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.
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.’
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.
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.
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.
They 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.
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.
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?