Product Type: Disney Hunter Original
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It's raining cats, dogs and Minnie Mouse!
Disney Minnie Mouse Wellies
Member Name: scooch12
Disney Minnie Mouse Wellies
Advantages: Cute, easy to clean, perfect for a Minnie fan
Disadvantages: Expensive if only for now and again
My daughter's nursery recently requested that parents provide a pair of wellington boots for use at playtime so I set about on the lookout for a pair. I ideally wanted a very cheap pair as her feet seem to be growing at such a fast rate, but when I came across these on our latest trip to the Disney store I fell in love as did my daughter as she is obsessed with anything Minnie! At £12, they cost more than I wanted to pay but due to their look and practicality, I made the purchase. As far as I'm aware, they're exclusive to the Disney store.
The wellies are made of rubber. Ours are slightly different than the ones shown here, perhaps being a more up to date version. They are red with white spots throughout but instead of Minnie's face being at the side of each boot, her face is imprinted on the front section where the toes go. They have a dark blue rubber sole, dark blue rim around the top of each boot and a dark blue rubber hook on each boot too that I assumed is there for hanging up when not in use although Disney advertise this for being for carrying them around. That was the practical part for me - they're ideal for hanging on her peg at nursery ensuring that they don't end up being mixed up with another child's pair and I came across very few pairs that had anything like that on when I was looking around.
They are advertised as coming in sizes 12 months to 6 years, although ours are labelled as a size 4 rather than with an age and were the smallest size that the shop stocked at the time of purchase. My daughter is coming up to 18 months and size 4 is a perfect fit for her (with a bit of room to spare) so I'm not convinced that they would be suitable for a 12 month old - it would be worth checking the sizes first before buying.
These have been an excellent purchase so far. We've had a few weeks of rain now and my daughter has used these at home and at nursery quite a few times and they've been perfect as she's been walking in the rain and in puddles to stop her normal shoes getting ruined. No water has leaked in at all and they've fit their purpose. They have obviously ended up muddy at times but they've always been really easy to wipe clean with a cloth afterwards, with them being rubber and very smooth to the touch they always end up looking pristine again after a minute or two of wiping.
They have a very thick sole that has large grips on the bottom, which also makes me feel happier with her walking in the rain, especially as she's not been walking properly for very long. Even though she's not been walking for long she finds these easy to walk in too, although at first she did start to lift her feet up really high as she must have thought they felt really different to a normal pair of shoes! They have a wide opening at the top so they're not tight at all around her shins - if anything, this opening is perhaps a little too wide but it's never been an issue. On my daughter, they come to around halfway on her shins so they cover her feet and part of her legs amply.
I would recommend these wellingtons, but only if you feel that they'd be used a lot given that they have a large price tag in comparison to other non-branded ones. I feel that they were a good purchase for us but that's because my daughter has needed them a lot at nursery as well as at home. I've rated them 4 stars overall, taking one off for the high price tag.
Thanks for reading :o)
Summary: A great pair of wellies
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