Safety Halloween costume for baby 1 year old and kid
Halloween is right around the corner. Whether you are the character who counts down the days until Halloween or the sort who rushes out to get candy an hour before sundown, it is never too early to start planning the costumes.
Are you ready for Halloween? Has your baby been able to make up their minds about what they need to dress up as?
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Fall is undoubtedly my second most favorite season, and not just because the kids are finally going back to school. I love the clothes, the colors, and the crispness in the air. I am not a big Halloween person, but my kids start planning their costumes by late August. I was so proud of myself that this year I made a homemade costume for my daughter (she was a cupcake). Whether you are big into Halloween or not, when it comes to kids, you need to put some safety measures in place to make sure that it stays fun for them.
The amount of candy that is consumed at Halloween is ridiculous. I have learned to purposely buy candy that I do not like so I am not tempted to devour an entire bag. Carefully check out the candy your little ones get to avoid choking hazards. Children under five years of age should not be allowed to eat hard candy, caramels, popcorn, or items with nuts. All kids
should be reminded only to eat candy that’s unopened and in its original wrapper. Make sure that your children brush and rinse immediately after eating any Halloween candy. Consider handing out some safer alternatives such as stickers, temporary tattoos, pretzels, or fruit rollups.
When considering Halloween costumes, think about safety as well as cuteness! Try to create or select a dress in a lighter color, which is easier to detect in the dark. Place a piece of contemplative tape on both the front and back of the costume and also buy a few glow bracelets or necklaces for your child to wear. For younger children, be sure there are no long strings near the collar of the costume, which could pose a strangulation hazard. Make sure that the costume is not too long, which could cause your child to slip. (One of the leading causes of accidents at Halloween falls.)
Rather than wearing a mask, which might cause limited vision, try non-toxic paint and make-up to create a scary face. If possible, trick-or-treat in a neighborhood where the homes are close together and well lit or in a city, pick one or two apartment buildings in which you have friends. Only go to areas where there are footpaths and street lamps. Stay away from homes and roadways that are poorly lit. Remind your child never to enter a house, and
always wait outside the door.
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