Two weeks of heavy rain and hail storms may have dampened some people’s days but it has delighted one Maroubra boy who owns a unique suit made for the wet weather.
Harmony Hourahine was inspired to sell outdoor children’s playsuits after her son Leni was gifted one from the UK two years ago.
“Mums would stop me in the street, I was bombarded by mums asking me where to get one,” she said.
With her husband, she has created water-resistant and mud-proof Splash Suits, in three designs, the blue dinosaur, grey shark and purple fairy, for children under five years to wear outdoors without ruining clothes.
She is donating $1 from every purchase to breast cancer research, following her own diagnosis in 2011.
“We know young kids want to play outside, so we decided to create something that made it easy for parents to get them out there.”
Launching this week, Splash Suits already has 300 pre-orders and interest from the child care industry. “Leni wears it all of the time. When it was raining all day … he and a friend wore the suits to the park and everything was saturated but they were slipping and sliding and giggling the whole time,” she said.
“We wouldn’t have made them if we hadn’t tried it with Leni and found it was a handy product.”
On Sunday she will run in her third Mother’s Day Classic at The Domain.
“No mother should ever be told she will not see her children grow up,” she said.
“My wish for the future is that no young girls of today have to ever fear a breast cancer diagnosis. That’s why I am doing the run. I am trying to change the future.”
Breast cancer survival rates have increased to 89 per cent, up 6 per cent since the Mother’s Day Classic began in 1998.
• Donate to Harmony’s fundraising at mothersdayclassic.com.au
• Find out more about the suits, at Splashsuits.com.au