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Erin is an outdoor girl. A few years ago I would have laughed had you told me any child of mine would grow up loving the outdoors and exploring. However, moving to Norfolk certainly changed who I am and now I want to be out there with her. I’ll still scream at a wasp or bee but I’m much better than I used to be. The problem with having a child who loves to be outside is that they want to do that whether it’s warm, cold, snowing or raining. They don’t care! Luckily, Erin was sent a a great set of Dry Kids waterproof clothing to test out!
Erin does already have an all in one waterproof suit but sometimes it’s not always practical so we chose a jacket and trouser set from Dry Kids. I don’t often dress Erin in pink so I went for the set in an awesome green. This set is available in 5 colours though so there is something for every taste. The sizes also go from age 2 to 13-14 years. Erin is 2 in January and 2 is the smallest size on offer in these products so that’s what I ordered. Dry Kids openly say that their sizing is generous though. This is to allow for layers of clothes underneath which really is needed here in the UK.
The trousers really are big…really big. As you can see from the picture below, they are pretty big compared the trousers she wears on a daily basis. However, they have an elasticated waist which helps them to fit better and they also have poppers at the bottom so they can be worn in or outside of wellies. This really helps with the trousers being a bit too big as they can be rolled up a little bit if needed. Stuffing them into wellies is also an easy option too though!
Unfortunately, they are just too big for Erin at the moment. That really isn’t the fault of Dry Kids though as I didn’t really pay too much attention to the sizing and they do state how big things are in centimetres on their site.
The jacket also has loads going for it. There are pockets at the front, a ventilated back panel, elasticated cuffs and there is a hood rolled up inside the collar. The jacket also rolls up into the zip pocket so that you can carry it around by a little handle and pack it away into a bag or luggage if you need to! I really love how the smaller details have been thought about with these products.
Having things like the elasticated cuffs means that children are kept as dry as possible as there aren’t many points for water to get in. Both items are made from 100% polyester and this makes this super easy to wash and take care of. Erin is a big fan of getting as mucky as possible when she’s out playing and some of her clothes have gotten ruined because of this. The Dry Kids pieces really protect the clothing underneath and allow children to have as much fun as possible without parents worrying about their clothes getting wet or dirty.
Erin is starting nursery in a couple of weeks and it’s a nursery that likes to get the children outside no matter what the weather is like. Once it fits her a little bit better, this set will be staying with Erin at nursery so that I know she will be dry, warm and comfortable no matter what she’s getting up to.