WET WEDNESDAYS AT THE BEACH

WET WEDNESDAYS AT THE BEACH

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, rain or shine, the beach is still my favourite place to go with little ones.

Although the pre-baby me would freak out about going to the beach in the rain and cold, the post-baby me much prefers it.

Bar a few dog walkers, the beaches in Cornwall are pretty much empty at the moment. It’s so helpful to have somewhere close by that’s safe and spacious for toddlers to run free, without having to chase them every two minutes.

Wet Wednesday At The Beach

The other day we were joined by Evie’s friend Oliver for our morning run about (cue some really adorable pictures in this post!).

It was the perfect excuse to try out our new wet weather clothes from the wonderful ‘Wet Wednesdays‘.

My new favourite quote pretty much sums up our outdoor ventures of late.

‘There is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes.’

Wet Wednesdays Kozi Kidz Waterproofs

In this photo Oliver is wearing a Wet Wednesdays Kozi Kidz Fleece Lined Waterproof Snow Overall and Evie is wearing Kozi Kidz Fleece Lined Dungarees and a Kozi Kidz Fleece Lined Coat.

Last week my little family went on a really muddy, boggy adventure and I was genuinely shocked by how much the outfits withstood the mud and the water.

I am usually so awful for wearing impractical clothes. I regularly wear nice suede boots and end up going to the muddy woods or wearing dolly shoes to a wet, rainy beach. I go through so many pairs.

Evie is the same. She has such beautiful clothes and although we let her get as mucky as she likes, I’m not very good at dressing her practically.

Wet Wednesdays Kozi Kidz

As a family, we do really love being outdoors, whatever the weather. This is our first autumn/winter with a fully active, puddle jumping, exploring toddler, so some practical clothes have been much needed.

I must admit I didn’t think they’d withstand the wet, soggy beach. Oliver got stuck in straight away and started wading through the sand whereas Evie was a bit more confused why the sand was so icky for a change. We haven’t had much rain yet this Autumn.

Wet Wednesdays Waterproof Sand

I am in awe of these clothes. The sand brushed off really easily when we left the beach and wet sand is usually so difficult to get off of things.

I think the best moment came when we were able to allow Oliver and Evie to sit in the sea!! It’s October. It’s not exactly warm and yet they were both really cosy in their fleece lined waterproof suits.

Wet Wednesdays Waterproofs SeaThey sat for a little while just letting the waves roll back and forth over their legs. It was a really lovely moment, until in typical toddler fashion they went running up the beach again in opposite directions.

Oh and guess what?! Their clothes underneath were bone dry! I am in love with these Wet Wednesdays suits! It’s so reassuring to know that they are warm and dry but are also free to get as mucky and wet as they like.

We managed to capture some really cute moments of Oliver and Evie playing together. These two normally have a bit of a love/hate relationship. Somedays they’re great at playing. Other days one, usually Evie, cries every time the other even comes near.

Wet Wednesdays Waterproof

There really is something refreshing about being on a big open beach, with the fresh sea air. We certainly got some exercise in chasing these two about. They are so fast!

It was also so typical of our toddlers to be on a huge, empty beach and still seek out the only puddle.

Wet Wednesdays Puddle Kozi Kidz

Now I just need to get myself a pair of wellies so I can join in the fun.

We are running a competition on ‘Whatever the Weather‘ to win some clothes from Wet Wednesdays. Don’t forget to check it out!

What do you think of our Wet Wednesdays clothes? Do you have practical rainy day outfits for your little ones? Do you brave the beach in the rain too?

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Life UnexpectedCountry Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

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  1. November 3, 2015 / 7:39 pm

    ‘There is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes.’

    Yes! I love this quote! I need to show it to my husband…he hates leaving the house when the weather is wet but I have told him countless times he is just impractically dressed!

    • November 3, 2015 / 8:13 pm

      😀 It’s such a good quote isn’t it. I hope he likes it. I am always impractically dressed haha. I need to learn from this quote too. Even today I got caught in the rain without a coat. But I do love being outdoors even in the rain. xx

  2. November 4, 2015 / 1:40 am

    Wow! You guys are having so much. We do, do have got the wrong clothes sometimes but, it’s more fun out there…just need to brave the weather. Lol Anyway, the waterproofs is what Olivia needs in her life. lol 🙂 xx

    • November 6, 2015 / 6:22 pm

      Awww it’s definitely fun to go outside and brave the weather. Rain can be so much fun too. I am literally in awe of these waterproofs. I wasn’t intending to write this post all about them but I just had to because they’re so amazing. I couldn’t get over that they were bone dry underneath. I just wish they did them in adult sizes too. x

