espite the warm weather we’ve been having, it’s not going to last! In this climate of ours, it's always going to rain, so how do we protect babies from getting wet - and cold?

There's a good choice of rainwear for kids out there! Kids 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!

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, then 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.

And of course, car seats need covers too – especially for that short walk between car and home or nursery. They don’t take too kindly to being rained on! And, of course, accessories such as these can’t but help the bottom line…

Here comes the rain…again

Look no further than Hippychick for a comprehensive range of waterproof clothing for little ones! Hippychick’s fabulous Packasuits are a lightweight all in one suit that fold away in their very own compact little bag.

Breathable, packable and lightweight but still 100% waterproof – these brilliant suits offer an ‘all weather’ clothing option. Available in a variety of colours and perfect for ages 12 months – 7 years.

Hippychick also offer a high-spec range of shell and fleece lined all in one waterproofs. These waterproof kids' all-in-one suits have been designed to be completely windproof and breathable, thus ensuring complete comfort and protection for child or toddler in all weathers. Made from the very highest quality Peach skin polyester, there is a real attention to detail with Hippychick’s outdoor clothing range.

For more information on either of these ranges please visit www.hippychick.com or call 01278 434440

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Rukka waterproofs

Rukka rainwear is available in the UK from Sunproof Limited and is 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 the dungarees 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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Protect babies from wet weather with the Clippasafe Car Seat Rain Cover

All parents want to keep their baby comfortable but when it’s raining that can prove difficult - especially when they have to be moved between the car and the house.

With one hand full of shopping or battling with an umbrella, shielding a baby whilst also carrying a car seat can be tricky to say the least!

The answer is the Infant Car Seat Rain Cover from Clippasafe. The clear PVC cover is designed to fit over most infant carry-style car seats and features rigid carrying handles. It protects babies from bad weather, keeping them warm and dry and is lightweight as well as easy to clean and store when not in use.

The rhythm of a car journey normally sends babies off to sleep and they become peaceful and cosy, so the last thing parents want is for drops of cold rain to wake them up, resulting in a damp, irritable baby to dry off and calm down. With the Clippasafe raincover in place, babies can stay warm and content and hopefully asleep!

Clippasafe Infant Car Seat Rain Cover – £8.99 RRP


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Make a splash in Penny Scallan Design rainwear this winter!

Summer is almost over and the gloomy and grey weather will soon be upon us. But with the latest Penny Scallan Design rainwear collection, every little one will be kept cosy and warm all season!

It's not just about looking good – our products are built to last. Made from high quality, durable and comfortable materials, you can be sure that Penny Scallan Design 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 guards for added durability and a sturdy umbrella with simple and safe usability for little hands.

Parents can choose from a range of six beautiful designs and discover whether their little one is a Chirpy Bird, Pineapple Bunting or 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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Reima: keep the water out and the comfort in

We all know what happens when a toddler spies a muddle puddle! No matter what they’re wearing!

But what if there were children’s clothes that are not only water repellent, but also resist dirt? Leaving parents with smaller washing piles and more time for little ones to jump in muddy puddles.

Reima is an acclaimed Finnish children’s wear brand with a mission to help children discover the joy of movement. A lifestyle choice they hope will stick into adulthood.

As the global leader in functional children’s wear, Reima designs premium performance clothing for active kids with a year-round top to toe wardrobe for 0 to 12 year olds. Their PVC-free Rainwear collection means, no matter what the weather, children can stay warm, dry and comfortable outdoors.

Combine their clothing with a ReimaGO activity sensor. A sturdy, waterproof disc which is worn inside a pocket and activates every time they move, tracking the intensity and duration of children’s activity levels. The device is paired with an adult’s mobile phone so that parents can set goals and rewards to encourage even more movement.

The world is full of adventures for those who seek them out. Reima champions an active childhood for kids and an easier day for parents.

Contact: linda@hejinternational.com; Telephone: 01302 746680

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