A little over a year ago, I moved to the Pacific Northwest. The most common response I received when sharing this news: “What about all that rain? That’s going to be terrible!”
Yes, it does rain here. A lot. But actually, it’s not that terrible.
When I first arrived, I asked people what they did when rained. They looked at me like I was crazy. They told me they do the same things they were going to do if it wasn’t raining. They go on hikes; they take their kids out to play; they simply go about their business.
The only difference is they are wearing rain gear.
At first, I was not on board. It seemed easier to stay home and stay dry. But when it rains for over a week straight, cabin fever is real. Especially with a baby, I crave fresh air and time outside, wet or dry.
Over the past year, I’ve acquired the necessary rain gear, making it a breeze to get outside. And it truly is a game-changer. I still may avoid hiking in the rain, but I will get outside for a walk through the park.
As we enter into spring and the rainy weather that is likely to come with it, instead of taking cover inside, get yourself and your kids out in the rain. Splash in the puddles and teach them that a little gloomy weather is no reason to avoid the outdoors.
Here are the best items for kids and babies to keep them dry as you venture into the showers.