  3. November 4, 2015 / 6:58 am

    We need a pair of those trousers for Tom – he got soaked going down a wet slide a couple of days ago! You are so lucky to have that beautiful beach nearby

    • November 6, 2015 / 6:24 pm

      They’re so good. We couldn’t get over how dry they were underneath. Haha they do seem to be attracted to water don’t they! x

  4. November 4, 2015 / 9:22 am

    I love the beach in the wet too – as long as they’ve got a good all-in-one that’s all you need… #whatevertheweather

    • November 6, 2015 / 6:25 pm

      It’s so much fun isn’t it, all weathers. It definitely is about what you wear, not what the weather is like. x

  5. November 4, 2015 / 10:56 am

    We have a similar quote in our family, “You can only get so wet”! And it’s true, once you have jumped in one big puddle, you might as well jump in them all, or once you have sat in the sea, it doesn’t matter what you do after that. It helps to calm you when you start getting anxious and I find after that everyone starts having more fun. The clothes look fantastic, it’s always great to find practical yet beautiful clothing for the kids. Great post!

    • November 6, 2015 / 6:26 pm

      Oh I love that quote! It really is so true. It really does make you feel great when you just let your hair down a little bit. The clothes really are brilliant and so cheap too. x

  6. November 4, 2015 / 11:41 am

    I’m jealous that you can go the beach anytime and even on cold season. Someone seemed having a good time embracing the white sands, but who cares about the mess afterwards as long as they’re having fun, isn’t it? Lovely photos! #WhateverTheWeather

    • November 6, 2015 / 6:27 pm

      It definitely is handy to have it on our doorstep. These two definitely had a good time. I was surprised how easy the sand was to get off. Normally it takes ages to get wet sand off of things. Our car looks like a beach 24/7. x

  7. November 4, 2015 / 12:27 pm

    It’s a bit on the chilly side for us to go to the beach here but we will get snow soon. I will definitely have to check out the waterproof snow suit as snow is just around the corner for us!

    • November 6, 2015 / 6:27 pm

      These two were so warm underneath these. They’re fleece lined so they’re really snug. We didn’t even need to put any layers on underneath really. They’re definitely worth it. I am so jealous that you’ll have snow. We never get snow. x

  8. November 4, 2015 / 1:12 pm

    Thats pretty amazing that they were able to actually sit in the water and still remain dry

    • November 6, 2015 / 6:28 pm

      We were in awe!!!! They were bone dry underneath and really warm and snug too. They’re brilliant suits. x

  9. November 4, 2015 / 6:14 pm

    ‘There is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes.’ Great quote! If we waited for perfect weather we’d never leave the house! We love going to the beach in the rain too.

    • November 6, 2015 / 6:29 pm

      It’s a brilliant quote isn’t it. You really can’t beat the beach in the rain or whatever the weather. xx

  10. November 4, 2015 / 7:30 pm

    Cute photos of them playing together! O is still like that with his friend M, they can get in really well and then one of them starts annoying the other and it ends in tears! I love that they were still dry after sitting in the water, they certainly seem to be having loads of fun! The fleece lined jackets and trousers are great, I noticed that the fleece stops a few inches from the bottom and so as long as the water doesn’t get further up the leg they should remain dry quite easily! Have a great week! 🙂 x

    • November 6, 2015 / 6:32 pm

      I have an outtake photo of Oliver trying to cuddle Evie and of her just breaking into a sob. It’s so funny, I almost posted it and wish I did now. It’s good to hear that they’re not the only ones like it, we do always think it’s so odd that one day they play and the next cry. They had so much fun, although I really don’t know how you do it with two because these two always want to run off in opposite directions and are so hard to catch. Luckily there were three of us on hand to chase them. I noticed that with the fleece too, but so far we’ve been really lucky and they’ve dried off within 10-15 minutes. x

  11. November 4, 2015 / 7:41 pm

    Wow! Those are some great suits. Our suits would never stay dry with them in the sea like that! Great shots as well. #whatevertheweather

    • November 6, 2015 / 6:33 pm

      They are incredible. We are in awe. Although we’re now getting a bit silly and have started actually looking for the biggest puddles to jump in haha. x

  12. November 4, 2015 / 9:14 pm

    I completely agree with that quotation – looks like you had a great time

    • November 6, 2015 / 6:34 pm

      We had a really good time, thank you. It really is a great quote. x

  13. Emma Chanagasubbay
    November 4, 2015 / 10:37 pm

    Some of our favorite days at the beach have been in the winter. I love the vastness of beautiful empty beaches without everyone piled up like they are during the summer. #WhateverTheWeather

    • November 6, 2015 / 6:34 pm

      I completely agree, it’s so much better. You get the whole beach to yourselves to explore and they’re not at the age that they want to sit down and bask in the sun either, so it’s so much better to come when it’s empty and a bit grim outside. x

  14. November 5, 2015 / 3:30 am

    I agree, the beach is always fun. Even in the winter. We use the live in Florida and visit often. Can wait to visit and take the kids.

