Shopping for toddler holiday dresses can be a lot of fun, especially when it comes to Halloween costumes. Halloween dresses and costumes are very cute on infants however there are some safety factors that need to be considered when buying these clothes. Finding holiday costumes that are comfortable as well is a must if we want to keep our infants in the holiday spirit.
When it comes to comfort, you will need to find something suitable and that depends on whether your infant is a walker, or a crawler, or none of the above. If the toddler has recently become mobile, you will need to find something that allows for much wider ranges of motion, otherwise the little one might trip and fall, or just become really grumpy overall.
Finding the right toddler holiday dress will also depend on the age of your child. Never buy anything too big or bulky that will end up restricting movement or something that’s much too heavy for the poor child. Refrain from buying clothing that is tight around the legs and thighs as well as neck and upper arms.
Shoes are another important factor when it comes to mobility. Some shoes can be really cute but dangerous at the same time. Overly large or long shoes will increase the risks of a toddler falling down and hurting herself. Shoes with strings or bits of loose material should also be avoided at all costs.
For children who are a bit older, you will be able to get them more fanciful holiday dresses, but bear in mind that the more fanciful a costume is, the more trouble it is going to be when your child needs to make a rushed trip to the toilet. Select velcro strapped openings as opposed to button-fly toddler holiday dresses.
Certain children’s outfits are prone to catching fire so it’s best you read the label of each costume before you buy it. During Halloween, lanterns and candles are a part of the festive season and the last thing you would want is for your toddler’s “Superman” cape to catch on fire. If possible, source for flame-retarding fabrics as a safety precaution.
For infants, pay attention to potential choking hazards when looking for holiday dresses. Avoid dangling bits of decoration on a costume that can be easily detached and placed in an infant’s mouth.
With these few safety measures in mind, you can now go out and shop for the cutest baby outfit or toddler holiday dress and enjoy your Halloween holidays with peace of mind knowing that your child is safe.