Everything Your Family Needs For Summer Showers

In the height of summer, how do you prepare for a rain storm when the weather is sweltering? To help answer this question we all ask ourselves, we dug around retailers from Amazon to Anthropologie to find items like lightweight ponchos for kids, umbrellas that won't flip inside out, rainproof diaper bags and more. Use this list to keep your family dry, cool and prepared when it's raining cats and dogs.

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Arshiner Girls Waterproof Hooded Raincoat photo

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Arshiner Girls Waterproof Hooded Raincoat

This floral waterproof hooded raincoat from Arshiner is a best-seller on Amazon. For your growing child who changes sizes each year, this is a great affordable pick and is recommended for kids ages 1 to 6. The jacket comes in all the colors of the rainbow: red, yellow, green, blue, purple, dark violet, and pink. ($17; amazon.com)

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HaloVa Diaper Bag Multi-Function Waterproof Travel Backpack photo

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HaloVa Diaper Bag Multi-Function Waterproof Travel Backpack

When you suddenly get caught in summer's unpredictable rain showers, you want to be prepared with your baby gear. This travel-ready diaper bag is waterproof, so it can easily take on any milk spill or storm. It's equipped with several storage pockets, including an insulated pocket for baby bottles and water as well as several other compartments to store towels and diapers. ($36; amazon.com)

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Joules Midi Rain Boots

A durable pair of rainboots is a must-have for mom when there's a ton of puddles. How else will you chase your kids when they decide to emulate Peppa Pig and jump in muddy puddles? These boots are pull-on style with a rubber sole and reach halfway up your calf, which means they're breathable enough steamy days. ($73; anthropologie.com)

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Hooded Dinosaur Kids Raincoat photo

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Hooded Dinosaur Kids Raincoat

This multipurpose lightweight kids jacket is perfect for a summer drizzle, and it also doubles as a windbreaker, thanks to its removable hood. We love the jacket's breathable mesh liner too—ideal for keeping your child both cool and dry when the sky opens up on a hot day. The jacket comes in orange, green and blue and feature colorful cartoon dinosaurs. Your child won't accidentally take the wrong jacket home again with these bright colors! ($19; amazon.com)

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Nike Sportswear Windrunner

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Nike Sportswear Windrunner "Translucent"

Even on days when it's too hot to consider a jacket and the forecast predicts a drizzle, your kid still needs some coverage. This poncho is a great lightweight alternative to allow your tween to keep dry while out in a heat wave. ($48—originally $65; nike.com)

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Stephen Joseph Print Rain Boots & Umbrella Set photo

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Stephen Joseph Print Rain Boots & Umbrella Set

It can be a tough sell to get your kids to hold their own umbrella and not much easier to get them in clunky rain boots when they're used to comfy sneaks. To make dressing for rainy weather more fun, we love this coordinating set which comes in cheery themes with mermaid, owl, princess or rainbow designs. ($46; nordstrom.com)

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Bemece Stroller Rain Cover

Keep your baby nice and dry under this stroller rain cover when it begins to drizzle outside. The air is way muggier right before a storm which means more mosquitos while you cruise through the park with your little one. But don't fret: This rain cover also doubles as a mosquito net! ($14; amazon.com)

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Teecho Waterproof Cute Backpack photo

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Teecho Waterproof Cute Backpack

To keep your kid's books or laptops dry while heading to and from school in a shower, opt for a waterproof backpack. It's equipped with a padded back panel, comfortable shoulder straps and a laptop sleeve inside. ($27; amazon.com)

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Outdoor Research Boys' Voyager Hat photo

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Outdoor Research Boys' Voyager Hat

If your little explorer or scout heads to camp, expect there to be on some adventures in the rain. To keep their heads dry and protected, send them out with voyager hat made with a waterproof and quick-drying material. It's also made with UPF 50, which is great for sunny days but also during cloudy rain spells—the sun is still in full force! ($29; amazon.com)

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Samsonite Windguard Auto Open/Close Umbrella photo

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Samsonite Windguard Auto Open/Close Umbrella

There's nothing worse than your trusty umbrella failing you mid-storm by flipping inside out. This super sturdy umbrella is designed to hold its own during huge gusts and crazy downpours. Plus, it's compact enough to throw in your bag. ($24; amazon.com)

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