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Are Your Kid's Halloween Costumes Safe?

We want our children to have a good time during Halloween, however have you thought about the safeness of their Halloween costumes? Most of us want our kids to wear cool costumes when trick-or-treating, but ignoring a kid's Halloween costume's safety can turn that experience sour. Are your kid's Halloween costumes too hazardous to use? Learn if those Halloween costumes are safe to use, ideas for buying safe Halloween costumes, and how your children can use cool costumes without compromising safety.

Are Your kid's Costumes Actually Safe to Wear?

Are your kid's Halloween costumes really safe to be dressed in? The answer is yes and no. The Disney Store once recalled 54,000 Princess Ariel costumes after one girl got burn injuries. 

Remember that Halloween costumes are obligated by law to use flame-retardant materials. Another alarming problem is the ability for your child to breathe in full-masked Halloween costumes. A lot of costumes don't provide sufficient ventilation for children to breathe, leading to co2 poisoning. If your kid wants to use a mask, nose holes aren't enough. Carbon dioxide develops with time, causing your distressed child to faint from the lack of oxygen. You would like your child to use a well-ventilated mask to prevent any nasty side-effects.


Another minor issue with Halloween costumes is visibility. This isn't just about how well your child can see; more importantly it's about how well other people see them. A mask restricts visibility. If little Joey can't see where he's going, he'll fall up steps and skin his knee. If costumes aren't detectable after dark, folks-- more importantly, cars and trucks-- will not see the child's Halloween costumes, blindly running over delighted trick-or-treaters.

Halloween costumes aren't all trouble, nevertheless.

Thoroughly selecting your kid's costumes and preparing it for night wear removes these disasters.

How to Chose Safe Costumes for Halloween

Prior to purchasing your kid's Halloween costumes, you'll need to make sure it's safe. Here are some guidelines:

  • All Halloween costumes are called for by law to use flame-retardant fabrics. You can't depend on companies sticking to this law, though. Select clothing that fits well and does not hang. If your child wants to use a cape, make certain the cape isn't long. If your kid wishes to use a gown, ensure it does not drag on the ground. Lots of people like to embellish during Halloween, and some decorations include fire. If a loose costume mistakenly brushes against this, it won't be a delighted Halloween!
  • Masks ought to be well-ventilated. Masks should have multiple ventilation spots with roomy holes, such as hockey masks. The majority of masks have little ventilation, so skip these costumes if you can. If your kid insists on looking like their best-loved masked character, use makeup instead. 


  • Make sure that the mask's eye holes are large enough. Holes ought to be two times the size of your kid's eyes. Make sure the mask fits properly on their face.
  • If you can, keep away from dark clothing. It reduces visibility.
  • Don't pick anything that covers their face, such as a tangled wig. 

Once your Halloween costumes are picked, you'll need to prepare it for night wear. 

How to Make Your kid's Halloween Clothing Safe 

There are 2 ways to prepare your kids for a safe Halloween outing:

  • Use reflective tape. This can be bought in the majority of stores. Place two strips on your kid's shoes and two strips on their Halloween costume. These strips reflect brightly in the dark and alert motorists.
  • Have your kids bring a flashlight. If your kids do not like it, find a flashlight with a strap. They can wrap it around their wrists and keep it out of sight.  

Obviously, some kids won't like your safe choices. Some children wish to wear full-face masks when trick-or-treating. Some will not like using reflective tape. So how do you make your child satisfied without sacrificing security?

Getting Your Kids to Commemorate Halloween Safely And Securely

Getting your children to like your safe ideas is hard. Here are some suggestions:

  • If your kid demands wearing a full-face mask, have your child use it around the house for a while. Chances are your child won't want to use it any longer this Halloween.
  • Does your kid refuse to use reflective tape on their Halloween costume? Put it on their bag instead.
  • If your child wants nothing but long clothing, have them wear it around the house. They'll get tired of it and select another costume.

If your children still decline to use safe costumes, talk to them about why it's important to remain safe on Halloween. Illustrations or stories are really efficient with younger children.

Once  again, it's continually important that your children are safe this Halloween season, so begin with their Halloween costumes. Make certain their costumes fit comfortably, are marked with reflective tape, and don't interfere with their visibility. It is necessary to make their costumes safe so they have a happy, safe Halloween-- a fantastic Halloween you and your children will remember for many years to come.











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