    • November 6, 2015 / 6:38 pm

      Oh I’d love to go to Florida. I bet the beaches there are so beautiful. x

  15. November 5, 2015 / 9:25 am

    Aww… Such lovely outfit! I love how they just sat on the rolling waves on the beach. It feels like freedom – there is no boundary for play. I love it. 🙂
    #WhatevertheWeather

    • November 6, 2015 / 6:39 pm

      It really feels like that since we’ve had them. I’m not worried about Evie getting mucky. It’s so refreshing just to go out and not care and to let her explore. x

    • November 6, 2015 / 6:39 pm

      It was so lovely. It was nice just to let them be free. x

  16. November 5, 2015 / 7:07 pm

    I went for a wet Bach walk with Tin Box Baby and Tin Box Dog yesterday. The Baby was all snug in her pushchair but it won’t be long before she’s up and about and in need of a hard wearing all-in-one. The Tot on the other hand loves her all-in-ones and would be in one all the time if she could. I’ll have to check out Wer Wednesdays for a fleece lined suit for the winter! #WhateverTheWeather

    • November 6, 2015 / 6:41 pm

      We couldn’t get over how toasty they were underneath. Wet walks are the best aren’t they. They’re just as refreshing. I hate being stuck indoors and we always go outside, even in the rain. That’s so cute that the Tot wants to be in suits all the time. They’re so durable as well aren’t they and really easy to clean. x

  17. November 6, 2015 / 8:52 pm

    Yes! You went to the beach! I’m hoping we get there again before our planned Christmas Day visit but it’s looking unlikely. I work alternate weekends so we’re stuck for family time now before Christmas! I just read the Monkey and Mouse post too. The more I see your little ones in these Wet Wednesday’s clothes, the more I want some for my little boy. Hoping now I’m off SMP I can find some spare pennies! #Whatevertheweather

    • November 7, 2015 / 3:30 pm

      They’re so cheap on their too. At least you do have Christmas Day to look forward too. It’s going to come around so fast. You’re going to have such a lovely day. I hope you manage to squeeze some much needed family time in there somewhere though. xx

  18. November 7, 2015 / 9:32 am

    I do need to get some more wet weather gear – we have wellies and raincoats but with all the rain, we’ve been skulking indoors and I don’t fancy doing that all winter! #countrykids

    • November 7, 2015 / 3:51 pm

      I wish they did adult versions of this. It really is quite refreshing to see rain and just go ‘yeah lets go out’ because we know Evie will be really snug and dry. They are brilliant. xx

  19. November 7, 2015 / 10:40 am

    Aren’t we just lucky to live in an area where the beaches are nearby? We love going to the beach too rain or shine. Last Sunday, we did just that and the weather was glorious! Didn’t feel like autumn at all. But of course as I type this, the scene outside tells a different story 🙁 #countrykids.

    • November 7, 2015 / 3:53 pm

      We are so, so lucky. The weather was incredible last Sunday. It felt like Summer! It was pretty much the same temperature as summer too. It seems to have picked up a bit now thank goodness, but these last few days have been so gross haven’t they. It’s nice to discover another Cornish blogger too. Hi!! x

  20. November 7, 2015 / 12:17 pm

    I love the beach here in Cornwall in any season, we are so lucky to be able to take advantage of it in any weather but good clothing does make a difference, No soggy sandy bottoms for these two! thank you for sharing on #CountryKids.

    • November 7, 2015 / 3:54 pm

      Thank you so much for hosting. Definitely no soggy or sandy bottoms, we are in awe!! It’s nice to be able to let Evie go outside even in the weather we’ve had recently, and know that she’s been warm and dry. xx

  21. November 8, 2015 / 10:08 pm

    What great suits, the fact that they can sit in the sea and still be bone dry underneath is amazing! Love the name as well! Looks like they really enjoyed playing on the beach, I always like deserted beaches! Thanks for hosting #whatevertheweather xx

    • November 9, 2015 / 4:55 pm

      We were in absolute awe that they were bone dry underneath. It was so nice to let them get as mucky as they liked and not have to worry about clothes. It’s such a cute name isn’t it, so fitting. You really can’t beat a deserted beach. So much space! x

  22. Kate
    September 16, 2016 / 3:13 pm

    I love, love love Wet Wednesdays clothes! We live on a farm so waterproofs are a must for our #CountryKids! Kozi Kidz stuff is so practical, and cute too. We love trips to the beach too- especially when we have the whole place to ourselves, much more fun!

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