Safety Tips for Halloween Costumes for Kidsby Allen Donald Marketing Consultant
Halloween is one of the most awaited festivities, however, you have to keep your babies safe – follow these key safety tips when buying a costume for your baby
Kids and everybody else love to dress up at Halloween. And, it is adorable watching them go from door to door asking for trick-or-treating. Parents take millions of pictures of their babies before they go out holding the tiny little buckets theirs. However, sadly, it might get dangerous for babies, as there’ve been numerous cases where Halloween costumes caught fire by accident. Whether it’s your kid’s favorite ladybug dress or costume or cat noir costume from the Miraculous: Tales Of Ladybug & Cat Noir, if they are not of the finest and safety fabrics, they have a chance to be set alight by accident.
Always look for flame-resistant fabrics
As it is Halloween, your baby is quite unlikely to be walking near lanterns, candles, or any other sort of decorative flames. Nylon and polyester are both flame-resistant fabrics, for instance. When you are buying Halloween costumes for your kids, make sure to look for the flame-resistance LABEL and CE mark.
Remember that it is safe to opt for a costume that has been made of one layer of havier fabrics on the contrary to frilly and flimsy ones. Thinner fabrics made of numerous layers get burnt easily because oxygen gets to the fire.
Choose a Halloween costume that is made from a single material
Halloween costumes made from one material often catches fire more slowly than those that are made from different fabrics and materials. If an outfit is made from different materials, they might all respond to the flame in different ways, and in a certain case, might also fuel the fire.
Make your baby wear clothes under their Halloween outfit
Not only because it’s cold out there when your kids are going from door-to-door asking for trick-or-treating, but also because it ensures safety. Halloween costumes are considered a different category of toy clothing with the lower fire safety standard. Make sure to put woolen tight or jeans or jumper on your babies under their Halloween costumes. These will give your kids protection against flammable objects. Your kid needs to be experience fun while staying safe, however, it’s up to you to choose the best.
You can choose to ditch the capes
Capes are a very important element, especially when your child is going to attend a Superhero themed Halloween party, birthday party, or dress-up event. However, when you are putting a superhero costume on your child with a cape, chances are higher that it could catch fire from candles or decorative lights because capes can’t always be organized, especially when worn by a child. They would run around, hop around, wanting to have fun that’s been long-awaited.
Being parents you should also make sure they do not wear any accessories or jewelry that are tight around their throats. Also, avoid sashes and cords that would tie around their necks tight.
Read every label on the face paints
If you are purchasing face paints that are marketed to kids, then they must be approved by the FDA. Do not forget to look for the CE mark and check out the packaging to show clear ingredients. And, remember the words ‘non-toxic’ do not always mean the costume is safe for your kid’s skin. Conduct a quick allergy test by rubbing the material on a small area of your kid’s hand or cheeks, and see if their skin reacts by becoming red.
Regardless of how exhausted your babies are following a tremendous night of fun, be sure to remove their costumes and makeup before putting them to bed and prevent potential skin irritations.
If you are busy collecting Halloween costume ideas for your baby, keep this safety costume and accessory caution in mind.
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