Toddler Halloween Costume
Halloween is Coming!
Is Your Toddler Ready?
Every fall, costumes reign supreme, and if you’re looking for great information and a fantastic selection, you’ve come to the right place!
The popularity of Halloween grows each and every year in the United States and around the world. Each year younger and younger kids are dressing up as well. If you have a toddler, it is never too early to let them experience how much fun the Halloween holiday can be.
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There are a few rules, however, that you should keep in mind when shopping for the best in toddler Halloween gear. Let us help with a few easy steps to follow for your family this spooky holiday season.
Choosing the right costume for your toddler is easy. Usually, your infant toddler will be a bit too young to voice any kind of preference, so you might just go ahead and dress him or her up in a costume that you find cute or funny. Of course, you could also base the costume selection on a character featured on one of his or her favourite toys. Regardless of the costume choice, certain rules need to be followed to ensure a positive Halloween experience.
Rule Number 1: Select something that is easy to put on and easy to take off.
Why? If your toddler is a bit fussy, getting them into a complex costume with lots of different parts can be near impossible.
Rule Number 2: You want to avoid costumes that cover the face, so stay away from masks and you probably want to stay away from using a lot of make up, as well. If you have chosen a panda bear costume and you want to add a touch of black face paint to the tip of their nose, go ahead. Be warned, however, that they will likely touch it, smear it, and get it everywhere.
Why? Not only can costumes with masks inhibit your toddler’s ability to see, but face paint or even some materials can irritate his or her sensitive skin.
Rule Number 3: Try to keep the feet unimpeded. Chances are your toddler is going to want to explore things, especially on a night like Halloween, so be sure they have complete mobility.
Why? Toddlers don’t have a good sense of balance to start with, and once encumbered by a complicated costume, you may have a recipe for disaster on your hands.
Weather & Climate Considerations
No matter how cute a costume may be, your toddler needs to be warm, dry and comfortable for the evening to be fun. If you live in a cooler, northern climate and Halloween is often greeted by snowflakes, make sure that the costume is warm enough. Stay away from sheer tights, such as a Robin Hood costume. You’ll have to put a coat on your toddler, which renders the costume moot. Animal costumes are a big hit since they often come with faux fur and plenty of insulation. However, if you live down south and are in for a sweltering Halloween, make sure you dress your toddler appropriately.
Oftentimes, Halloween costumes come with accessories, such as a fake, plastic throwing star for a ninja costume or a lasso for a cowboy or cowgirl costume or perhaps whiskers for a toddler cat costume. However, when it comes to toddlers and Halloween, if they can’t wear the accessory, don’t bother getting it. A good example would be an Eeyore costume from Winnie The Pooh with a detachable tail. Expecting your toddler to “get into character” is a bit much at such a young age, so try not to overdo things. Your toddler is going to be too busy looking completely adorable, anyway.
Get Ready – Get Set – Go!
The right costume can make all the difference. Here are a few final tips that may make this the most exciting Halloween ever.
• If you are getting dressed up, too, try to do it in front of your toddler. There is a very good chance that you will scare them by going into the other room as you, and then coming back a while later in full costume.
• Also be sure that you speak to your toddler as they see you for the first time so they can understand that it is you under that costume. This is especially important for scary or bloody costumes for obvious reasons.
Halloween can be a magical time for the whole family, even for your toddler if you choose the right costume. Browse our selection to find the ideal purchase now.
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