When it’s raining especially heavy rain we all need to cover up or use an umbrella for us not to get wet, and save ourselves from not being able to go out. Some places get a lot of rain, especially here in the UK where I live. People need to go out and work or do other daily routines and the rain should not stop you from doing it that’s why umbrellas exist. The same thing applies to you as a parent.
You need to get out for a stroll or a trip and the rain shouldn’t be an obstacle, that’s why you need to buy a rain cover for your stroller/pushchair or pram so that your baby is protected from getting wet.
The importance of Rain Covers.
Nowadays your options are many, you have universal rain covers that fit all pushchairs and you have rain covers which are either for pushchairs or car seats. The cover doesn’t only protect your baby but even your changing bag and it also can protect your groceries you place on your basket under the pushchair. The rain cover isn’t only for the rain, of course, it’s for the wind, snow, and anything that might be harmful or make your baby or toddler uncomfortable.
This makes rain covers very important, especially if you live in an area where it rains a lot and even snows or gets windy. Protecting your newborn from harm is more important because they are very sensitive, and protecting the whole stroller is good for you because your baby’s blanket won’t get soaked and if the stroller doesn’t get wet you don’t need to waste time cleaning it before entering your house. The rain covers are strap to your pushchairs and the sizes can vary depends on what it is used for. If it’s for the pram then it’s usually bigger.
Rain covers are see-through and have enough space for your baby or toddler to move about without feeling uncomfortable. Well, those who already have children know this. It is see-through so you can keep an eye on your baby or toddler and the straps make sure that your toddler who is likely sitting can`t remove the cover. Toddlers are very energetic and will most likely want to remove it, my toddler has tried this many times and she once did manage to take it off, but the straps weren’t too firm, so make sure to always double-check. The covers don’t always come with the stroller it can be a separate item, and maybe it isn’t big enough and you want a bigger one or you will want to buy another for your car seat. The rain cover that comes with the package is for the pushchair. Mine was for the pushchair and I use it for that.
When it comes to picking the best rain cover for your toddler or baby don’t only think about what it’s for, think also about if your baby will be comfortable with it and the features it may come with. For example, some come with a build – pocket that can be used to store in wipes or snacks and still be covered from the rain. It’s right in your reach if you ever need it. Below I will list rain covers I consider to be good for any weather and child.
Rain Cover For Prams.
Zamboo universal rain cover for prams carrycot. Air Circulating, Water Resistant, and Durable Baby Protection Rain Shield – Grey.
Pros: The Zamboo rain cover is a high-quality one, its durable, PVC-Free and has a window with small canopy for optimal protection You will be able to check on your baby or hand them something. This rain cover is cheap and fits on all prams with a carrycot. The transparent material makes that your little one has a view of the outside world. The Zamboo rain cover fits these prams:
- ABC Design.
The rain cover protects your baby from the rain, storm, and wind and the elasticated rubber bands make sure that the rain cover is in place. It also prevents temperature build-ups and steams up. The cover is easy to fold and put in your bag or pushchairs basket. This rain cover is cheap, in good quality and it’s environmental. What not to love.
Cons: It’s not dishwasher safe and it’s not portable. The Zamboo rain cover is only for pram with carrycot, this means you will need to buy another if you start using the pushchair seat and it’s not for you if you use the car seat.
Universal Rain Cover.
Save Haven Universal Rain Cover For Buggy, Strollers, Prams, and Pushchairs. Storage bag includes EVA Material, Odorless with NO Phthalates, and No PVC. for Traveling with Baby in The Rain, Wind, and Snow.
Pros: This rain cover is designed for the needs of parents, grandparents, and children. The Safe Haven is made from good materials for your baby carriage with having elastic straps at the front and Velco strips at the back. Your little one will be therefore safe from rain, snow, and wind during your trip. The Safe Haven can be easily folded and place in your bag when you’re going out. It’s easy to install and remove, nontoxic, and flexible. The Safe Haven also has a window where you can reach your baby without removing the whole rain cover. Safe Haven also has a 60-day warranty, if you’re not satisfied with the item you can return it and get the full purchase price.
Cons: It can be expensive depending upon where you buy it. It lacks a build- pocket if you think this is an important thing for you.
Rain Cover For Car Seats.
Zamboo – Universal Infant Car Seat Raincover. Ideal Air Circulation, Roll-up Window, and Convenient Opening to simplify Carrying – Grey.
Pros: The transparent rain cover protects your baby from rain, snow, and wind and fits car seat group 0 and 0+. The elastic rubber band makes it easier to attached and remove. The elasticated handle opening makes it easy to carry around and for you to place the car seat in the crook of your arm. There are large ventilation holes on both sides which allows your baby to have air. The window it’s included which makes it easy to reach your baby and faster without removing the rain cover. It can be used on these car seats:
- Britax Römer Baby-Safe.
- Cosatto Hold 0 Plus.
- Cybex Aton (1-5).
- Joie I-Gemm.
Cons: It’s not dishwasher safe and it’s not portable. It doesn’t have a build – pocket if you consider that to be important.
Don’t Let The Weather Stop You.
For those that don’t have children don’t let the weather stop them from going to work, taking a stroll, or a trip. They have umbrellas or raincoat for the protection you should not let the rain, snow, wind or any other weather condition stop you from going out with your baby or toddler. Buy the one that will protect not only your baby but your baby’s and your things. Buy the one which’s for the whole buggy so that you save money, but if you prefer to buy the one that you think will fit and it’s right for your pushchair at the moment go ahead. Just don’t let the weather be a hindrance and stop you from taking a stroll with your baby.
Does it rain a lot where you live? Do you find the rain cover helpful?
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