Go ahead…let them get wet! #MyMayu {Giveaway}

If you have a toddler at home, especially a boy…you will understand.

We live in a rain forest! No, not like the Amazon, but along the coast of British Columbia. We lovingly call Raincouver our home and sometimes refer to it as the “Wet Coast”.

Wet grass

It’s all good! We love the rain and how it keeps our landscape lush and allows us to have the fortune of being at the beach and in the mountains all in one day. People flock from other countries to come pay us a visit and quite often, they fall in love with it as much as we do, so they decide to plant their roots here as well.

With our abundance of rain, comes…yep you guessed it, PUDDLES! A kid’s natural playground and a parents aid in accumulating laundry.

Rain boots are mandatory in our life and having an extra pair or two definitely come in handy for varying degrees of wet.

Tall rainboots that come to your knees are the best tool for splashing in big puddles and stomping around in little streams, but when you have a toddler…it can be fairly difficult sometimes to keep those bad boys on. They just seem to slip off, no matter how many layers of socks you have on.

We recently discovered MyMayu. These AMAZING boots not only keep our little Dude’s feet and pant legs dry, but the drawstrings at the tops and ankles, make it diffucult for him to pull them off in the van and when he gets carried (this won’t last much longer, he’s getting too heavy), they won’t slip off!

Standing in the grass

MyMayu boots are available in Play Boots (which we have) and also Explorer Boots.

Play Boots are light-weight and ideal for shallow puddles or urban walks. They have soft soles that are good for all seasons and are easily cleaned and dried so your little ones can get back out exploring right away. These boots are also great for playing in sand boxes! No more sand in their shoes and if something sharp is buried underneath, their little feet are protected.

Play boots

Explorer Boots are made with waterproof materials and the seams are sealed, allowing your kiddos to go all out in the biggest, deepest puddles that they can find! Also soft-soled, with drawstrings at the ankles and knees to keep from falling off and water to get in over top.

Liners are also available for the boots to add extra warmth during the colder days outside and if your child requires orthotics, these boots will accommodate them.

Yellow boots

Pair these fantastic boots with a Muddy Buddy and your kiddos will be virtually water-proof!

MyMayu is a Canadian company with products made fairly in Mexico. The materials contain no BPA or PVC and are vegan. The soles can be recycled!

MyMayu

 

Wanna WIN a pair of Play Boots for your kiddo? Of course you do!

MyMayu is giving away one pair of Muddy Munchkins or Big Kid Play Boots to one lucky Raincity Parent reader! The giveaway is open to Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) only and runs from May 29 – June 12, 2015. Please enter via the Rafflecopter link below.

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Rain, rain, here to stay…lots of fun for kids to play! {Giveaway) #Hatley

The school year and rainy season have begun…

Which means the kidlets will be stomping around in puddles and twirling their umbrellas.

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Fall also brings cooler temperatures, so keeping the mites dry and warm are of utmost importance to us parents.

They seem to pick up colds as soon as the school year begins and share them amongst their friends and classmates. There’s nothing worse that having a cold and being outside when it’s damp and chilly.

Hatley not only has a fantastic line of raincoats that will keep the kiddos dry and snuggly, but they have co-ordinating boots and umbrellas to complete the ensemble.

Hatley rain coordinates.

Hatley also carries clothing, and swimwear for babies right up to adults! We will definitely be getting the whole family some jim jams to get us through the Winter months and even some swim gear for our upcoming swim lessons and tropical holiday.

Pyjamas for the whole family

Hatley is a Canadian company that makes quality textiles that will last well through multiple children. When they design a product, they try and ensure it’s made from natural fibers, in an environmentally sensitive way and at a facility that shares their values. All their jackets and boots are PVC-free.

Hatley has generously offered to giveaway a rain jacket to one lucky Raincity Parent reader! The winner can chose from any of the designs available on the website. This giveaway runs from September 23rd-30th, 2014 and is open to Canadian residents only. Enter via the Rafflecopter link below.

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When it rains…it pours! And those puddles are AWESOME! #Kamik #YMCCommunity

To live in Vancouver, you really need to be OK with wet weather.

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And when it’s wet out, you better be prepared to get wet too.

Puddles turn into small lakes and kids can’t avoid them.  Even grown-ups can’t stay away sometimes.

The other day, we were treated to a spectacular event, brought to us courtesy of Mother Nature. There was thunder and lightening, but best of all…there was a torrential downpour! It rained so hard, that the sewer drains couldn’t ‘t keep up with the amount of water racing towards them. This made for some truly fantastic puddles and rivers to develop in our neighbourhood.

We donned our rain gear complete with our new favourite Kamik Raindrops rainboots.

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The rain was no match for these durable, yet comfy boots.

We splashed around until the thunder started to crash and then made a hasty retreat back to the safety of our home.

With the monsoon subsiding, our galoshes have been put aside until the next rain fall. They will definitely be going to Kindergarten this Fall. The kiddos will be learning and playing outside a lot, and we’ve been guaranteed that they will be getting wet and dirty. So our Kamik’s have been designated the “Official Sock Keeper Driers”.

The made in Canada, Kamik rainboots are not only waterproof, but they are 100% recyclable! When your boots have lived their life to the fullest, you can send them back to Kamik for recycling.

I love these rain boots for the kiddos! I don’t remember the last time that I actually owned a pair of rain boots for myself, so I think that I will definitely scoping out a pair for me too!

Kamik