Halloween is just around the corner. That means parents are out in droves looking for the latest costume for their children to wear.
Getting dressed up is the best part about Halloween (other than the candy of course) but parents should always keep an eye out on what "safe" costumes are going to be best choice for their children.
We've put together a list on what we feel are things to avoid when shopping for a costume.
“Capes” are a staple for superheroes, but honestly, should be avoided by children.
Not only can they be trip hazards but they also can cause strangulation or get caught on any number of things that can cause injury.
The best thing to do is avoid them.
Flame Resistant Materials:
Many costumes have long sleeves and tend to be baggier than normal clothing.
Avoiding any open flame would be wise, and for even more safety, make sure the various materials on a costume are “flame resistant”.
The label should specifically state this. If not, keep looking.
Masks That Obstruct Sight:
Masks are always a popular choice when it comes to costumes. Make sure the eye holes in the mask have more than enough room for your children to see.
Also, make sure the nostril holes are also big enough for your children to breathe comfortably.
With children running around the neighborhood searching for the next house with candy, they tend to forget they are wearing a costume.
That being said, make sure your children are wearing the right footwear to be walking around in.
Sneakers are the safest bet as they offer the best protection from rolled ankles and other hazards.
No one will think less of the costume if the shoes “don’t match”. Safety is the best.
These are just a few tips that will make everyone's Halloween enjoyable.
Happy costume shopping!