastic water bottles.

To meet Muddy Puddles’ high technical standards, the fabric is vigorously tested using the same techniques used to test tents, ensuring the clothing is 100% waterproof, breathable, lightweight and durable.

The brand has placed playing and learning outdoors at the forefront of childhood, because in the open air kids feel happier, healthier and stronger!

‘I passionately believe in the importance of children getting to roam free and we do everything we can as a brand to support that” says CEO, Natasha Ascott. “A crucial part of that commitment is our shared responsibility for the planet. Our eco-range is entirely made from recycled fabrics without compromising on performance. It is designed with bright prints, offers outstanding waterproof protection and is made to pass on from one child to the next”

The eco-range includes jackets, trousers and an all-in-one toddler suit, all carefully designed to keep children warm, dry and happy so they can go on outdoor adventures even in the heaviest downpours. The jackets and toddler suit are also lined with a lovely soft micro fleece that will keep children cosy on colder, rainy days.

Available in a classic navy stripe, and new bright umbrella and autumn-leaf prints inspired by the blustery autumnal weather, children will adore these brilliantly colourful designs.

The recycled eco-range is part of Muddy Puddles’ manifesto for social responsibility, so parents can invest in quality practical clothing that looks great and helps protect the environment.


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